A complete run in 6 issues of the New Zealand music fan-zine, each issue approx. 14-24 pp., edited by Richard Langston, which focused primarily on new music coming out of New Zealand and Australia, particularly bands signed to the Flying Nun Records label, including The Chills, The Clean, The Verlaines, Sneaky Feelings, Look Blue Go Purple, The Puddle, Tall Dwarfs, Scorched Earth Policy, and The Bats, other bands covered include Fetus Productions, Straitjacket Fits, The Orange, and Doublehappys, and international acts such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lou Reed, and The Go-Betweens, with artistic contributions from Chris Knox. Illustrated throughout with photographs, collages, and drawings. 4to. Stapled illustrated wrpps., issues 1 and 2 xeroxed, issues 3 through 6 offset printed. Dunedin, New Zealand, circa 1985-1986.
Richard Langston was a music journalist living and working abroad in London who returned to Dunedin in 1985 and created Garage out of his enthusiasm for the New Zealand music scene. Garage became a reference tool, especially with regards to the Flying Nun bands. The last issue was printed in a run of more than a thousand issues and distributed in Australia, Great Britain, Europe, and the United States. As part of the Flying Nun label's 30th anniversary celebrations in 2011, all six issues of Garage were digitally re-released on their website. The covers and prices of the first two issues present here differ from those posted online, and are likely later states or variants. A rare complete run of an important music publication; as of October 2017, WorldCat does not locate a single holding in the United States. Book ID: 48751