In my last 20 from '80 post I mentioned in passing Magazine. This band certainly had their moments of brilliance. With their 1978 debut album 'Real Life', Howard Devoto and Co. turned punk on its head by delivering up something that teetered on the brink of progressive rock! For sure in the shape of Barry Adamson and John McGeough they had two musicians of musical ability that was not far removed from the prog musicians that punk had swept aside in '76/'77.
Here's a short, but good quality radio broadcast from Amsterdam in the summer of 1980.
02. I'm A Party
04. The Light Pours Out Of Me
05. You Never Knew Me
06. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin
07. Shot By Both Sides
08. Song From Under The Floorboards
Also in town on this night:
Devo Rainbow, London
Adam & The Ants/Dave Berry & The Cruisers Empire Ballroom, London