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Volume 10: March 1982

The 10th volume of Fast Forward - the first of 1982 - continued the tradition of combining local and international interviews and music. This issue features locals Mental As Anything, Plays With Marionettes, Fabulous Marquises and the Birthday Party, as well as overseas musicians Laurie Anderson and the Clash. Other highlights include an interview with the founders of the M-Squared label, and a very early version of Sydney band Upside-Down House, here using what must have been a very temporary name "With a Lie". There's a send-up of heavy metal (including AC-DC), which reflects the anti-rock attitude of the time.

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  1. Fast Forward Intro
  2. The Chemicals - 'Landing Strip'
  3. Mental As Anything - 'Golfshoes'
  4. Greedy Smith 'lamb athenian' skit
  5. Mark Lane - 'Reflection'
  6. M-Squared records interview
  7. With a Lie - 'What Poison!'
  8. Human Backs - 'Kettle of Fish'
  9. Plays With Marionettes - 'Kelter Kelter' live at Seaview Ballroom
  10. Plays With Marionettes interview
  11. Drop Bears - 'Fun Loving'
  12. Our Fab Heavy Metal Chart
  13. Johnny Topper - 'The Case of the Missing Leave it to Beaver'
  14. Fattish Fetishists - 'Slapping Flesh'
  15. Kosmo Vinyl / Clash interview
  16. Thealonian Music - 'Patty and Cathy in Greenland'
  17. Phil Perkins - 'Este's Request'
  18. Laurie Anderson interview
  19. Jumbo Zen - 'Self Contained'
  20. The Fabulous Marquises - 'Young Turks'
  21. 'Battle of Bacillus' part 2
  22. Birthday Party interview
  23. The New 5 - 'No Emotion'
  24. Mr Badass subscription rap