TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Real Life’ – Haunting Debut LP by MAGAZINE Released 40 Years Ago…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Real Life’ by MAGAZINE
Released: June 1978
Forty years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Like many punk bands, Magazine would likely cite David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Roxy Music. However — this point is crucial — instead of playing mindlessly sloppy variants of “Hang on to Yourself,” “Search and Destroy,” and “Virginia Plain,” the band was inspired by the much more adventurous Low, The Idiot, and “For Your Pleasure.” That is the driving force behind Real Life’s status as one of the post-punk era’s major jump-off points. Punk’s untethered energy is rigidly controlled, run through arrangements that are tightly wound, herky-jerky, unpredictable, proficiently dynamic.” Score: 4.5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: sounds like haunting and paranoid! Like real life!
Hair-raising and scary. Staggering record!

TWO TOP TRACKS: Shot By Both Sides / Parade

* SHOT BY BOTH SIDES

* PARADE

MAGAZINE: Facebook – All Albums


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