48 Thrills!

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48 Thrills
Issue 6 1977
Cover photo of Ari Up of The Slits

48 Thrills! is a zine from the UK published by Adrain Thrills.

One of the early punk fanzines, the first issue of 48 Thrills! came out in November of 1976.

Issue 1 featured the bands Sex Pistols, The Clash, Eater, and Subway Sect. The cover was a brick wall with the names of bands on it.

Issue 2, from 1977, featured The Clash, Generation X, and The Jam on the cover. Inside was an interview with Generation X, an interview with The Jam, and a review of The Clash at The Roxy.

Issue 3 featured T.V. Smith from The Adverts and Gene October from Chelsea on the cover, with articles on The Adverts, Chelsea, The Clash, Cortinas, The Damned, The Jam, with photography by Wally Davidson.

On the cover of Issue 4, released 1977, is a photo of The Clash;

Issue 5, also from 1977, featured a photo of Johnny Rotten, and listed the bands Sex Pistols, Generation X, and The Jam. Other bands included in the zine are Buzzcocks, Defiant, and The Slits.

Issue 6, from 1977, featured a cover photo of Ari Up from The Slits.

Editor Adrian says of his zine, "I do the mag because it's enjoyable writing, gives me a feeling of involvement and a chance to say exactly what I feel."

The cover of one issue announces, "...and the only adverts in this mag are T.V. Smith's fucking group!"