'hours...' The Bible
Superfans Alex Alexander and Pete Foulstone have compiled their follow up to Outside The Ultimate Guide with the 64-page A4 fanzine 'hours...' The Definitive Guide. A true labour of love, this photocopied publication is an excellent document covering the promotional work that was undertaken by David for the 'hours...' campaign last year. Produced in an incredibly limited edition of just 100 copies, the guide is black and white but has a colour-copied cover with a montage of relevant magazine covers on the reverse.
Packed with rare pictures, tickets, set-lists and bootlegs from every show, TV and radio appearance from last year's mini-tour (the cheeky bootleggers have even nicked one of my photos for 'The Twentieth Century Dies', (a bootleg of the Copenhagen show) perhaps in revenge for 'Blam's Little Spot'?) 'hours...' The Definitive Guide manages to present the facts without ever being too fussy. If I have any minor reservations it would be that while there is a contents page, the pages themselves aren't actually numbered, and the photographs aren't captioned.
In an anecdote that the boys recount from the Jools Holland recording; "...David spotted someone he knew and greeted them with the middle finger salute, which raised a few laughs..." Well I was the lucky recipient of that 'salute', and I duly returned the compliment with a flicked V and a barrage of choice expletives...Rock 'n' Roll eh!...
Further details are available from Alex, if any copies remain of course.
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)