The Thing

02 Feb

thing2The Greek fanzine “The Thing” was based in Athens and was published by Dimitris Katsoulakos.
It began as a more garage-punk friendly and soon started dealing with even “harder” music genres.

The first issues were published sometime in the early 90’s and continued till the late 90’s.

thing3In the begining it was in a medium size and ended up as a big sized fanzine with less pages but always in a multicolored cover.

82 black and white pages about the English, American and some Greek underground music scene.

The “Thing” released a 7″ split single in 1992 with the bands Midnight Men and The Illusion Fades, from Belgium and Greece respectively, sharing the two side of the record.
mmenfadesActualy that was the first vinyl release of the band the Illusion Fades.
This fanzine also released the CD compilation “The Thing from Another World” in 1995 featuring 18 Greek groups.
Ofcourse the 7″ single as well as the CD compilation were coming as a bonus with the fanzine.

I am not sure but the circulation of this fanzine was close to about 2-3000thing4 copies, maybe a bit more.

One question that popped up my mind right now, what would happen if all the Greek fanzines would join forces to work together ?

I am sure this would never happen but it is simply romantic even as a thought…


Posted by on February 2, 2009 in Publications



2 responses to “The Thing

  1. filitsa saritsioti

    February 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I’m holding an issue of “the thing” right now.It’s the one with The Devil Dogs cover, and believe me,it’s like I’m holding the jackpot sweep-take!And that’s because the guys were dealing with “the real thing”,real rock ‘n’ roll.They got very rare interviews with bands like The Devil Dogs,The New Bomb Turks and many others and of course the SUPER DUPER interview with the master of all world record labels Tim Warren of The Crypt Records.But the most important reason of all(and the reason that I’m writing this right now) is that all these stuff was out to people in the “dark Greek ages of the 90’s).Now-days you can learn and get access to about anything you want just by clicking on a key-word.But what about 12 years ago(especially in the north-east Balkan area? So, “the thing” was a huge contribution to music and a perfect model for all kind of publications.

  2. panole8riambos

    February 26, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Thank you for your comment.


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