If you need a record to cut through the fug of a hangover then this is the one – just as well, I had quite a few hangovers in the 80’s – only saw them live once – they toured with Blur and MBV possibly the loudest concert I have ever been to.
It was a chance encounter that introduced me to Magazine – I was 5 minutes late for my first lecture at Uni and the tutor wouldn’t let me in and I was told to wait outside. 3 minutes later another young lad rushes by, army greatcoat, DM’s and a gets the same treatment. We say … Continue reading 10 albums in 10 days – Album #3 – Real Life – Magazine
Their last great album, although New Gold Dream wasn’t bad, produced by Steve Hillage. This was 3 years before Jim Kerr learnt to go La, La, La and it all went downhill and bombastic. Back in 1981 they were still synth led, great bass lines from Derek Forbes and Charlie Burchill’s guitar added texture and … Continue reading 10 albums in 10 days – Album No 2 – Sons & Fascination/Sisters Feelings Call – Simple Minds