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Firstly, before I talk about the new issue about to drop, let me quickly mention the interview with me that is up at:
(Issue 29; if you go to the homepage there you’ll see it.) It was conducted two years ago by ALEX OGG, who has since gone on to do some writing for us as well; a small portion of it was printed back then in Part Time Punk. Alex asked particularly good questions—few are more familiar with our magazine—and thus encouraged long answers, so it’s pretty interesting, I think—I hope. Anyway, it’s only a few questions, but it’s a good back and forth, perhaps, and by all means let me know what you think of it. Looks like a cool website, too—there are also interviews with DEE GENERATE of EATER and ALAN VEGA from SUICIDE and American folk music anthologist HARRY SMITH.
Secondly, the big news is that Big Takeover #60 with THE SHINS on the cover was completed in San Francisco in April! It has started shipping, so you should see it quite soon, possibly already! Below is a quick description of its contents.
It will soon be shipped to subscribers and stores, so now is an excellent time to subscribe if you’ve been meaning to; or renew your subscription if it has run out; or let us know if your address has changed too!
If you want to subscribe, just go to bigtakeover.com, and click on the “subscribe now” button to take you to our secure online Yahoo store (and feel free to indicate which issue you’d like to start with, issue 58 (FRANZ FERDINAND cover), issue 59 (DECEMBERISTS cover), or the upcoming issue 60 (Shins).) It’s only $20 for four issues (save 23% off the newstand price including average sales tax), or $32 for overseas. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to “Big Takeover” for $20 to the following address:
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(As ever, there are back issues, T-shirts, and CDs available there as well if you’re interested.)
And if you want to tell us about your new address, you can at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here, again, is what’s in the issue:
Interviews: SHINS • DECEMBERISTS (Pt. 2) • BRIGHT EYES • DINOSAUR JR.SEBADOH • VOXTROT • DON MCGLASHAN (MUTTON BIRDS) • JELLO BIAFRA (Pt. 2) • THE SOUND • MODERNETTES • HILTON VALENTINE (ANIMALS Pt. 2) • LIBERTINES U.S. • QUARRYMEN (Pre-BEATLES) • TED LEO • CAN • JESSE SYKES • SECRET SHINE • DION & THE BELMONTS • FRAMES • ENGLISH BEAT • STELLASTARR* • CHELSEA • COPELAND • SAMMIES (Morisen Records) •
Editorials: Rabid: Death Of The LP? (& The History Of Music Formats) * Ackerman: Farewell, James Brown * Sommer: Don Imus & The Virginia Tech Tragedy
Live Reviews: Agent Orange • Avengers • Bad Brains & Stimulators • Rob Dickinson • Mark Eitzel • Hazey Janes • B.B. King • Lemonheads • Mojave 3 • New Model Army • Pernice Brothers • Pipettes • Emma Pollock • Paul Weller • Brian Wilson •
Hundreds of CD Reviews: Long Blondes • Idlewild • Fields • ‘60s Bee Gees • Pointed Sticks • Maximo Park • Comsat Angels • Stooges • Loney, Dear • Amy Winehouse • John Doe • The La’s • Colin Blunstone • (Vancouver) Subhumans • Louis Armstrong • Sloan • Young Galaxy • Beatles • Smithereens • Desmond Dekker • Rhino 39 • Gene Clark • New Pornographers • Del Shannon • Spoon • Saints • BRMC • Tim Buckley • Sly Stone • Of Montreal • Damned • Beck • Joanna Newsome • Neil Young • Low • X-Ray Spex • ELO • Stanley Bros., and more
Hope you all buy it when it’s out!
And/or hope you subscribe, as that is still by far the best way to support the print magazines you love if you want them to keep going. It means a lot to them!
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