For this very special issue of Classic Pop we bring you our Synthpop Special where we have brought together four pioneers of the genre – Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, Heaven 17 (Official)’s Glenn Gregory and Neil Arthur from Blancmange – in our inaugural Synthpop Summit.
Other highlights include:
• TOP 40 SYNTHPOP SINGLES
Our definitive list of the best synthpop tracks – will you agree?
• EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
With Thompson Twins’s main man Tom Bailey, Vince Clarke, Blancmange, Sophie Ellis-Bextor,Ron Mael from Sparks Official, Trevor Horn and Paul Hardcastle Official.
The Lowdown on… Soft Cell and Marc Almond (official)
Classic Album… The Human League - Dare
Pop Art – Depeche Mode
New releases and gigs reviewed from George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Blacnmange, Prince, Hazel O’Connor, Suzanne Vega, Beck, Nina Persson, Moby and many, many more!
In Issue 9 of Classic Pop we celebrate the anniversary of Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s arrival on the music scene with the definitive story of the band’s shortlived but controversial career. Highlights of this issue include Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Marc Almond, Adam Ant, John Taylor, Martin Fry, Erasure and the low down of Glasgow’s greatest eighties talents.
Issue 8 of Classic Pop exclusive Top 100 Singles of the 1980s feature, as voted by you! Who do you think will be number 1? Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, A-ha, Erasure, Culture Club, Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Blondie and Madonna all make an appearance along with many more.exclusive Top 100 Singles of the 1980s feature, as voted by you!
Issue 7 of Classic Pop is packed with incredible features, exclusive interviews, news and reviews of the latest CD, book and DVD releases. Highlights include candid interviews with Boy George, Gary Numan and Kim Wilde, plus we chat to Yoko Ono, Dieter Meier, Matt Bianco, Matt Goss and all the female presenters of BBC 6 Music! Features include a 4AD label profile; Camden Town’s influence over music from the 80s and 90s; Classic Album: Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden; The Lowdown on Roxy Music; and Pop Art: Klaus Nomi. We also review releases from Numan, Erasure, Boy George, Prefab, Peter Gabriel, Imagination, The Orb, Cabaret Voltaire, The Grid, ABC, Madness, Howard Jones and many more plus Prince and Rewind live!
We celebrate David Bowie with ‘When Bowie Went Pop’, a massive article on David Bowie’s Eighties music and influence, featuring new interviews with his guitarist and creative collaborator Carlos Alomar, bass player Carmine Rojas and author of Starman: The Definitive Biography Paul Trynka. We look at how David Bowie’s music defined the 1980s pop landscape and also study the work that he made during that decade – from Scary Monsters to Never Let Me Down.
Issue five features an exclusive interview with pop sensation Debbie Harry and a countdown of Blondies top 25 tracks. We also have an extensive Bananarama feature, the lowdown on The KLF, look back at Wham’s classic ‘Fantastic’ album, explore the 80′s music scene in Manchester, look at the impact of Stiff Records, plus over 50 reviews and much, much more!
Issue 4 features the Lowdown of Eurthymics discography plus an exclusive interview with Annie Lennox, as well as interviews with Alison Moyet, Tom Bailey, Sinead O’Connor and Pauline Black, the making of Prince’s classic album Purple Rain, a look into Birmingham’s outstanding 80′s music scene, how rock went pop with the likes of David Bowie, the story of OMD in the lead up to their new album, over 50 reviews, and so much more!
Issue 3, Mar/Apr 2013 - Print copies are sold out, but you can buy the app edition for £3.99/$5.99 or the desktop/Android version
Issue 3 features exclusive interviews with Adam Ant and Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, the Lowdown on New Order, Japan’s classic Gentlemen Take Polaroids, ten pivotal months in the story of the Style Council, The PWL Hit Factory label profile, 80s movie soundtracks, the birth of 2 Tone, over 70 reviews and much, much more.
Issue 2, Jan/Feb 2013 - Print copies are sold out, but you can buy the app edition for £3.99/$5.99 or the desktop/Android version
Issue 2 features exclusive interviews with Madness and Simple Minds, the Lowdown on The Human League, Madonna’s classic first album, Peter Hook’s first hand story of Joy Division, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and 80s Liverpool, Mute label profile, CD and live reviews and much, much more.
Issue 1, Nov/Dec 2012 – Print copies are sold out, but you can buy the app edition for £3.99/$5.99 or the desktop/Android version
Issue 1 features an in-depth feature on the Petshop Boys, Five Decades of Duran Duran, ABC’s classic Lexicon of Love, The Influence of Kraftwerk, ZTT label profile, the Lowdown on Depeche Mode, Top of the Pops remembered, CD and live reviews and much, much more.