Big Takeover Issue 86 Spring 2020 Special 40th Anniversary Issue

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Interviews: Guided by Voices (cover) * Best Coast * Peter Laughner Remembrance (Rocket From the Tombs/Pere Ubu) * Tennis * Slumberland Records’ 30th Anniversary * Brian James (Damned/Lords of the New Church) * Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid’s/Flipper’s David Yow pt. 2 * Liar, Flower (KatieJane Garside and Chris Whittingham) * L.A.’s Wild Honey tribute concerts * Fast Camels * Fleeting Joys * Ethan Gruska * Claudettes * Winter (Samira Winter) * Bambara * Loveblind * Kiwi Jr. * and more

Editorials: Rabid: “40 Years and the Takeover Continues!”, “Life in a Pandemic Epicenter,” and “Turn Him/Them Out in November, Or More of Us Will Die” * Sommer: “Letter to a Young Musician and Music Industry Hopeful” * Kelson: “The Distractions: The Best Album ‘Nobody’s’ Heard”

Live Reviews: Robert Forster * Hot Snakes * Joy Formidable * 999 * Pernice Brothers * Sloan * Stiff Little Fingers & The Avengers * Tribute to the White Album (Micky Dolenz, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Jason Scheff) * Slumberland Records' 30th (Peel Dream Magazine, Jeanines, The Natvral, Lake Ruth, Pale Lights)

CD/Vinyl/Cassette/Digital Reviews: Adrenalin O.D. * A Girl Called Eddie * Chet Baker * Be Bop Deluxe * Beths * Big Star * Cilla Black * Black Books * Black Watch * Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers * Blue Öyster Cult * Bonniwell Music Machine * Breathless * Tim Buckley * Built to Spill * Buzzcocks * Bye Bye Blackbirds * Car Seat Headrest * Roy Clark * Close Lobsters * Cocteau Twins * Coil * Sam Cooke * Cream * Dead Horse One * Discharge * Distractions * D.O.A.* Drive-By Truckers * Dropkick * Dum Dum Boys (NZ) * Eyelids * Fake Laugh * The Fall * Fast Camels * Fawns of Love * Stephen Fellows * Ella Fitzgerald * John Fogerty * France Gall * Erroll Garner * Germs * Luke Haines & Peter Buck * Jimi Hendrix * Hinds * His Name Is Alive * Joy Cleaner * Nick Kizirnis * Ben Lee * Bruce Licher * Lil Smokies * Stephen Malkmus * Nick Mason * Joni Mitchell * Morrissey * Nada Surf * National Honor Society * Buck Owens & Susan Raye * Pale Saints * Pearl Jam * Pedaljets * Primitives * Proper Ornaments * Psychedelic Furs * Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree * Real Estate * The Residents * Rifles * Ringo Deathstarr * Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever * Mick Ronson * Ron Sexsmith * Shoes * Nina Simone * Slowness * Soccer Mommy * Sparks * Special Pillow * Christopher Paul Stelling * Frankie Stubbs * Staple Singers * Successful Failures * Sunshine Boys * Swallow The Rat * Swans * Tame Impala * Tangerine Dream * Linval Thompson * Undertones * Victims * Waxahatchee * The Who * Wire * Tammy Wynette * X * Young Canadians * and Hundreds More!