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Magazine were one of the earliest punk rock groups to embrace the more experimental feel that would come to dominate the post punk movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s. While the group kept much of the nervous, paranoid drive of early punk, both the lyrics and the music were weirder than typical punk rock, filled with strange poetic imagery, shards of keyboard and a point of view nearly as introverted as fellow early post punk trailblazers like Joy Division. Although never the biggest group in the punk scene and relatively unknown in America, they had a great deal of influence on the post punk scene, and continue to be an influence even today (Radiohead in particular draws on the lyrical style of the group).
All records were released on Virgin. All listings are UK releases.
- Real Life (1978)
- Secondhand Daylight (V2121, 1979)
- The Correct Use Of Soap (V2156, 1980)
- Play (V2184, 1980) - live album
- Magic, Murder and the Weather (V2200, 1981)
- "Shot By Both Sides" / "My Mind Ain't So Open" (VS200, 1978)
- "Touch and Go" / "Goldfinger" (VS207, 1978)
- "Give Me Everything" / "I Love You You Big Dummy" (VS237, 1978)
- "Rhythm of Cruelty" / "TV Baby" (VS251, 1979)
- "A Song From Under The Floorboards" / "Twenty Years Ago" (VS321, 1980)
- "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" / "The Book" (VS328, 1980)
- "Upside Down" / "The Light Pours Out Of Me" (VS334, 1980)
- "Sweetheart Contract" / "Feed The Enemy" (live) / "Twenty Years Ago" (live) / "Shot By Both Sides" (live) (VS36812)
- "About The Weather" / "In The Dark" / "The Operative" (VS412-12)
- "Shot By Both Sides" / "Goldfinger" / "Give Me Everything"
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