What appears to be a treasure trove of aging tapes recorded by legendary postpunk producer Martin Hannett — including material by Joy Division, New Order, The Psychedelic Furs and Magazine — have been “rescued” from a garbage bin and are now being put up for sale by Hannett’s former personal assistant.
Back in 2008, the BBC first aired an hour-long radio documentary on the life and work of post-punk guitar legend John McGeoch, who played with Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd. and Magazine, among others. If you’ve never heard the program, or don’t know much about McGeoch, you can stream it here.
The Buzzcocks staged the first of two ‘Back to Front’ concerts last night, performing music from three different eras of the group’s history with three different lineups — including a closing set that saw the return of original frontman Howard Devoto, who hadn’t appeared with the band in more than 33 years.
This month’s Auto Reverse mixtape includes brand-new music from Killing Joke, Paul Weller and The Stranglers, plus favorites old and new(ish) from The House of Love, New Order, Magazine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kate Bush, The Psychedelic Furs and much more.
Following up on last fall’s vintage Jim Reid mix, Demon Music Group — the label behind the new Jesus and Mary Chain reissues — posted a new mix by ex-JAMC rhythm section Bobby Gillespie and Douglas Hart representing what was on their tour-bus mixtapes during the band’s early days.
This month’s mixtape includes new and previously unreleased music from Paul Weller, Peter Murphy, The Lucy Show and Hussey-Regan, featuring The Mission’s Wayne Hussey — plus some older favorites by the likes of The Wild Swans, Magazine, The Stone Roses, Orange Juice, Revenge and The Alarm.
More than 30 years after leaving the band he co-founded, original frontman Howard Devoto will rejoin the Buzzcocks for part of the punk legends’ two ‘Back to Front’ concerts in Manchester and London next May, shows that will feature three different lineups of the band performing music from their respective eras.
This week’s new releases include the first new album in six years from Kate Bush (’50 Words for Snow’), DVDs from Talking Heads (‘Chronology’) and U2 (‘From the Sky Down’), a new single from Erasure (‘Be With You’) and the domestic release of Magazine’s first new album in 30 years (‘No Thyself’).
This week’s round-up of headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs includes posts about R.E.M., Talking Heads, New Order, Magazine, John Peel and Elvis Costello, plus not one but three contests involving Robert Smith, Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction.
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Thomas Dolby (first in 20 years!), Magazine (first in 30 years!) and Skinny Puppy, plus the U.S. version of The Smiths’ deluxe ‘Complete’ box set, the Peter Gabriel ‘New Blood: Live in London’ DVD/Blu-ray and ‘Fac. Dance,’ a compilation of Factory Records 12-inches.
Magazine — the post-punk act that Howard Devoto formed in 1977 after leaving the Buzzcocks — is poised to this week release ‘No Thyself,’ the band’s fifth studio album and first in 30 years, before embarking on a short U.K. tour this November.
Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include Peter Murphy’s cover of the Magazine track ‘The Light Pours Out of Me,’ the all-too-infrequently played ‘Love is Stronger Than Death’ by The The, and a dash of Ciccone
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