Albums from the Class of 1978: Magazine

Weekend Variety Wireless 24/06/2018
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Founding member of The Buzzcocks, Howard Devoto quickly got bored with the “blam blam blam” of the punk scene and put together an art-rock outfit called Magazine.

Graeme Hill and Grant Smithies re-spin Magazine’s debut Real Life which contains a few interesting fossils from the Buzzcocks’ era.

A stunning line-up of musicians that at the time nobody would have even heard of and one of the best openings of an album ever?

Listen to the full audio with Grant Smithies above.

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