"Heat" Ireland's Fanzine
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Dick Purdy, talking about Jude Carr
This is one of the coolest people I ever knew. He was more important in the early punk scene in Dublin than given credit for. It was a real buzz to get a mention in Heat magazine. I was lucky and privileged to catch up for a chat last year in London. The dude is still hip as feck. Mr. Jude Carr.
This copy is Jude Carr's personal one, signed by the Boy Scoutz.
Some of the contributors to Heat were Jude Carr, Pete Price, Steve Rapid, Billy Morley, Cathy & Ed (Boy Scoutz), Patrick Brocklebank
Terri Hooley The best ever rock'n'roll magazine to come out of Ireland.
Karl Tsigdinos It was both a laugh AND important. It was important because you wrote about great bands (you had great musical taste), it was designed by terrific artists (making it the best-looking fanzine on the planet), and you gave us all a laugh (because it was the funniest fanzine on the planet). Apart from all that, it was shite!
John Byrne Heat was a vital part of the Dublin punk scene (tiny though it was back then). Along with Neon- a magnificent mid-90s film mag - it was the greatest publication I've ever had the pleasure to have read. Hats off to all involved. It says so much about U2 and 'the rock media that they shut it down.
Jude Carr Heat fanzine. Was a laugh,but in our minds important. We tried to support the good bands,then great comics and movies. I was lucky to work with lovely talented folk. I will always be touched by the genius of the always late and always great Billy Morley. Pete Price and Pat Browne were always pushing. Most of the time,we tried to give bands we loved a nudge,towards super stardom. It didn't always work,but most times it was fun. Heat was closed down by U2, because we damaged their career. Shame on us,they could have been as big as The Alarm.
Dick Purdy Fab mag. Iconic. Very important to the Dublin 'scene' at the time.
Jude Carr this was a surprise,slipped into fanzine,without me knowing. Started as an idea based on a thing done for a t shirt for my 21st. Carrsaberk, probably the best ligger in the world.
“I met Jude Carr, he was going to a lot of these gigs as well and it literally came to a situation where we decided that … you know the idea that you could just get up on stage and do it – We couldn’t play, we couldn’t sing, we couldn’t write, but the one thing we could do is bring out a fanzine about the bands that we were into…” (Peter Nasty interviewed by Boz).
Heat’s creators Pete Nasty (Pete Price) and Ray Gunne (Jude Carr), had a more graphics/print background, and were more influenced by the New York fanzine Punk [first punk fanzine] than the very basic photocopy-staple job of English Sniffin’ Glue [first British punk fanzine]. The text was handwritten while pages were well designed, laid-out and printed with a colour cover. The subject matter covered new wave/punk band interviews, articles, reviews and later comic strips and films. Having secured advertising funding and distribution from Better Badges in England (button badge producers), the magazines circulation was increasing by 200 each issue; jumping to 2000 copies when they tried to secure proper nationwide distribution through Easons newsagents. By Heat Vol.2 issue 2 [no.11], the magazine was gathering momentum, but a published article “McGuiness is good for U2” lead to the end of the road. The article alleged that U2 manager Paul McGuiness had succeeded in getting a band pulled from a support slot at a gig, for U2 instead. McGuiness threatened to sue Heat unless the article was pulled but a batch had already gone to Easons. McGuiness subsequently found out and sued the magazine ensuring its closure and place in Irish music folklore’s history, although a benefit gig for Heat managed to cover the costs. Heat’s two writers later started another fanzine called Black & White, this time laying out contributions from bands rather than featuring their own articles, it didn’t receive quite as a good a reaction though and only lasted for 3 issues.
Volume 1, Issue 1 July 1977 Featuring The Radiators & Revolver
Volume 1, Issue 2 August 1977 Featuring The Vipers & Revolver
Volume 1 Issue 3 September 1977 Featuring The Rats & Radiators
Volume 1, Issue 4 October - November 1977 Featuring John Cale, Richard Hell, 999 & The Adverts
Volume 1, Issue 5 December 1977 - January 1978 Featuring Throbbing Gristle & Nick Lowe
Volume 1, Issue 6 February 1978 - March 1978
Volume 1, Issue 7, April/May 1978 Featuring The Sweet & Cartoon Cuts
Volume 1, Issue 8, June/July 1978 Featuring The Sinners, Rubinoos & The Fabrics
Volume 2, Issue 1
Volume 2, Issue 2 featuring the Boy Scoutz, The Sinners, Fabulous Fabrics
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