“Eccentric Sleeve Notes” post-punk fanzine (Newcastle,1981-1984), eight issues available online

ESNI came across the rather excellent “Eccentric Sleeve Notes” the other day.  It was a Newcastle fanzine running from 1981 – 1984 and, although it served a wide range of music the post-punk scene is represented well containing interviews with The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gang of Four, Southern Death Cult, Sex Gang Children, Spear of Destiny, New Model Army and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry amongst others.

Eccentric Sleeve Notes (ESN) was a fanzine published in Newcastle Upon Tyne from 1981 to 1984. Original issues can be viewed by clicking on the covers below. Recent interviews and archive images are on the right hand menu (scroll to end to join Mailing List).

http://www.eccentricsleevenotes.com/ESN-BACK-ISSUES(1584722).htm

And there seems to be life in the old dog yest – ESN has a shop and an online radio station.

Click the issue name to link directly to the PDF.

ESN 1 (July 1981) Interviews

  • Au Pairs
  • Dangerous Girls
  • Delta 5
  • Fashionable Impure

ESN 2 (1982) Interviews

  • Altered Images
  • Au Pairs
  • Belle Stars
  • Bow Wow Wow
  • Department S
  • Fast Relief
  • Gist
  • High Five
  • Pinkies
  • Tarzan 5
  • U2
  • Wah!

ESN 3 (1982) Interviews

  • A Flock of Seagulls
  • Au Pairs
  • Blancmange
  • Cure
  • Depeche Mode
  • Orange Juice
  • Ravishing Beauties
  • Revillos
  • Shambeko! Say Wah!
  • Slits
  • Steel Pulse
  • Teardrop Explodes

ESN 4 (Jan 83) Interviews

  • Belle Stars
  • Bluebells
  • China Crisis
  • Clash
  • Daintees
  • Echo & The Bunnymen
  • Fashion
  • Fashionable Impure
  • Gang of Four
  • Kissing The Pink
  • OK Jive
  • Roman Holliday

ESN 5 (Mar 83) Interviews

  • Aztec Camera
  • Echo & The Bunnymen
  • U2
  • Tracey Thorn
  • Hazel O’Connor
  • Southern Death Cult
  • Higsons
  • Thompson Twins

ESN 6 (July 83) Interviews

  • Alarm
  • Belle Stars
  • Black
  • Monochrome Set
  • Sex Gang Children
  • Spear of Destiny
  • Farmers Boys
  • Undertones
  • Orange Juice

ESN 7 (Jan 84) Interviews

  • Aztec Camera
  • Big Country
  • Depeche Mode
  • Eyeless in Gaza
  • New Model Army
  • Sophisticated Boom Boom
  • Ben Watt
  • Cherry Boys
  • Hurrah
  • Alarm
  • Joolz

ESN 8 (Oct 84) Interviews:

  • Blancmange
  • Bourgie Bourgie
  • Felt
  • Gang of Four
  • Julian Cope
  • Mighty Wah!
  • Orange Juice
  • Pale Fountains
  • Red Guitars
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
  • Smiths
  • Spear of Destiny

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