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‘We Have Survived’—Roadrunner 1980

  To view and download issues, click on thumbnails below Roadrunner's 'End of the '70s' double issue in December 1979 made a few people sit…

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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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‘One More Boring Night in Adelaide’—Roadrunner 1978

  To view and download issues, click on thumbnails below When I returned to Adelaide in late 1977 after two-and-a-half years in the UK, I…

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‘We Have Survived’—Roadrunner 1980

  To view and download issues, click on thumbnails below Roadrunner’s ‘End of the ’70s’ double issue in December 1979 made a few people sit up and take notice. One of them was Paul Gardiner, publisher of Rolling Stone. Gardiner used to play the occasional game of squash with Stuart Coupe in Sydney and asked him if I might be willing to sell the magazine. He had just started a

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Roadrunner issue #31 – December 1980-January 1981

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip/Letters. 3. Charts. 5. John Lennon. 6. Melbourne/ Sydney. 7. Adelaide / Perth. 9. The Birthday Party/ The Units. 11. Dexy’s Midnight Runners. 13. Talking Heads. 14. UB40. 19. Readers’ Poll Form. 21. Matt Finish/ The Bad Poets. 23. Live Reviews—The Birthday Party/ Laughing Clowns/ The Go-Betweens. 24. Live Reviews—International Exiles/ Blue Scooters/ Z-Cars/ The Scientists. 25. Album Reviews. 30. Single Reviews. 31. Critics’ Choice.

Roadrunner issue #30 – November 1980

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip/Letters. 3. Charts. 4. The Numbers. 5. The Elks. 7. The Feelies. 9. The Riptides. 11. The Saints. 12. Models. 15. Goodbye Australia. 17. Readers Poll Form. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #29 – October 1980

CONTENTS 2. Election Editorial. 3. National Charts. 5. The Romantics. 6. Adelaide Bands. 8. James Freud/ Teeny Weenies. 9. Grace Jones. 10. Redgum. 12. Outline. 13. Live Reviews—3RRR Benefit Concert. 14. Live Reviews—Models/ The Victims/ Wrecked Jets. 15. Album Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #28 – September 1980

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip/ Letters. 3. National Charts. 5. Australian Crawl. 7. The Reels. 9. Tactics/ Film Review. 11. John Cooper Clarke. 12. Flowers. 14. Jimi Hendrix. 17. Live Reviews—XTC/ Magazine/ Flowers/ Nuvo Bloc. 19. Album Reviews. 21. Live Reviews—Dee Minor and the Dischords/ Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons/ The Riptides. 22. Single Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #27 – August 1980

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. National Charts. 5. Magazine. 7. Laughing Clowns. 9. XTC. 10. The Dugites. 12. No Fixed Address. 15. Heavy Metal (Fiction)/ UK Music Press. 17. Album Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #26 – July 1980

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip/Letters. 3. National Charts. 5. The Angels. 7. Wreckless Eric. 9. The Hitmen. 11. The Skids. 12. The Bodgies/ INXS/ Marching Girls. 13. International Exiles. 15. The Bushwackers. 16. Cold Chisel. 19. London. 20. Glenn A. Baker. 21. Film Reviews. 23. Live Reviews—Glory Boys (aka Talk Show)/ Serious Young Insects/ Jetsonnes/ Boomtown Rats/ The Numbers. 27. Album Reviews. 30. Single Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #25 – June 1980

CONTENTS 2. Malicious Gossip. 3. National Charts. 5. The Jam. 7. Mi-Sex. 8. Skyhooks. 9. Flowers/ Jimmy and the Boys. 11. Little River Band. 13. Boomtown Rats. 15. David Johansen. 16. Jimmy Page, Magic and the Black Arts. 18. Paul Russell, CBS Records. 19. The Birthday Party. 21. Brisbane/ Perth. 23. Live Reviews—Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons/ The Radiators/ The Saints. 25. Film Reviews. 27. Album Reviews. 30. Single

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Roadrunner issue #24 – May 1980

CONTENTS 2. National Charts. 3. Malicious Gossip. 5. Dr Who. 7. The Aliens/ The Radiators. 9. M (Robin Scott). 10. The Word. 11. Lonely Hearts. 12. Split Enz. 14. Charlie Daniels/ London/ The Stranglers. 15. Rock Criticism. 17. Live Reviews—Sekret Sekret/ The Singles/ The Thought Criminals. 19. Album Reviews. 21. Live Reviews—Martha and the Muffins/ The Only Ones/ Simple Minds. 22. Single Reviews.