MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : Q – FEBRUARY 1992

It’s early 1992, and Q has two big interviews as their cover stars – George Michael and Lou Reed.

As you open the magazine, Tony Wilson (Or, as Q addressed him, Anthony H Wilson) felt Q’s wrath, being the subject of their “Who the hell does …….” column.

In news, Kurt Cobain introduced himself on stage in Newcastle as “I am a homosexual. I am a drug taker, and I fuck pot-bellied pigs” while relations between George Harrison and Eric Clapton were said to be strained, as they toured Japan together.

Recent research has show that the average Radio 1 listener is 29, while the average Radio 2 listener is 61.

Freddie Mercuty of Queen had recently died, and Q does a double page picture of him on stage at Wembley, with accompanying text.

Tori Amos gets a double page spread, before you turn over the page to see a three page spread on the recently reformed Procal Harum

Also getting a three page spread is Marc Cohn, on the back of his success with Walking In Memphis.

Q does a chart of celebs who have treaded the boards in Panto over Christmas/New Year including Rod Hull in Crawley, David Essex in Bradford and Lionel Blair in Stockport.

Cover star George Michael gets featured, as Q joins him in New York, where he is about to perform two concerts at Madison Square Gardens.

Talking of concerts, Q follows up their feature on George Michael with a five page spread on ticket touting.

Lou Reed gets six pages as he prepares to bring out his 25th album, this one focusing on death.

With 1991 having just ended, Q looks back at the year, genre by genre, in a twelve page series, and then follows it with a two page look at the tours and albums coming in 1992.

In gigs, Q reviews Ned’s Atomic Dustbin at McGonagles in Dublin.

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 24.2.2012

1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Supersonic
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Talk Tonight
3. Emeli Sande – Next To Me
4. Gotye – Somebody I Used To Know
5. Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid

Seeing as this week saw what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 45 th birthday, why not have a Nirvana Chart.

For the life of me, I just can’t imagine what Kurt Cobain would have been like as a 45 year old.

FIVE NIRVANA SONGS

1. Come As You Are
2. You Know You’re right
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit
4. Heart Shaped Box
5. Man Who Sold The World

This week saw the 500th episode of The simpsons be broadcast. I am an unashamed Simpsons geek, so, here are my Top Five Simpsons guest stars

FIVE SIMPSONS GUEST STARS

1. Ringo Starr
2. Michael Jackson
3. Dustin Hoffman
4. Stan Lee
5. Adam West