1 (edited by BansheeUK 2012-05-28 06:59:57)

Topic: Classic Rock magazine spawns Blues spin-off

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This may be old news to those not living under a rock or who have spent the week-end sitting enjoying summer and reading the latest edition of Classic Rock from cover to cover.

One June 14th they are releasing a Blues oriented magazine to go with their Prog and AOR themed publications. As well as the customary cover mounted CD (probably UK only) issue 1 features interviews with Buddy Guy, Bonny Raitt, Joe B on the new album and Royal Southern Brotherhood. Looks like the remit is to cover the entire span and spectrum of recorded blues.

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That's great!I wish success for it.Keep the blues alive in all its forms!

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I did mention it - but i can see how it got lost > https://forum.jbonamassa.com/viewtopic. … 69#p239869

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Brack is correct, he had mentioned it earlier, but this is worth a thread of its own. Joe indirectly deserves a huge amount of credit for this happening. His own success has made Classic Rock magazine look far more at the blues, with features on many modern blues artists. They have also released CDs featuring many of the artists, albeit with a slant on the heavier rockier ones. I look forward to reading the magazine and hope it is broad in its coverage of the genre. Incidently the editor is the guy who wrote the linear notes for DITD.

"The recently formed Edinburgh Blues Club has identified an appetite for the personal communication between musicians and audience that the blues long ago perfected." The Herald Newspaper (Scotland)
http://www.edinburgh-blues.uk

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Greenose wrote:

Brack is correct, he had mentioned it earlier, but this is worth a thread of its own. Joe indirectly deserves a huge amount of credit for this happening. His own success has made Classic Rock magazine look far more at the blues, with features on many modern blues artists. They have also released CDs featuring many of the artists, albeit with a slant on the heavier rockier ones. I look forward to reading the magazine and hope it is broad in its coverage of the genre. Incidently the editor is the guy who wrote the linear notes for DITD.

Is true for me.I discovered Joe then sought out the unknown artists in hard rockin blues.My head is truly greatful that it was blown away but still intact.

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Very informative first issue with lots of gigs listed. And of course a Joe interview. And a bit from Kevin Shirley about working with Joe.

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I ordered a copy online on Sunday, fingers crossed it arrives today or tomorrow.

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Got my copy today - haven't read it yet, just leafed through - a good mix, and the Promo CD is equally good.

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9 (edited by Jane H. 2012-06-15 11:51:27)

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Thanks for the heads up. I honsetly don't check alot but don't think I have seen the other spin off versions in the stores in the US so I wonder if it will be available here. At first I thought oh bummer, I liked seeing Joe in "Classic Rock" .
Even though I KNOW he is a blues guitarist, that seems to pigeon hole him somewhat. I liked how being in Classic Rock brought some blues more into the mainstream, but the seperate Blues issue is something to be celebrated of course. Joe will probs still get in the rock version because of BCC and his more rockin tunes. I think other blues acts would get more exposure in the reg format but I think its better that more will get exposure at all through the blues mag, I guess.

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An interesting review of BTTD which starts as follows:
"While his work ethic is the stuff of legend, it would be nice to see Joe step on the brake and get some more original material on his records. For all the piss and vinegar he brings  to the classic blues numbers (Robert Johnson's Stones in My Passway is particularly inspired), it's the quartet of self penned songs that make Driving Towards The Daylight such a throbbing slab of brilliance".

For the rest you'll have to read the magazine.

Alongside the interview with Joe, there are also interviews with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Jack White and Danny Bryant. It will be interesting who they feature to keep it up, next issue out in August.

"The recently formed Edinburgh Blues Club has identified an appetite for the personal communication between musicians and audience that the blues long ago perfected." The Herald Newspaper (Scotland)
http://www.edinburgh-blues.uk

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Had a good read of my copy on Sunday afternoon while blasting the promo CD - which is excellent by the way.

Format is very similar to the parent magazine, so it's "user friendly", informative etc. As Duncan says, good interviews across the board as well as useful snapshots of newer bands; Federal Charm has caught my attention and Laurence Jones has gone up a notch in my book - fellow Cure fan... Could do with the organised Gig directory as in Classic Rock. Interesting though how it highlights an ongoing issue that Joe has about mainstream press exposure; it takes a British magazine to give him (and other Blues bands) not just column space, but pages: does that mean as in the 60s, we're leading the way again.....debate........

Only fly in the ointment - is it really worth the £2.50 more than the flagship publication just because it caters to a "specialist" genre? Sort that out Classic Rock guys and I'll be in the front of the queue come August 9th.

Mike

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BansheeUK wrote:

Only fly in the ointment - is it really worth the £2.50 more than the flagship publication just because it caters to a "specialist" genre?

Just love how the mags keep making the point of telling us, the Promo CD is FREE! hmm

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Really enjoyed the read - Walter's interview was particularly good - havent listened to the CD yet.

14 (edited by Lizzee 2012-07-27 08:23:42)

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For those of you in the US I picked up a copy today at Barnes & Noble, it had just arrived this week. I discovered last year when I was looking for the Guitarist Magazine that magazines from the UK are right at 5-6 weeks after I've read about it here. I had stopped in last Thursday and they did not have it and since it was the 1st issue my new found friend in periodicals didn't have any way to check if it was coming in.  He did however think I was in looking for the Classic Rock "The Real 77" issue that had a short interview with Joe on the last page he handed me that and then went to the back stock room and brought me Vintage Guitar August issue that had an interview in it smile I of course left with both! Now that's what I call great customer service cool I haven't had the chance to read them yet, that is my project for the weekend wink

Edited to add: the cd was included with the US copy and correct a typo!

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Can someone post a link for this so I can order it?

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NPB_EST.1979 wrote:

Can someone post a link for this so I can order it?


The info says Subscribe online @ www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk
Email classicrock@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk
International orders/inquiries +44(0)1604 251045

Having said all that, I suggest Barnes and Noble smile

Thanks to Pete I got a copy in Vienna. VERY nice quality magazine. Already signed smile        Cathy

17 (edited by Rocket 2012-07-29 04:12:39)

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cathysiler wrote:
NPB_EST.1979 wrote:

Can someone post a link for this so I can order it?


The info says Subscribe online @ www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk
Email classicrock@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk
International orders/inquiries +44(0)1604 251045

Having said all that, I suggest Barnes and Noble smile

Thanks to Pete I got a copy in Vienna. VERY nice quality magazine. Already signed smile        Cathy

I just remembered I forgot the copy of Classic Rock George got for me.  Left it at his place....whooops.  What else did I forget?  I forget...


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cathysiler wrote:

Having said all that, I suggest Barnes and Noble smile

        Cathy

Picked up my copy at a B & N in Omaha yesterday.  An impressive debut issue...

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