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November 29, 2012 5:14 AM   Subscribe

a new issue of Smash Hits every fortnight, on the thirtieth anniversary of the original publication date.
posted by Gilgongo (16 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sadly, a double. ('com' vs 'co.uk' domain means it wasn't caught in posting autosearch) -- taz



 
wow, what a find
posted by criticalbill at 5:18 AM on November 29, 2012


shame they don't pdf them but still
posted by criticalbill at 5:20 AM on November 29, 2012


...what's the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking?
posted by Flashman at 5:20 AM on November 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Was it only 30 years ago?
posted by criticalbill at 5:22 AM on November 29, 2012


Awesome but they need to do something compatible with an ereader app. This plus all the Omni backissues and that 70's synth mag posted earlier could easily fill all my downtime.
posted by sourwookie at 5:22 AM on November 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


One look at that site and a bunch of 80s ear worms invaded my skull. That's today's entertainment sorted.
posted by arcticseal at 5:24 AM on November 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Synapse! That was that magazine.
posted by sourwookie at 5:30 AM on November 29, 2012


I like the old gossip, like Tony Blackburn calling Elvis Costello a "silly little man" for putting out "Radio Radio" back when you might think radio could still be saved.
posted by pracowity at 5:43 AM on November 29, 2012


That's today's entertainment sorted.

Or, as we used to say, feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away....
posted by Mezentian at 5:55 AM on November 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


And ALSO: HOLY FUCK, THIS IS AWESOME.
posted by Mezentian at 5:56 AM on November 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nice find. Rather appropriately, I listened to Big Country's "The Crossing", start to finish, just last night.
posted by davebush at 6:19 AM on November 29, 2012


It was a truly great time to be a pre-teen in the UK. It's too bad that kids these days don't grow up looking at the likes of Siouxsie, Polly Styrene, The Clash and Adam Ant. I'm quite sure I'm the better for it in adulthood.

I'm going all misty. Thank you.
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth at 7:37 AM on November 29, 2012


My friend's brother, who was a few years older than us and at grammar school, had one of those hip young teachers who taught a lesson (not sure if it was English or History) around the song Stand and Deliver.
Us, we used to draw that white stripe across our noses in chalk when we were out on the playground at lunchtime. /antpeople
posted by Flashman at 9:05 AM on November 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's too bad that kids these days don't grow up looking at the likes of Siouxsie, Polly Styrene, The Clash and Adam Ant. I'm quite sure I'm the better for it in adulthood.

Yes, indeed. I'm so glad that I grew up listening to the music of CURRENT YEAR - MY AGE + 15-20 YEARS. It is so much better than whatever crap it is that kids are listening to in CURRENT YEAR.

There--cut and paste, folks--cut and paste. You can use that one for the rest of your lives.
posted by yoink at 9:11 AM on November 29, 2012


Crap, there goes any chance at productivity at work this afternoon.
posted by otters walk among us at 9:45 AM on November 29, 2012


It's all happening again: double.
posted by cgc373 at 11:52 PM on November 29, 2012


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