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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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The Search Begins

The following is an excerpt from Chapter One of Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. I took the M5 Southbound, past Bristol, to Junction 23 – and Glastonbury. I was due to meet Screaming Lord Smith on top of the … Continue reading

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The Search for Jason Zodiac continues

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Two of Jamie Carter’s biography of rock legend, Jason Zodiac. Gerald Moore, otherwise known as Doctor Chess, retired from acting in the late Seventies. According to the Fugue magazine files, he currently ran … Continue reading

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Paul Weller and the Tokyo Mod Legacy

(ABOVE: Manji Masanori solo) To explain what happened last night, let us begin by defining our terms. In the early Sixties, the ‘Mod’ movement (the word being the shortened form of both Modernism and Modern Art) became a force to … Continue reading

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Ryomei Shirai Faces the Music

Multi-talented musician Ryomei Shirai is best-known as a member of The Moonriders, a genre-busting band formed ay back in 1975. Over the last few years, the members have released a number of solo albums and projects, and this is Ryomei’s. … Continue reading

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Philip K Dick in Kanda

What’s the story behind the cafe in Kanda (central Tokyo) that has set up a display dedicated to the works of Philip K Dick, especially Blade Runner? The secret is that the cafe (The Christie Cafe) is right next door … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond – part 2

For part 1, go to the main menu and scroll down. The man in front was tall, with short sandy hair brushed to the side, wearing heavy black NHS spectacles with straight sidebars. The second stranger held the blaster pointed … Continue reading

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