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26th Feb '16 7:23:54 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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Magazine [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether reformed]] in 2009, with Noko taking the place of [=McGeoch=], who had [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] in the interim. Adamson - who since their breakup had since carved himself out a career as a composer of soundtracks and a successful stint playing in Music/NickCaveAndTheBadSeeds - left after a while, being replaced by Jon "Stan" White, and the band released a new album, ''No Thyself''. At the last count, they were officially still going, if not very visibly active.

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Magazine [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether reformed]] in 2009, with Noko taking the place of [=McGeoch=], who had [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] in the interim. Adamson - who since their breakup had since carved himself out a career in composing soundtracks, as a composer of soundtracks and well as a successful stint playing in Music/NickCaveAndTheBadSeeds - left after a while, being replaced by Jon "Stan" White, and the band released a new album, ''No Thyself''. At the last count, they were officially still going, if not very visibly active.
26th Feb '16 7:22:42 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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Magazine [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether reformed]] in 2009, with Noko taking the place of [=McGeoch=], who had [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] in the intervening years. Adamson left after a while, being replaced by Jon "Stan" White, and the band released a new album, ''No Thyself''. At the last count, they were officially still going, if not very visibly active.

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Magazine [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether reformed]] in 2009, with Noko taking the place of [=McGeoch=], who had [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] in the intervening years. interim. Adamson - who since their breakup had since carved himself out a career as a composer of soundtracks and a successful stint playing in Music/NickCaveAndTheBadSeeds - left after a while, being replaced by Jon "Stan" White, and the band released a new album, ''No Thyself''. At the last count, they were officially still going, if not very visibly active.
7th Jan '16 11:12:10 AM Spindriver
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->''I demand special consideration as the most human''
->''Now that's not much to ask, is it?''
->''But it makes me feel like a force for evil''

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->''I demand special consideration as the most human''
->''Now
human''\\
''Now
that's not much to ask, is it?''
->''But
it?''\\
''But
it makes me feel like a force for evil''



They soon released a single, at the time sans keyboarist, entitled [[EpicRiff "Shot By Both Sides"]], followed by an album, 1978's brilliant ''Real Life.'' The following year, they released the far more laid-back ''Secondhand Daylight,'' followed by 1980's more popular (though not necessarily better) ''The Correct Use Of Soap.'' This in turn was followed in 1981 by ''Magic, Murder and the Weather'', but by then [=McGeoch=] had quit (going on to develop as a bit of a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] guitar god in [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees other bands]]), and although the band found a series of short-term replacements, Devoto broke up Magazine and more or less quite the music business to work as a photo archivist.

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They soon released a single, at the time sans keyboarist, keyboardist, entitled [[EpicRiff "Shot By Both Sides"]], followed by an album, 1978's brilliant ''Real Life.'' The following year, they released the far more laid-back ''Secondhand Daylight,'' followed by 1980's more popular (though not necessarily better) ''The Correct Use Of Soap.'' This in turn was followed in 1981 by ''Magic, Murder and the Weather'', but by then [=McGeoch=] had quit (going on to develop as a bit of a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] {{New Wave|Music}} guitar god in [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees other bands]]), and although the band found a series of short-term replacements, Devoto broke up Magazine and more or less quite quit the music business to work as a photo archivist.
7th Jan '16 8:15:17 AM Morgenthaler
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They soon released a single, at the time sans keyboarist, entitled [[EpicRiff "Shot By Both Sides"]], followed by an album, 1978's brilliant ''Real Life.'' The following year, they released the far more laid-back ''Secondhand Daylight,'' followed by 1980's more popular (though not necessarily better) ''The Correct Use Of Soap.'' This in turn was followed in 1981 by ''Magic, Murder and the Weather'', but by then [=McGeoch=] had quit (going on to develop as a bit of a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] guitar god in [[SiouxsieAndTheBanshees other bands]]), and although the band found a series of short-term replacements, Devoto broke up Magazine and more or less quite the music business to work as a photo archivist.

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They soon released a single, at the time sans keyboarist, entitled [[EpicRiff "Shot By Both Sides"]], followed by an album, 1978's brilliant ''Real Life.'' The following year, they released the far more laid-back ''Secondhand Daylight,'' followed by 1980's more popular (though not necessarily better) ''The Correct Use Of Soap.'' This in turn was followed in 1981 by ''Magic, Murder and the Weather'', but by then [=McGeoch=] had quit (going on to develop as a bit of a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] guitar god in [[SiouxsieAndTheBanshees [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees other bands]]), and although the band found a series of short-term replacements, Devoto broke up Magazine and more or less quite the music business to work as a photo archivist.
3rd Mar '15 11:24:57 AM Quag15
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Magazine are a rock band, originally from [[OopNorth Manchester]], England, noted for (arguably) inventing the PostPunk genre. Their lead singer, Howard Devoto, was originally [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer]] of the {{Music/Buzzcocks}}, but left after their first release, ''Spiral Scratch,'' allegedly believing that punk would be short lived and that something would need to be ready to take its place.

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Magazine are a rock band, originally from [[OopNorth Manchester]], England, noted for (arguably) inventing being one of the TropeMakers of the PostPunk genre. Their lead singer, Howard Devoto, was originally [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer]] of the {{Music/Buzzcocks}}, but left after their first release, ''Spiral Scratch,'' allegedly believing that punk would be short lived and that something would need to be ready to take its place.
6th Oct '14 1:13:13 PM m8e
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* {{Nerd}}: The band may play powerful post-punk rock and weird faintly jazzy electronic pop, but the scrawny, [[BaldOfAwesome balding]] Devoto comes across as a Music/NewWave nerd. He added horn-rimmed glasses to his look when the band reformed.

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* {{Nerd}}: The band may play powerful post-punk rock and weird faintly jazzy electronic pop, but the scrawny, [[BaldOfAwesome balding]] Devoto comes across as a Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] nerd. He added horn-rimmed glasses to his look when the band reformed.
6th Oct '14 1:12:59 PM m8e
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They soon released a single, at the time sans keyboarist, entitled [[EpicRiff "Shot By Both Sides"]], followed by an album, 1978's brilliant ''Real Life.'' The following year, they released the far more laid-back ''Secondhand Daylight,'' followed by 1980's more popular (though not necessarily better) ''The Correct Use Of Soap.'' This in turn was followed in 1981 by ''Magic, Murder and the Weather'', but by then [=McGeoch=] had quit (going on to develop as a bit of a Music/NewWave guitar god in [[SiouxsieAndTheBanshees other bands]]), and although the band found a series of short-term replacements, Devoto broke up Magazine and more or less quite the music business to work as a photo archivist.

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They soon released a single, at the time sans keyboarist, entitled [[EpicRiff "Shot By Both Sides"]], followed by an album, 1978's brilliant ''Real Life.'' The following year, they released the far more laid-back ''Secondhand Daylight,'' followed by 1980's more popular (though not necessarily better) ''The Correct Use Of Soap.'' This in turn was followed in 1981 by ''Magic, Murder and the Weather'', but by then [=McGeoch=] had quit (going on to develop as a bit of a Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] guitar god in [[SiouxsieAndTheBanshees other bands]]), and although the band found a series of short-term replacements, Devoto broke up Magazine and more or less quite the music business to work as a photo archivist.
20th Jul '14 8:42:44 PM MetaFour
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''I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact''\\

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''I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact''\\fact''
3rd Jun '14 11:15:35 AM Spindriver
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-->-Magazine, "Of Course Howard (1979)"

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-->-Magazine, --> -- Magazine, "Of Course Howard (1979)"
3rd Jun '14 11:07:02 AM ThornBrain
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-->--Magazine, "Of Course Howard (1979)"
Magazine are a rock band, originally from Manchester, England, noted for (arguably) inventing the PostPunk genre. Their lead singer, Howard Devoto, was originally [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer]] of the {{Music/Buzzcocks}}, but left after their first release, ''Spiral Scratch,'' allegedly believing that punk would be short lived and that something would need to be ready to take its place.

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-->--Magazine, -->-Magazine, "Of Course Howard (1979)"
(1979)"

Magazine are a rock band, originally from Manchester, [[OopNorth Manchester]], England, noted for (arguably) inventing the PostPunk genre. Their lead singer, Howard Devoto, was originally [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer]] of the {{Music/Buzzcocks}}, but left after their first release, ''Spiral Scratch,'' allegedly believing that punk would be short lived and that something would need to be ready to take its place.



* AlbumTitleDrop: ''"So this is '''real life'''..."'' -- from the track "Definitive Gaze". It's not terribly significant, but it's a good line. Similarly,'' "Cut-out shapes in '''second-hand daylight'''..."'' from "Cut-Out Shapes".
* BigNameFan:
** Dave Formula has become something of a BNF from within the band, as his solo work lead to their reformation.
** Magazine also count a number of big names within the music industry as more or less significant fans, including Music/{{Radiohead}} and Music/{{Morrissey}}, both of whom have covered Magazine songs in live concerts, keeping the legacy alive.
** Devoto has also proved capable of surprising fandom himself, having been known to dedicate live performances of "Hello Mr Curtis (with apologies)" to TerryPratchett of all people -- though that relates to Pratchett's campaigning on the subject of euthanasia rather than his comedy novels.
* CoverVersion: Like most bands, Magazine did a couple of covers -- but theirs were noted for their eccentric (good) taste. Specifically, they covered the ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' movie theme, and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".

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* AlbumTitleDrop: AlbumTitleDrop:
**
''"So this is '''real life'''..."'' -- from the track "Definitive Gaze". It's not terribly significant, but it's a good line. Similarly,'' "Cut-out Gaze".
** ''"Cut-out
shapes in '''second-hand daylight'''..."'' from "Cut-Out Shapes".
* BigNameFan:
** Dave Formula has become something of a BNF from within the band, as his solo work lead to their reformation.
** Magazine also count a number of big names within the music industry as more or less significant fans, including Music/{{Radiohead}} and Music/{{Morrissey}}, both of whom have covered Magazine songs in live concerts, keeping the legacy alive.
** Devoto has also proved capable of surprising fandom himself, having been known to dedicate live performances of "Hello Mr Curtis (with apologies)" to TerryPratchett of all people -- though that relates to Pratchett's campaigning on the subject of euthanasia rather than his comedy novels.
* CoverVersion: Like most bands, Magazine did a couple of covers -- but theirs were noted for their eccentric (good) taste. Specifically, they covered Of the ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' movie theme, and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".



* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "The Thin Air", opening side 2 of ''Secondhand Daylight''. The effect is of course slightly spoiled on the [=CD=] version, as [=CDs=] don't have seperate side 2s...
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Actually, "The Thin Air" doesn't so much ''fade'' as ''step elegantly'' into "Back to Nature". The band have used the two songs to start some of their stage shows, too.
* GriefSong: Sarcastically averted by "Hello Mr Curtis (with apologies)", which proclaims Devoto's desire "To die like a king -- Like Elvis, on some godforsaken toilet"...
* LoveHurts: Basically the default assumption when any Magazine song deals with relationships (although the pain might possibly be that of consensual emotional UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}}). Note titles such as "Because Your Frightened", "Rhythm of Cruelty", and "I Wanted Your Heart".
* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: One of the band's 21st century songs, "Of Course Howard (1979)", incorporates some text written by Devoto back in the '70s. Devoto maybe gets a little ironic at his younger self's pretensions -- but one feels that the younger Devoto would have understood.
* {{Mondegreen}}: "Model Worker" includes the line "I know the cadre will look after me", which [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes perfect sense in context]]. However, some [[ViewersAreGeniuses listeners somehow managed to miss the plain fact that this was a love song phrased in the vocabulary of Chinese communist propaganda]], and believed that they heard "I know '''that Carter''' will look after me", taking this as some kind of satirical reference to then-US President JimmyCarter. Devoto didn't bother fighting the mistake very hard; when RonaldReagan replaced Carter, he started singing "I know that Reagan will look after me".
* {{Nerd}}: The band may play powerful post-punk rock and weird faintly jazzy electronic pop, but the scrawny, [[BaldOfAwesome balding]] Devoto definitely comes across as a Music/NewWave nerd. His older self, after the band reformed, even adds horn-rimmed glasses.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: This or some related issue of betrayal is the theme of "Shot By Both Sides" (as the title suggests):
--->Shot by both sides
--->I don't ask who's doing the shooting
--->Shot by both sides
--->We must have come to a secret understanding
* NotSoDifferent: "Feed the Enemy" evokes this trope, disturbingly suggesting that supposed differences are just someone's convenient lies. "We always have to feed the enemy".
* PrecisionFStrike: Despite their punk-era pedigree, Magazine were never a particularly sweary band. Which means that use of the F-bomb in "Permafrost" makes it a notably bleak and sinister song.
* ProgressiveRock: Sometimes mentioned by critics in relation to the band, and especially to the synth-heavy ''Secondhand Daylight''. As critics who favored PostPunk music rarely favored prog, this wasn't always meant as a compliment. Time may have diminished the ferocity of that battle, though. Maybe.

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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "The Thin Air", opening side 2 of ''Secondhand Daylight''. The effect is of course slightly spoiled on the [=CD=] version, as [=CDs=] don't have seperate separate side 2s...
2s.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Actually, "The Thin Air" doesn't so much ''fade'' as ''step elegantly'' into "Back to Nature". The band have used the two songs to start some of their stage shows, too.
Nature".
* GriefSong: Sarcastically averted by "Hello Mr Curtis (with apologies)", which proclaims Devoto's desire "To die like a king -- Like Elvis, on some godforsaken toilet"...
toilet".
* LoveHurts: Basically the The default assumption when any Magazine song deals with relationships (although (if the pain might possibly be that is not of consensual emotional UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}}). Note titles such as "Because Your You're Frightened", "Rhythm of Cruelty", and "I Wanted Your Heart".
* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: One of the band's 21st century songs, "Of Course Howard (1979)", incorporates some text written by Devoto back in the '70s. Devoto maybe gets a little ironic at his younger self's pretensions -- but one feels that the younger Devoto would have understood.
* {{Mondegreen}}: "Model Worker" includes the line "I know the cadre will look after me", which [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes perfect sense in context]]. However, some [[ViewersAreGeniuses listeners somehow managed to miss the plain fact that this was a love song phrased in the vocabulary of Chinese communist propaganda]], and believed that they heard "I know '''that Carter''' will look after me", taking this as some kind of satirical reference to then-US President JimmyCarter. UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter. Devoto didn't bother fighting the mistake very hard; when RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan replaced Carter, he started singing "I know that Reagan will look after me".
* {{Nerd}}: The band may play powerful post-punk rock and weird faintly jazzy electronic pop, but the scrawny, [[BaldOfAwesome balding]] Devoto definitely comes across as a Music/NewWave nerd. His older self, after the band reformed, even adds He added horn-rimmed glasses.
glasses to his look when the band reformed.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: This or some related issue of betrayal is the The suggested theme of "Shot By Both Sides" (as the title suggests):
--->Shot
Sides":
-->''Shot
by both sides
--->I
sides''\\
''I
don't ask who's doing the shooting
--->Shot
shooting''\\
''Shot
by both sides
--->We
sides''\\
''We
must have come to a secret understanding
understanding''
* NotSoDifferent: "Feed the Enemy" evokes darkly invokes this trope, disturbingly suggesting that supposed differences are just someone's convenient lies. "We lies.
-->''"We
always have to feed the enemy".
enemy"''
* OopNorth: The band are originally from Manchester.
* PrecisionFStrike: Despite their punk-era pedigree, Magazine were never a particularly sweary band. Which means that use of the F-bomb in "Permafrost" makes it a notably bleak and sinister song.
* ProgressiveRock: Sometimes mentioned by critics in relation to the band, and especially to the synth-heavy ''Secondhand Daylight''. As critics who favored PostPunk music rarely favored prog, this wasn't always meant as a compliment. Time may have diminished the ferocity of that battle, though. Maybe.



* PuppetKing: "Motorcade" seems to be about such a leader: "The man at the centre of the motorcade/Has learned to tie his boots".
* SelfDeprecation: Devoto is evidently humorously aware of his own less-than-imposing image. "A Song From Under the Floorboards" makes this 100% clear, in a way that may be considered SelfParody:
--->I am angry I am ill and I'm as ugly as sin
--->My irritability keeps me alive and kicking
--->I know the meaning of life, it doesn't help me a bit
--->I know beauty and I know a good thing when I see it
--->''Chorus''
--->This is a song from under the floorboards
--->This is a song from where the wall is cracked
--->By force of habit, I am an insect
--->I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact

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* PuppetKing: "Motorcade" seems to be about such a leader: "The leader:
-->''"The
man at the centre of the motorcade/Has learned to tie his boots".
boots"''
* SelfDeprecation: Devoto is evidently humorously aware of his own less-than-imposing image. "A Song From Under the Floorboards" makes this 100% clear, clear in a way that may be considered SelfParody:
--->I -->''I am angry I am ill and I'm as ugly as sin
--->My
sin''\\
''My
irritability keeps me alive and kicking
--->I
kicking''\\
''I
know the meaning of life, it doesn't help me a bit
--->I
bit''\\
''I
know beauty and I know a good thing when I see it
--->''Chorus''
--->This
it''\\
''This
is a song from under the floorboards
--->This
floorboards''\\
''This
is a song from where the wall is cracked
--->By
cracked''\\
''By
force of habit, I am an insect
--->I
insect''\\
''I
have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact
fact''\\
* SiameseTwinSongs: "The Thin Air" and "Back to Nature". The band have used the two songs to start some of their stage shows.
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