MAGAZINE Released Third Longplayer ‘THE CORRECT USE OF SOAP’ 40 Years Ago

20 May 2020

Band: Magazine (Manchester, UK)
Members: Barry Adamson, Howard Devoto (frontman, ex-Buzzcoks),
John Doyle, Dave Formula and John McGeoch (R.I.P.)
Album: The Correct Use Of Soap – the band’s third LP
20 May 1980 – 40 years ago
Keywords: New pop wave, big tunes, swirling synths, invigorating
sonorousness, expressive Devoto vocals, rad Sly & The Family Stone
cover ‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’, overall a magnificent
and bold achievement.

POP MATTERS wrote: “Magazine’s ‘The Correct Use of Soap’ is such a wayward,
iconoclastic record, so willfully out of kilter with its own time, that its sound-world and emotional landscape remain unique in pop. The LP stands as a monument to a band
that, even amidst the convulsions of punk and its aftermath, dared to be different.”

Stand Out Single

Full album…

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