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Chargesheet Zine

Steve Goodman (aka Grogger) produced a zine in the late 80s named Chargesheet. At a time when most zines tended to get too involved in politics or concentrate too much on the original skinhead style, Chargesheet was the most influential zine concentrating on punk and Oi! music. Unlike many of its contemporaries, it managed to make it past the 5/6 issue mark and well into double figures before its demise. The magazine must have given Grogger a zest for writing as he went on to write England Belongs to Me. He is looking to publish a new novel - Pressure Drop. Here are some PDFs of a couple of issues that have survived in my collection of zines.

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Chargesheet 8

Chargesheet 9

The New Breed

'Chaos in the city/Civil War now/Skinheads know what to do/Skinheads taking over/CHAOS IS THE RULE/CHAOSICHAOS!CHAOS!ICHAOS! - DON'T GIVE A TOSS!'

GARY HODGES looks dead smart on stage, a walking epitome ofskinhead sartorial elegance, but his face reads murder, twisted into expressions that'd putjack Nicholson in The Shining to shame. Schizoid eyes stare demented and accusing, voice roars raw and abrasive, rasping like a power.drill smashing against solid concrete.

Read more: The New Breed

Minding Their Own (The Business - Sounds 1982)

First published in Sounds February 27th 1982

Written by Garry Bushell

'The winter of discontent is nearing/Thatcher's got trouble with her hearing/The voices of millions are going unheard/I'd 'try to laugh if it wasn't so absurd/This generation won't keep quiet/WORK, WORK, WORK...OR RIOT! ('Work Or Riot')

First published in Sounds February 27th 1982

Written by Garry Bushell

 

 

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A Life in the Day of a Skinhead

Original article was published in Sounds, October 21 1978

Week one in a new Sounds series probing the minds and morals of you kt out there. Who says we haven't got a social conscience...? Interview by Garry Bushell
John Butler is just 20. A tall tattooed West Ham supporter from East Ham in East London and one of the first of the second coming of skinheads. He's unemployed and lives at home with his father.

Original article was published in Sounds, October 21 1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: A Life in the Day of a Skinhead

Will Jim Take The Money? Is he Still one of the boys?

Words: Garry Bushell Pix: Paul Slattery
First published in Sounds August 5th 1978


Allo mate, y'alright?" Yeah, Jim Pursey's alright. 12 months ago he was washing up cups in a Wimpy Bar, now he's loved by hundreds of thousands of kids, hated by the rock 'intelligentsia' and about to get a Top Ten smash hit, but he's not changed, not yet anyway.

Sitting chain-smoking in his flat above the betting shop in the quiet Surrey village of Hersham where he grew up in his mum and dad's caravan, Jimmy's well happy with the way things are going. . .

 

 

 

 

Read more: Will Jim Take The Money? Is he Still one of the boys?

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