GOLDMINE MAGAZINE: RAMONES COVER EDITION – FEB/MAR 2023
COVER FEATURE —
MARKY RAMONE DISCUSSES LIFE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE RAMONES Marky is interviewed and he has plenty to share — everything from what it was like being with the Ramones during the Rock and Roll High School period to his close relationship with producer Phil Spector. And, if you didn't know, Marky still plays Ramones songs in his 'Blitzkrieg' band.
Other features in the issue:
• 50 YEARS OF DAVID BOWIE’S PIN-UPS
Pin-Ups was more than just a covers album for David Bowie. You'll read how special these songs were to Bowie's evolution as a rock star. It was like Bowie was trying to relive the youth of the '60s at the height of his '70s glam stardom.
• ROCK MUSIC DESIGNER ERNIE CEFALU: "SERVING GREAT ROCK AND ROLL ART"
What would the history of rock and roll be without the artwork produced by Ernie Cefalu? For starters, this was a rock and roll designer who produced iconic album covers for Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and many more! He was also the man behind creating one of the two Rolling Stones tongue logos. Goldmine celebrate's Cefalu’s art with an interview with Cefalu, Alice Cooper Band, Cheech & Chong and others, and career rundown of his rock and roll artwork.
• THE BEACH BOYS IN THE EARLY 1970s
After some years in the wilderness post-Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys managed to rebuild their credibility both as a live act and as chart contenders. The success of the album Surf’s Up was followed by Carl and The Passions — “So Tough” in 1972, then Holland in 1973. Both albums are special in their own way. Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin fill in all the details.
• 10 rare surf rock mini-slabs that both veteran and aspiring 45 collectors might want to chase down.
• The Animals' drummer, co-founder John Steel, talks of currently touring with the band — and how it connects with a glorious past.
• 10 Albums That Changed My Life: Paul Weller and Leah Weller
• Where Are They Now: Sons of Adam (and their unsung guitar hero)
• Now We're 64: The last stop on the long and winding road of lifelong Beatles fan John "Jay Jay" French. HIs last "Now We're 64" column.
• In Memoriam: An archived interview with Ronnie Hawkins, and then goodbyes to the many artists we lost in 2022.
• Indie Spotlight: The Weeping Willows, Buffalo Killers and others
• Reviews, Record Store Recon and more!
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