NME Magazine 8 August 1981 the Specials Arthur Lee Ian Dury Pretenders
NME Magazine 8 August 1981
This Issues main Features: the Specials two page special Giving up the ghost by Paul Du Noyer, life in the war zone Toxteth, Ian Dury 2.5 pages, three-page article on Arthur Lee of Love.
Full Page Adverts: The Pretenders, Kirsty Maccoll, Ian Hunter
Singles Reviews: bunny wailer, Theatre of Hate, Au Pairs, The Birthday Party.
Gig Reviews: heavy metal Holocaust featuring Motorhead, The Pretenders.
Album Reviews: The Pretenders, the go-go's, Little Feat.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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