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‘The Nips Are Getting Bigger’—Roadrunner 1979

  To view and download issues, click on thumbnails below Roadrunner's first national issue hit the newsstands in February 1979. The cover story on the…

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Roadunner issue #14 – June 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Charts/ Letters. 5. The Angels. 9. Adelaide/ London. 10. N-Lets/ The Clones. 11. Blondie/ New Zealand. 12. Talking Heads. 15.…

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Roadrunner issue #18 – October 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Letters/ Charts. 5. Rockpile. 6. The Records. 8. Peter Lillie. 9. The Hitmen. 10. The Flying Lizards. 12. Mental As…

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‘The Nips Are Getting Bigger’—Roadrunner 1979

  To view and download issues, click on thumbnails below Roadrunner’s first national issue hit the newsstands in February 1979. The cover story on the riots and run-ins of Elvis Costello’s summer tour was by the hard-hitting Ross Stapleton, whose fascination with the behind-the-scenes machinations of the music industry was to yield a series of lengthy features over the following twelve months. As well as being engrossing exposes in their

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Roadrunner issue #10 – February 1979

CONTENTS 2. Editorial/ Letters. 3. Malicious Gossip. 5. The Sports. 6. Soka. 7. EMS Records (Adelaide). 9. News/ Ross Hannaford. 10. Young Modern/ Brisbane/ Regular Records. 11. Rhythm and Blues/ Kim Fowley. 12. Elvis Costello Australian tour. 14. Live Review—Elvis Costello. 15 Public Image Limited. 16. Stiff Records. 18. Live Reviews—Pere Ubu/ Vivian Stanshall/ Be Stiff tour/ Magazine. 19. CBGBs. 20. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews. 23. Gig Guide/ Poetry.

Roadrunner issue #11 – March 1979

CONTENTS 2. Editorial/ Letters. 3. Malicious Gossip. 5. The Stranglers. 6. Eric Gradman’s Man and Machine/ The Sports/ Contraband. 7. The Aliens/ Dragon/ Sid Vicious. 8. Adelaide/ London. 9. Melbourne/ Brisbane. 10. Mental As Anything. 11. Stiff Records (Part 2). 12. Split Enz. 14. Agents of Fortune. 16. Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs. 18. Martin Carthy. 19. Tom Waits. 20. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews. 23. Gig Guide/ Poetry.

Roadrunner issue #12 – April 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Charts/ Letters. 5. Bob Marley/ Australian Music Company. 6. Jamaica—Black Man’s Burden. 7. The Aliens/ Dragon/ Sid Vicious. 8. _!- (Tsk Tsk Tsk). 9. Paul Kelly and the Dots/ Voight 465/ Flowers. 10. Warm Jets/ Brisbane/ Adelaide. 11. The Sports in the UK. 15. The Clash. 16. The Stranglers. 18. Agents of Fortune (Part 2). 20. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews/ Book Review. 23. Gig

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Roadunner issue #13 – May 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Charts/ Letters. 4. Sex Pistols. 6. Hello Sailor/ Tactics. 7. La Femme/ Skyhooks/ Jivers. 8. Michael Gudinski. 12. Bob Marley. 14. Richard Clapton. 15. Mott the Hoople. 16. The Sports. 17. The New British Underground. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews. 23. Gig Guide/ Poetry.

Roadunner issue #14 – June 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Charts/ Letters. 5. The Angels. 9. Adelaide/ London. 10. N-Lets/ The Clones. 11. Blondie/ New Zealand. 12. Talking Heads. 15. Redgum. 16. The Who. 17. Live Reviews—Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs/ Rrats Bander. 18. Film Review/ Book Review. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #15 – July 1979

CONTENTS 3. Malicious Gossip. 4. Letters/Chartbusters. 5. XTC. 6. Mi-Sex. 7. Two Way Garden. 8. The Angels. 10. John Cooper Clarke. 11. London. 12. Electronic Music. 14. Todd Rundgren. 15. Lipstick Killers/ The Visitors/ John McLaughlin. 16. Talking Heads. 17. Film Reviews/ Book Review. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews/ Independent Singles.

Roadrunner issue #16 – August 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Letters/ Chartbusters. 5. Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons. 6. Adelaide Music Scene. 8. Laughing Clowns. 10. XL Capris/ The Leftovers. 11. Leyton Buzzards/ Brisbane. 12. Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons. 14. Young Modern. 15. Live Reviews—Dr Feelgood/ Models/ The Police/ Secret Police. 16. Dusty Springfield. 17. Film Reviews/ Book Review. 18. The Angels. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews/ Independent Singles.

Roadrunner issue #17 – September 1979

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. Letters/ Charts. 5. The Sports. 6. The Scientists. 7. Terminal Twist. 8. The Cars. 9. Whirlywirld. 10. Rough Trade. 11. Local Records/ Kevin Coyne. 12. B-52s. 13. The Knack. 14. Live Reviews—Comrades of War/ The Visitors/ The Hitmen. 15. Live Review—The Ugly Mirrors/ Brisbane/ London. 17. Film Reviews/ Book Review. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews. 23. Medi-ochre Man