Waxpoetics No.32

BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts
edited December 2008 in Strut Central
Just appreciation for this fine and gorgeous magazine [music journal].b, 21Pure musical journalism at its best, but please work on your shipping logistics.b, 21Yes, Cratediggers.biz/com has made it again.b, 21Thank you, Waxpoetics.
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  • magpiemagpie 160 Posts
    i used to pick up every issue, but then it seemed like they cutback on the record pron、which to me was a major reason to get it...is this still the case???

  • KineticKinetic 3,738 Posts
    Dude.. the whole thign is record pron. Just buy it.

  • the shuggie otis interview was img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fire.gif" alt="" 21 on a stick!!!b, 21b, 21yeah, i like looking at old album covers too, but the record porn is only half the story when it comes to Wax Poetics

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,030 Posts
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    b, 21i used to pick up every issue, but then it seemed like they cutback on the record pron、which to me was a major reason to get it...is this still the case???
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21Dude, just cop this:b, 21b, 21img src=http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/w/waxpoetics~_waxpoetic_102b.jpg1b, 21b, 21Record pron without all that messy "text"

  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts
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    b, 21Record pron without all that messy "text"
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21Except with that one you can't say "I read it for the articles."

  • marumaru 1,450 Posts
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    b, 21Dude, just cop this:
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    b, 21Record pron without all that messy "text"
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21i like it when they talk about the records though, like the rediscovery section and stuff like that. book is still dope though.

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,030 Posts
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    b, 21Except with that one you can't say "I read it for the articles."
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21Ha. For real though - I think once WP backed off from trying to do complete discographies, the record pron got less interesting. I'm not interested in seeing 20 "selections." I want all or nothing!

  • was there a mix-up on the cover for the latest issue??? swear i saw an alton ellis pic w/ "jimmy cliff" written on it...

  • marumaru 1,450 Posts
    i think there are two cover versions

  • record "pron"?

  • BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts
    When an interviewee lists his top ten is one of my favorite parts, yes that Shuggie Otis interview was good. There was a lot he wasn't squealin' or fussin up to bout all the trouble he was gettin into, there is more to that story about Shuggie, maybe Oliver Wang can play P.I. on that one in the future.

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    b, 21When an interviewee lists his top ten is one of my favorite parts, yes that Shuggie Otis interview was good. There was a lot he wasn't squealin' or fussin up to bout all the trouble he was gettin into, there is more to that story about Shuggie, maybe Oliver Wang can play P.I. on that one in the future.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21Ha, as if I'm buddy- buddy with Shuggie and know the "real deal"? b, 21b, 21If he doesn't want to spill, you can't force it! And unless WP wants to take on a libel suit, they can't make accusations without independent corroboration.

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    b, 21 yes that Shuggie Otis interview was good. There was a lot he wasn't squealin' or fussin up to bout all the trouble he was gettin into, there is more to that story about Shuggie, maybe Oliver Wang can play P.I. on that one in the future.
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    b, 21Ha, as if I'm buddy- buddy with Shuggie and know the "real deal"?
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    b, 21If he doesn't want to spill, you can't force it! And unless WP wants to take on a libel suit, they can't make accusations without independent corroboration.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21And besides, there was a lot he didn't confess, but then there was a lot that he did, so what more could you want? Myself, I haven't seen very many interviews with the man; the Chicago Reader did a respectable piece on him when Inspiration Information was reissued, and then there were those newsletters that Epic (Shuggie's old label) used to print on the innersleeves of their albums. But,the Wax Poetics piece is the most informative Shuggie tale to date. Asking for more would be kinda petty.b, 21b, 21(Although if there IS more, I'd like to see...)

  • img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ehh.gif" alt="" 21b, 21b, 21When this magazine first started it was the shit. But lately it's become sort of boring. b, 21There used to be a wider range of topics covered, and things were keep more interesting. Like they used to have a different artist do the cover every month, and the overall design was interesting. But lately it's become sort of boring and predictable. Are the original people still involved?b, 21b, 21I still buy it, but it's definitely had some better issues.

  • all the original people are still there and working hard...respect your opinion but I think they have their own reasons for the 'new' direction....honestly, i am feeling it the new design and topics covered i believe it it is a wider range of topics.b, 21b, 21amir

  • BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts
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    b, 21wider range of topics.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21the rock issue was very nice with a plethora of artists to please any music fan, that Elvis article was quite good. img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/snowman.gif" alt="" 21

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    b, 21all the original people are still there and working hard...respect your opinion but I think they have their own reasons for the 'new' direction....honestly, i am feeling it the new design and topics covered i believe it it is a wider range of topics.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21I still like the mag, but I think the point about the covers has some validity. I think it's good that they get the brand out there and are consistent for awhile with the look, but at some point I think it would do them well to spread their wings again, cover art-wise. I would say after this year they would really run the risk of having the mag take on TOO much of a consistent look, and end up all loking the same.

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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21are you joking!!!? - - i thought the 'rock' issue was super weak! of all they could have pulled from the rock swamp (prog, psych, southern, country, garage, heavy, hard etc...) they chose, for the most part, a bunch of boring and highly ordinary crap. b, 21b, 21 Ernie Isley - who gives a F*ck?

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21Really?? I kind of give a f*ck about Ernie & his contributions.

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    b, 21Really?? I kind of give a f*ck about Ernie & his contributions.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21 i don't, but thats down to where my tastes lie - so i ca nimagine alot of Strutters would disagree.b, 21b, 21 ... but in a "rock" issue!!???b, 21b, 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" 21

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    He was one of the more prominent & successful black rock styled guitarists of the 70s. I think he did a lot to kick the Isleys back into validity in the 70s.

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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21Yes, plaese to bring back the blueprints of DJ dudes' bedrooms as featured in Issue 1.b, 21b, 21Also bring back the embarassing pseudoacademic pretensions: footnotes and the practice of captioning pictures with "fig."

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    b, 21Yes, plaese to bring back the blueprints of DJ dudes' bedrooms as featured in Issue 1.
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  • BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts
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    b, 21are you joking!!!? - - i thought the 'rock' issue was super weak! of all they could have pulled from the rock swamp (prog, psych, southern, country, garage, heavy, hard etc...) they chose, for the most part, a bunch of boring and highly ordinary crap.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21I don't like Elvis, but I learned something from the article. I think that issue was trying to stay close to bands who had a "soul" type feel to their rock side or vice versa, which was stated in the issue. I think the magazine is a sweet piece of reading material.

  • Yes, I agree that Ernie Isley belongs in a rock discussion. A lot of people forget (or never knew) that funk borrowed quite a bit from rock. And if you GOTTA talk about 1970's guitarists who were inspired by Hendrix, then Isley is a hell of a lot more listenable than Robin Trower. Or Frank Marino.b, 21b, 21As far as the WP "rock issue," I thought it may have been a little too broad. You know like when Soul Strut has a thread on our fave rock records, and the albums mentioned have hardly anything in common because the field is so vast? You'll see Van Halen followed by Kraftwerk next to the Mamas & the Papas...that's kinda what the Wax Poetics' tribute to rock kinda reminded me of.b, 21b, 21But just like those Soul Strut threads, that issue was a good read!

  • DongerDonger 854 Posts
    It's a music magazine at the end of the day, and it is hands down better than any other music magazine that I can think of. There are just some music obsessives that will never be pleased.b, 21b, 21I don't have a problem at all with the covers, as a matter of fact the Herbie cover was my favorite cover ever.

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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21There are many things wrong with this poast.

  • Still a great magaizine, and the design side of things is better than ever.b, 21Most of the illustrations in the earlier ones were kinda corny.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
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    b, 21Ernie Isley - who gives a F*ck?
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21The Isley Brothers are Rock-N-Roll.b, 21b, 21Ernie's Guitar solo on Who's That Lady is still the longest solo on Black Radio to this day!b, 21b, 21Ohio/Machine Gun is that SHIT!
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