335. Magazine

There is a common belief that the Rock and Roll Hall has a predisposition towards Punk Rock bands. There may be some validity to that but what of Post Punk? With this thought, we explore Magazine, a band that some critics have stated really defined the Post Punk movement.   Magazine may have been formed by former Buzzcock, Howard Devoto, but his new band seemed to bare little resemblance to his old one. Keeping Punk’s raw energy, Magazine experimented with Art Rock and a wide assortment of keyboards. Their sound was a form of Art-Punk and was influential in future New Wave acts. Much of their experimentations were heard in later British Alternative acts and like many of that era, they produced influential albums over a brief time span. By 1981, Magazine was finished though their albums certainly lived on. A band that flies the Post Punk flag could get in one day, though we bet this isn’t the one to do it.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2003   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Manchester, England)   Nominated In: Never   Why They Will Get In: Their influence still resonates today.   Why They Won’t Get In: They didn’t make a big enough dent in the United States.   Essential Albums: Real Life (1978) Secondhand Daylight (1979) The Correct Use of Soap (1980)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Shot by Both Sides (From Real Life, 1978) The Light Pours Out of Me (From Real Life, 1978) Cut Out Shapes (From Secondhand Daylight, 1979) Sweetheart Contract (From The Correct Use of Soap, 1980) A Song From Under the Floorboards (From The Correct Use of Soap, 1980) {acepolls 201}

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