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Big Takeover #75 (The Raveonettes cover) Out Now! Great Holiday Gifts! Order - Subscribe - Renew

Big Takeover Issue 75
10 December 2014

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 #75 Fall 2014 issue The Raveonettes on the cover, and the concluding part twos of our awesome, long interviews with last issue's cover stars The Dum Dum Girls and Pauline Murray and Neale Floyd of original English punks Penetration, as well as fabulous history interviews with '60s Nuggets stars The Electric Prunes and Vancouver late'70s all-female punk rockers The Dishrags, The Horrors, The Drums, The Muffs' Kim Shattuck, and The Bevis Frond mainman Nick Saloman, and 're shorter chats with Sharon Van Etten, Ex Cops, Iceage, Literature, Martin Carr (ex-Boo Radleys), Elephant Stone, and Connections 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 onesies!!!!! The coolest X-mas gift ever for the kids!), and our new accessories (BT beer cozies for only $5, BT buttons for only 50 cents, BT magnets for only $1, 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 $12 for adults and $10 for kids's shirts and 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 75 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 74 (Dum Dum Girls cover), the current 75 (Raveonettes cover), or the spring issue 75 (Taylor Swift 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 1-4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to order just issue 75, 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: The Raveonettes (cover), The Drums * The Horrors * The Muffs' Kim Shattuck * late '70s original Vancouver punks The Dishrags * '60s stars The Electric Prunes * The Bevis Frond's Nick Saloman * Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee pt. 2 * Penetration's Pauline Murray and Neale Floyd pt. 2 * Sharon Van Etten * Ex Cops * Iceage * Literature * Martin Carr (ex-Boo Radleys), * Elephant Stone * Connections

Editorials: Rabid: "The Greatest Friendship of My Life and the Agony of Addiction; Big Takeover Co-Founder David Stein, 1962-2014" * Sommer: "Jack and Dave: Princes in the Kingdom of Outsiders" * Kelson: "Why 50-Year-Olds Are Still Going Out To See New Music"

Live Reviews: Buzzcocks * Paul Collins Beat * D.O.A. * Joanna Gruesome * Paul McCartney * Bob Mould * The Replacements * The Sharp Things * Stiff Little Fingers

CD Reviews: Allah-Lahs * Allo Darlin' * Alvvays * Beverly * Big Star * Bikini Kill * Black Swan Lane * Black Watch * Martin Carr * The Chills * Chrome * Cocoanut Groove * Co-Pilgrim * Cramps * Miles Davis * Dickies * Ani DiFranco * Roddy Frame * Gentlemen Rogues * Jigsaw Seen * Goat * La Sera * Lost Patrol * The History of Apple Pie * Jet Black * The House of Love * Toh Kay & Sycamore Smith * Fela Kuti * Willie Nelson * New Model Army * New Pornographers * Sinead O'Connor * Omi Palone * Roy Orbison * Augustus Pablo * Pale Lights * Persian Leaps * Posies * Proper Ornaments * The Saints * Savages * Ty Segal * Ravi Shankar * Sarah Silverman * Sloan * Slowness * Successful Failures * Teenage Fanclub * Deniz Tek * Ultimate Painting * Vibrators * Lucinda Williams * James Williamson * VA- Adrian Borland Tribute * VA-Looking For Johnny (Thunders documentary DVD) * VA- The Last Pogo Jumps Again ('77-'78 Toronto punk DVD) * and more!

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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