Blondie no. 2 (1978)

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Blondie no. 2

Rare Dutch punk magazine, published by the same persons that published KoeCrandt (a.k.a. Koekrant, KoeCrand, Koekrand)

Extremely rare Dutch punk magazine by the same persons that produced one of the most important Dutch punk magazines Koecrandt (a.k.a. Koekrant, KoeCrand, Koekrand).

Gretchen Gestapo & Amarillo (Diana Ozon & Hugo Kaagman) - Blondie #02. Content: Interview Chris Stein (Blondie); Dead fingers Talk; Koekrand punk in Zaandam; Franky Freak; Punk Poet Douglas Groezel; 999 at Paradiso; Comics by Bwana; Punk In Paradiso; Interview with Bwana 5; Review Blondie concert. Edition of 200.

Condition: A few faint stains; Creases; Folded over the width. Overall condition: Very Good.
Magazine 1st Edition 1st Printing. Publisher: Koekrant, Amsterdam. Year: 1978.
Size: 35.0 x 27.5 cm. Pages: 24. Language: Dutch. Seller inventory: #24410.

Background information:

Hugo Kaagman and Diana Ozon (a.k.a. Diana Groeneveld) were instrumental in the foundation of several punk magazines in Amsterdam, including the magazine Blondie offered here. The most influential was KoeCrandt (a.k.a. e.g. Koekrand, Koekrant, KoeCrand), established in 1977, where they operated under the monikers Amarillo and Gretchen Gestapo. In 1978, Dr. Rat a.k.a. (Ivar Vičs; Dr. Rat (1960-1981) joined. Koekrand means amongst others the revolting crust in a toilet bowl that develops when it is not regularly cleaned. Aptly, one of the places where the KoeCrandt was produced and sold was called Gallery Anus, established by Hugo Kaagman and Diana Ozon in the Sarphatistraat in 1979. They sold punk zines and T-shirts. It became a meeting place for punks from all over the country. The gallery was also the base for graffiti artists. In contrast to punks in other places in The Netherlands, but very much like the punks in London, the Amsterdam punks involved with KoeCrandt were reggae fans. Johan van Leeuwen (1959-2003) published two issues of punk magazine The Toilet in his home town Zwolle, before producing Koekrant 38, 40, 42, 47, 48, 49 and from number 52 onwards continuing the magazine under the Nieuwe Koekrand (New Koekrand). He turned the chaotic concept into a regularly appearing informative magazine and brought the edition to a thousand copies.

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