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Classic Pop Magazine New Romantics Special Issue

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Classic Pop is the must-read magazine for anyone passionate about the pop genres that drive modern culture. Celebrate both the new and the old stars of the classic pop music world, with your very own Classic Pop digital magazine.


In each issue, Classic Pop has in-depth exclusive interviews with the world's most significant musicians. It covers key genres from the 70s, 80s and 90s such as new wave, New Romantic, Ska, indie and of course, the megastars of the 90s.


In the comprehensive music review section, you can stay up-to-date on all the latest and new artists that have a touch of retro about them - you’ll always have something fresh to listen to!


Join the thousands of Classic Pop magazine readers today, with a monthly digital subscription. Enjoy exclusive artist interviews, news and fantastic features on all the biggest albums and acts in the pop music world.

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Classic Pop  |  New Romantics  


In our latest Classic Pop Presents special, we immerse ourselves in the flamboyant world of the New Romantics. From the scene's origins as an underground movement born out of the Blitz Club in Soho through to the worldwide surge of popularity that led to mainstream success for some of the major players who made their musical mark, such as Boy George, Spandau Ballet, Visage and Duran Duran.

Inside we tell the story of the Godfather of the scene, Steve Strange, and explore his pioneering band Visage with the help of Blitz DJ and band member Rusty Egan and fellow band-mate Midge Ure, who moved on to front Ultravox.

We chat to Spandau Ballet's Steve Norman, who guides us through the making of their game-changing debut album Journeys To Glory, plus we head up to the Midlands to the Rum Runner club, which gave rise to another of the scene's major success stories, Duran Duran.

This issue has plenty more to be enjoyed, including an exploration of David Bowie's influence on the movement plus eye-opening interviews with some of the scene's faces to get their side of this fascinating era, including Toyah, Princess Julia and Mark Shaw.

Raconteur, author, DJ – and Soho's Wag Club founder – Chris Sullivan shares his hilarious memories of the times, and we strut the cat-walk with Blitz Kids, fashion designer Judith Franklin and photographer Graham Smith for our New Romantic fashion feature.

Also inside, there's our Top 40 Essential New Romantic playlist, the design styles and artwork of the scene's many fine releases, and all with stunning photos throughout!

First launched in October 2012, Classic Pop is a monthly British music magazine, that celebrates the most influential pop music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.


In each issue, Classic Pop dedicates a minimum of five pages to the creation, influence and history of one of the most significant albums from the pop genre. From Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ to ‘Fantastic’ by Wham! or Primal Scream’s outstanding ‘Screamadelica’, Classic Pop magazine covers all of your favourite pop music classics.


As well as it’s regular monthly editions, Classic Pop has released a number of special one-off issues that celebrate the most influential, classic pop icons such as Michael Jackson, ABBA, Elton John, Prince, Madonna, David Bowie and Paul McCartney.

A Classic Pop digital magazine subscription is a must-have for anyone interested in the 70s, 80s and 90s pop music. Each issue is packed with fantastic features - with your subscription you’ll receive:

  • Access to exclusive A-list artist interviews
  • News on the very latest happenings in music
  • Backstage access to the ‘Classic Album’ feature
  • ‘Godfathers of Pop’ feature
  • ‘The Lowdown’ feature - the comprehensive review of classic bands and artists
  • ‘Pop Art’ feature - a tribute to the best artwork in music
  • Review section that highlights the very best new releases, reissues and vinyl
  • ‘Lost & Found’ section - albums or singles that have seemingly been forgotten

 

 


You'll receive 6 issues during a 1 year Classic Pop magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.

Classic Pop

I love the interviews and album reviews. I've found that this is a great way to relive some great times and learn new things about my favourite artists too. Reviewed Sunday, January 31, 2021
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Classic Pop

If you love the 80's and like to know what artists are currently up to then this is a must read.... Reviewed Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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Classic Pop

Fantastic magazine. Smash Hits for grown-ups! Reviewed Thursday, March 26, 2020

IF YOU LIKE CLASSIC POP THEN YOU WILL LOVE THE MAGAZINE

THIS IS A GREAT MAGAZINE IT HAS AN ALBUM REVIEW SECTION WHICH IS GOOD AS WELL AS THIS IT HAS LOTS OF IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS ABOUT MOST POP & 1980S BANDS GREAT READ THANK YOU. Reviewed Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Classic Pop

Great articles - well written, nice mix of classics and new music of interest. Mix of in-depth features and short, newsy updates. Reviewed Thursday, February 27, 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Classic Pop New Romantics.

WELCOME All truly relevant youth movements begin with a hunger for a place that doesn’t seem to exist – until, suddenly, it does. Rock’n’roll, mod, punk, disco, house… each had its sanctified ground, ...
STRANGE FASCINATION: THE NEW ROMANTICS AT FIRST, IT WAS A SECRET, AN ESCAPE. AT NIGHT, BELOW THE STREETS OF SOHO, UNKNOWN FACES EMERGED INTO THE LIGHT, CLAD IN EXTRAORDINARY CLOTHING, DANCING TO A FUTURISTIC SOUNDTRACK. IT WAS A NEW WORLD ...
SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) WHILE THE NEW ROMANTICS WERE STILL LARGELY A SECRET TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, THEIR HERO WAS DREAMING UP A SOARING ROCK RECORD, A MULTI-LAYERED, DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE – A PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR THE DAWN O...
POSING WITH A PURPOSE IT’S 1983, AND A RESTYLED VICTORIAN PILE CALLED THE CAMDEN PALACE IS OFFERING THE BEST NIGHT OUT IN LONDON. MERELY A POSER’S PARADISE? BY NO MEANS – THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD’S MEDIA COME, ALL LOOKING F...
Q+A THE SPANDAU BALLET MAN TELLS JOHN EARLS OF KILTS AND SUITS, HITS AND HIGH GUITARS, SHARING EACH OTHER’S CLOTHES… AND WHO HAS POP STYLE TODAY STEVE NORMAN © Denis O’Regan As well as bei...
JOURNEYS TO GLORY WITH EVERYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING AT THE BLITZ CLUB, IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE SCENE FOUND ITS FIRST BREAKOUT SUPERSTARS. A BUNCH OF COCKNEYS WHO HADN’T BEEN TO ART COLLEGE WEREN’T PERH...