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in a blue vein

update: 4th july 2000

The brand new issue of In A Blue Vein has been put together as a one-off run by Mik Coates. It is now available - full details on how to get hold of it are on the In A Blue Vein web site (http://www.thebluevein.i-p.com/).

The issue is limited to 100 copies so it'd be a good idea to get your order in soon. Hopefully if it sells well enough then it might encourage Mik to make further issues.

stop press: 21st may 2000

I've just received the following statement from Mik Coates about IABV's revival:

Although i have had the blessing from superior to call my fanzine 'In A Blue Vein' i must stress it will almost definitely not be up to the high standards of Eds fanzine, particularly as far as reproduction is concerned as i do not have the money to make something so well presented, i will do my upmost best to make it as good as i possibly can, hopefully a decent printer will be available as i wont have to resort to the decent photocopier. It will contain an interview with each of the lads separately(questions compiled from fans and myself), 2 pages of gig reviews, stories and in 1 case drawings(!) - so if you have any reviews of the recent shows please, please, please, send it in - i want to make this for the fans so i want them all to be involved, you help me and i'll help you. Also included will be a recent news section, possibly a bit for an old article from IABV, a blast from the past style thing, and as you know, a bit about the fanbase on the net, with a top of the pops style run-down of the best websites dedicated to the bluetones - so keep up the good work and i promise i will try to produce a fanzine worthy of the blue army - this should be completed in 2 to 3 weeks with a chance for a festival based one this summer (if all goes well) - but don't hold your breath.

I am hoping that the first 100 copies will come complete with acetate wrap and maybe some sort of bluetones sticker or something, whatever superior are willing to donate - i want it to look more than just a crappy old run-of-the-mill fanzine, only time will tell though.

cheers, and if you have any suggestions, comments, reviews or are interested in this fanzine, do not hesitate to contact me.

stay blue
mik x

PS. Check out the IABV web site http://www.thebluevein.i-p.com

This fanzine was the official band fanzine, as sold at the merchandise stands at many gigs. However, late in 1998 the editor, Ed Cowburn, decided to head for Australia to travel for a while and as a result the 'zine was stopped. More details on the old In A Blue Vein is available here.