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Friday, February 12, 2010

HUMAN DEBRIS

This is what all the fuss is about. 1980, I think....



...so maybe we should do the third ish thirty years after we left off. Same paper, still priced at 20p, even though that will pretty much bankrupt us cos it won't even cover the postage lol. I think it's important that it's "still 20p".

I tried to explain the concept of Sherman Adverse to Fritz Bogott last night, but couldn't.

The mag was also kinda (in-)famous too: Lurch used to house-share with Jim Thirlwell and there were unsold copies of HD everywhere, so I think that prompted the line "...getting buried under a pile of Human Debris..." in the Foetus song "Descent into the Inferno."

Not bad for some clueless hick-kids from the sticks.

I'll dig out a copy of # 1 sometime.

11 Comments:

At 8:44 am, Blogger db said...

It definitely seems like it's digging in the archives time; I just went through a pile of my high school zine Angel of Mercy (best known for being dubbed "not terrible" by Kerry Thornley) which I might scan if I get the gumption. Also! Ballet research continues at a breakneck pace and as soon as I'm off bedrest (tore some muscles in my back, the human body is pathetic) we'll need to discuss plans and objectives.

 
At 9:03 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Yeah, will talk about ballet soon. Soon as yr ready.

Show on sunday; then a couple days down-time to shake this cold. In about a month's time I'm playing as part of Junkcrunch, plus various Hacker Farm related activities, but will slowly ramp up ballet-related activities. Was looking at scores from ballets in a charity shop today, thinking about how to convert to MIDI, etc...throw me some thoughts when you're up n about and I'll respond in Slow Time....did any of the scores you, er, scored take your fancy....something Russian, obscure, 1800's, etc feels about right, but open to pretty much anything right now....

 
At 11:22 pm, Blogger Pete Um said...

Like how the DIY photocopy aesthetic extends to do-your-own-face cover, especially as I have a small pile of these next to me from '92 that I'm trying to get around to scanning.

 
At 11:30 pm, Blogger Pete Um said...

Small pile of photocopied human faces, I mean. But, uh, yeah, fucking one-off 3rd issues of fanzines 30 years later in 2010 idea totally rules conceptually. It's like, post-blog or something.

 
At 11:44 am, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Photocopied Faeces lol.

As I remember, it was my turn to do the cover, so I just photocopied my face in the library. It was an intuitive no-brainer involving borrowed resources lol. Took 30 seconds - done!

Lurch's cover to ish #1 was a sort of Hartfield-esque post-punk collage, which I'll post at some point. Looked curiously 40s/50s.

"Post-Blog": love that phrase!

Human Debris was physical spam lol.

 
At 2:49 pm, Blogger DavidER said...

Oh Joy! Haven't seen this for years - lost my copies way back. This is the desktop wallpaper I've always wanted. Thanks.

 
At 7:48 pm, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

Let's not forget now, that Peter Gabriel purchased both issues of Human Debris & we should get him a copy of No.3 otherwise he might get upset & we wouldn't want that.
And I'm gonna be running fast with the whole Peter's & Lee thing. Maybe she killed him - Just after he came home & closed the door. And which one's Peter's & which one's Lee? I'm a big fan but I actually don't know which is which.

 
At 7:55 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Peter Gabriel was insanely drunk on both occasions we met him and he bought an ish. Wobbling pissed.

One time he was so drunk the bloke from Shoes For Industry had to actually get the change out of Pete's pocket to pay for the mag.

Even tho it was the height of the Post-Punk era and I hated Genesis and his solo stuff, I thought he was a top bloke - v. friendly and approachable. Prob. cos he was Banzai pissed lol.

John Peel, by comparison, came over as a bit of a boorish oaf. "I don't pay for fanzines," he told me.

 
At 7:56 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Fuck yeah: we really should mail a copy of #3 to Peter Gabriel.

 
At 8:05 pm, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

Met Peel a few times over the years - always an unpleasant experience.

 
At 8:53 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Glad it's not just me that felt that way about him.

 

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