Monday, December 03, 2007

Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me

Howard Devoto : My favourite singer/lyricist ever.

16 comments:

St. Anthony said...

Crucial, magical, irreplaceable ... I note, in recent years, many have pinched a few tricks from Gang of Four or Talking Heads, for instance, but can't think of anyone grappling with Magazine's legacy. Too individual, too stubborn, I suppose.
This song is one of their best, too.

DavidER said...

The 1st and last word. So refreshing. I can smell your bedroom again. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. keep hunting.

farmer glitch said...

Man - I have flash backs of us sitting aroud in your pad in Chard - Smiffy Vauny et.al and listening to Magazine in betwen watching gore-flicks - sonic bliss that track there fore sure ..

Dominic Zero said...

I could never understand why Devoto was never hugely famous, though looking back now I'm kind of glad he wasn't.
Years ago I tried doing a cover of 'Rythmn Of Cruelty' - but we just couldn't not sound like Magazine so we ditched it.
Flashbacks of Chard....Vaughny having tapes of every single Peel Session...ahh.

El Duderino said...

I'm kind of glad Magazine never reformed like everyone else seems to have done.

Did you ever hear Ministry's cover of this? It's ace.

Molly Bloom said...

I am a song from under the floorboards.

St Anthony can tell you a funny story about me, a Magazine record, a record player and some sandpaper.

DavidER said...

I am intrigued, as are others no doubt. Pray tell, dear Anthony...

St. Anthony said...

Yeah, some poor soul, his only crime being to play 'Shot By Both Sides' endlessly in a room adjoining Molly's, went to play his favourite song one day only to hear the dreadful sound of a freshly sanded-down stylus remorselessly tearing through plastic. I am told he screamed like a woman.

DavidER said...

Fuuuck... wish I hadn't asked - thought it was gonna be funny! :)

Dominic Zero said...

Wow, that's harsh.

St. Anthony said...

Yeah, many have crossed that Molly ... not many are around to talk about it.
She's taken sandpaper to more than just a stylus.

Molly Bloom said...

Hey, look, in my defence re 'sandpapergate', I'd just like to say that the track was prefaced with the whole first Lush album. Then the same track for three years at the same time each morning. Followed by verbal abuse from the lodger. And his loud singing when I was trying to sleep. That was the least of his crimes to be honest.

You can push the Mollster so far....y'know. I couldn't help myself.

Anyhow, he trashed my kitchen and said I had a face like a Girl's World, so well, what's a girl to do?

Actually, I think Girl's Worlds are rather cute.

Molly Bloom said...

Girl's World wahey!

Molly Bloom said...

Girl's World, Girls Aloud....same difference innit?

Same Difference....hmmm....sounds familiar...in a cheesy way. Think snow, think pillow fights, think CHEEEEEESE!

St. Anthony said...

Call me a rather base individual, but the small face on the left in that Girl's World avatar looks like Ciccionlina.

Dominic Zero said...

Likin' the new look Molly.
Anthony - you're a rather base individual.
Have to go...working V hard on a new Top Ten.