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There is no need to give additional picturing of success and influence on the minds of an iconic novel and screening named Clockwork Orange as far as you have read orange fanzine Clockwork punk. This printed D.I.Y. edition includes the most interesting topics around "clockwork" style:
- all about music inspired by Clockwork Orange - from British skinheads to crazy Indonesians, from French clowns to Serbian punks, from American hardcore-kids to Japonic oi!-droogs - around 140 bands over the world
- interviews with the most prominent representatives of clockwork punk: The Adicts, Lower Class Brats, The Droogettes, Horrorshow, Cervelli Stanki and Hat Trickers
- the best clockwork-booze which would give you a nice quiet horrorshow, interview with Zagovor Brewery from Moscow and the formula of moloko plus
- bezoomny clockwork tattoo and interview with Tosik from Russian band 210, who has this one
- gig posters and merch in Clockwork Orange style
- some interesting information about the book and the film
First version of the thematic zine Clockwork punk appeared in spring of 2016 written in russian language (originated in Moscow). It was published in colours with many illustrations in 72 pages, the edition with limited 100 copies. The fanzine was spreading with a great DVD disk containing around 200 songs related to "clockwork". Along with that you could find a metallic pin with a classical design: Alex having eyelashes in the style of a clockwork cogwheel.
Already in september Clockwork punk was released in english version with more information, but without a DVD disk which is compensated with a sticker. So now you have an opportunity to get a copy of Clockwork Punk zine in english by writting e-mail to email@example.com at price 7 EUR + postal charges. Don't miss the opportunity to get it, we are doubt you can find it later in your local library ;)
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Meanwhile Aleksandr Romankin, an author of Clockwork Punk fanzine, answered to a few questions for our webzine:
__ How you came up with the idea to make Clockwork punk zine? Did you have accomplices in the early stages of the idea?
Hey! The idea for making zine came spontaneously. I already had some experience with zine-making, but i never was limited with a certain theme. The starting point I think was the performance of The Adicts which I saw in the summer of 2015 within the festival Pod Parou in the Czech Republic. It left an indelible impression on me, although I suppose not only on me. I returned to Russia with a firm decision to get a tattoo dedicated to the Adicts. I was surfing the net a lot in search of a tattoo sketch and all the time I stumbled upon the things related to A Clockwork Orange. Well, that was the way I switched my attention to this subject including the bands connected with "clockwork orange". I realized that there is no any resource devoted only to clockwork punk, so I came up with the idea to make it on my own in the form of fanzine. As for the tattoo, I got it, however not with The Adicts, but with a kiddo Alex.
Almost from the beginning my friend, known as Hans Scheisser, was helping me. Before that we didn't know each other, but when found and contacted him it turned out that he has been keen on "clockwork" topic for a pretty long time. Without his participation the magazine would has come out much thinner.
__ What does "A Clockwork Orange" means for you after you did such a wide research about this piece of art?
Despite the fact that I have been working at this topic for a year, it seems to me that I dug up only the tip of the iceberg: there are many facts about the book and the movie which I haven't yet touched. This is largely due to the fact that I'm mainly focused on connection of "A Clockwork Orange" with punk culture, rather than a study of this piece of art. During all this time I took a fancy to "A Clockwork Orange". It's a great work of both literature and cinema. And I don't know of any other work that would have such a big influence on the punk culture. At least because of that it worth to get to know with it for those who haven't yet done it.
__ Name some clockwork punk bands you didn't know before started working on the zine, but they took your attention
I gotta say that 90% of the bands mentioned in the zine became revelations for me. Especially considering that most of them use "A Clockwork Orange" topic just for a cover or some picture. However, talking about clockwork punk bands I have to admit that to my shame I did not know anything about Major Accident, a real backbone of clockwork music style and its progenitor, same as The Adicts. I should also note Hat Trickers - it's a crazy japanese band playing music in this style.
__ Do you receive many feed backs from russian speaking audience since the zine was launched?
Yes, there are feed backs but not as much as hoped. Although all of them were positive. Among them was a reaction from Lower Class Brats whom don't speak Russian. That gave me an impulse to translate the fanzine into English.
__ Nowadays English-language edition of Clockwork Punk is available containing 24 pages more than russian one. What information was added?
Interviews with Marco, the owner of the Spanish Running Riot Mailorder, and Tosik from Moscow band 210 were added. Also there is additional information about 15-20 bands that have relation to A Clockwork Orange theme, but are missing in the russian version. English-language edition of the magazine is enriched with images: photographs, posters, tattoos, pictures. So the zine became more effective.
In any case, I can't draw down the curtain on this topic. At the moment I have collected information which could be added to the zine, so perhaps after some time you will see a continuation of my creation!
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