Magazine was an English Post-punk group active between 1977 and 1981. The band was formed by Howard Devoto after he left Buzzcocks in 1976. In April 1977 he met guitarist John McGeoch and they began writing songs which would become the first Magazine material. They recruited Barry Adamson, Bob Dickinson and Martin Jackson to form the first line-up of the band, which signed to Virgin Records. Bob Dickinson left shortly after the release of the band's first single "Shot by Both Sides" and was replaced by Dave Formula. "Shot by Both Sides", the chorus of which shared the same progression as the Buzzcocks' "Lipstick," reached the top 50 in the UK singles chart.
Following a tour to promote the first album Real Life, Jackson left and was replaced briefly by Paul Spencer and then John Doyle. In 1979 the second album, Secondhand Daylight followed. Devoto left the band in 1981, and after a brief solo outing and two albums with Luxuria he quit music to become a photo archivist.
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Track listing: Shot by Both SidesMotorcadeThe Light Pours Out of MeDefinitive GazeParadeRhythm of CrueltyBack to NaturePermafrostFeed the EnemySweetheart ContractThank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)You Never Knew MeA Song From Under the FloorboardsBecause You're FrightenedAbout the WeatherThis Poison
Track listing: Shot by Both Sides (alternate recording)My Mind Ain't So OpenTouch and GoGoldfingerGive Me EverythingI Love You You Big DummyMy TulpaDefinitive Gaze (live)The Light Pours Out of Me (Version)Rhythm of CrueltyTV BabyBack to NaturePermafrost (live)Feed the Enemy (live)Parade
Track listing: A Song From Under the Floorboards (live)Twenty Years AgoThank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (live)The BookUpside DownSweetheart ContractShot by Both Sides (live)Because You're Frightened (live)I Want to Burn AgainModel Worker (live)Vigilance (alternate mix)In the DarkThe OperativeCome Alive (alternate mix)The Thinking Flame ('The Garden') (alternate mix)
Track listing: Touch and Go (Peel Session 14/2/78)The Light Pours Out of Me (Peel Session 14/2/78)Real Life ('Definitive Gaze') (Peel Session 14/2/78)My Mind Ain't So Open (Peel Session 14/2/78)Give Me Everything (Peel Session 24/7/78)Burst (Peel Session 24/7/78)I Love You You Big Dummy (Peel Session 24/7/78)Boredom (Peel Session 24/7/78)TV Baby (Peel Session 8/5/79)Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Peel Session 8/5/79)Permafrost (Peel Session 8/5/79)A Song From Under the Floorboards (Peel Session 7/1/80)Twenty Years Ago (Peel Session 7/1/80)Look What Fear's Done to My Body ('Because You're Frightened') (Peel Session 7/1/80)Model Worker (Peel Session 7/1/80)
Track listing: Shot by Both SidesGoldfingerGive Me EverythingA Song From Under the Floorboards
Track listing: About the WeatherSo LuckyThe Honeymoon KillersVigilanceCome AliveThe Great Man's SecretThis PoisonNaked EyeSuburban RhondaThe Garden
Track listing: Give Me EverythingA Song From Under The FloorboardsPermafrostThe Light Pours Out Of MeModel WorkerParadeThank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)Because Your FrightenedTwenty Years AgoDefinitive Gaze
Track listing: Because You're FrightenedModel WorkerI'm a PartyYou Never Knew MePhiladelphiaI Want to Burn AgainThank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)Sweetheart ContractStuckA Song From Under the Floorboards
Track listing: Feed the EnemyRhythm of CrueltyCut-Out ShapesTalk to the BodyI Wanted Your HeartThe Thin AirBack to NatureBelieve That I UnderstandPermafrost
Track listing: Definitive GazeShot by Both SidesRecoilBurstThe Great Beautician in the SkyThe Light Pours Out of MeParadeMy TulpaMotorcade