I would generally only buy a music magazine if there were at least two or three features I was interested in. Generally I would only read the two or three features I was interested in after buying the magazine, and maybe some reviews. When I found a reliable source for the Canada-wide freebie Exclaim magazine I pretty much gave up on other music mags. I’ve since given up Exclaim.
Anywho, at my parent’s place, nothing gets thrown out, and so all my old toys and comics and yes, magazines, are still around and kicking. Of course, the comics and toys are abundant, the music magazines not so much. I have about a dozen: a Spin, a Rolling Stone or two, a couple rap magazines, a Raygun and a pair of “huH”.
I can’t tell you much about huH except that I bought the two issues I did because they featured interviews with De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest. The De La issue, #22, is an awesome one, featuring the Butthole Surfers being interviewed by Jim Jarmusch, Spacehog being interviewed by Space Ghost (really!), and neat article on the Halifax pop scene circa 1995 from an American point of view. And that De La interview? Sublime. Not sure who Jazzbo, the interviewer, was, but he was a phenomenal writer about hip-hop (his Tribe interview was also superb).
Sometimes old magazines aren’t worth the space they take up, and sometimes, like this, they’re a time capsule, waiting to be rediscovered.