Celebrate 50 years of Monster Children with this rad highlights video

Celebrate 50 years of Monster Children with this rad highlights video

Along with chats with two people from their '50 Heroes' feature.

Monster Chlidren has been a big influence on me and my writing career (if that's what you would call whatever the hell this is). It made me throw away a four year science degree and pick up a journalism post grad. The whole time during which I tolerated moving towards a career in news journalism with no intention of actually doing it, mostly just trying to obtain the absolute base amount of knowledge I could to write about cool shit like the cool guys in Monster Children did. It got me a cool job as editor of a music magazine, one that I again threw away to do this thing called Pilerats, which to me was basically getting to do my own kind of Monster Children.

It's something a few people in this office feel in varying degrees, and while we'll never be as cool as Monster Children, it still is and always will be a constant source of inspiration. And that source of inspiration recently just ticked over 50 issues, which is pretty fucking great. To celebrate they launched a massive online feature called '50 Heroes', and also cut together a sweet little three-minute clip looking back over 50 issues. Check the latter of these things below, along with a couple of video examples from the '50 Heroes' feature, which you can scope in full HERE.

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