Rolling Stone and the Endless Sidewalk.

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The July 15th, 1977 issue of Rolling Stone featured a 7 page spread on skateboarding by Tim Cahill and photographs by Warren Bolster. The cover story is on remembering the Beatles. Flipping through the pages is a trip, Roling Stone, supposedly with it’s finger on the pulse of alternative youth culture and rock and roll, but woefully square. One highlight, a full page ad for the Ramones first album, also shown here. A lot of the other ads seemed to be aimed at actual musicians instead of the general public. Check it out after the jump.

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This cartoon appeared on the letters to the editor page.

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5 Comments

  1. Square is right, this is right about when Phil Collins (also on Sire), said “I’ve observed this punk phenomenon to have no artistic qualities whatsoever, I want the Ramones off this label.” I’ve never forgiven that fucking scab.

    • House of Neil on March 9, 2015 - Reply

      Phil Collins is about as useless as anybody in the history of modern music. Well actually Bill Joel is right up there with him. And yes, Rolling Stone has always been the epitome of square and useless.

  2. The NME did an issue which feared skateboarding in the 80s. The Stupids were the cover stars. Cover image here – http://www.rockofages.uk.com/stock/17985.jpg

    • ^ featured.

      • The NME should fear the Stupids instead of featuring them. Tommy Stupid’s face in that pic… priceless. I’ll bet that issue sold like hotcakes… hotcakes made of feces.

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