I was leaving through Issue No. 36 of Shindig! when I happened upon a forthcoming special edition magazine from Shindig!, The Shindig! Guide To Spacerock, Interstellar Overdrive. It’s due to be published on January 16, 2014.
This special edition of Shindig! explores spacerock’s peculiar mix of heavy riffs and electronics through the age of the space race, the resulting sci-fi explosion and the mind-expanding influences of the acid-fried ‘60s and beyond.
The magazine reawakened a deep passing interest I once had with an early 1960’s magazine, Spacemen from Warren Publishing. I treasured that magazine as a boy growing up. There were only eight issues ever published and it is a rare magazine collectible today.
Needless to say I’ll be placing a preorder for this Shindig! special edition magazine. The question becomes will it be the iBook from iTunes or the real magazine. Or better yet I may order both (who knows this could be a future collectible like Spacemen 😉 As soon as I decide I’ll let you know in the comments section below.
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon let’s go Space Truckin‘