My second editorial stint was on a Dylan quarterly called, Judas! This was a far cry from the photocopied, and held together by an occasionally effective slide holder, days of Homer, the slut. The publisher, Keith Wootton, worked tirelessly to produce a “proper” magazine to the highest printing standards we could attain.
The title, however, was similar to my first one in provoking controversy. There were comments online that Dylan would find it offensive, but these were made after Bob had already seen one. This happened when he was shown issue 2 backstage in Germany. I had somehow, as one does, accidentally fallen into and through an open door with some friends well before show time. Upon seeing Dylan for the first time, security were alerted to our presence (“oh my God, it’s Bob!” probably didn’t help our case) and ‘kindly asked’ just what the hell we thought we were doing. Surprised and pleased to still be alive (and inside!) I gave a copy of the magazine to Jim Callaghan as a thank you, having nothing else on me to give him. Jim was so pleased it was for him, rather than yet another present he was to take and give to Bob, that he said: “Right I am going to show Bob that I get presents, too” and promptly did so.
We were not asked to change the title.
More strikingly, issue five brought an order of 55 copies from Sony themselves. This
was a matter of some pride for Keith and me, but the main credit goes to the article
that caused a sudden flurry of activity: Lowdown and Disgusted: the Ballad of Jack
Fate by Nigel Hinton. Nigel had seen a pre-
I have loaded up all the copies we, mainly Keith, have found so far; we are still on the hunt for the missing issues and the few pages that are not present in the ones linked to on your left. Still, although not yet the complete collection, there is a heck of a lot of quality writing here from fans, professionals and well known names as well as some fine photography for you to enjoy.
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