Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Barry Adamson

Like Howard Devoto and Dave Formula, Barry Adamson needs no introduction to Magazine fans.

Indeed the brilliant singer, songwriter and Bass player has gone on to release some great solo work outside of Magazine and my personal fave is this track, "Destination."


Like Dave Formula, Barry has his own website which you can get to by clicking on his name Barry Adamson

Dave Formula

As is typical with many bands you could be forgiven for not remembering that they do have other members beside the singer and whose talents make up a significant contribution to what you finally get to see and hear from your idol's.

In some bands, outside of the singer, you might not have much interest in anyone else however with Magazine you just couldn't do that because this band has a remarkable lineup of amazing and talented individuals not least one of my all time favourite musicians "Dave Formula."

It's not often that you'll find other members of a band doing so much interesting solo or side projects/ work but with a great band like Magazine there's usually something else interesting or on the go when the band aren't together collectively.



Here is the website for the brilliant Keyboard wizard that is Dave Formula whose sound is, for me what makes Magazines music so much more special than any other band.

Check out his work which is incredible by clicking Dave Formula where you'll then be be taken to his brilliant website.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Magazine - Cut Out Shapes (Promo)


I enter the room
Confident enough
For now I tread
A straight and narrow way
So I sleep soundly
A little blue in the face
Cut-out shapes
In secondhand daylight

Somewhere else
Something else
On my mind

She's caressing me
With the hidden hands
Of the only kind of violence
She thinks I'll understand
We've got them dancing
To all of our confessions
They don't know how
We rehearse our dreams

Somewhere else ...
I just get numb
When you're hard to find

We met at a psychiatric unit
She was in for having habits
No one else would try
She didn't know what she was in control of
She had all the advantages of magic
No one could deny

There was an old lady
Who swallowed a fly
Your inescapable mother
Such a crazy lover

I just get numb ...

Find out
You'll find out

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Thanks

Thanks for the plug Graeme/Magazine - I love your work and this blog is merely to promote it to a wider audience if I can and share my own love of all things Magazine, Howard Devoto etc.





(Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now) [Box Set]

If there's one album you should buy if you love Magazine it is this compilation boxed set "Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now" Virgin Records Ltd. MAGBOX1 released in 2000.

Even if you aren't a fan of the band you should buy it anyway as it's bloody brilliant.




Disc:1
1. Shot By Both Sides (Alternate Recording)
2. My Mind Ain't So Open
3. Touch And Go
4. Goldfinger
5. Give Me Everything
6. I Love You You Big Dummy
7. My Tulpa
8. Definitive Gaze (Live)
9. Parade (Live)
10. The Light Pours Out Of Me (Alternative Version)
11. Rhythm Of Cruelty
12. Tv Baby
13. Back To Nature
14. Permafrost (Live)
15. Feed The Enemy (Live)

Disc: 2

1. A Song From Under The Floorboards (Live)
2. Twenty Years Ago
3. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Live)
4. The Book
5. Upside Down
6. Sweetheart Contract
7. Shot By Both Sides (Live)
8. Because You're Frightened (Live)
9. I Want To Burn Again
10. Model Worker (Live)
11. Vigilance (Alternative Mix)
12. In The Dark
13. The Operative
14. Come Alive
15. Thinking Flame (The Garden)

Disc: 3

1. Touch And Go (Peel Session)
2. The Light Pours Out Of Me (Peel Session)
3. Real Life (Definitive Gaze) (Peel Session)
4. My Mind Ain't So Open (Peel Session)
5. Give Me Everything (Peel Session)
6. Burst (Peel Session)
7. I Love You You Big Dummy (Peel Session)
8. Boredom (Peel Session)
9. Tv Baby (Peel Session)
10. Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again (Peel Session)
11. Permafrost (Peel Session)
12. A Song From Under The Floorboards (Peel Session)
13. Twenty Years Ago (Peel Session)
14. Look What Fear's Done To My Body (Because You're Frightened)
15. Model Worker (Peel Session)

Magazine - Six Demo's - Pennine Studio Oldham 1977


The 2nd track Sandwiches is just brilliant.  
My Mind Ain't So Open indeed ;-)

Monday, 21 October 2013

Feed The Enemy on Tumblr

Feed The Enemy is another blog page I have which tends to feature various things I'm interested in not just my Devoto, magazine, Buzzcocks obsession.


Friday, 4 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Jezebel - Luxuria


Luxuria - Against The Past (Promo Video)


Buzzkunst - Til the Stars In His Eyes Are Dead


Fabulous track from the Buzzkunst album.

He wants to cry until the stars in his eyes are really dead
he wants to cry until the stars in his eyes are really dead

He is poised to a very strange degree
wrapped up in emotional imagery
small and senseless, on an alter ego trip
he wants to alter your every ego trip 

"Nothing personal
nothing to see me
nothing doing
nothing with me
nothing much
and nothing to do with me"

He wants to cry until the stars in his eyes are really dead
he wants to cry until the stars in his eyes are really dead

He is awash in competing theories
he's glad to be out of the house
it's that time of the evening
"I need to have some feelings"

"I'm all surface tension
present tension
keeps you going
gets you nowhere
no pretension
worst person singular"

He wants to cry until the stars in his eyes are really dead
he wants to cry till the stars in his eyes are dead

Because the message is cheap and exhilarating
now he's slobbering on the glass
a sexistic boy, having a world wide wank
he says "well, that's very punk of me"

"Nothing personal
nothing to see me
nothing doing
nothing with me
nothing much
and nothing to do with me "

He wants to cry until the stars in his eyes are really dead

he wants to cry till the stars in his eyes are dead

Real Life

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Howard Devoto - ' A Blue Note Permafrost' Live at The Blue Note Derby 12th July 1983


Howard Devoto - ' A Blue Note Permafrost'
Live at The Blue Note Derby 12th July 1983

01. Out Of Shape With Me
02. Waiting For A Train
03. Topless
04. You Never Knew Me
05. Cold Imagination
06. I Admire You
07. Permafrost
08. About The Weather
09. Will Pay (For What Others Pay To Avoid)
10. Rainy Season
11. Song From Under The Floorboards
12. Taking Over Heaven
13. Parade
14. Way Out Of Shape

Howard Devoto - Live at Larry's Hideaway Toronto Canada 10th November 1983


Howard Devoto
Live at Larry's Hideaway Toronto Canada 10th November 1983 

01. Waiting For A Train
02. Topless
03. You Never Knew Me
04. Song From Under The Floorboards
05. I Admire You
06. Permafrost
07. Cold Imagination
08. Some Will Pay For What Others Pay To Avoid
09. Way Out Of Shape
10. Rainy Season
11. About The Weather

Magazine - 'Crackdown' Live at Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco USA 5th August 1980


Magazine - 'Crackdown'
Live at Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco USA 5th August 1980 

01. Feed The Enemy 
02. Stuck 
03. Permafrost 
04. The Light Pours Out Of Me 
05. Because You're Frightened 
06. Parade 
07. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
08. Shot By Both Sides 
09. I Want To Burn Again 
10. A Song From Under The Floorboards 
11. A Model Worker 
12. Twenty Years Ago 
13. Definitive Gaze

Magazine - 'A Guide To Communication' Live at Hurrah's New York USA 2nd August 1979 (fm broadcast)


Magazine - 'A Guide To Communication'
Live at Hurrah's New York USA 2nd August 1979 (fm broadcast)

01. MY TILPA 
02. GIVE ME EVERYTHING 
03. DEFINITIVE GAZE 
04. PARADE 
05. BOREDOM 
06. PERMAFROST 
07. THE LIGHT POURS OUT OF ME 
08. SHOT BY BOTH SIDES 
09. PARADE 
10. GIVE ME EVERYTHING 
11. SHOT BY BOTH SIDES

Magazine - Live at Melkweg Amsterdam Holland 8th June 1980



Magazine - Live at Melkweg Amsterdam Holland 8th June 1980

01. Radio Station Intro
02. I'm A Party
03. Permafrost 
04. The Light Pours Out Of Me 
05. You Never Knew Me 
06. Thank You Falletin Be Mice Elf Agin 
07. Shot By Both Sides 
08. Song From Under The Floorboards
09. Radio Station Outro

Magazine - Live at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester 21st July 1978 (soundboard)



Magazine - Live at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester 21st July 1978 (soundboard)

01. Definitive Gaze
02. Touch & Go
03. Burst
04. The Light Pours Out Of Me
05. My Tulpa
06. Shot By Both Sides
07. Give Me Everything
08. I Love You, You Big Dummy
09. My Mind Ain't So Open

Magazine - Live at The Zodiac, Oxford 10th February 2009


Magazine - Live at The Zodiac, Oxford 10th February 2009

01. Intro 
02. The Light Pours Out Of Me 
03. Model Worker 
04. The Great Beautician In The Sky
05. Because Your Frightened
06. You Never Knew Me
07. Rhythm of Cruelty
08. I Want To Burn Again
09. The Great Mans Secrets
10. A Song From Under The Floorboards
11. Permafrost
12. The Book
13. Twenty Years Ago
14. Definitive Gaze
15. Band Intros - Parade
16. Shot By Both Sides
17. Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin
18. Motorcade
19. I Love You, You Big Dummy