|A printed cardboard held the cassette.|
The format of each issue was similar to a radio show, featuring news and interviews with pop stars (mostly but not exclusively British) and others involved with the music industry; reviews of record releases given by other musicians and artists; previews of upcoming album releases; unsigned band demo recordings; occasional features on culture, fashion and football (soccer); and three or four commercials per issue.
|Part 2 of the McCartney interview was published in the next edition of the magazine.|
The publication was short lived, running from November 1981 through the summer of 1982. There were at least 19 known issues published. Taken as a whole, the SFX cassettes capture a narrow slice of music and pop culture as the punk/new wave movement was becoming more mainstream in content and performance.
The McCartney interview, originally spread across two issues in April/May 1982, was one of the first times he had been interviewed at length since Lennon's death. In the interview he candidly discusses his relationships with The Beatles, Yoko and his feelings about and fame in general as well as the new "Tug of War" album, albeit briefly. It's a refreshing, genuinely insightful interview, free from his well-rehearsed 'stock answers' we get these days.
Here then, is the interview with McCartney from these cassettes, courtesy of Parlogram.
You can find all the editions of SFX cassette magazine here.