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2018-03-07 09:17:14 AM  
Now how will get all the juicy gossip about PIL and Echo & The Bunnymen?
 
2018-03-07 09:33:35 AM  
RIP magazine I never read
 
2018-03-07 09:55:09 AM  
No More Eno.
 
2018-03-07 10:17:05 AM  
It died a few years ago when it became a free magazine handed out to commuters rather than a real music mag.
 
2018-03-07 10:20:22 AM  
God! You'd think "Devil Woman" had never been written!
 
2018-03-07 10:26:45 AM  

Sailing Starflower: Now how will get all the juicy gossip about PIL and Echo & The Bunnymen?


Mock it all you like but I grew up in a small city where the radio stations all considered bands like Loverboy and Helix avant-garde in the 80s. If not for NME and Much Music I'd have never heard any non-mainstream music until the internet came along.
 
2018-03-07 10:29:58 AM  
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RIP magazine
 
2018-03-07 10:31:24 AM  
Goodbye music journalism.

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2018-03-07 10:37:35 AM  
I guess I'll have to resubscribe to Creem.
 
2018-03-07 10:46:24 AM  
Physical copies of all types of media are a threat to oppressive surveillance state societies, as their content can't be changed on the whims of the People's/Tory/Repuglican party bosses. "...repent in leisure."
 
2018-03-07 10:55:24 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Physical copies of all types of media are a threat to oppressive surveillance state societies, as their content can't be changed on the whims of the People's/Tory/Repuglican party bosses. "...repent in leisure."


lolwat?
 
2018-03-07 11:04:51 AM  
In related news, "music magazines" are still a thing.
 
2018-03-07 11:06:20 AM  

Wellon Dowd: I guess I'll have to resubscribe to Creem.


Creem in it's heyday was the best rock magazine around. I haven't read NME in years but during the Punk Rock era I bought it every week at a bookstore in Dearborn, all things must pass I guess.
 
2018-03-07 11:08:49 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Physical copies of all types of media are a threat to oppressive surveillance state societies, as their content can't be changed on the whims of the People's/Tory/Repuglican party bosses. "...repent in leisure."


Not so fast there, bub. 

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2018-03-07 11:23:12 AM  
I know it's just the print version that is closing, but...

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2018-03-07 11:35:16 AM  
How many ways to get what you want
I use the best, I use the rest
I use the N.M.E.
I use anarchy
 
2018-03-07 11:39:21 AM  

Tyrosine: Sailing Starflower: Now how will get all the juicy gossip about PIL and Echo & The Bunnymen?

Mock it all you like but I grew up in a small city where the radio stations all considered bands like Loverboy and Helix avant-garde in the 80s. If not for NME and Much Music I'd have never heard any non-mainstream music until the internet came along.


Weeners funny, second comment smart.
 
2018-03-07 11:39:55 AM  
Dammit. Never been caught by that filter before.
 
2018-03-07 11:49:58 AM  
"Where is Beatles band? This band who have not been as of late clear of circumstance. Beatles Band! Can we no longer hear there medolious throng? John! Paul! All in Beatles Band come forth! What question have we to put? Now? Arguments neccessary can begin with whole results expected for any return. Ringo! Here in Thailand Beatles band experience is long loved and can be hurt away from John, Paul etc. Please give any news to Samuel K. Amphong of address similar to above. yours as in rock! 
Samuel K Amphong, Thailand"
 
2018-03-07 12:54:25 PM  
I was a Sounds man, but the NME would do in a pinch. The NME always seemed a bit conservative compared to Sounds. And there was another one I just can't remember. Not Kerrang, which I think Sounds became.

It was brilliant writing to go with the great New Wave music.
 
2018-03-07 01:05:47 PM  

Sailing Starflower: Now how will get all the juicy gossip about PIL and Echo & The Bunnymen?


Now don't be hating on Echo & The Bunnymen.  They recently did a great collaboration with The White Stripes.

Go Home Productions: The Killing Of Seven Nation (Echo & The Bunnymen vs White Stripes)
Youtube BdU6f0uKPNE
 
2018-03-07 01:19:55 PM  
lol
 
2018-03-07 01:29:46 PM  
Thou shalt not read NME
 
2018-03-07 01:33:01 PM  
I always loved NME, but had no way to get it once Tower Records closed. NME gave me Placebo, JJ72, Idelwild, Ash, Kenickie, Vendetta Red (an American band from Seattle, whose singer I became friends with online...), Gay Dad, Kaiser Chiefs, Blo Party, Electric Six, Travis, Supergrass, Kula Shaker, Mull Historical Society, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, McClusky, My Vitriol, Catatonia, Kinesis, Kenickie , and so many other bands that I never would have heard of otherwise.

XFM also helped (just put in a UK zip code and could listen) but the new NME was an event.  There was nowhere to get it without Tower (and also Borders.)  The subscription was way too much money in the US.  This is a bummer.

/when I speak of my iPod, it is no joke. Heading in on 10,000 songs
 
2018-03-07 01:39:01 PM  
I should also note that JJ72 is so important to me, my first tattoo is the symbol next to the song "Serpent Sky" on their second album, "I To Sky."  I've seen them every time they were in the US, in NYC and Philadelphia (I was a lot more healthy in the early 2000s) and met the singer. I gave him a photo of ice coated trees I took outside my building, in a frame, with a poem I wrote.  We actually also talk, and he showed me he keeps it on his mantle, at his home in Ireland, because he didn't expect anyone in America to care that much.  (I love the musicians and celebrities and wrestlers who care enough. I consider Mark (JJ72) and Zach (Vendetta Red) people who care enough for me to almost be friends.... and wrestlers Rosemary and Jimmy Jacobs also answer fans.  Neil Gaiman is very cool like that as well.  Amanda Palmer always lets me down for all her talk.  But Neil has always been cool - I met him so many times, he's been known to comment on my hair changing in some way.  And did a sketch of Delirium that is framed and hanging in our living room.  I also tattooed an angel he sketched in one of my books.

But the NME was so huge on finding new bands and meeting them...  and Brian Molko of Placebo, who gave me a huge hug for bringing him flowers, gave me a huge hug.  He smelled like what I imagine heaven does.
 
2018-03-07 01:52:33 PM  

Lady J: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Physical copies of all types of media are a threat to oppressive surveillance state societies, as their content can't be changed on the whims of the People's/Tory/Repuglican party bosses. "...repent in leisure."

lolwat?


Sure, laugh while you can. While you're allowed to. See you in the camp. Maybe.
 
2018-03-07 02:07:49 PM  

natch: I was a Sounds man, but the NME would do in a pinch. The NME always seemed a bit conservative compared to Sounds. And there was another one I just can't remember. Not Kerrang, which I think Sounds became.

It was brilliant writing to go with the great New Wave music.


Melody Maker.

\ I preferred Sounds too
 
2018-03-07 02:22:11 PM  

serpent_sky: I always loved NME, but had no way to get it once Tower Records closed. NME gave me Placebo, JJ72, Idelwild, Ash, Kenickie, Vendetta Red (an American band from Seattle, whose singer I became friends with online...), Gay Dad, Kaiser Chiefs, Blo Party, Electric Six, Travis, Supergrass, Kula Shaker, Mull Historical Society, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, McClusky, My Vitriol, Catatonia, Kinesis, Kenickie , and so many other bands that I never would have heard of otherwise.

XFM also helped (just put in a UK zip code and could listen) but the new NME was an event.  There was nowhere to get it without Tower (and also Borders.)  The subscription was way too much money in the US.  This is a bummer.

/when I speak of my iPod, it is no joke. Heading in on 10,000 songs


You said Kenickie twice
 
2018-03-07 02:32:55 PM  

LewDux: serpent_sky: I always loved NME, but had no way to get it once Tower Records closed. NME gave me Placebo, JJ72, Idelwild, Ash, Kenickie, Vendetta Red (an American band from Seattle, whose singer I became friends with online...), Gay Dad, Kaiser Chiefs, Blo Party, Electric Six, Travis, Supergrass, Kula Shaker, Mull Historical Society, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, McClusky, My Vitriol, Catatonia, Kinesis, Kenickie , and so many other bands that I never would have heard of otherwise.

XFM also helped (just put in a UK zip code and could listen) but the new NME was an event.  There was nowhere to get it without Tower (and also Borders.)  The subscription was way too much money in the US.  This is a bummer.

/when I speak of my iPod, it is no joke. Heading in on 10,000 songs

You said Kenickie twice


I like Kenickie.
 
2018-03-07 02:56:39 PM  
I'm Amy and i'm an Indie (INDEH1!11)
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2018-03-07 03:36:41 PM  
If anyone can find a copy of MRR #57 that's me on the cover with my guitar player on my shoulders
/Tim yohannon, RIP
 
2018-03-07 05:19:09 PM  
Posting a Guardian article about this, right above an NME article about something else. What an insult.
 
2018-03-07 07:00:47 PM  

detonator: If anyone can find a copy of MRR #57 that's me on the cover with my guitar player on my shoulders
/Tim yohannon, RIP

My zines were reviewed in MRR and FS5... and I was the first female record reviewer for Punk Planet.
 
2018-03-07 07:08:16 PM  

serpent_sky: detonator: If anyone can find a copy of MRR #57 that's me on the cover with my guitar player on my shoulders
/Tim yohannon, RIP
My zines were reviewed in MRR and FS5... and I was the first female record reviewer for Punk Planet.


Yep
Good times . I got into it with the flip side guys because I felt that even though we were an LA band they ignored us for not being "LA enough". They never did like us...
In the old days you could cover a lot of ground with a handful of magazine connections. Now you have to constantly update every social media account to stay relevant. If you are pretty good at it that you can do well I guess but it's too much of a time drain for me.
 
2018-03-07 07:11:24 PM  

detonator: serpent_sky: detonator: If anyone can find a copy of MRR #57 that's me on the cover with my guitar player on my shoulders
/Tim yohannon, RIP
My zines were reviewed in MRR and FS5... and I was the first female record reviewer for Punk Planet.

Yep
Good times . I got into it with the flip side guys because I felt that even though we were an LA band they ignored us for not being "LA enough". They never did like us...
In the old days you could cover a lot of ground with a handful of magazine connections. Now you have to constantly update every social media account to stay relevant. If you are pretty good at it that you can do well I guess but it's too much of a time drain for me.


It was easier then, as a writer.  I can't say the same as a musician... My first show was in 2008.  But my zine thing was easy and fun and I made a lot of friends.  Sara Dwyer, working with the national library, got a few of my zines in.  I was in awe.
 
2018-03-07 07:17:04 PM  

serpent_sky: detonator: serpent_sky: detonator: If anyone can find a copy of MRR #57 that's me on the cover with my guitar player on my shoulders
/Tim yohannon, RIP
My zines were reviewed in MRR and FS5... and I was the first female record reviewer for Punk Planet.

Yep
Good times . I got into it with the flip side guys because I felt that even though we were an LA band they ignored us for not being "LA enough". They never did like us...
In the old days you could cover a lot of ground with a handful of magazine connections. Now you have to constantly update every social media account to stay relevant. If you are pretty good at it that you can do well I guess but it's too much of a time drain for me.

It was easier then, as a writer.  I can't say the same as a musician... My first show was in 2008.  But my zine thing was easy and fun and I made a lot of friends.  Sara Dwyer, working with the national library, got a few of my zines in.  I was in awe.


I wonder if you know Aaron Comet Bus...
 
2018-03-07 09:35:03 PM  
Do the Trouser Press Baby!

'Trouser Press' by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
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2018-03-07 09:35:46 PM  
Do the Trouser Press Baby!
'Trouser Press' by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Youtube xoWs8ER6PJo
 
2018-03-07 10:04:35 PM  

clintster: [theblaaahg.com image 426x580]
RIP magazine


Damn, I loved RIP.  They always seemed to have better interviews, articles and pictures than Circus or Hit Parader.
 
2018-03-07 11:14:23 PM  
Sad, as I had planned to buy an issue sometime in the next 20 years.
 
2018-03-08 05:27:08 AM  

detonator: I wonder if you know Aaron Comet Bus...


Not personally, but I did enjoy his zine and his amazing handwriting, And Crimsphrine is one of my favorite bands - they're the back patch on my long sleeve denim (so Winter) jacket, actually.
 
2018-03-08 10:04:34 AM  
PIT is still around, so us Mountain West guys have something to read at least.

Especially the humor articles, "Is Your Black Metal Band Satanic ENOUGH?!", "How to rip your jeans like a tool", "We got to interview GWAR by bribing Dave with a cheeseburger", "Montana has good music and cows and beer and not much else"...

At least two an issue.
 
2018-03-08 01:13:32 PM  

shastacola: Wellon Dowd: I guess I'll have to resubscribe to Creem.

Creem in it's heyday was the best rock magazine around. I haven't read NME in years but during the Punk Rock era I bought it every week at a bookstore in Dearborn, all things must pass I guess.


Boy Howdy!
 
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