We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Formed by ex-Buzzcocks' Howard Devoto, Magazine is, with Wire, the band which created the whole post-punk movement. Allying the energy of English punk rock to the aesthetics originating from the art-rock scene, they managed to add brains to the testosterone-infused brutality of punk.
Throughout three outstanding albums - from 1978's Real Life to 1980's The Correct Use of Soap - they perfected a sound that still influences many of today's bands. Sadly, a final album (1981's Magic, Murder and the Weather) saw a major loss in inspiration and their quick demise. Though the latter wasn't a bad album, it was nothing like its three predecessors adding too many keyboards to the mix and losing most of the original energy which inhabited the band.
Magazine recently came back together, minus John McGeogh – often described as the “new wave Jimmy Page” - who died in 2005, and there is word that a new album might be in the works, until that, enjoy "Sounds for Sore Ears" which might not be of the ear-candy type but still is the demonstration of a supremely talented band at work.

1 – Real Life (1978)
2 – The Correct Use of Soap (1980)

3 – Secondhand Daylight (1979)
4 – Magic, Murder and the Weather

Wire, Public Image Ltd., The Teardrop Explodes, The Fall

Note: the three videos are from the reformed Magazine.


Bill said...

they had some great songs and thank you.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm a bit late in finding this blog, but just wanted to say I love the idea of giving us a representative taster of a group's music - and excellent artwork too!

I've followed a different approach - selecting groups I really love (including Magazine) and then indexing all the links still alive on the web to the group's bootlegs.

If, after this introduction by Baistophe, Magazine tempts you further, I have indexed links to all their available bootlegs (from studio demos 1977 to several live gigs in 2009):

All of my mega-posts (to date: Television, Magazine, Ultravox (pre-Ure), Gang of Four and Faust) are here:

Don't forget to check the comments to the mega-posts too for updates and additions.

Cheers et merci, Dave Sez.

francisco58 said...

Sería genial uno the The Who y uno de The Ramones por lo demás creo que hacen un trabajo de exelencia