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THE FACE January 1991

Many, many Mays ago doing a newspaper round as a kid- at the weekends my route would change to the posher side of my parish, where the 'Sunday supplement' crowd lived.  The toff kids would also get some decent titles like: Arena, Blitz, R.A.D, Sky, The Face and I'D, sometimes a bundle of them, they weighed a ton.  Back on the round taking well earned breaks akin to a Tenzing Norgay sherpa, I'd flick through a few of the magazines: Blitz, The Face and I-D jumped grabbed my attention most of the time.  As the paper rounds went on and certain houses were no longer delivered to and my despatch bag got lighter- I learnt of the demise of Blitz...

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RAVE MAY 1967

Its May how the flippin' heck did that happen? Yesterday in a purple haze flash back flicking through this RAVE May 1967 I happened across the map of Great Britain.  The second city Birmingham- where I was flung up as a child, claims Maroon, Maroon as the chosen trend colour that month.  On my 16th Birthday I was allowed to get an 'outfit' for my party -unsupervised, girls had been invited - this was deadly serious. So 20+ years later 5 days away from the date of this Rave Magazine and me being legally allowed to have sexual intercourse and a post-coital cigarette (16 UK) -  I'm in Mr Singh's shop on the Stratford Road Birmingham in May 1987 trying...

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ANARCHY 1966 PROVO ZINE

We don't do politics here at Anglozine, we just liked the pretty colours of the cover of this political pamphlet - it matches our Jook Orange cardigan really well  https://www.anglozine.london/collections/knitwear/products/jook-orange-shetland-zip-cardigan  Its why we picked up the zine in the first place! apologise for upsetting any political animals reading this.   The movement was Dutch and so there is a definite nod to The Netherlands flag with the cover art here.   Launching in 1964 Provo combined three countercultural elements: an emerging group of angry, alienated young people; provocative methods of the performance artist Robert Jasper Grootveld; and the revolutionary ideas of philosophy student Roel Van Duyn. 1968 gets banded around quite a bit as the stylish revolutionary year, but here the White Bicycle...

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RAVE AUGUST 1966

Rave magazine, rare as rocking horse doo-doo and always amazes 1980's ravers as they thought their scene coined the 'rave' phrase.   There is no Spectrum flyer or floppy neon beach hats, smiley badge in here sunshine. Here we have the East Ends fab four writing duo; Ronnie Lane (Plonk) and Steve Marriot of The Small Faces.  One of the most stylish and superb sounding British bands of the 1960's.  Not one of Steve's finest looks I'll admit here on the cover of RAVE August 1966 perhaps the August heat had got to him. This magazine was actually marketed as a teenage girls magazine but within certain circles this magazine has a genuine cult status and can collect a pretty penny...

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