Imprinting the Sticks: The Alternative Press Beyond London

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Surveys the examples and nature of underground publications beginning in the 1960s, with a distinct focus on Manchester. The topics include the underground press and consumerism, the rise of the community press in Manchester and Rochdale, the alternative press in the 1990s, the New Manchester Review and the events magazine ethos, Manchester's punk and post-punk press, and the underground and the comic strip. No index. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857422351
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Series: Popular Cultural Studies Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
1. Going underground: Guerrilla, Universal, Grass Eye, Moul Express 1
2. Counterculture over the counter: The underground press and consumerism 23
3. 'Blows Against the Empire': The Angry Brigade, the underground and the comic strip 43
4. In the neighbourhood: the rise of the community press in Manchester and Rochdale 77
5. Listing the city: New Manchester Review and the events magazine ethos 117
6. 'Sexperiment' and 'Printplay': Manchester's punk and post-punk press 139
7. 'Sour Times': Manchester's alternative press in the 1980s 161
8. City Life: survival of an events magazine? 187
9. Outsiders and creativity: The alternative press in the 1990s--Badpress, Headpress, Jockey Slut 215
Bibliography 247
4.1 Grass Eye, 1970 105
4.2 Early Moul Express, 1970 106
4.3 'Grass Eye Goes Under', as reported in Mole Express, November 1970 107
4.4 Catonsville Roadrunner's collective announces the magazine's move to Manchester, 1972 108
4.5 Stoke Newington Eight Defence Campaign centrefold from Mole Express, during the Angry Brigade trial 109
4.6 New Manchester Review looks at the punk press, 1977 110
4.7 The single-sheet, photocopied fanzine, Girl Trouble 111
4.8 The first City Fun, 1978 112
4.9 New design approaches taken to City Fun, 1980 113
4.10 City Life,s first issue, 1983 114
4.11 Debris number 8 115
4.12 Bop City, issue one, 1989 116
Manchester's Alternative press 1967-1996, A family tree 243
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