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    FAO the auld hippies

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43318898

    Haven't read it in years, but another plank of my youth has rotted away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43318898

    Haven't read it in years, but another plank of my youth has rotted away.
    Sad times. I had every one from October 1971 to May 1979 and was heartbroken to find that my Mum had chucked them all out a few months after I left home!

    Although I have to say when my daughter started buying it about 12 years ago it seemed a far cry from the NME of the 70s

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    When young snooky was plooky, the NME was his Bible.
    Sign of the Times, alas. (pun intended).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    Sad times. I had every one from October 1971 to May 1979 and was heartbroken to find that my Mum had chucked them all out a few months after I left home!

    Although I have to say when my daughter started buying it about 12 years ago it seemed a far cry from the NME of the 70s
    Just had a wee Google about there.

    The number of writers from that era that went on to be "important" in other areas is pretty impressive.... Parsons, Morley, Baker, Tennant, Gillett, Maconie, Lamacq. Julie Burchil can **** off though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Just had a wee Google about there.

    The number of writers from that era that went on to be "important" in other areas is pretty impressive.... Parsons, Morley, Baker, Tennant, Gillett, Maconie, Lamacq. Julie Burchil can **** off though.
    She did my head in even back then!

    All the supposedly cool kids at school read the NME. Melody Maker was for geeky ELP and Yes fans

    Charles Shaar Murray and Nick Kent were the top men when I started reading it but Tony Parsons and Paul Morley became my favourites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    She did my head in even back then!

    All the supposedly cool kids at school read the NME. Melody Maker was for geeky ELP and Yes fans

    Charles Shaar Murray and Nick Kent were the top men when I started reading it but Tony Parsons and Paul Morley became my favourites.
    They're both only 66 FFS. They seemed way older (and cooler) than me back then.
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    Itís been going downhill for years more like smash hits now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    They're both only 66 FFS. They seemed way older (and cooler) than me back then.
    I thought CSM would have been about 80 by now!

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    I read it for a few years from about 1993/ 1994.

    It was a wonderful time to be young, the music was excellent and the NME was a big part of the experience of being a fan.

    I probably drifted away more than 20 years ago now though.

    Sad, but yet another sign of our ever-changing times.

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    Kerrang for me when I were a lad. Have now moved onto a monthly subscription to Classic Rock.

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    I read it from I think 96 until 2000 when they really started to lose the plot. Hyping up such musical legends as Gay Dad, JJ72, and Terris.

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    Don`t forget Kevin Cummings. When you think of some of the iconic images from the late 70`s to mid 90`s, the chances are they were through Kevin Cummings` lens.
    We used to meet every Friday after work for a couple of pints before going home for dinner, with the sole purpose being to scan the NME gig listings to see what was coming to Edinburgh or Glasgow. If we saw anything then the next task was to get hold of tickets, usually by getting the bus through to the venue box office or Ripping Records the next morning. I would read the NME from cover to cover from a schoolboy in the early 80`s up the end of Madchester where the musical tastes of the NME and my own started to drift apart. The demise of the publication might be a consequence of the apparent lack of any youth culture in these times. There was always so much for the music press to latch onto - Rock`n Roll, mod, psychedelia, glam, prog, metal, punk, two-tone, new wave, reggae, post punk, ska, acid house, Madchester, Britpop - things seem to have just petered out. Still a lot of great music out there, and I go to 2-3 gigs a month, but there doesn't feel like any youth movement is happening at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carheenlea View Post
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    Don`t forget Kevin Cummings. When you think of some of the iconic images from the late 70`s to mid 90`s, the chances are they were through Kevin Cummings` lens.
    Good shout.

    Also reminded me of Anton Corbijn.

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    Sounds was a good mag in the 70s. For the heavy groups.

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    There is still good music writing out there at least. The Quietus stands out in particular. Really like the Bakers Dozen feature they do. Rat Scabies the most recent instalment.

    http://thequietus.com/articles/24166...vourite-albums

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Sounds was a good mag in the 70s. For the heavy groups.
    I was definitely a Sounds man. Basically for news of albums and tours. NME always came across as a student publication where the students just stayed on and never got a real job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43318898

    Haven't read it in years, but another plank of my youth has rotted away.
    Used to love it my youth in the 80s. Funny seeing old issues on the news and recognising the specific issues that I would pour over.

    They broke Aztec Camera, I recall, when they reviewed their demo tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo_1875 View Post
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    I was definitely a Sounds man. Basically for news of albums and tours. NME always came across as a student publication where the students just stayed on and never got a real job.
    It was more political. Sounds was OK but too focused on rock for my tastes.

    I preferred to have my pretensions catered to.

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