Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Time Traveling to Swinging London
Presented here are scans from an Uncut special edition containing original reviews, interviews, and photos from the archives of the New Musical Express (NME), a popular UK music magazine that has been published weekly since March of 1952. In the 1960s, NME championed the British music scene and hosted four Poll Winners Concerts, featuring such notable acts as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Kinks, the Animals, the Who and the Yardbirds. NME was also the first British music publication to develop a UK singles chart.
Among these scans are vintage ads for concerts, tours and the latest Mod gear, as well as a personal guide to the happening London club scene. Seeing the yellowed newspaper print and torn edges creates the illusion of looking through a '60s teenager's scrapbook.
Uncut has published several themed special issues that are gleaned from NME's extensive archives, each of which are valuable, entertaining, and informative, including issues specifically devoted the the Beatles, the Stones, the Mod Scene, the Clash, Radiohead, and Oasis.