Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ThroTTle Magazine - 30 Years Later and Counting.

Cover of ThroTTle magazine, Volume One, Number One, January 1981
published in Richmond from 1981 through 1999. A web site launched earlier this year. 

The site has a history of the journal and links to complete issues and more, as they say.

A complete set of issues is housed in Special Collections and Archives at VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives. It is also available on microfilm at VCU Libraries and the Library of Virginia.

I was a student at VCU in the early 1980s and Throttle was one of the few Richmond periodicals produced in the city for my generation at this time (boy does that sound OLD). If you knew who the The Strange Ones were then you were cool.

What they say about themselves: 
Throttle was an independent alternative music and culture magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. Throttle was founded in 1981 by Peter Blake, Dale Brumfield and Bill Panelas, all former editors of the Virginia Commonwealth University student newspaper, The Commonwealth Times. From its inaugural issue in January, 1981 (with original cover art by Frank Zappa), Throttle grew to become the voice of the burgeoning punk and art community in and around Richmond throughout the eighties and nineties. During it peak years, the magazine claimed a circulation of over 30,000. The magazine published its final issue in 1999.

- Ray B.

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