Barry © wrote:
Hi Arlene, Will I be able to buy this mag in the UK shops?
I have only one Simple Minds album called 'Glittering Prize' which I love. Do Simple Minds sound the same now as they did back then?
I have no clue until I hear the new record. According to the press release they are trying to recapture their classic 1980's sound, so I hope so.
What killed their career was in the 1990's they tried to go for of all things, a nu-metal sound and image (you should have seen their morose, videos) trying to sound like, of all bands...9 Inch Nails and Tool. GOD F**King awful.
I guess they felt the 80's sound wasn't popular anymore in the 90's and tried to jump on the nu-metal bandwagon but I HATE nu-metal for one, and even if I loved it, it did NOT work for Simple Minds AT ALL.
You should listen to all their 1980's albums. ''Sparkle In The Rain'', ''New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84'', ''Once Upon A Time'', ''Street Fighting Years'', and yes ''Glittering Prize''. Their last decent record was 1991's ''Real Life''.
They also were outstanding LIVE. I never saw them in concert, but I have seen and heard tons of concert footage. (Hey they were at the original Live Aid too,) and thet put out a bunch of 12 inch single records in the 1980's with live songs, now out of print that I loved, many recorded at venues in England and Scotland.
...Oh as for ''American Songwriter Magazine'', I do NOT know if it's available in the UK.
Most the UK publications do not say quote unquote, if they are avaialable in the USA, and MOST USA stores here do NOT carry them.
But....if I drive to Rockville, Maryland right on the outskirts of Washington DC each week and go to Tower Records, or ONLY the Borders Books IN Rockville which....are stores that cater to a more cosmopolitan crowd being near an International news city(Washington DC),...
... I can find ALL of the UK magazines, and even newspapers, music, entertainment, mens, sports, lifestyle, whatever.
...So if you go to a UK store that caters to carrying USA newspapers and magazines because they know the people in the area read International publications...that's the best advice I can give you.
It doesn't go by the store, but by the demographics of the reading audience in the area around a store. The Borders Books in Baltimore do NOT carry UK publications because they correctly determine there is no audience to read International stuff, so they don't carry it.
But I can go to any store near washington DC and find anything. I especially love reading the Sunday London Times newspaper with their excellent entertainment booklet/magazine, ''The Knowlege'' (formerly ''The Eye'').