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Album Review

Engineered by the band's Dave Formula, who restored and remastered the material here, Live and Intermittent — all previously unreleased — pulls from 1979 performances recorded at New York's Hurrah and Los Angeles' Whisky A Go Go, as well as a 1980 gig at Sydney's Family Hotel, recorded 11 days prior to the show that made up Play. No song is duplicated, and the sets are made to melt into each other, so the disc has the feel of one extended set. Worth a spin.

Customer Reviews

Poor recording quality dogged this effort.

Spirited performance by Magazine, yet sounds like a cassette audience recording.


Formed: 1977 in Manchester, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '10s

After leaving the Buzzcocks in 1977, vocalist Howard Devoto formed Magazine with guitarist John McGeoch, bassist Barry Adamson, keyboardist Bob Dickinson, and drummer Martin Jackson. One of the first post-punk bands, Magazine kept the edgy, nervous energy of punk and added elements of art rock, particularly with their theatrical live shows and shards of keyboards. Devoto's lyrics were combinations of social commentary and poetic fragments, while the band alternated between cold, jagged chords and...
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