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Biography

Magazine were an influential British ART-PUNK band founded in 1977 by former Buzzcocks singer Howard Devoto and guitarist John McGeoch. The other members of the band's classic lineup included bassist Barry Adamson, keyboardist Dave Formula, and drummer John Doyle. The band burst onto the scene with the single Shot by Both Sides and released five albums before disbanding in 1981. In 2009 the band resurfaced for half a dozen live performances in the UK, with Noko (who collaborated with Devoto in the late 80s in Luxuria) filling the position of guitarist. These performances, which earned very favourable reviews, took place in February in Manchester, London and Glasgow. Later the same year there were more festival appearances.

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    This and that, they must be the same
    What is legal is just what's real
    What I'm given to understand
    Is exactly what I steal
    I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
    Shot by Both Sides  -  287,141 plays
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    Got this bird's eye view and it's in my brain
    Clarity has reared its ugly head again
    So this is real life you're telling me
    And everything is where it ought to be
    I like your nerve, I like watching you
    Definitive Gaze  -  150,027 plays
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    Time flies, time crawls
    Like an insect up and down the walls
    The light pours out of me
    The light pours out of me
    The conspiracy of silence ought
    The Light Pours Out Of Me  -  139,720 plays
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    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
    This is a song from under the floorboards
    A Song from Under the Floorboards  -  120,108 plays
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    I suspect you ain't so sweet
    As the lust I'm concealing
    My skin wants to crawl back home to ma
    I've lost my way in my feelings
    You always collect your fists
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