Spin posted a retrospective of their covers 1990-99. These are the issues i would die for. Everyone always grimaces or moans when I talk about the importance Spin had on me as a growing music fanboy.
The one real change that I witnessed that was drastic for the magazine was when they switched to whatever they were doing right before they stopped running in print. Large issues with glossy fashion photos and no content or reviews. That was stupid.
I’ve never thought that spin was an untouchable or perfect publication. Nothing is. Not even MRR! I always just scoffed at Green day- Eddie Vedder - or My Chemical Romance on the cover and went straight to the reviews in the back or the one off side mention bands. That’s how I found out about Blood on the Wall; they were mentioned as a mere blip. I love that band. I wouldn’t have found out about them if it weren’t for Spin. Especially in Valdosta, what you’re looking for had to be found- on the end credits of a movie that had an awesome soundtrack- in the discount bins- (before YouTube) for me it was on tower records.com or on Launch yahoo music. I will never claim that I found nothing of worth in the sidebars of Spin. I didn’t start reading spin until 2004 so my collection is littered with guy-linered emo bands on the covers. It would rule to have some of these covers.
for my 14th birthday my three friends threw me my first real birthday party ( one that’s not just with my cousins when i was 6.) I felt like A KING
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