Fast Forward

Volume 12: August 1982

The 12th or 'Dance' issue of Fast Forward, released in August 1982, is full of people who went on to have distinguished careers in music, and some who were already big names at the time. There are interviews with Kim Salmon (with a live recording of the Scientists' hit Swampland), Colin Newman of Wire, and TV celebrity Denise Drysdale (about her early career). There are songs by Brisbane's Tangled Shoelaces and Melbourne's Essendon Airport, and examples of the explosion of musical styles that (re-)emerged during 1982 including rockabilly, latin / jazz / funk, goth, and Casios. International stars Grace Jones and Bucks Fizz drop in to say hello and there's a vox-pop with audience members at Sydney venue Stranded.