Monday, May 24, 2010

ROXY: 1970's Sniffin' Glue

Sniffin' Glue is the name of a famous and pioneering monthly punk zine started by Mark Perry in July 1976 and released for about a year. The name is derived from a Ramones song "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue." Others that wrote for the magazine that later became well known journalists include Danny Baker.

Sniffin' Glue as quoted by someone... "...the layout was haphazard, headlines were usually just written in felt tip, swearwords were often used in lieu of a reasoned argument. . ."

Sniffin' Glue remains a key source of photographs of, and information about, contributors to the punk rock scene.

Often credited with the illustration featuring drawings of three chord shapes, captioned, "this is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band", this drawing actually originally appeared in another fanzine 'Sideburns' and was later reproduced in the Stranglers fanzine 'Strangled'

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