MAGAZINE Got ‘SHOT BY BOTH SIDES’ 40 Years Ago…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a …

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19 January 2018

SHOT BY BOTH SIDES is an impressive jigsaw classic by MAGAZINE. Written by its frontman Howard Devoto and Buzzcocks’ mastermind Pete Shelley (they actually both formed pop punks Buzzcocks in 1976, Devoto left after a few months to start his own band). The song was inspired by Devoto‘s girlfriend who said to him after a political discussion: “Oh, you’ll end up shot by both sides” and has sonically nothing to do with punk whatsoever. It’s just a monumental, paranoid pushed up eruption released as a single on 20 January 1978, 40 years ago. Go frenzy here…

Audio version…

On legendary British TV show Top Of The Tops

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