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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: Music Magazines Reply with quote

It's pretty clear we love music on this site and im wondering do any of you buy any music mags.

I buy classic rock every month Q now and then and this week i bought the nme coz they had a clash special.

In my teenage years i used to work for polygram records in the post room
every tuesday NME.Melody Maker and Sounds would come in.Not a lot of work would get done then i tell you
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't buy printed mags at all now (a bit worrying since I actually write for some!) because there's so much up-to-date info out there on the interwebby thing.

In my early/mid teens I was a paperboy in Plymouth; if I got a couple of music papers in my delivery round in the evening (I was out 7 mornings a week and 6 evenings) I'd hold onto it and deliver it in the morning!

Very occasionally I'll buy Mojo or Q if they have a Special Edition on something of interest, but that's very rare these days.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit that i get a lot of stuff from the web as well and as for being a paper boy i did it for two years which i quite enjoyed(not so much in winter) Feel sorry for them now esp at weekends with all the guff you get with the papers
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years ago I had Record Mirror delivered. Whatever became of it? One week in the mid-1980s it suddenly stopped arriving. Years before then, when I was a paper boy, I always sneaked a look at someone's NME before delivering it!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was record mirror the one that did flexi discs now and then?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my recent birthday my husband bought me a subscription to Songlines magazine, which covers World music, as I listen to a lot of that. The first edition arrived today and it looks very good - lots of interesting articles and two free CDs.

When I was in the sixth form I used to buy the NME on the way to school and would spend my free period perusing the listings to see if there were any pub rock bands I wanted to go and see over the next week (I lived in London then), invaluable information in the pre-Internet days. It was always a bonus if The Stranglers or Racing Cars were playing somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pub Rock! Aaah, that fabulous short-lived pre-punk era in the mid-70s. I saw loved "pub rock", particularly Doctor Feelgood, Kilburn & The High Roads, Hatfield & The North, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, etc etc. They often played support - and were often better than the bands they were supporting.

Pub Rock gave birth to Punk, of course, but bands like the Feelgoods were punkier than their offspring!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Record Mirror stopped publishing around April 1991 due to financial reasons. It was absorbed into trade paper Music Week (which has itself been taken over this very week) for a short while before disappearing completely.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As i mention above i used to work for a rec co music week was another avid read and i also have to admit that in my early teenage years i used to read smash hits and NO 1 Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Shaky Fan & yes littlepieces, I remember flexi discs being given away & a few non-flexi discs! One had the best cover of 'Walk Away Renee' (yes - the song The Four Tops had a hit with) I've ever heard.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my younger days I used to buy Record Song Book which gave you the words of chart songs and others. I think it was published monthly.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd forgotten all about The Record Song Book until you mentioned it Angela! I think I had it once or twice.

I used to sometimes buy the NME when I was still at school.

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