Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It jerks out of me like blood

Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me

You know the whole Buzzcocks/Shelley/Devoto/Sex Pistols/Free Trade Hall/Spiral Scratch punk tale. Well Magazine transcend that Rock'n'Roll Swindle. Like early Roxy Music this is very, very, very attractive exciting music, this is special. Old Momus perhaps went a touch over the top with his tribute to Howard Devoto in the song 'The Most Important Man Alive' but you can see where he's coming from. Ah Devoto. Ah Momus.

From their live LP 'Play' this version of 'The Light Pours Out Of Me' is gigantic, it's a colossal beast of a song. Original guitarist John McGeoch had just been replaced by Robin Simon and the Rock'n'Roll Pt. 1 Glitter guitar riff is even bigger than the Hannett or Leckie versions. This one is like an axe in the shoulder-blades! Ouch-ah!

Magazine Very good website.
The Light Pours Out of Me on YouTube.
Play Buy from Amazon.