AHHHHH Hit Parader and Circus....throw I have one here that, I shit you not, has an article on this amazing singer Michael Bolton...LOL
Used to buy these religiously until I came across Metal Hammer and found a magazine that was at least more informative if not actually right. I still remember reading all the horrible reviews of Slayer's new album Reign In Blood which I clearly remember the reviewer saying that although it was only 29 minutes he felt as though it was 29 minutes to long...lol
Outside of these magazines however the only way you really found new bands was tape trading and reading thank lists on the albums you bought.
Nicely done Mike...brought back some memories...