(Chicago): (Coolest Retard), (1981). First Edition. Wraps. 4to. Side-stapled stiff wraps. Minor wear, lower corner creased. Light staple rust and minor touches of foxing to front cover. Unpaginated. Very good plus. Very good +. Item #22832
Early Chicago punk and new wave fanzine, whose 23-issue run lasted from 1979 to 1983. No. 14 features some Antalk with Adam Ant, interviews with Echo and the Bunnymen and The Effigies, and numerous album and live reviews, including one of U2 (the reviewer assures us that they went to the show out of curiosity, not from "actually liking them"). Also features a boldly pro-saxophone article, a historical overview with positive reference to the instrument's recent use not only by David Bowie but by The Fleshtones, Martha and the Muffins, and UB40.