And Other Rock'n'Roll Habits for a bunch of bleeding idiots (subtitles change)
Very good set of this rare UK Punk zine. Founded by Mark Perry, and aided by friends Danny Baker and Steve Micalef, Sniffin' glue was an alternative voice to the mainstream music papers, covering the punk music scene at a time when little else was available, running to a total of 12 issues. - No. 3. London, September 1976. 10 xeroxed sheets, printed on rectos, brass staple in left upper corner, excellent condition with only some trivial wear and tiny spot on the back cover. Front cover photo of Bryan Jones of The Damned, interview with that group, also Iggy Pop, Sex Pistorls, partial interview with Johnny Rotten etc. - No. 4. London, October 1976. 10 xeroxed sheets, sbrass staple in left upper corner. Minor creasing and wear, very light shaving to front cover, most likely already occurred during the production process. Featuring The Clash, Buxxcocks, Saints, Patty Smith new LP, etc. - No. 5. November 1976. 10 pages, corner stapled. Eddie and the Hot Rods, The Subway Sect+ Chelsea, Anarchy in the singles!, Eddie and the Hot Rods. Cover photo of Barrie Masters by Michael Beal. Editor Mark P, (also layout), with Steve Mick, Michael Beal, Sheila Rock, Subway Sect (photos). - No.6. January 1977. 13 pages, corner stapled. Sex Pistols (the full version of an article by Perry published in Time Out magazine, photos), Eater, Generation X, Chelsea, Clash cover photo by Sheila Rock, other photos by Erica Echenberg, Harry T. Murlowski & Jill Furmanovsky, scene news and reviews - No. 7. February 1977. 14 pages, corner stapled. Photos: Harry T. Murlowski. The Adverts. The Gorillas, Roxy Club News, Dobn Letts interview, Erica's (Erica Echenberg) Hang Ups (Photos)The Damned. - No. 8. March 1977, 14 pages, corner stapled. Mark P. Editor; Harry T. Murlowsky, Photographer; Steve Mick, Bump and grind stories. New York Invasion ! Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla, Wayne County, Buzzcocks, The Jam, The Clash, Qwhite Riot, Brian James,Damned. - No.9. April/May 1977. 14 pp. Guest-edited by Steve Mick with contributions from Mark Perry, Harry T. Mulowski, Danny Baker, Erica Echenberg, Jill Furmanovsky & Caroline Coon. Features the Models, the Cortinas, The Damned,Joey Ramone drawing of Dee-Dee ('Don't Punk Out'), news, reviews including the Damned in Great Malvern and New York,The Clash, Johnny Moped, The Jam, The Saints, The Stranglers, Skrewdriver, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Elvis Costello, Blondie, and more - including several great period ads. including one from Shane MacGowan for a drummer in the Erect Nipples. - No.10. June - 1977. 14pp. No longer edited by Steve Mick, with significant input from Danny Baker as well as Perry. Chelsea, Johnny Moped, reviews incl. Clash / Buzzcocks / Subway Sect at the Rainbow, full page ad for Sex Pistols/God Save the Queen. Photos by Jill Furmanovsky, Erica Echenberg, Harry T. Murlowski, Caroline Coon & Michael Clifford. 'With Sniffin' Glue the relevant issues are 1-4 and 9 to 12' (Baker). Very minor creasing and wear. - No. 11. July 1977. London, 1977. 28 pages. Edited by Mark Perry and Danny Baker. Includes letter from Mick Jones and Robin Crocker of The Clash, article on Jonathan Richman, reviews, ads (New York Dolls, Squeeze, etc.), Erica's Hang-Up, Music from the dead factory, Speed London Press,. Get Funked, and more. - No. 12. [publisher: Rough Trade, London] Quarto; 14pp. stapled at upper left corner. Some light, general edgewear; final page is detached, though original staple is still intact; Together with Alternative TV's 'Love Lies Limp' flexi disc, unplayed, and still in the original insert sleeve; Fine. This final issue features a detailed history of Chiswick Records, show review of the Sham's at The Vortex, a nice Clash photo insert, a write-up on Generation X, and several articles. Perry stopped Sniffin' Glue with number 12, about the same time he suggested that punk had been assimilated into the music industry. A clean copy with the original flexi-disc that's usually missing.