NME (New Musical Express) Magazine Collection. Neil Spencer, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, William S. Burroughs, John Cale, Julian Cope, Elvis Costello, Devo, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, John Lydon, Robert Palmer, Prince, Joey Ramone, Pete Shelley, Talking Heads.

NME (New Musical Express) Magazine Collection

ISBN: (ISSN)00286362
London, England: IPC Magazines, 1980-1983. First Printings. Loose Folded Sheets. Fourteen vintage issues of the ultra-hip British music magazine from the dawn of the 1980s, a most fertile & innovative period of rock, new wave & other musical movements & styles at their peak. All issues edited by the acclaimed journalist Neil Spencer, & with contributions of articles by a long roster of popular music critics including America's legendary Lester Bangs. Here are the issues in chronological order: (1) 16 August 1980, with cover story entitled (very appropriately for our purposes) "The Beat Generations," about the band The Beat; others including Pink Floyd, Roxy Music & much more. (2) 23 August 1980, with cover illustration by the great Ralph Steadman & illustrated "Gonzoid Interview" of him conducted by Paul Rambali (pgs. 16-17); first of three-part "1984" Consumers' Guide series portending "Our Frightening Future," much more. (3) 13 September 1980 with cover image of David Bowie, very lengthy illustrated interview of Bowie by Angus Mackinnon (beg. pg. 31); much more. (4) 4 October 1980 with cover image of the group Madness, illustrated article (pgs. 32-33); many others including Elvis Costello & Joy Division. (5) 11 October 1980 with cover image of group Au Pairs' Lesley Woods ; articles on the then-just released, now classic film "The Shining"; much more including Bruce Springsteen, Joy Division, John ("Johnny Rotten") Lydon. (6) 8 November 1980 with cover images of Talking Heads & "Exclusive Talking Talk-In" article interview (pgs. 7-8); much more including Robert Palmer, Souxie & the Banshees. (7) 14 March 1981 with cover image of Lydon & illustrated article on his post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd. (pgs. 30-32); much more including Heaven 17, Stray Cats. (8) 4 April 1981 with cover image of Michael Jackson & "Exclusive" illustrated article (pgs. 27-30); much more including John Cale, Costello, Gang of Four, PIL, Pete Shelley. (9) 23 May 1981 with cover image & article on The Beat again (pgs. 30-31); much more including PIL concert-riot in NYC; Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Furious Pig. (10) 13 June 1981 with cover image of Julian Cope & illustrated article beg. pg. 18; much more including Howard Devoto, Kraftwerk, Yoko Ono. (11) 14 November 1981 with cover image of Mark Smith & interview-article on his band The Fall beg. pg. 14; much more including Costello, Jimi Hendrix, Prince. (12) 27 March 1982 (30th Anniversary Issue) with cover image of Ian Craig Marsh & Martyn Ware of British Electric Foundation, article beg. pg. 28; much more including a special eight-page "Pullout Souvenir" section with 30 years' highlights; article on The Clash. (13) 3 April 1982 with cover image of Junior Giscombe; much more including (we're not kidding here) an illustrated dialogue-interview between William S. Burroughs & Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo entitled "Beat Meets Blank," much more including Clash tour, Dave Edmonds. (14) 16 April 1983 with cover image of Bowie & illustrated interview by Chris Bohn beg. pg. 27; much more including Cope, Joey Ramone. Each issue is packed with reviews of then-new, now venerable LPs; contemporary ads; events etc. We assure you that this collection will "bring it all back" to our Third Minders who were & remain enthusiasts of cutting-edge music & culture of this period. A delightful & most rewarding bundle of rarities. All issues complete & in relatively near-fine-to-fine condition with inevitable browning of pulp-quality paper & attendant moderate odor; moderate wear & some closed tears, creases & folds at most edges & corners. Extra postage will be required for this large & heavy offering. Near Fine- Fine. [Item #3779]

Price: $100.00