As many cuttings and extracts as I can get a hold of will be published here and will be scanned in and converted to text.
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Smiling Smash: An Interview with Cathal Smyth, a.k.a Chas Smash, of Madness
Photos and graphic design by Bob Timm, property of About.com.
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On July 15th, 1999, I had the pleasure of meeting Chas Smash at Westside Studios. In this interview, Chas speaks at length about the inspiration behind Madness, the early days of Two Tone, the new album, and his new passion: getting in touch with fans on the Internet.
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International Times Magazine was an underground magazine that ran during the late 60s through into the 70s. In 1969, they gave the skinheads their own page which they named Yell. This proved to be an uneasy alliance and only lasted about 6 issues until it was edged out of the magazine. Here are the contents of the pages as both text and in a combined PDF.
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Issue 73 International Times
NOT very much has been going on since last issue. We have had more news from Manchester about the school versus Twisted Wheel Club.
Apparently someone got the news wrong, and thought we were trying to claim a YELL reporter was expelled from school. This was not so.