The fifth volume of Fast Forward saw this tape-zine growing in length. This issue includes material on a range of mostly Australian artists. There's music by Scattered Order, and an interview with Brisbane group Xero featuring unreleased versions of some of their songs. There's a revealing interview with the editor of then-vital UK music magazine New Musical Express. For an interesting surprise, check out the band lineup in the gig ad in track 9.
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The artwork had by this issue evolved into a something approaching a fully-fledged magazine. This is where a lot of the useful information about the early 80s scene is contained. Click the thumbnails to read the zine, and get ready to use your 'zoom' tool.