Remember When Rolling Stone Magazine Was Awesome? [PHOTO and VIDEO]
I almost passed by a table of magazines, when a photo of Corey Glover from In Living Color peaked out at me. I was a little bit in love with him during the 90's and saw his band open for the Rolling Stones in 1989 during their Steel Wheels tour. I picked up this 1990 Rolling Stone magazine at the Southern Maine Indoor Flea Market on Rt.1 in Scarborough and nostalgia washed over me! I had forgotten how great this magazine was. The menu at IHOP is bigger than Rolling Stone magazine is now! I never got past them shrinking it down to what it has become. From 112 beefy pages down to 66 anemic pages!
Maybe I should explain why Jared Leto has been gutted. My ten year old decoupaged his abs onto a craft project. There just happened to be a pic of a topless Halsey beneath him. I think it actually looks kind of interesting, and I wasn't about to drop another $4.99 to replace it just so that you could see his abs. Sorry, I hope that doesn't make you sad.
It struck me that the newer Rolling Stone looks a bit like Woman's Day magazine when you flip through it.
I really enjoyed all of the old ads. As we contemplate whether to get the new iPhone 7, it's fun to look back at the hottest gadgetry of 1990. Walk with me...
There were also a LOT of cologne ads. Remember this one? I may tear it out and put it on the wall.
Maybe all that cologne was to cover the reek of cigarettes. Marlboro Lights had a 2 page spread.
There were no cigarette ads in the new R.S., but there is a 2 page spread for Skoal chewing tobacco and an ad for one of those d.b. vape things.
I love the classified section too, condom home delivery and 40th birthday wishes to Tom Petty!
I'll leave you with a vintage video from the '89 tour...
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That said, the new magazine did have 2 really great articles. One on Donald Trump and the other on Hip Hop's protest era.