Fast Forward 

cassette magazine

[hosted archive]

volume 2

The second volume of Fast Forward (released in December 1980) includes early appearances by several stalwarts of Australian music. There's an interview with Nick Cave and Rowland Howard at an interesting point in the Birthday Party's career, on their return from their first trip to England, along with demos of two classic BP songs, "Figure of Fun" and "Yard". Veteran journalists Stuart Coupe and Clinton Walker sound very young as they talk about magazines of the day. And there's other interesting music.

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