The Amazing Pudding

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The Amazing Pudding
  • Ivor Trueman
  • Andy Mabbett
  • Bruno MacDonald
  • Dave Walker
Categories Rock music fanzine
Frequency Six per year
  • Ivor Trueman
  • Andy Mabbett
  • Bruno MacDonald
  • Dave Walker
Founder Ivor Trueman
First issue 1983 (1983)
Final issue
1993 (1993)
Country United Kingdom
ISSN 0951-8304
OCLC number 226127235

The Amazing Pudding (1983–1993)[1] was a British fan magazine devoted to Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, and the solo careers of other Pink Floyd band members, including Syd Barrett.[2][3] It was seen as being the main fanzine of Pink Floyd during the time of its publication.[4] Journalist Stuart Maconie wrote about The Amazing Pudding as part of a feature in the April 1993 issue of Q.[5][6]


The title, The Amazing Pudding, was a originally a working title for Pink Floyd's 1970 "Atom Heart Mother" suite.[7]

The magazine was established by Ivor Trueman and was co-edited and published, variously, by Trueman (issues 1–17, 1983-), Andy Mabbett (issues 2–60, 1983-1993),[8][9][10] Bruno MacDonald (issues 24–60, 1987–1993),[11] and Dave Walker (issues 13–60, −1993), for ten years and 60 issues.[1]

MacDonald, who started writing for the magazine starting with issue 15, described the self-published and self-distributed publication – available in the United Kingdom at large record stores like HMV, Tower Records, and Virgin among others – as being purely independent, illustrated by its irreverent take on the band and its members.[11][12]

Associated publications[edit]

Trueman went on to publish the Syd Barrett fanzine called Opel before co-founding Delerium Records in 1991.[13]

Mabbett wrote three books on Pink Floyd: Pink Floyd: The Visual Documentary (1994, with Miles),[14] The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd (1995),[15] and Pink Floyd: The Music and the Mystery (2010).[16] Mabbett also wrote the section on Pink Floyd in the official program for the band's 1996 induction into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[17] Mabbett appears as a Pink Floyd expert in the documentary, Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd?[10]

MacDonald also edited a Sidgwick & Jackson book (later republished by Da Capo Press) that was an anthology of collected writings about the band called Pink Floyd: Through the Eyes of... the Band, Its Fans, Friends, and Foes (1996).[18]


  1. ^ a b Fitch, Vernon. "The Pink Floyd Archives-Fanzines". The Pink Floyd Archives. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Schaffner, Nicholas (1991). Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey (1st ed.). New York: Harmony Books. pp. xi, 262, 335, 339. ISBN 978-0-51757-6083. OCLC 22703051. 
  3. ^ "(untitled)". Observer Magazine. 7 March 1993. p. 37. copies of the Amazing Pudding are printed six times a year and sent all over the world, from Delhi to Dubrovnik 
  4. ^ Schuetz, David; Denault, Matt (adopted by); den Hollander, Gerhard (editor); McInnis, Mike; Karhu, Rick; Keller, Patrick; Ward, Dave (July 1999). "FAQ 01 : What Pink Floyd fanzines are out there. Are there any Pink Floyd fanzines?". 
  5. ^ Maconie, Stuart (April 1993). "Pink Floyd: 25 Million Gloomy Punters Can't Be Wrong". Q (79). 
  6. ^ The April issue hit news-stands in March, and the feature commemorated the twentieth anniversary release of Dark Side of the Moon, in March 1973
  7. ^ Manning, Toby (2006). "Set The Controls (1969-72)". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. pp. viii, 62. ISBN 978-1-84353-5751. OCLC 68772461. 
  8. ^ Powell Jr., Paul (5 July 2010). ""Pink Floyd: The Music and the Mystery" – Andy Mabbett". Brain Damage – Pink Floyd News Resource. 
  9. ^ Rossi, Marco (October 2010). "Book Reviews: Careful with those facts, Eugene". Record Collector (380). 
  10. ^ a b Heatle, Michael (March 2011). "DVD Reviews: A different take on Floyd fallout from recent years". Record Collector (386). 
  11. ^ a b MacDonald, Bruno. "The Amazing Pudding – More". Bruno MacDonald. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  12. ^ MacDonald, Bruno. "The Amazing Pudding – More". Bruno MacDonald. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "UK – fanzine: Pink Floyd The Amazing Pudding/Syds Opel Faultline". Esprit International Limited. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  14. ^ Miles, Barry; Mabbett, Andy (1994). Pink Floyd: The Visual Documentary (Updated ed.). London: Omnibus. ISBN 978-0-711-94109-0. OCLC 34651221. 
  15. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). Charlesworth, Chris, ed. The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus. ISBN 978-0-711-94301-8. OCLC 32740297. 
  16. ^ Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd: The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-857-12418-0. OCLC 804890746. 
  17. ^ "How, How I Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd Inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 18 October 1999. from REG – the International Roger Waters Fan Club Newsletter, Issue 12 
  18. ^ MacDonald, Bruno, ed. (1996). Pink Floyd: Through the Eyes of... the Band, Its Fans, Friends, and Foes. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. ISBN 978-0-306-80780-0. OCLC 229212115.