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Big Takeover #77 (Ride cover) Out Now! Great Holiday Gifts! Order - Subscribe - Renew

2 December 2015
The Big Takeover #77

Great X-mas gifts including four children's size t-shirts, men's and womens' shirts, beer cozies, magnets, 30th Anniversary Festival posters (signed if you want), buttons, subscriptions, back issues, and CDs (Springhouse, Even Worse, Doug Gillard, Last Burning Embers, etc.)!! Ho Ho Ho!

Good news! Big Takeover #77 Fall 2015 issue Ride on the cover, featuring the concluding part twos of our awesome, long interviews with all four original members of the 1976-1978 The Damned (and bassist Algy Ward also talks about his days in The Saints), and original L.A. punk legend Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters plus Toronto’s finest, Sloan, as well as fabulous history interviews with famed, nationally-syndicated novelty DJ Dr. Demento, Low, Mercury Rev, hot Sydney greats Royal Headache, and folksinger Dar Williams, as well as shorter chats with ex-Jam modfather Paul Weller, Tamaryn, Hinds, Pugwash, Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus), Insect Ark, Shopping, Desert Stars, and late ’70s Spokane, WA greats Sweet Madness is out on the stands! A full description of its contents is just below!

Remember, we only come out twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don't want to miss one of our jam-packed 140-page issues!

And since the issue has been mailed to subscribers and is appearing in the best book, record, and magazine shops near you, now is an excellent time look for it there or contact us via our secure online store to back issues it if you would like to receive it in the mail, or subscribe if you've been meaning to, or renew your subscription if it has run out.

And just a reminder that there's still time for the perfect holiday gift: _Big Takeover_ magazine subscriptions and back issues!

And speaking of which, for more great holiday gifts, here's a reminder about our t-shirts, CDs, and our other fun stuff like Big Takeover beer cozies, magnets, buttons, signed posters, etc.--might be just the thing!

That's right, in time for the holiday: Big Takeover issues, subscriptions, back issues, t-shirts in three colors, black, white, and burgundy red in thirteen sizes (including our new children's sizes, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 6MO, 12MO, and 18MO baby onesies!!!!! The coolest X-mas gift ever for the kids!), and our accessories (BT beer cozies for only $5 and 12 X 18 color BT Anniversary Festival Posters for $4, which I will sign if you want me to!), as well as our related CDs (including the limited edition Springhouse CD album, From Now to OK), also make the perfect birthday and X-mas (or Hanukkah) gifts! Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize.

This means our t-shirts still come in three colors (black, white, and dark red) and are only $14 for adult men, $13 for women, and $10 for kids's shirts and baby onesies, even including postage!).

Also, all but two of our back issues are still available (if your friends like a specific band we've featured; and there's always the mega-deluxe gift, the complete set of all of our 77 issues to date, including the two that are out of print!--see the back issues page and you will see that offer.)

And we are also offering used, good-quality CD copies of the three out of print SPRINGHOUSE CDs from 1991-1993 as well as sealed, limited edition art-package copies of Springhouse's 2008 third LP _From Now to OK_ (see why it got an 86 in _Paste_!), as well as CDs by EVEN WORSE, LAST BURNING EMBERS, DOUG GILLARD, NON-LINEAR THINKERS and EDP!

If you want to subscribe or renew or give the gift that keeps on giving, just go to our "subscribe": (and feel free to indicate which issue you'd like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 76 (Belle & Sebastian cover), the current 77 (Ride cover), or the spring issue 75 (Adele cover--ha, just kidding. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading). It's only $20 for four issues (save 23% off the newsstand price including average sales tax), or $32 for overseas, or $26 for Canada. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to "Big Takeover" for $20 to the following address:

The Big Takeover
1713 8th Ave. Suite 3-2
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to order just issue 77, you can send us a check (or make payapal payment to for $6 to that address or order it.

Here, again, is what's in the issue:

Interviews: Ride (cover) * Dr. Demento * Royal Headache * The Damned pt. 2 * Mercury Rev * Sloan pt. 2 * Low * The Flesh Eaters’ Chris D. pt. 2 * Dar Williams * Paul Weller * Tamaryn * Hinds * Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus) * Pugwash * Insect Ark * Shopping * Desert Stars * Sweet Madness

Editorials: Rabid: " Indie Music: From Dearth to Downpour to Deluge" * Sommer: "Re-Assessing The Legacy of The Clash…or Not." * Kelson: "Still Falling and Laughing—Tracing the Birth of Indie Pop”

Live Reviews: Bad Religion * Belle & Sebastian (+ Real Estate) * Buzzcocks * The Decemberists (+ Alvvays) * Ride * Royal Headache * The Spits * Swervedriver * The Thermals (+ La Luz) * The Weirdos (+ The Adolescents and Electric Frankenstein) * The Who

CD Reviews: Able Tasmans * Mike Adams at His Honest Weight * Ash * Lou Barlow * Courtney Barnett * Beach House * Jello Biafra & the New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars * Black Watch * Cheatahs * The Chills * Leonard Cohen * Co-pilgrim * Day Ravies * D.O.A. * Donovan’s Brain * Duke Ellington * EZTV * Flyying Colours * Robert Forster * Robin Gibb * John Howard & the Night Mail * Jenny Hval * Idaho * Isley Brothers * Michael Head & the Strands * Killing Joke * Lilys * Motörhead * Nada Surf * Nap Eyes * Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard * Newtown Neurotics * The Nils * Only Ones * Elvis Presley * Roger Lion * Persian Leaps * Pins * Pointed Sticks * Miranda Lee Richards * Salad Boys * Secret Shine * Shifting Sands * Shondikes * Paul Smith & the Imitations * Staple Singers * Stay * Tame Impala * Three Hour Tour * Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers * Peter Tosh * Totally Mild * Triptides * Conway Twitty * Ultimate Painting * Muddy Waters * Astrid Williamson

Hope you all buy it now 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!

And hope you can share the gift of reading with your friends! And happy holiday season, everyone! If we can help you, let us know!

Jack R

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