Here is a photo I took today of 4 of the first 5 issues of Irish Fanzine Heat. My brother held onto his copies. Issue 1 is missing from the collection.
The first five issues of Heat were handwritten. It was fun, it was stylish, it was Irish & was streets ahead of almost all UK fanzines. We loved it…you can even see from the photo, how well thumbed these copies are. It was ambitious too. They called it a magazine (not fanzine), it had colour, was well printed & bound & you could buy it in shops, including Easons.
I’ve scanned in one page from Issue 3, a brief review of the Thin Lizzy gig in Dalymount Park, Dublin in August 1977. The interest here was that the Rats & more importantly the Radiators were supporting. Funny to see the pics of Phibsboro Shopping Centre looking as awful then as it does now & to read the anti ‘hippie’ sentiment (which was the punk de rigeur at the time)of the piece.
I’ll do another post on on the 1978 Heat issues & may scan some more articles from these 1977 issues.