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Tim W

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Trouser Press
« on: October 23, 2020, 02:29:13 PM »
Legendary American fanzine Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press (later just Trouser Press)  has made its extensive magazine archive available online.

Lots of stuff which should be of interest to those here, though I've seen no actual Man references as yet, having just read the first few issues. Quicksand and Sassafras do get a mention though.

Worth a look, though beware, you could spend hours here...

https://trouserpress.com/magazine-covers-1/

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Re: Trouser Press
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 02:45:01 PM »
Just noticed... Joan should be interested... issue 59 has a cover story on Rockpile, and includes Terry. There's a Man reference here, but it's not flattering.

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Re: Trouser Press
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 02:53:16 PM »
Saw the thread title and thought I was on eBay 😁

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Re: Trouser Press
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 11:47:17 AM »
There's a Man reference here, but it's not flattering.

I reckon Man got off pretty lightly. Lowe's opinions on The Grateful Dead and Siouxie Sioux seem a little more, erm, flamboyant.
Boldly going.......

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Re: Trouser Press
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 02:51:16 PM »
Thanks for the link, Tim.  Check out TP#24, December 1977, with Elvis Costello on the cover.  It has the great in-depth article on Man by Phil Hindenbrand. 

I remember this article and accompanying discography holding me over during those barren years until Michael unleashed TWC on the world.

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Re: Trouser Press
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 08:49:17 PM »
Just got round to reading the article and as alluded to, could be browsing the pages into the small hours. Thanks Tim.

Interesting phrase "I wised up" Could have been the question in an English Lit paper. 'Describe what Terry Williams means...'

Did he wise up to the shortcomings of Man? Or did he wise up to the fact that Man's style would never bring commercial success. Of course, only the Man himself will know, but in my opinion, it's the latter.  He's not being critical of Man. After all, not only did he remain pals with the Man family, but he rejoined them later on.
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Re: Trouser Press
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 09:22:37 PM »
Whilst editing the above post, battery ran out, and now can't edit! I was inputting that my definition of commercial success was not monetary, but a wider audience.