BOY'S OWN: Spring Edition
London: Boy's Own, . First Edition. 4to. Saddle-stapled in original wraps. Moderate wear towraps at edges, creasing around spine and rear corner, significant rubbing to rear wrap, along with a short closed tear at top edge. Faint dampstain with resulting wrinking and along top edge, damaged particularly at inside rear wrap and opposing page. Interior bright. Good plus. (Item ID: 17651)
Rare issue of this acid house fanzine produced by Terry Riley along with Andrew Weatherall, Cymon Eckel, Steve Mayes, Pete Heller and other members of the Boy's Own group, who in addition to the zine produced and released records, DJ-ed and hosted raves. BOY'S OWN was the original newspaper of the London acid house scene and one of dance music's most influential publications. The magazine ran for 12 issues between 1986 and 1992 with early issues dealing with the fashion penchants of London's football firms as well as London's developing club scene. But the editors were quick to incorporate house music into their fanzine when it began to take hold in London. Accordingly, the first article ever written on acid house appeared in Boy's Own's Spring '88 edition and Boy's Own also held the first documented outdoor acid rave in 1988. The magazinewas full of London-centric slang, yet contained some of the most insightful and accurate accounts of the UK's early acid house sceneómainly due to the fact they were written by the very DJ's, promoters and clubbers who were shaping it. Original issues are now very scarce.