RIP Roy Carr

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RIP Roy Carr

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 01 Jul 2018, 21:18

One of the NME's key players for a couple of decades, compiler of the legendary C81 and C86 cassettes, and the author of a couple of decent rock tomes you could well have in your collection...



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Re: RIP Roy Carr

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 01 Jul 2018, 21:29

NME leg end. I remember him saying that the first time he heard 1969 he was in a helicopter flying over the Woodstock crowd below.
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Re: RIP Roy Carr

Postby slightbreeze » 02 Jul 2018, 00:10

Fond memories of a man who was an integral part of NME' s golden years.RIP, Roy, and thanks.

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Re: RIP Roy Carr

Postby Bent Fabric » 02 Jul 2018, 03:16

That Beatles book was "core" at a certain point in history. Which seems odd now, but...we were thankful for what we had in those days.

It was humorous and playful in a way that no Beatles reference materials were.

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Re: RIP Roy Carr

Postby toomanyhatz » 02 Jul 2018, 05:53

Yeah, I definitely had that Beatles book as one of my very first music-related books. I think I had the Bowie one too. Didn't necessarily agree with all his opinions, but I liked how concisely he managed to blend critical thought and fact without it ever seeming overly stodgy or arrogant. He was the perfect "moderate" in a pretty intemperate era.
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Re: RIP Roy Carr

Postby Sintek » 03 Jul 2018, 08:43

He was quality and everything you'd want in a music journalist: irreverent, sneering, adoring, graceful, sarcastic, gushing, insightful, witty, need I go on?
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