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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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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 Anything. 14. Ry Cooder/ Journey. 15. The Yardbirds. 17. Live Reviews—Danger Dancer/ The Manikins/ Tactics. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews. 23. Film Review/ Medi-ochre Man

Roadrunner issue #19 – November 1979

CONTENTS 2. Letters. 3. Malicious Gossip/ Charts. 5. Graham Parker. 6. Midnight Oil. 8. Flowers. 9. The Hitmen. 10. Popular Mechanics/ The Thought Criminals. 11. The Aliens. 12. The Special aka. 13. The Members. 14. Paul Kelly and the Dots. 16. Live Review—The Members. 17. Live Reviews—Primitive Calculators/ Cheap Trick. 19. Album Reviews. 22. Single Reviews/ Independent Singles. 23. Film Review.

Roadrunner issue #20 – December 1979/ January 1980

CONTENTS 2. Letters. 3. Malicious Gossip/ Charts. 5. 1979 Readers Poll. 6. 2SM Concert of the Decade. 9. Kiss. 11. Glam Rock. 12. Film Reviews. 15. Abba/ Swanee. 17. Cold Chisel. 18. My Not So Brilliant Decade. 21. The Boys Next Door. 23. The Sinceros. 24. Australian Music to the World. 26. XTC. 27. London. 29. Melbourne. 30. The Passengers/ Lipstick Killers. 31. Radio Birdman/ The Other Side. 3. 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 came back with 25 singles—Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, Elvis Costello, Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson Band, X-Ray Spex, The Rezillos, Slaughter & the Dogs etc. I moved into a small cottage at 14 Donegal Street, Norwood, owned by my old Adelaide Uni friends Larry

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Street Fever issue #1 – December 1977

CONTENTS 4. Moist 5. Radio Birdman/Young Modern/Elvis Costello/Pizza review 6. Sex Pistols – live in Newport, South Wales 8. Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers 9. A Bunch of Stiffs live – Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Larry Wallis, Wreckless Eric and Ian Dury. 11. Psycho Surgeons 13. Rock’n’Roll – No Future? 14. Record Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #1 – March/April 1978

CONTENTS 3. Snippets. 4. Nocturnal. 5. Young Modern. 6. Death of Punk? 8. Gary McDonald 10. Mickey Finn. 11. Bob Dylan. 12. Beach Boys. 14. Denniz Tek. 16. Record Reviews. 20. Sports/ Skyhooks. 21. Richard Clapton.

Roadrunner issue #2 – May 1978

CONTENTS 3. Editorial/Letters. 5. Malicious Gossip. 6. Ian Meldrum. 10. Quasar. 11. Clean Cut. 12. Bob Dylan. 14. Chick Corea. 15. Ry Cooder. 16. Busking. 18. Rum Jungle. 19. Life News. 21. The Residents. 26. Single Reviews. 27. Album Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #3 – June 1978

CONTENTS 3. Editorial/Letters. 5. Malicious Gossip/Life News. 6. The Boys Next Door. 8. Powerpop. 9. Riff Raff. 11. Neon Heart. 12. Supernaut. 13. High Rise Bombers/Radio 5UV. 14. The Monkees/New Wave. 16. David Day. 18. Eureka Records. 19. The Sports. 21. The Sultan Bros. 22. Single Reviews. 23. Album Reviews.

Roadrunner issue #4 – July 1978

CONTENTS 3. Editorial/Letters. 4. Malicious Gossip. 5. Busking. 6. Billy Connolly. 9. Irving and the U-Bombs. 10. Hitline/ Community Radio. 11. El Topo. 12. Two Way Garden/Young Charlatans/Psychosurgeons. 13. Patti Smith. 14. Young Modern Magazine/Filth. 16. Tom Robinson Band. 17. Musician’s Union. 18. Margaret Roadknight. 19. Bob Marley. 20. Weather Report/Sex Pistols. 22. Single Reviews. 25. Album Reviews.

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