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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.