Thursday 16 January 2014

Howard Devoto - Various Pictures

Howard Devoto - Linder Sterling Photo's

Howards Ex Partner Linder Sterling took these Photo's of him.

There's an interview Howard did with the Quietus website here where he mentions Linder.

Times Up - Belgian Bootleg LP

Buzzcocks With Howard Devoto ‎– Time's Up LP from Belgium released in 1979.
This one was recently sold on ebay and came with Card Sleeve, Paper front cover and original plastic sleeve.

The Label: Raven Records, Inc ‎– BZ 5333 (58-3012)


Side A;

  1. Boredom
  2. You Tear Me Up
  3. Can't Control Myself
  4. Orgasm
  5. Friends Of Mine
Side B;

  1. Drop In The Ocean
  2. Breakdown
  3. Love Battery
  4. Time's Up
  5. Love Everybody
  6. Boredom

Bass – Steve Diggle
Drums – John Maher
Guitar – Pete Shelley
Vocals – Howard Devoto

Notes - Bz 5333 on the cover - 58-3012 on the Yellow raven label.

The cover is a black and white picture taken from the "What's On" TV special that aired Jul 21, 1978, when Howard Devoto reunited with Buzzcocks to do "I Can't Control Myself".'

Touch And Go/Goldfinger - UK 7"

Re-building my Magazine, Devoto collection and just picked up a very good condition 7" copy of Touch And Go/Goldfinger - Virgin VS207

Shot By Both Sides/My Mind Ain't So Open - UK 7"

Re-building my Magazine, Devoto collection and just picked up a near mint 7" UK copy of Shot By Both Sides/My Mind Ain't So Open - Virgin VS200

Magazine - Real Life and Gig Posters

Here is a selection of Magazine Posters kindly shared by Johna Johnson. The first with Red writing on it was designed by Johna himself, looks great Framed too.

The second and third are the official Promo posters for the Real Life album.

 This final one a gig poster.

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Feed the Enemy - Australian TV Show Nightmoves 1980

Festival Hall, Melbourne 1980

September 1980 at Melbourne's Festival Hall recorded for the national music TV show 'Nightmoves' and the "Play' LP...... "Feed the Enemy."

Shot by Both Sides - Australian TV show Nightmoves 1980

Shot By Both Sides 1980

September 1980 at Melbourne's Festival Hall recorded for the national music TV show 'Nightmoves' and the "Play' LP...... "Shot By Both Sides."

Shot By Both Sides & Rhythm of Cruelty - Spanish TV show 1980

Shot By Both Sides - Aplauso 1980 Spanish TV show

Rhythm of Cruelty - Aplauso 1980 Spanish TV show

From the Facebook Magazine site;

Dave Formula remembers...

"Never seen it before but I know exactly where it is - etched into my memory. It's a Spanish tv show we did in Barcelona. We must have done at least a dozen takes. The crew were all over the shop. Kept getting the wrong camera angles, bumping into us, tech problems in the control room - incompetence beyond belief. But somehow because they were relaxed and very nice to us, it was sort of good fun. We got a little bit silly that night, ending up with some stunning local transvestites pursuing us through the back streets off the Ramblas......."

Magazine Tour 2011

MAGAZINE 2011 November Tour

Nov 1 : Bath Komedia
Nov 2 : Cambridge Junction
Nov 3 : Hatfield Forum
Nov 4 : Manchester Academy
Nov 5 : Glasgow ABC
Nov 7 : Newcastle Academy
Nov 8 : Birmingham Institute
Nov 9 : Sheffield Plug

Nov 10 : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Monday 13 January 2014

The Spiral Scratch E.P. - What the butler actually saw 28/12/1976

Well not the butler exactly but the very talented and thankfully for us, the fan's of the band, the producer Phil Hampson whose studio work ensured the Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch E.P. turned out to be (for me) - The finest Punk 7" ever to come out of 1977.

Phil has his own website (linked from his name above) and within it he tells the story of how the Buzzcocks came to engineer their first record in the Manchester Studio Phil was working in at that time.

It is a fascinating read and for me really highlights the true value of people like Phil who themselves were working in studios up and down the country with what was probably a new breed of music and musicians, and who sonically weren't really that concerned at how the studio worked let alone what the record was going to actually sound like.  It wouldn't be wrong of me to refer to Phil in this instance as the forgotten fifth member of the band, simply because what he did was made sure that no matter what was happening with the band or indeed Martin Hannett in that studio during that session the record was going to sound as good as it possibly could, and for anyone who listens to this great record from that period you just know that is the case, especially when you compare it against many other records that came out at that time.

Anyhow enough of my rambling read it for yourself here; My place in music history and listen to it via the YouTube links I have included in this blog.

As Phil himself states in the article, "But I've started to realise that I might just have sold myself short."

For me, maybe he did.  But for any fan of the Buzzcocks I doubt anyone would disagree with me that we certainly would hold Phil Hampson in high esteem for what he did on this record.

I'm certainly, as a fan indebted to Phil Hampson for helping to produce the most brilliant of records that gave the Punk scene here in the UK a real kick in the pants, and really launched a superb and to this day remarkable band of musicians in the Buzzcocks who we know put Manchester on the Map.

Thank you to Phil for allowing me to share his comments with you and link to his website.



Friends of Mine
Times Up

Sunday 12 January 2014

Saturday 4 January 2014