Issue one (May 85) is pretty impressive, though incredibly scattered: time-capsule-y (Madonna, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Stryper) but also forward-looking (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bodeans) and odd (Philip Glass and Wally George). Plus, of course the ads, 90% of which are for beer, blank cassette tapes, or audio equipment.http://books.google.com/books?id=9ugCQfxwym0C
Love the Oct. 1988 issue with the Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff on the cover featuring a primer on hip hop, including this glossary with terms like fresh, fly, def, dope, dis, yo and old school. I need to start sprinkling some of the forgotten terms into my vernacular.
So it's the Randy Jackson Phrasebook?
Threadjack.Amazon now has Homocide: LotS THE COMPLETE SERIES for only $65.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BLNGTS/ref=s9_al_bw_t2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_r=078AYV3ZGTP7PK97N125&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1244224222&pf_rd_i=12917411
Thanks, bad dad - just placed my order.
I initially read this as "every issue of Spy," and I was pretty excited.
I'm sorry if you're not interested in reliving the moment when Urban Dance Squad represented the future of sound.
This November 1995 issue has a fascinating series of articles on "The Future Of..." several different things (music, sex, fear, etc.). It's framed as "the 21st century is coming; we predict what it will hold." It's interesting to view it through the lens of what has actually happened.http://books.google.com/books?id=EYlQ2Hsft8QC&printsec=frontcover&lr=&rview=1#v=onepage&q=&f=falseAlso, looking through these covers from the mid-90s is like revisiting my college years and realizing that I really was pretty in-touch with current culture at the time. Maybe not before or since, but for a brief shining moment, I knew what was cool when it was actually still cool.
Also of note from that same issue, a review of the Weezer single "Say It Ain't So" that called it fake grunge, i.e. "scrunge." In a collection of reviews of singles that reverently invokes Pearl Jam 5 times and Nirvana 4 times (in a single page!), the disdain for the artists profiled (which also include Foo Fighters and Garbage) is kind of hilarious, knowing where Weezer in particular has ended up.OMG, this is such a time waster. I guess I can't say I wasn't warned.
Spy would be nice. I'd also like to see Omni online.
I think they should complete the presence by offering an e-certificate for one free condom with downloads of the early issues.
I think if they want to have the complete 1988 experience, they should offer an e-certificate for a free Lifestyle condom with each download...http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,968842,00.html