NME Magazine 17 October 1981 Joy Division Dead Kennedys The Birthday Party David Bowie
NME Magazine 17 October 1981
This Issues main Features: Laurie Anderson, the poison girls, Dead Kennedys, The Birthday Party 2-page interview with Barney hoskyns, Full page article on David Bowie entitled Bowie's back pages, Heaven 17 two page article by Ian Penman,
Small features: Wall of Voodoo, Mick Jagger,
Full Page Adverts: OMD Joan of Arc, Stray Cats You don't believe me, Bow Wow Wow, Madness Magnificent Seven, U2 October double page, Gregory Isaacs, Eurythmics in the garden, The Jam Absolute Beginners.
Record Reviews: short and sweet singles reviews include, ABC, Grace Jones, orange juice, Bow Wow Wow, 23 Skidoo etc... LP reviews include Joy Division Still, Human League Dare, Blondie Best of, The Slits Return of the giant slits, 8 Eyed Spy, Girls At Our Best.
Gig Reviews: Grace Jones Drury Lane theatre royal, Madness Glasgow Apollo Laurie Anderson Riverside Studios, King Crimson at The Venue, The Raincoats London University union.
Record Reviews:New Musical Express magazine (later shortened to NME) was first published in 1952 and ran for 66 years. NME magazine covered most musical genre's from 1950s Jazz to Rocknroll, 1960's Beat and Folk,1970's glam, progressive rock, heavy rock, punk, new wave, acid house, grunge, britpop etc eventually ceasing publication in March 2018 when it moved to an online subscription only. Vintage back issues of NME make great gifts or as music collectibles they make an interesting archive of music history.
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