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, 28 April 2012
The History of the NME reads like a history of a large dysfunctional family. Many of the journalists had no professionalism and placed their own egos, disestablishmentarianism and serious drug abuse habits ahead of the artists they were supposed to be reporting on to live their own rock star lifestyle.
Alan Smith portrays himself as the saviour of the New Musical Express by hiring hippies and young new writers from the underground press. But then shortly after hiring Nick Kent, Alan calls him into his office to tell him that IPC had done a survey; "We found that they don't read the paper at all. They buy it to look at the photographs; the only thing they bother reading is the… Read more