Feb 1, 2012

RhoDeo 1205 Aetix

Hello, good news i've finished re-upping the Megaupload links (37gig), and now it turns out yesterdays Roots smashuploads didn't link, sure hope the rest did, anyway currently re uploading yesterdays blanks hopefully with more success this time. Still no news or respons from multiupload but the old links still work ok.

Todays Aetix band was rather shortlived in what was a rather turbulent time, late seventies early eighties, still their efforts clearly rose above the playing field at the time. I've posted my favourite (keyboard dominated) album by them on the wavetrain 3, Secondhand Daylight the other 3 studioalbums are here for the taking. That said 3 months ago after 30 years of silence there was a new album No Thyself...go figure

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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, adding 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 gloomy, atmospheric sonic landscapes.

Magazine performed its first concert in the fall of 1977 and were signed to Virgin Records by the end of the year; by that point, Dickinson had left the group. The band recorded their first single, "Shot by Both Sides," as a quartet; Devoto had written the song with his former Buzzcocks partner, Pete Shelley. Appearing in early 1978, the single gathered good reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and charted in the U.K., peaking at number 41. Before they recorded their debut album, keyboardist Dave Formula joined the lineup. Real Life, released later in 1978, continued the confrontational, arty pop-punk of "Shot by Both Sides." Following their first tour, Jackson left the group and was replaced by John Doyle. The new lineup recorded the band's second album, Secondhand Daylight (1979). Secondhand Daylight was somewhat of a departure from the debut, featuring more keyboards, smoother rhythms, and streamlined lyrics from Devoto. Despite its ambitiousness, the record was poorly received by the guitarlicker press. During this time, McGeoch played with Siouxsie & the Banshees and Adamson, Formula, and McGeoch were part of Visage, along with Steve Strange. At the beginning of 1980, the band released their third album, The Correct Use of Soap.

In the summer of 1980, Magazine released "Sweetheart Contract," which became their second and last British chart hit, peaking at number 54. After it hit the charts, McGeoch left the band to become a full-time member of Siouxsie & the Banshees; he was replaced by Robin Simon. Magazine toured America and Australia, recording a live album called Play, which was released at the end of 1980. Simon left at the end of the tour, with former Amazorblades guitarist Bob Mandelson taking his place. Magic, Murder and the Weather was released in the spring of 1981; it proved to be Magazine's last album. Shortly after it became clear the spirit had gone and Devoto left/disbanded Magazine to release two more soloalbums before leaving the music industry altogether.

The post-punk revival of the last decade finally saw the inevitable Magazine reunion in 2009. Although John McGeoch’s death in 2004 ensured that the classic line-up could not get onstage and beguile old fans and new with a show based around their Real Life debut, Devoto, Dave Formula (keyboards), John Doyle (drums) and Barry Adamson were joined by Devoto’s Luxuria guitarist Noko. The success of the shows ensured the arrival of No Thyself, the first new Magazine album in 30 years and a powerful reminder of why the Devoto cult has endured.

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Howard Devoto left Buzzcocks possibly sensing the festering of punk's clich├ęs and limitations, and resurfaced with Magazine. Initially, the departure from punk was not complete. "Shot by Both Sides," the band's first single, was based off an old riff given by Devoto's Buzzcocks partner Pete Shelley, and the guts of follow-up single "Touch and Go" were rather basic rev-and-vroom. And, like many punk bands, Magazine would likely cite David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Roxy Music. However -- this point is crucial -- the band was inspired by the much more adventurous which 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. The rapidly careening "Shot by Both Sides" (up there with PiL's "Public Image" as an indelible post-punk single. The dynamism is all the more perceptible when Dave Formula's alternately flighty and assaultive keyboards are present: the opening "Definitive Gaze," for instance, switches between a sci-fi love theme and the score for a chase scene. As close as the band comes to upstaging Devoto, the singer is central, with his live wire tendencies typically enhanced, rather than truly outshined, by his mates. The interplay is at its best in "The Light Pours out of Me," a song that defines Magazine and the closest the band got to making an anthem.

Magazine - Real Life (369mb)

01 Definitive Gaze 4:29
02 My Tulpa 4:51
03 Shot By Both Sides 4:04
04 Recoil 2:52
05 Burst 5:02
06 Motorcade 5:44
07 The Great Beautician In The Sky 5:00
08 The Light Pours Out Of Me 4:36
09 Parade 5:21
Bonus Tracks
10 Shot By Both Sides (Single Version) 4:01
11 My Mind Ain't So Open 2:19
12 Touch And Go 2:58
13 Goldfinger 3:51

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This is something of a return to standard operational form for Magazine, who thawed after recording Secondhand Daylight to throw together an energetic batch of colorful and rhythmically intricate songs. It's an unexpected move considering that they enlisted Martin Hannett, master of the gray hues, as the producer. A looser, poppier album than its predecessors -- somewhat ironically, a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" is the most subdued song -- it features the rhythm section of John Doyle and Barry Adamson at their taut, flexible best and guitarist John McGeoch at his most cunningly percussive. Save for the called-for razzle-dazzle on "Sweetheart Contract," keyboardist Dave Formula takes more of a back seat, using piano more frequently and no longer driving the songs to the point of detracting from the greatness of his mates. Howard Devoto's lyrics are also a little less depressive, though they're no less biting. The closing "A Song from Under the Floorboards" -- another near-anthem, an unofficial sequel to "The Light Pours Out of Me" -- includes sticking Devoto-isms like "My irritability keeps me alive and kicking" and "I know the meaning of life, it doesn't help me a bit." His themes of distrust and romantic turbulence remain focal, evident in "You Never Knew Me"."Because You're Frightened" is the closest they came to making a new wave hit, zipping along with as much unstoppable buoyancy yet it's all fraught nerves and paranoia: "Look what fear's done to my body!" Song for song, the album isn't quite on the level of Real Life, but it is more effective as a point of entry.


Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap (349mb)

01 Because You're Frightened 3:54
02 Model Worker 2:51
03 I'm A Party 3:01
04 You Never Knew Me 5:23
05 Philadelphia 3:54
06 I Want To Burn Again 5:16
07 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)3:48
08 Sweetheart Contract 3:18
09 Stuck 4:04
10 A Song From Under The Floorboards 4:07
Bonus Tracks
11 Twenty Years Ago 3:03
12 The Book 2:22
13 Upside Down 3:47
14 The Light Pours Out Of Me - Version 3:28

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Magazine's final studio album, Magic, Murder and the Weather, finds Dave Formula's washes of cold, brittle keyboards dominating the bitter and cynical music. Occasionally, Howard Devoto's weary lyrics surface through the icy mix, but it's clear that Devoto and Magazine have both had better days. It's not a graceful way to bow out, but the album has enough strong moments to prevent it from being an embarrassment as well.




Magazine - Magic, Murder And The Weather (flac 255mb)

01 About The Weather 4:04
02 So Lucky 4:09
03 The Honeymoon Killers 3:37
04 Vigilance 5:13
05 Come Alive 3:42
06 The Great Man's Secrets 4:55
07 This Poison 4:20
08 Naked Eye 3:28
09 Suburban Rhonda 3:29
10 The Garden 2:38

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elsewhere wavetrain 3

Magazine - Secondhand Daylight (flac ^ 390mb)

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE re-up

Rho said...

Well Anon I Obliged, even extended the correct use of soap and deliver a flac version of the Secondhand Daylight remaster N'Joy

Anonymous said...

please re upload links. thank you!

Anonymous said...

reup the flacs. thanks

Rho said...

Such a hurry Anon well because i really like Magazine re-uploading these isn't a bother all 4 are up for grabs again, for how long well not that many come across a 2,5 year old posting so get it whilst you can.

Anonymous said...

G'day Rho

if you have a chance to re-up the flacs of the Magazine remasters it'd be greatly appreciated.

Very best from G from Australia

Anonymous said...

Hi Rho, a re-up of the Magazine albums in flac would be great. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

That link to Magic Murder & The Weather is doing something fishy. Trying to open some type of app rather than going to the page.

apf said...

Thank you so much for these Magazine flac re-ups!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Magazine re-ups. Unfortunately the Magic Murder and The Weather link doesn't work.

Rho said...

Ah Yes things happen but the Magic its working now

VanceMan said...

Thanks for these Magazine reposts!

Anonymous said...

Magic sorted. Thanks a lot Rho.