Don’t take much to appear informed or cool in this game. Just a couple of the right connections.
My Main Shitstain is excellent: melodic and playful and experimental and full of tricksy turns just when you least expect them
I was researching my Nirvana book in Seattle while this issue was being put together.
The way free giveaways usually work is this. You get to sign up to some dumb mailing list that you spend the next six months desperately trying to unsubscribe from You get to answer some dumb question relating to the band and/or record label and/or website, thereby giving the spurious illusion that there is some […]
Bit of a corker, this one. And once again, I find myself preferring the one of the cover star that we didn’t use. Familiarity, probably. (Note the numbering on the cover.)
John Peel dying was a big deal for many of us, especially as it was so unexpected.
Andrew really didn’t like mocking up too many alternative covers. Me and him and Chris had quite a few arguments about it early on, but ultimately – fuck it – he was the designer, not me. Here’s the only other choice I can find for the Joanna Newsom one. I prefer it now.
One of my regular correspondents on Twitter recently published this blog entry. I thought I’d reproduce it here, because I find it to be quite revealing: partway explanatory of what goes on behind the scenes at the mainstream rock press.
Here are a selection of the different photographs, designs and logos we were looking at for the first cover of Plan B Magazine. Most of these weren’t serious contenders: some of the visuals were drawn from Careless Talk Costs Lives, used so we could mock up dummy designs; The Von Bondies weren’t ever a real […]
OK. Here’s the first in the series. I’m still trying to figure out the best way of doing this, so apologies if any of this seems clumsy. I’m planning on putting these up twice a week until we’ve got the entire run of Plan B Magazine back up online. Any suggestions on how to streamline […]