Alistair has posted the second of our four-part reflection on Fire Raisers, in which we get our teeth stuck into taking risks, stylistic tics, and graphic design. Part one is here, and part three will appear on this blog next week. All three issues are available as PDFs or paper copies for purchase via either link. Do feel free to comment, whether as a contributor, a reader from back in the day, or on the basis of coming upon the magazines for the first time.
Recently and not so recently
Another Sunny Day Arthur Lee Belgian beer Big Flame Boards Of Canada Brian Clough British Sea Power Bury St. Edmunds Bye Bye Blackbirds Cathal Coughlan Charles Bukowski Claim Clientele Colin Meloy Creation David Peace Decemberists Durutti Column Emily Esurient Factory Flexi discs Go-Betweens Goldfrapp Grant McLennan Hellfire Sermons Hurrah! Jack Kerouac James Jasmine Minks Joe Boyd John Peel Kate Stables Kinks Laugh London Love Manic Street Preachers McCarthy McTells Mervyn Peake Michael Head Microdisney Momus Monkees music criticism Nick Cave Pale Fountains Patrick Leigh Fermor Paul Morley Paul Weller Portishead Rachael Dadd Rig Veeda and the Twins Robert Forster Rockingbirds Rozi Plain Sarah Records Sea And Cake Shack The Claim The Orchids This Is The Kit Tony Wilson Tracey Thorn Vampire Weekend Verlaines Vic Godard Warp Whalebone Polly Wild Swans Wim Wenders Wolfhounds Wraiths XTC