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Big Takeover #72 (Joy Formidable cover) About To Ship! Subscribers: Update Your Address ASAP!

The Big Takeover Issue #72
9 May 2013

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Once again the big news is that Big Takeover #72 Spring 2013 issue was completed in Brooklyn this month! The isue stars Joy Formidable on the cover, and features the concluding part twos of our awesome features on Maxïmo Park, late '70s L.A. Dangerhouse post-punk pioneers The Deadbeats , and DIIV, as well as fabulous history interviews with '60s Bee Gees guitarist Vince Melouney, Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, and Dicks Texas punk legend Gary Floyd, while catching up with Billy Bragg, and the reunited Dream Syndicate, as well as newer greats Tame Impala and Beach Fossils,

It will begin shipping any day now, so you should see it quite soon! And remember, we only come our twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don't want to miss one of our jam-packed 164-page issues! Below is a quick description of its contents.

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Or if you want to pre-order just the upcoming issue 72, you can send us a check for $6 to that address (or paypal to or order online.

Here, again, is what's in the issue:


The Joy Formidable (cover) * Billy Bragg * Tame Impala * Procol Harum * The Deadbeats Pt. 2 * The Dream Syndicate * DIIV pt. 2 * ’60s Bee Gees * Maxïmo Park pt. 2 * Beach Fossils * The Dicks * Those Darlins * Amor de Días * Robyn Hitchcock * Villagers * The Men * Hush Delirium Collective * Night Beds * The Bitter Springs


Rabid: “The Broken Democracy in (In)Action: the Election That Changed Little, And The Party That Learned Nothing” * Conard: “In Desperate Need: The Overdue Comeback of Emitt Rhodes—And Our Fascination With Tortured Artists” * Sommer: “The Pop Mistake, the Obscenity of the Beatles Legacy, and the Need for a New Bebop”

Live Reviews

Bad Religion * Lotion (and Edsel) * The Monkees * Bob Mould * Ken Stringfellow * Veronica Falls * The Who

Hundreds of CD and Vinyl Reviews

Corin Ashley * Atoms For Peace * Devendra Banhart * Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine * The Black Watch * David Bowie * Catholic Discipline * Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds * Chatham Rise * The Cheatahs * The Dimes * Steve Earle & the Dukes * The Effigies * Ex Cops * The Flaming Lips * Girls Names * Goat * Guided by Voices * Jimi Hendrix * The History of Apple Pie * The History of Colour TV * The Holydrug Couple * Honeychain * Hookworms * The House of Love * Iggy & the Stooges * The Lost Patrol * Taj Mahal * Johnny Marr * Blind Willie McTell * My Bloody Valentine * Willie Nelson * The New Mendicants * The Orange Peels * Charlie Patton * Popstrangers * Savage Republic * The Servants * Ron Sexsmith * The Sharp Things * Slowness * Christopher Paul Stelling * Toy Love * Scott Walker * Wire * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * VA-Down Under Nuggets * 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

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