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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
From the Spin Archives: Henry Rollins Hearts 7-11, I Heart Julie Brown
Just for kicks, I'm (re-)reading the complete Spin archives, starting with the premiere issue. Here's the best of June 1985.
God! June of 1985 was the most boring month ever, apparently. This issue's kind of a snore, unless maybe you care a lot about the Smiths, "an intriguing new group from England." Three other pieces possibly worth scrolling through:
Oh, Julie Brown! The other Julie Brown. One night last autumn Cathy and I were driving home from a bar and she was all, "I wanna play you this song, it's called 'I Like 'Em Big and Stupid,' and I was like, "Duh, Cathy, of course I know 'I Like 'Em Big and Stupid' - that's, like, my jam,*" and then she put the song on and it was the most fun. My favorite lyric: "I met a guy, he drives a truck/He can't tell time, but he sure can drive!" I soooo miss "Just Say Julie," but this article's sorta dull as dishwater. Sample question: "Do you list yourself as a comedian on your income tax?" Like, really, Spin? The only cool part's when Julie says she wants to make a movie with David Lee Roth, and lord am I sorry that never happened.
It's Tatum O'Neal and John McEnroe, that's who "America's Couple" is. "In a strange, Hollywood way, are John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal our Prince Charles and Lady Di?" asks the dek, creepy-amusingly. The editorial's gossipy and weirdly angry, and really the only cool thing about stumbling across this story was getting inspired to Wikipedia-research John McEnroe's romantic history and learning he's married to Patty Smyth and that Patty Smyth used to be married to Richard Hell - wow! P.S. Isn't it funny when people think Patty Smyth and Patti Smith are the same person?
If you're looking for incisive and riveting commentary on the unassailable awesomeness of 7-11, you should probably read nogoodforme.com instead of this back-page column by President Garfield. But that pic's kinda cute. No? Yeah, maybe: no. Jon Bon Jovi's waaaaay cuter, obvs:
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