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Big Takeover #64 About To Ship: Pre-order/ Subscribe/ Renew/ Subscribers: Update Your Address ASAP (if changed)! / Great Gifts!

16 May 2009

Once again the big news is that Big Takeover #64 Spring 2009 issue with The Decemberists on the cover (and concluding part twos of our awesome Death Cab for Cutie, Sloan, and Devo interviews) was completed in San Francisco in April! (A full description of its contents is just below!) It will begin shipping this week likely, so you should see it quite soon! And remember, we only come out twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don’t want to miss one of our jam-packed 200-page issues! Below is a quick description of its contents.

IMPORTANT: If you are a subscriber and you need to update your address, please tell us right away, as we need to have the shipping order ASAP. Send updates to me at

And since the issue will soon be shipped to subscribers and stores, now is an excellent time to pre-order it if you would like to receive it , or subscribe if you’ve been meaning to; or renew your subscription if it has run out. And remember, BIG TAKEOVER ISSUES, BACK ISSUES, TSHIRTS, CDS (including the brand new, limited edition SPRINGHOUSE CD album, From Now to OK), AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ALSO MAKE THE PERFECT GIFT! Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize.

If you want to subscribe or renew or give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday, just go to our secure online Yahoo store (and feel free to indicate which issue you’d like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 62 (R.E.M. cover), issue 63 (Death Cab For Cutie cover). Or the upcoming 64 (Decemberists). It’s only $20 for four issues (save 23% off the newstand price including average sales tax), or $32 for overseas. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to “Big Takeover” for $20 to the following address:

The Big Takeover
1713 8th Ave. Rm. 5-2
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Or if you want to pre-order just the upcoming issue 64, you can send us a check for $6 to that address or order online at pre-order

(As ever, there are back issues, T-shirts, and CDs available there as well if you’re interested, for you, or your friends for birthdays or father’s day!)

Here, again, is what’s in the issue:


Decemberists (cover) • Darker My Love • Death Cab For Cutie Pt. 2 • Of Montreal • Magnetic Morning (Interpol/Swervedriver) • Sloan Pt. 2 • ‘60s greats The Move • Devo Pt. 2 • The Rutles/Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band’s Neil Innes • 1977 L.A. punks The Controllers • ‘60s legends The Sonics • Meat Puppets • The Thermals • Bob Mould • Miranda Lee Richards • Airborne Toxic Event • Mark Olson & Gary Louris (Jayhawks) • Vic Chesnutt • Matinée Records, • Wild Swans • Comet Gain • What Records/Illoki/Wondercap’s Chris Ashford


Rabid: Autopsy of a Recession: Big Takeover Readers Were Warned! • Ackerman: The New Cinderella (Susan Boyle) and the Love of the Underdog • Sommer: The True Path To The Outside: Sleep, Neu!, Branca, and the Pursuit of Rock ’n’ Roll Rebellion Most Pure

Live Reviews

Darker My Love • The Black Watch • Dickies • For Against • Mission of Burma • My Bloody Valentine • Mike Ness • A.C. Newman • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart/Let’s Wrestle · The Pretenders • Sleepover Disaster • The Sun and the Moon • Thee Sgt. Major III • T.S.O.L.

Hundreds of CD Reviews

Maximo Park • Blitzen Trapper • Isley Brothers • Morrissey • The Monks • Birdwatchers of America • Miles Davis • The Rifles • BB King • Camera Obscura • DJ Bonebrake Trio • The Dimes • Doves • XTC as Dukes of Stratosphere • Dipsomaniacs • Disciplines • Elba • Cheap Trick • Tommy James & the Shondells • Friends • Chip Kinman & PCH • Adam Franklin • The Hotels • Husband and Wife • Great Northern • Miles Hunt (Wonder Stuff) • Charlotte Hatherley • John Doe & the Sadies • Kingsbury Manx • Tommy Keene • Roy Harper • The Moog • John Lee Hooker • Billie Holiday • Wipers • Mott the Hoople • The Nerves • New Radiant Storm King • Penetration • Robert Pollard • Otis Redding • Pavement • School of Seven Bells • The Damned • Los Shakers • Seldon Plan • Smithereens • Snowglobe • Spores • Rhino 39/Black Randy & the Metrosquad • Robyn Hitchcock • Residents • Undertones • Gary Usher • Volcano Suns • Wheat • Neil Young • and more!

Hope you all pre-order it, or buy it when it’s out! And/or hope you subscribe, as that is still by far the best way to support the print magazines you love if you want them to keep going. It means a lot to them!

And hope you can share the gift of reading with your friends!

Jack R

P.S.— Remember, Big Takeover subscriptions (and shirts, cds, and back issues) make the perfect gift!


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