R.I.P. the print edition of the NME

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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R.I.P. the print edition of the NME

Postby Copehead » 08 Mar 2018, 05:05

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/07/farewell-to-nme-rocknroll-riot-that-petered-into-silence

This place became my new NME many years ago and one that would publish my missives.

Sad to see it go but from what I could tell recently it had become an irrelevance in the internet age.

I have fond memories of picking it up on a Thursday morning and heading to the café opposite Buster Browns on market Street by Waverley Station to read it cover to cover over a couple of coffees.

It continues to exist online apparently, don't all rush at once
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Postby Hugh » 08 Mar 2018, 08:07

Copehead wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/07/farewell-to-nme-rocknroll-riot-that-petered-into-silence

This place became my new NME many years ago and one that would publish my missives.


Yes, I remember when Ian Penman and Paul Morley used to write pretentious, incomprehensible bollocks as well.

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Postby Copehead » 08 Mar 2018, 08:19

Hugh wrote:
Copehead wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/07/farewell-to-nme-rocknroll-riot-that-petered-into-silence

This place became my new NME many years ago and one that would publish my missives.


Yes, I remember when Ian Penman and Paul Morley used to write pretentious, incomprehensible bollocks as well.


I am sorry my penmanship is beyond your comprehension Hugh, I will dumb it down a bit so you can enjoy it too, thanks for the heads up.
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Postby Hugh » 08 Mar 2018, 08:25

I am happy for you to leave it as incomprehensible, thanks. Maybe just tone down the pretension and the bollocks.

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Postby Tactful Cactus » 08 Mar 2018, 13:27

I think the last time I bought a copy was when it was a broadsheet style paper. A long time ago. Maybe if they'd positioned themselves as a free Pitchfork type online presence and gave up the print edition sooner they might have survived.

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Postby never/ever » 08 Mar 2018, 20:47

I picked my copy up every Thursday afternoon from work in Amsterdam on my way home...always cursing the ink blackening my fingers but making the journey home very enjoyable.
I always marveled how English music mags lived by the opinions of the writers in comparison to the Dutch and German music mags I read. At times it was almost like being bullied into liking bands. But it certainly was one of those mags that have put me onto a lot of good music too.
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Postby Copehead » 08 Mar 2018, 21:56

Tactful Cactus wrote:I think the last time I bought a copy was when it was a broadsheet style paper. A long time ago. Maybe if they'd positioned themselves as a free Pitchfork type online presence and gave up the print edition sooner they might have survived.


They have survived as an, apparently, quite successful internet site, but I am not sure how much credibility they have left as a fount of musical wisdom, and a lot of their content seems to be ripped from other sites or be things like Top 10 songs about Jam. I imagine the almost total lack of white boys with guitars these days has left them in a heap between the two stools of R&B/Rap mainstream and White man with beard/ white woman with harp alternative that seem to make up most of the world's listening these days.

Q still seems able to straddle that divide as a monthly but does seem rather disjointed and confused in its coverage, Mojo is firmly in one camp and then there are online arbiters of taste like Pitchfork that I have never been to in my life because they say nothing to me about my life.

We need to monetize this place for Jethro and turn it into a European version of Pitchfork, we need ads, we need people to tell us what to listen to.

Unfortunately for most people on here that would mean pressing a Gentle Giant LP in your hands and no one wants that.
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Postby Copehead » 08 Mar 2018, 22:02

never/ever wrote:b] At times it was almost like being bullied into liking bands[/b]. But it certainly was one of those mags that have put me onto a lot of good music too.


How very true, in the 80s there was a party line of artists you should like and artists you shouldn't, in fact there were 2 party lines, the Rockists and the Soul Boys, telling you that the Smiths or alternatively Prince were what you should be listening to. Being a bit of a conformist I listened to both.

But it was like being shouted at about James Brown by an angry man in Oxford Bags at times.
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Postby Count Machuki » 09 Mar 2018, 00:39

Copehead wrote:R&B/Rap mainstream and White man with beard/ white woman with harp alternative...


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