Grim Humour

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Grim Humour was a fanzine by Richard 'Richo' Johnson released in the UK.

Grim Humour was published between 1983 and 1993, and covered music, from The Virgin Prunes, Death In June, Killing Joke, Portion Control, The Birthday Party, The Fall, Coil, and UK Decay, etc. in the early editions to Swans, Big Black, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, The Butthole Surfers, The Cure, Wire, Henry Rollins, ATV, Whitehouse, etc. in later editions. As well, it featured writers, fiction, mainly horror, and films of a cult/trash/underground/Cinema of Transgression nature, and similarly related areas.

Grim Humour lasted 18 editions, and a number of them also included, between them, flexidiscs, a cassette, split 7" records and even a compilation LP at one point, featuring, between them, artists as diverse as Portion Control, Shockheaded Peters, Sonic Youth, Cindytalk, Splintered, Con Demek and far more besides.

Richard Johnson was previously in the band Splintered and now plays with Theme. He also runs the Fourth Dimension and Lumberton Trading Company music labels, which had distributed the Cloth Ears zine cassettes.

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