NME Magazine 1 September 1979 The Police John Fahey The Slits Siouxsie XTC Dylan Tom Verlaine
NME Magazine 1 September 1979
Main feature: Two page interview with Sting & the Police, Nina Hagen half page article, Notting Hill Carnival, Fying Lizards, John Fahey interview, Independent discs - interesting 4 page article on independent labels by Paul Morley and Adrian Thrills, two page right up on the Reading Festival,
Full Page Adverts: XTC drums and wires, Bob Dylan slow train coming, Herman Brood
Singles reviews: Grace Jones, The Ruts, Secret Affair, Isley Brothers, Rainbow, Bob Dylan, Squeeze.
Album reviews: The Slits, Siouxsie and the Banshees, David Johansson, Tom Verlaine, Curtis Mayfield, Dr Alimantado.
Gig reviews: The Specials/Linton Kwesi Johnson/The Modettes at Hammersmith Palais, Angelic Upstarts Electric Ballroom, the Piranhas at Marquee.
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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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