Magazine was an English rock band led by original Buzzcocks frontman Howard Devoto. They debuted with the 1978 Virgin single “Shot by Both Sides,” followed by the albums Real Life, Secondhand Daylight, and The Correct Use of Soap. The band’s instrumentalists — guitarist John McGeoch, bassist Barry Adamson, and keyboardist Dave Formula — were also […]

Magazine ‎– Secondhand Daylight (1979)

Secondhand Daylight is the sophomore album by Mancunian maximalist rockers Magazine, released in 1979 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Feed the Enemy” (5:45) A2. “Rhythm of Cruelty” (3:03) A3. “Cut-Out Shapes” (4:43) A4. “Talk to the Body” (4:34) A5. “I Wanted Your Heart” (5:13) B1. “The Thin Air” (4:10) B2. “Back to Nature” (6:40) B3. “Believe […]

Magazine ‎– Real Life (1978)

Real Life is the debut album by Mancunian maximalist rockers Magazine, released in 1978 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Definitive Gaze” (4:25) A2. “My Tulpa” (4:47) A3. “Shot by Both Sides” (4:01) A4. “Recoil” (2:50) A5. “Burst” (5:00) B1. “Motorcade” (5:41) B2. “The Great Beautician in the Sky” (4:56) B3. “The Light Pours Out of Me” […]


Visage was an English electro/art-pop project that yielded a self-titled album on Polydor in 1980, spawning the hits “Fade to Grey” and “Mind of a Toy.” Further chart and club hits followed with their 1982 release The Anvil, including “The Damned Don’t Cry” and “Night Train.” Both albums feature then-current members of Ultravox (Midge Ure, […]

Magazine ‎– The Correct Use of Soap (1980)

The Correct Use of Soap is the third album by Mancunian maximalist rockers Magazine, released in 1980 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Because You’re Frightened” (3:54) A2. “Model Worker” (2:54) A3. “I’m a Party” (3:01) A4. “You Never Knew Me” (5:24) A5. “Philadelphia” (3:54) B1. “I Want to Burn Again” (5:16) B2. “Thank You (Falettinme Be […]

Visage ‎– Visage (1980)

Visage is the debut album by the namesake New Wave supergroup comprised of Ultravox and Magazine personnel and fronted by Blitz Club impresario Steve Strange. Forwarded by the singles “Tar” and the Euro smash “Fade to Grey,” the album was released in November 1980 on Polydor. Computer programming is done by ex-Easy Street drummer and Landscape […]