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Re: Adios NME

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:32 pm
by NickH
Norman wrote: Nor should we forget the magnificent cassette compilations that it put out. More than 40 in all... Could we list the ones we do have amongst us?

Rather than search through boxes for old NME cassette compilations (I acquired all of them!), it's probably easier to download favourite tapes from the excellent website below. The Straight No Chaser cassette was given an expanded CD reissue by Ace. It would have been good if the other cassettes in the series could have been given CD releases too, but this wasn't to be.
https://pressplayandrecord.wordpress.com/

The last paid-for issue of the NME is certainly worth buying for anyone interested in its political, social and musical significance during the late 1970s and 80s. I had started buying the NME fairly regularly during the past few years, mainly because of the increased usage of archive material (an old Lester Bangs interview was reprinted in its entirety after Lou Reed died). Thanks for the Pat Long recommendation. Must seek out his history of the NME book.

Some smart analysis on reasons for NME's demise from Charles Shaar Murray in the FT last month...
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/02ad19f4-2626 ... 8f08c.html

Re: Adios NME

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:39 am
by Garth Cartwright
Thanks John. Appreciated!