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*Top *Of *The *Pops* 70s*-

*Top *Of *The *Pops* 70s*-

Shot By Both Sides

Magazine are an English post-punk group active from 1977 to 1981, then reformed in 2009. Their debut single, 'Shot by Both Sides', is now acknowledged as a classic and their debut album, Real Life, is still widely admired as one of the greatest albums of all time. The band was formed by Howard Devoto after leaving punk band Buzzcocks in early 1977. Devoto had decided to create a more experimental and less punk band. Their style and lyrical preoccupations later influenced many musicians ... (read more at Wikipedia)

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The band were played regularly by Peel and was five times in the Festive Fifty between 1978 and 1982. They also did four sessions for his show. In 2004, Peel played a Magazine track dedicated to John McGeoch, who recently died and was a Scottish pop music guitarist who played with several bands of the post-punk era, including Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Visage, and Public Image Ltd.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Four sessions for Peel. All are available on The Complete John Peel Sessions.

1. First broadcast 20 February 1978. Repeated 15 March 1978, 10 April 1978, 28 December 1978, 19 May 1983, 12 August 1986.

  • Touch And Go / The Light Pours Out Of Me / Real Life / My Mind Ain't So Open

2. First broadcast 31 July 1978. Repeated 28 August 1978.

  • Give Me Everything / Burst / Big Dummy / Boredom

3. First broadcast 14 May 1979. Repeated 05 June 1979 and 27 December 1979.

  • TV Baby / Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again / Permafrost

4. First broadcast 14 January 1980. Repeated 04 February 1980

  • A Song From Under The Floorboards / 20 Years Ago / Look What Fear Has Done To My Body / Model Worker

Other Shows Played

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  • Peel 022 (BFBS) (date unknown, possibly Nov. 1985): Rhythm Of Cruelty (7")' (Virgin)

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