Saturday, September 29, 2007

MAGAZINE: (1979) Secondhand Daylight

If you are looking to buy your first MAGAZINE cd, some reviewers on Amazon will tell you to get THE CORRECT USE OF SOAP first because it's the most "accessible." My recommendation is: Start with the best--SECONDHAND DAYLIGHT. Get REAL LIFE next. Try THE CORRECT USE OF SOAP third. As for the accessibility issue--it's true; I didn't particularly like SECONDHAND DAYLIGHT the first time I heard it. It's as though my brain could not immediately process its awesome luminosity. But after a few more listens, its brilliance started shining through. Is it goth? Is it punk? Comparing this album to anything else is foolish and might even be misleading, but I'm going to throw some band names out that are in the ballpark: Bauhaus, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Damned, David Bowie (but harder and darker), Christian Death, Radiohead, Iggy and the Stooges, New York Dolls, Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground, early Roxy Music, early Eno. In any case, this cd takes you all the way into outerspace. Get ready for a wild ride. --- Enrique

Track Listing
1. Feed The Enemy
2. Rhythm Of Cruelty
3. Cut-Out Shapes
4. Talk To The Body
5. I Wanted Your Heart
6. The Thin Air
7. Back To Nature
8. Believe That I Understand
9. Permafrost

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