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Hurrah! Big Takeover Fall Issue #63 About To Ship: Pre-order/ Subscribe/ Renew/ Update

17 November 2008

Just in time for the Holiday Season!

Once again the big news is that Big Takeover #63 with Death Cab For Cutie on the cover, and concluding part two of our awesome Johnny Rotten Sex Pistols interview was completed in San Francisco! (A full description of its contents is just below!) It will begin shipping imminently, so you should see it quite soon!

IMPORTANT: If you are a subscriber and you need to update your
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And since the issue will soon be shipped to subscribers and stores, now is an excellent time to pre-order it if you would like to receive it , or subscribe if you’ve been meaning to; or renew your subscription if it has run out. And remember, BIG TAKEOVER ISSUES, BACK ISSUES, TSHIRTS, CDS (including the brand new, limited edition SPRINGHOUSE CD album, From Now to OK), AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ALSO MAKE THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT! Especially in this season when we are all trying to economize.

(To order the brand new limited edition 550 copies art-package SPRINGHOUSE CD, or to get a “pay what you want” download of it for as little as $1 (a steal!), see our new website at

If you want to subscribe or renew or give the gift that keeps on
giving this holiday, just go to our secure online Yahoo store
(and feel free to indicate which issue you’d like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 61 (NEW PORNS cover), issue 62 (R.E.M. cover). Or the upcoming 63 (Death Cab For Cutie). 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:

The Big Takeover

1713 8th Ave. Rm. 5-2

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to pre-order just the upcoming issue 63, you can send us a check for $6 to that address or order online at pre-order

(As ever, there are back issues, T-shirts, and CDs available there as well if you’re interested, for you, or your friends on the holidays!)

Here, again, is what’s in the issue:


Death Cab For Cutie (cover) * Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten, Pt. 2 *
Fleet Foxes * Spiritualized * Sloan * Feelies * Devo * The Zombies (Chris White & Hugh Grundy) * Band of Holy Joy * Mudhoney * Rock Writer V. Vale (Search & Destroy, RE/Search), Pt. 2 * Top 50 Reggae LPs, Pt. 2! * MGMT * Calexico * Deerhunter * Dropsonic * Everest * Frightened Rabbit * Joey Cape/Lagwagon * Jealous Girlfriends * Jason Ringenberg * Corleone Records


Rabid: Goodbye George Bush, Hello Financial Crisis; Where is the
Angry Right? * Ackerman: Record Industry Bust and the Baby Boomers * Sommer: The Rich Kids, The Professionals, PiL, and the Lost Legacy Of The Sex Pistols

Live Reviews

Baby Lemonade * The Black Watch (/Jason Falkner) * Death Cab For Cutie * Devo * Rob Dickinson * The Effigies (/EDP/False Prophets) * Don McGlashan (Crowded House/PS22 choir) * New Model Army * R.E.M. * Rogue Wave · Sam Phillips * Sloan * Swervedriver * Astrid Williamson * Wire * Hippiefest (Jonathan Edwards, Melanie, Turtles, Joey Molland/Badfinger, Eric Burdon & the Animals

Hundreds of CD Reviews

American Music Club * Baby Lemonade * Bad Religion * Belle &
Sebastian * Billy Bragg * The Breeders * Busy Signals * Gene Clark * The Coast * The Clash * CSNY * Darker My Love * Ray Davies * Decemberists * Rob Dickinson * D.O.A. * Everest * Fatal Film * Fleet Foxes * Franz Ferdinand * Futureheads * Goo Goo Dolls * Ideal Free Distribution * Iggy & the Stooges * International Jetsetters * Neil Halstead * Billie Holiday * Jan & Dean * Rick Johnson reader * Damien Jurado * Love * Magnetic Morning * Colin Meloy * Mercury Rev * Mogwai * Motorhead * Willie Nelson * Oasis * Pas/Cal * Robert Pollard * Sebadoh * Section 25 * Ron Sexsmith * Skybombers * Sleepover Disaster * Patti Smith & Kevin Shields * Smithereens * Snow Patrol * Stereolab * Subhumans (Canada) * Supergrass * Matthew Sweet * T.S.O.L. * Vancougar * Velouria * Wire * Wolf Parade * and more!

Hope you all pre-order it, or 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!

And hope you can share the gift of reading with your friends this


Jack R