Roadrunner was a rock magazine published in Adelaide between 1978-83. Though primarily focused on Australian and overseas rock music, it also covered areas of the burgeoning counterculture and issues such as punk. The final edition of December 1982 / January 1983 was published in Sydney. To accompany the release of this collection in May 2017, publisher Donald Robertson penned a history of the magazine. It is available from here: The History of Roadrunner. (University of Wollongong)

1978 May

Vol. 1 No. 2


Frank Zappa In New York (review)
By An abba fan, p 28

1979 March

Vol. 2 No. 6


Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt (review)
By Chas Jensen, pp 20-21

1979 July

Vol. 2 No. 6


Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti (review)
By Christopher Coleman, p 20

1979 December - 1980 January

Vol. 2 No. 11 & 12


Frank Zappa Joe's Garage (Act 1) (review)
By Span, p 44

1980 July

Vol. 3 No. 6


Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (review)
By Kim Williams, p 28

1981 February

Vol. 4 No. 1


Beefheart Blows It! (concert review)
By Keith Shadwick, p 16

1982 March

Vol. 5 No. 2


Frank Zappa Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar (review)
By Span, p 26