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Saturday, 13 February 2016

GONZO WEEKLY #179

Gonzo Weekly #169
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
It's the Outsider Music special! Wild Man Fischer, Peter Gabriel, Outsider Music, Record Fair, Pink Fairies, Paul McCartney, Veep, Dr Who, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard,  Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
Wild Man Fischer is on the front cover, together with an interview with Neil Nixon about Outsider Music in general and Fischer in particular inside. John Brodie-Good writes about Record Fairs and the forthcoming Pink Fairies album, whilst Rob Ayling was behind the scenes of a recent PF rehearsal, camera in hand. Doug writes about Peter Gabriel, while Jon gets all intense about an American political comedy, and reviews a book about Paul McCartney. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
 
This issue features:
 
Dr Who, KLF, Ken Campbell, Tony Shiels, Kelly Osbourne, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Duncan Jones, Paul McCartney, Donovan, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Corky Laing, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Daniel Ivan Hicks, Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey III, Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, Inner City Unit, Brand X, Gregg Kofi Brown, Nucleus, Captain Beefheart, Third Ear Band, The Selecter,
Genre Peak, Mick Farren and Jack Lancaster, Neil Nixon, Wild Man Fischer, Peter Gabriel, John-Brodie-Good, Pink Fairies, Richard Muirhead, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My Dad's LPs, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul,The Who, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Pat Boone, Cultus Ferox
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
Issue 151 (Corky Laing)
Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
 
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
 
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
 

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