The magazine boxes had been collecting dust for almost a decade, atop of my wardrobe. I dreaded to think what state my Face magazines would be in. Although I treasured them, I just hadn’t the shelf space to properly store them. When we recently had the house painted, the boxes came down and I browsed through these artefacts from the 80s and 90s.
I remember vividly buying my first copy, issue 9 with Suggs from Madness on the cover. I couldn't believe my eyes - a magazine with all the cool British bands I loved, who were virtually unknown in mainstream Australia (at the time). I bought every copy after this, for many years and looked forward to see who would be on the cover. The design of The Face was also exciting - Neville Brody has since become a graphic design god. The photography too was always brilliant. Check out this fab picture of The Pretenders by Anton Corbijn. I've chosen this picture to share because I get a ton of hits from people searching on Google for something about the Pretenders.
Please leave a comment Pretenders fans and I will dig out and scan some more photos for you.