ZigZag was a long running alternative/underground magazine/fanzine, which was well respected on the alternative music scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It started in 1969 and went through a couple of incarnations before ceasing publication in the early 1980s.

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However, the Subs feature in this issue is not the most flattering interview write up Charlie and the boys were to enjoy! Quite why the author of this one-page piece, Norman Smith, actually interviewed a band he admits he didn't like in the first place, is not made clear, but the band, and in particular Mr Garratt were not impressed with the magazine's previous non-coverage of the Subs. Consequently, Smith was possibly driven to write his very negative article on the band after arguing with his subjects.

Issue Number 102 features a one page interview with Charlie, Nicky & Pete...


From the Mark Chadderton U.K. Subs collection

  • Above: Front Cover
  • Below: The Subs get stitched up with a slagging off (page 29)

From the Mark Chadderton U.K. Subs collection