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(Rolling Stone)   Rolling Stone Magazine is 50 years old this week. For younger Farkers, 'magazines' were these book-like things made of paper that people used to read before the internet was invented   ( rollingstone.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 09:53:37 AM  
 
2017-11-09 09:58:02 AM  
the 80s and 90s version of the internet 
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2017-11-09 11:37:09 AM  
Let the Monkees in!
 
2017-11-09 03:53:21 PM  

vudukungfu: The biggest thrill of all.


I got my poor old gray haired daddy driving my limousine
 
2017-11-09 04:05:18 PM  
They still hate RUSH? Yep? Doesn't exist.

/ Ancient feuds are blood feuds.
 
2017-11-09 04:16:40 PM  
See, back in MY day, you had to get your clickbait on the television, and you didn't get it instantly neither! You were told that something in your home MAY be killing you, and dad gummit, you had to wait until the evening news to find out what it was!
 
2017-11-09 04:18:10 PM  
They were also about 75% ads, so it should be a familiar experience.

Though sometimes you could rub the cologne ad on your shirt if you needed some extra musk for a date, and the internet still cannot provide that service.
 
2017-11-09 04:31:17 PM  
Rolling Stone published Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And that's pretty much everything of value they've done in 50 years.
 
2017-11-09 04:35:31 PM  
They started as a newspaper. Going to a magazine format was the beginning of the end, IMHO.
 
2017-11-09 04:43:36 PM  
The internet was invented in 1969 - so this magazine thing was for two years?
 
2017-11-09 04:47:35 PM  
They were also called library books for the bathroom.
 
2017-11-09 04:47:53 PM  

8 inches: They were also called library books for the bathroom.


And sometimes toilet paper.
 
2017-11-09 05:17:50 PM  

phalamir: The internet was invented in 1969


Or 1958. Or 1983. Or 1967.

The internet had many mothers.
 
2017-11-09 05:42:08 PM  
Gonna buy 5 copies for my mother.
 
2017-11-09 06:17:25 PM  

yakmans_dad: Rolling Stone published Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And that's pretty much everything of value they've done in 50 years.


I only bought the issues that had HST pieces (and that great Steadman artwork); wasn't really in need of updates on Neil Young and Bob Dylan (or U2, we're cutting edge now!). Growing up in the 70s/80s it went MAD-National Lampoon-SPY-The Onion, which brings us to our glorious Fark. And I'm thankful for that.

/Cracked was for losers
//recently introduced MAD to my son
///here we go with another fold-in slashie
 
2017-11-09 06:22:41 PM  
I subscribed for a little while.  Came out every two weeks but their record reviews were about three months behind.  You had to wait that long to learn about the new Bonnie Raitt album!  Gave up and switched to CREEM and Trouser Press, which were both smarter and funnier.
 
2017-11-09 07:06:58 PM  
Wait, books aren't made from paper?
 
2017-11-09 08:05:42 PM  
What dreck.
 
2017-11-09 08:35:53 PM  
 
2017-11-09 09:26:03 PM  

yakmans_dad: Rolling Stone published Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And that's pretty much everything of value they've done in 50 years.


Coverage quality tends to go downhill when your political reporting gets cut back from HST, P.J. O'Rourke and Bill Greider to libelmongers, terrorist-to-Tiger-Beat makeover artists, and Matt ("Look At All The Cuss Words I Know, Ma") Taibbi.
 
2017-11-09 10:02:24 PM  

aconstantgrindingnoise: yakmans_dad: Rolling Stone published Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And that's pretty much everything of value they've done in 50 years.

I only bought the issues that had HST pieces (and that great Steadman artwork); wasn't really in need of updates on Neil Young and Bob Dylan (or U2, we're cutting edge now!). Growing up in the 70s/80s it went MAD-National Lampoon-SPY-The Onion, which brings us to our glorious Fark. And I'm thankful for that.

/Cracked was for losers
//recently introduced MAD to my son
///here we go with another fold-in slashie


Word.
img.fark.net
 
2017-11-10 03:35:29 PM  
The reviews appear to come out in advance of the albums these days. I do use it to learn about new bands, though I don't tend to like many of them.
The profiles are interesting, though I can't give them much credibility since we only see a cut and paste of any interviews.
The political stuff varies greatly. I find more value in the articles not featuring Trump (and I do not support Trump in any way) like the former musician running against Ted Cruz or the grass roots activists article they ran recently.
The Obits have been pretty good, but it is a shame they have had to run so many recently.
 
2017-11-11 12:24:47 AM  

Billy Liar: I subscribed for a little while.  Came out every two weeks but their record reviews were about three months behind.  You had to wait that long to learn about the new Bonnie Raitt album!  Gave up and switched to CREEM and Trouser Press, which were both smarter and funnier.


In the 90's they offered a lifetime subscription for $99. I have been getting it ever since.
 
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