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Volume 9 double-issue: December 1981

The 8th and 9th volumes of Fast Forward were released as a double-tape "birthday issue" in late 1981. The editors said (see artwork) that the reason for the additional tape was the large influx of musical submissions received which were worthy of inclusion but would take months to fit into the regular format. So a second tape containing music only was included. Due to size considerations the tapes are presented here on two separate web pages.

These issues features Australia bands Dead Can Dance, Machinations, Sardine V, Crime and the City Solution, and People With Chairs Up Their Noses as well as internationals The Cure, Ian Dury, and Kraftwerk. There's early material from experimental violinist Jon Rose. There's a snippet of the infamous Public Image Limited riot show in New York.

Click on track titles to download individual mp3s, or download the entire issue (145 Mb).

The artwork now had become a fully-fledged magazine, so there's a lot of great reading here. Be sure to go through it for information about the musicians on the tape as well as material of general interest. (Click thumbnails for full size scans.)

  1. Dead Can Dance - 'Fatal Impact'
  2. Article - 'At the Moment''
  3. Cheri Knight - 'Prime Numbers'
  4. People With Chairs Up Their Noses - 'Leave Home'
  5. Legion of Honour - 'Red Square Legend'
  6. R. Stevie Moore - 'The Flavor is Mine'
  7. Height/Dismay - 'Dusk'
  8. John Foster's Pop Philosophers - 'Kennedy Saga part 1'
  9. Morton Taylor - 'Blank Wrap'
  10. Crime and the City Solution - 'Moments'
  11. Positive Noise - 'Seventh Man'
  12. Customer Service - 'Call Me Dynamic'
  13. The Invisible College - 'Luxury of Horns'
  14. Bruce Pavitt - 'Debbie'
  15. Mark Foster - 'Thinking Cap'
  16. Beats Working - 'Monkey and the Rocket'
  17. Alan Underhill - 'Silicon Sundae part two'
  18. Guilded Youth - 'Weirding Nights'
  19. The Same - 'Time Line'
  20. Public Image Ltd - excerpt from NYC 'riot show'