Saturday, September 29, 2007

MAGAZINE: (2002) Play.

For a few years in the late 70s and early 80s Magazine recorded some of the most intelligent music of the punk/new wave era. PLAY captures live the best of their first three albums. If you normally shy away from live albums (because they're usually so lame), don't be afraid of this one. This is one of those live albums like Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan or Black Flag's Who's Got the 10 1/2? that shows off how great the band really was and stands as an excellent album in its own right. Magazine fans argue over which of the first three albums are the best (I prefer Secondhand Daylight) - but this classic live album is a great high energy place to start if you're just getting into Magazine. If you're already a fan and don't own this - buy it! And once you've maxed out on Magazine records don't forget Howard Devoto's later work with Luxuria. --- Lincoln J. Lounsbury

Track Listing
1. Give Me Everything
2. A Song From Under The Floorboards
3. Permafrost
4. The Light Pours Out Of Me
5. Model Worker
6. Parade
7. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
8. Because You're Frightened
9. Twenty Years Ago
10. Definitive Gaze

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1 comment:

Highlander said...

Thank you for the Magazine posts - very much appreciated.