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Volume 4: April 1981

The fourth volume of Fast Forward included an early version of Rowland Howard's much-covered 'Shivers', three major interviews (with English punk poet John Cooper Clark, Canberra group *** ***, and American group Pere Ubu), and several shorter snippets: some of them humorous (the interview with Adam Ant's uncle) or curious (the Missing Link ad for a Residents album). Make sure you click on the liner-notes for details about these and other artists.

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The artwork in this issue became more complex, comprising a printed plastic container and extra paper material such as a collage and a crossword. Click the thumbnails to see these at full size.

  1. Artificial Organs - 'Fast Forward theme'
  2. Introduction
  3. *** *** - interview and two songs ('Study For Falling Apart' & 'Take Me')
  4. Johnny Topper - 'Did You Know?'
  5. Young Charlatans - 'Shivers'
  6. interview with John Cooper Clarke
  7. The Residents (Missing Link Records Ad)
  8. Johnny Topper - 'The Case Of Missing Leave It To Beaver' serial pt 1
  9. interview with Adam Ant's uncle in Australia
  10. Peter Lillie - 'Endless Twist'
  11. interview with Pere Ubu
  12. Johnny Topper - 'Did You Know?'
  13. Ria and the Normal 'CD-CA'
  14. The Residents (Missing Link Records Ad)