Category Archives: Music

Deene Kingston: “From Venus With Love”

We continue the Big Shout Out to Artist of the Month Deene Kingston with his stunning cover to The Futurist Manifesto # 4: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”! Publisher’s Description: London, 1965. The city is a swinging, futuristic … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 8: Justified and Ancient

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Eight of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. October 1988, and it’s time for my first real … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 6: Unknown Pleasures Closer Still

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Six of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Simon Briggs  had agreed to meet me not in … Continue reading

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David Bowie is – in Tokyo!

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Jason Zodiac: “I Buried Paul”

Excerpt from Jamie Carter’s biography of rock and TV legend Jason Zodiac. Gerald Moore, who played the character Doctor Chess in the T-Service series, retired from acting in the late Seventies. According to the Fugue magazine files, he currently ran … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 6: Unknown Pleasures Closer Still

This is the sixth excerpt from Jamie Carter’s biography of the mysterious counter-culture guru Jason Zodiac. The following is taken from an interview with fellow rock journalist, Simon Briggs. So we fussed with chopsticks over spicy tom kah kai, and … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: Lost In The Supermarket

EXCERPT # 5: The following is an email received by FUGUE magazine, May 20–. FROM: t-morgan@waitrose.co.uk SUBJECT: FAO Mr. Jamie Carter – Appeal for Information (Zodiac) DATE: —-/5/14 TO: info@fugue.com Dear Mr. Carter, First, let me say what a great … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: No Future

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Jamie Carter’s biography of Rock legend Jason Zodiac. With those memories running through the projector of my mind’s eye, I jogged up the stairs of Leicester Square tube station and headed … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: Dandy in the Underworld

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Jamie Carter’s unofficial biography of Jason Zodiac. In 1972, I was seventeen, just discovering girls, booze, and music. Good music, which in those days I considered to be Led Zep, Black … Continue reading

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