Sunday 29 December 2013

Tick Tock

Hope you all had a great Christmas and looking forward to another year.

My Fiance Cheryl bought me this fabulous Magazine 'Shot by both Sides' clock as part of my Christmas Pressie's and which we'd seen for sale on one of the stalls at the Manchester Markets pre-Christmas.
It will now take pride of place in my office in the new year.

Monday 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas "Feed the Enemy" fans.

Wishing all you Big Dummies a fantastic Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.
Thank you all for supporting this blog and helping me to celebrate all things related to these fabulous artistes.

I predict 2014 will see something from Howard and the band and if not well, that's our loss and theirs.

Saturday 21 December 2013

Magazine - Wonderlust Glasgow Tiffany's 29 April 1980

The previous Wonderlust (soundboard) CD unfortunately, on playing, sounded like Howard was singing through mud and I think the original tape source that the show was taken from was damaged sadly as it sounded like a great gig.

This version in the same cover is from the fabulous Live show they did at Glasgow Tiffanys in Scotland 29th April 1980.

Feed The Enemy
I'm A Party
The Light Pours Out Of Me
Because You're Frightened
You Never Knew Me
Sweetheart Contract
Shot By Both Sides
I Want To Burn Again
A Song From Under The Floorboards
Model Worker
Twenty Years Ago
Definitive Gaze

Thursday 19 December 2013

Magazine - Wonderlust CD (Soundboard)

MAGAZINE - 'Wonderlust'

Live at Rydamere Inn Sydney Australia 20th September 1980 (soundboard) 

01. Feed The Enemy
02. Stuck
03. A Song From Under The Floorboards
04. Permafrost
05. The Light Pours Out of Me
06. Model Worker
07. Parade
08. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
09. Sweetheart Contract
10. I Want To Burn Again
11. Because You're Frightened
12. I Love You, You Big Dummy
13. Twenty Years
14. Definitive Gaze 

Signed Spiral

Signed at the Buzzcocks, Back to Front Manchester gig this 2nd  issue of the Spiral Scratch EP owned by Lorraine Bickle.

Friday 13 December 2013

Thursday 12 December 2013

More Magazine Goodies from Rockin Robin Tate's collection

German PS and Australian 7" without P/S 

This is the Japanese Promo Copy 

My thanks to Rockin Robin Tate who has kindly allowed me to share some of his Magazine and Devoto related collection including these two items.  I have to say it's really good that other fans of the band are keen to share with other fans their items in this way.

Many collectibles remain safely stored and archived away and with the disappearance of record stores and collectors shops etc. many of these might never be seen by especially the newer collectors and fans of all things Howard Devoto etc.   The Internet has been a godsend in that respect.

If you have any items or images that you'd like to share then please, by all means send them to me and a brief description of what they are and I'll share what I can on the blog.

Many thanks again to Robin.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Part - Signed Magazine Photo

Signed Photograph of some of the Magazine members - Apparently this was signed at the Plug in Sheffield on the 15th of July 2009.

Monday 9 December 2013

Luxuria / Howard Devoto / Noko

"Luxuria live concert Poster"
Town & Country Club , London 13th of March 1988

Rainy Season - W/Label Promo

7" White Label Promo for the Howard devoto solo single "Rainy Season"  There's quite a few of these floating about as I have  one in my own collection and this one has been on eBay for a long time at £6.00.

Rip It Up Magazine

Rare - 1980 New Zealand Music Paper that features Howard Devoto.

Devoto Illustration - Visions of Rock


This is a double sided 1 page taken from a book called 
'Visions Of Rock' where one side has an illustration of Howard Devoto and on the other side it has Sparks.

Magazine Autographs from 1978

Full Set of Magazine Autographs from 1978

I have just shown the most remarkable restraint by not bidding on a full set of genuine Magazine autographs from Liverpool Eric’s in 1978. Finally sold for £42 on eBay.

The guy selling them provided the following information. 

"From 1978, these autographs were signed at a Liverpool Eric's, on the Shot By Both Sides tour. Featuring an autograph by the late, great John McGeogh, along with Howard Devoto, Barry Adamson and Dave Formula as well as Magazine's 2nd drummer Paul Spencer.  I got the band to sign this paper and the autographs have been in my possession and well looked after ever since."