Thank you for putting these online. My ex boyfriend and I went to meet the guy who produced this. We were both about 14 and really into the political punk movement. If you have a copy I'd really love a photocopy. Do u know Housmans in London? They're on Caledonian road. I think they'd be interested. Cheers, Fritha firstname.lastname@example.org
alan knotts who published axe of freedoms was without doubt one of the most honest, intelligent and unegotistical people active in the "anarcho punk scene" in scotland. as with most people working outside of london/england, he didnt get the recognition he deserved - not that he expected or asked for it. his brother sang in a band called maximum security who were also seriously under rated - probably because of their geographical location, lack of vinyl "output" and lyrics which provoked the anarcho audience to question themselves a little to much.
other glasgow zines from around the same time were tirade (brycey & anthony), skinny doggy (stu) and wasted brains (chinky).
Bought a copy at an Antisect gig in London halfway the 80s and it was a revelation!Didn't recall it was from Glasgow.I'm still trying to find Adam Johnston who did Go! fanzine there...Brobsmurfpunx.wordpress.com
Hi everyoneAlan here who used to publish this fanzine.(and thanks for the kind comments!)I lost all of these when I moved house so thanks for putting them up!!In a fit of nostalgia I was thinking about artwork in punk fanzines and decided to have a wee look on the net. One thing led to another and I ended up here!Looking back on it. they all looked so basic and badly produced but it was an important learning curve as I went on to have a career in the printing industry!If the kids these days put half the effort into doing something worthwhile instead of going on Facebook maybe 'our rulers' wouldn't have it their own way so readily.Thanks once again for taking the time to upload these.RegardsAlanPS Brob. As far as I'm aware Adam Johnston is/was staying in the west end of Glasgow.
Hello FolksWas looking at a few punk related items on Amazon recently and this got me thinking about the old days as a teenager when I was publishing fanzines, putting on gigs and helping out with bands(with the help of a whole lot of other people of course). I literally stumbled on this blog and was literally choked to see these fanzines again after all these years (I don’t own any copies) so thank you for putting them up.Its strange looking at the creative output of your 17 year old other self!!Embarrassing and humbling more than anything else but also gratifying that you took the time and trouble to do something. I don’t necessarily agree with a lot of those thoughts and ideas so readily now though but the germ was there for me to progress onto the person I am today.Again, thanks for all the kind comments and for reproducing Axe of Freedom!RegardsAlan
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