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Flexipop!

Flexipop was a unique contributor to the 80’s glossy music press. A magazine competitor to Smash Hits, it had interviews, photo stories, full page pictures etc – but they also had a cover mounted flexidisc for each issue. Issue 1 came with The Selector on the disc, issue 2 had The Jam and issue 3 had The Boomtown Rats. As you can see, they aimed high, and the fact they managed to attract so much talent to record special one-off tracks ensures it has a special place in British Pop History. By issue 4, they had Adam & The Ants,  approaching the peak of their massive commercial success, recording a special version of Village People’s ‘Y.M.C.A’, entitled ‘A.N.T.S’.

Here is a selection of covers – and for complete scans of issues of flexipop, try here;

http://musicmags70s80s.blogspot.com/2008/10/flexipop-no1-to-no.html

(all following images courtesy of http://musicmags70s80s.blogspot.com/)




Links!!!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/04/flexipop-tim-lott

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/weekly_article/disposable-pop-a-history-of-the-flexi-disc.htm