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The Power Station
The whole story, in their own words, includes exclusive foreword by Michael Des Barres.
Our 43rd print fanzine!
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The Cherry Lipstick
5* Album Reviews
From the debut album to Future Past!
The story of Duran Duran through their music. A new retrospective review of every album written by the Cherry Lipstick team.
Plus Arcadia review and more!
EARLY DURAN 1972-1980
Our amazing 44-page fanzine tells the story of the band in their own words.
Website design: J.R. Kiss (2017)
Volume 3 'Lipstick' design: Inessa Wilson (2017)
'Cherry Lipstick' logo words: Anita Eve Perez (2017)
'Cherry Lipstick mood board' for Fanzine Week 3; and print fanzine covers for Vol 3 Issues 10, 11, 13 and 15: The Paper Goddess (2018 - 2022)
Volume 1 and 2 'Cherry Lipstick' logo: Marina McCall (1994)
Cherry Lipstick logo as seen on t-shirt design by AW and Col H (2020)
Mobile app design: AW (2023)
© 2017 by JR Kiss.
Cherry Lipstick has a long history of ending. It stopped for the first time in 1994, then repeated the trick in 2001. This website was only meant to last one year, until 2018. And yet here we are. Then CL was planned close at the end of 2020 when the review of Rio was completed and the fanzine was sent out. A key driver was to end Cherry Lipstick before the new album came out. I had no wish to oversee a fan social media site about an album I did not enjoy - the spectre of Paper Gods II was worrying to me, Whilst the first incarnation of CL had been pretty gung ho, I have wanted this series to be more upbeat and celebratory. Hey, we all grow up. But then the unseen photo issue was planned and gave a new lease of life to things in things in to2021, by which time Invisible was so good it all carried on a bit longer. Then there was a plan to end it in 2022 because there wasn't going to be a new album for ages, and it DEFINATELY going to end in January 2023 because the website had not been renewed. I felt like I had run out of things to say a, and with Future Past being a complete triumph, it seemed like a good time to drop out. But I got talked into renewing the website for another year, and the shows were fantastic, and then Andy is coming back, and now here we are in August 2023. Anyway, as i have said on a near monthly basis since April 1994, Cherry Lipstick is ending next year. Definately. AW / 27.8.2023.
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