Adventures in Reality
Adventures in Reality was a UK based fanzine from Coventry run by Alan Rider. It ran from 1980-1983, with 11 issues numbered alphabetically through A to L. Starting out as an A5 size photocopied fanzine, it quickly moved up to A4 size offset litho printed, with issues featuring unusual packaging (for example one came in a screen printed brown paper bag)and each issue featured one or more free gifts ranging from badges to toffees and tea bags! Issue J gave away a free two track flexi disc by Gothic industrial band Attrition - their first released recording and is now highly collectible. Content included exclusive interviews with a wide range of bands from local Coventry acts to Bauhaus, SPK, Delta 5. It included extensive frecord, cassette, gig and fanzine reviews alomg with features on various countries underground scenes. The final issue (Issue L) accompanied the Last Supper compilation tape amnd featured an exclusive interview with SPK.
A spin off record and cassette label, Adventures in Reality Recording released exclusive material from an international cast of bands including Attrition, Stress, Bourbones Qualk, SPK, Test Department, Religious Overdose, Velvet Monkeys and Audio Leter. Spin off fanzines produced by Alan Rider were Sticky Fingers, Certain Substances and Not The Jobhunter. Alan also wrote for various magazines including Spiral Scratch and Empty Quarter, as well as founding the bands Stress and Dance Naked.