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Roddy Frame. Aztec Camera. Spex Magazine (German), Oct 84. -- I bought this issue the other day for 5 bucks on ebay.de. The headline reads: "Braucht es Mut zum Mainstream?" which translates into English: "Does it take courage to go/to be mainstream?" The headline made me chuckle because in retrospect AC was never really mainstream, at the fringe of mainstream, but this is a typical question to be raised by Spex as it was an "intellectual" music magazine with similar airs as the NME.

Roddy Frame. Aztec Camera. Spex Magazine (German), Oct 84. -- I bought this issue the other day for 5 bucks on ebay.de. The headline reads: "Braucht es Mut zum Mainstream?" which translates into English: "Does it take courage to go/to be mainstream?" The headline made me chuckle because in retrospect AC was never really mainstream, at the fringe of mainstream, but this is a typical question to be raised by Spex as it was an "intellectual" music magazine with similar airs as the NME.

This is a young KT Tunstall performing "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree" on "Later With Jools Holland".

This is a young KT Tunstall performing "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree" on "Later With Jools Holland".

I find it absolutely hysterical how many people get pissed off about the end of this video...    Yes, geniuses, Jim could have been predicting electronica, dubstep or just about anything having to do with digital music. Rap is just one example, but one that also fits the description.

I find it absolutely hysterical how many people get pissed off about the end of this video... Yes, geniuses, Jim could have been predicting electronica, dubstep or just about anything having to do with digital music. Rap is just one example, but one that also fits the description.

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