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The Big Takeover #78
15 June 2016

Good news! Big Takeover #78 Spring 2016 issue is out on the stands! Starring female London post-punk stars Savages on the cover, and featuring an “in memoriam R.I.P.” previously unpublished interview with Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead plus fabulous history interviews with Dr. Feelgood guitarist/star Wilko Johnson, X and solo great John Doe, and veteran Gun Club, Cramps, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds guitarist and solo artist Kid Congo Powers, as well as equally interesting sit-downs with Ben Folds, The Thermals, Yeasayer, and The Sharp Things. And there're shorter chats with Film School , Tanya Donelly, La Sera, The Furious Seasons, Charlie Hilton of Blouse, Breathless, Great Lakes, Titus Andronicus, The High Violets and reformed late ’70s Texas punk-era greats Mydolls, and more! 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 160-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 Father’s Day (or whatever) gift: Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues!

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

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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 78 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 online store (and feel free to indicate which issue you'd like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 77 (Ride cover), the current 78 (Savages cover), or the Fall issue 79 (Katy Perry 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:

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Or if you want to order just issue 78, you can send us a check (or make PayPal payment to for $6 to that address or order it.

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

Interviews: Savages (cover) * Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister (R.I.P.) * John Doe (X) * Ben Folds * The Thermals * Wilko Johnson (Dr. Feelgood) * Yeasayer, Kid Congo Powers (Gun Club, Cramps, Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds) * The Sharp Things * Film School * Tanya Donelly * La Sera * The Furious Seasons * Charlie Hilton (Blouse) * Breathless * Great Lakes * Titus Andronicus * The High Violets * Texas punk-era legends Mydolls,

Editorials: Rabid: “Music and the Grim Reaper; Thoughts on Death, the Joy of Life, and David Bowie” * Sommer: "Why Pop Must Fight" * Kelson: “The U.K.’s Musical Doldrums of the Mid-’80s… and How it Was Saved by The Smiths, JAMC, C86, and ‘Blue Monday’”

Live Reviews: Paul Collins’ Beat * The Dickies * DIIV + Tamaryn * Mark Eitzel * Idlewild * The Joy Formidable * Haroula Rose * The Zombies (Original Lineup)

CD/Vinyl Reviews: Alternative TV * Bad Religion * Beach House * Bent Shapes * Black Randy & The Metrosquad * William Burroughs * John Cale * Chatham Rise & Jeff Levitz * Cheap Trick * Ornette Coleman * Defunkt * Desario * Tanya Donelly * Dråpe * Dropkick * Eureka, California * Ex Norwegian * The Fall * Flaming Lips * Golden Bloom * GBV/Robert Pollard * Lee Hazlewood * Honeychurch * Bert Jansch * Ed Kuepper * Lake Ruth * Love * Lush * Magnet School * Johnny Marr * Massive Attack * Métal Urbain * Mott The Hoople * Bob Mould * Nada Surf * Willie Nelson * New Planet Trampoline * Elvis Presley * Penetration * Gene Pitney * Emma Pollock * Iggy Pop * Reagan Youth * Rogue Wave * Runaways * Jeffrey Runnings * Sonny Sharrock * Spires * Starling Electric * Joe Strummer * Supermoon * Tacocat * Teenage Jesus & the Jerks * Trash Can Sinatras * Lucinda Williams * Wire * Wreckless Eric * Various-Still In A Dream: A Story Of Shoegaze 1988-1995 (Box)

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Jack R

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