This and that, they must be the same what is legal is just what's real what I'm given to understand is exactly what I steal I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd I was shocked to find what was allowed I didn't lose myself in the crowd Shot by both sides on the run to the outside of everything shot by both sides they must have come to a secret understanding New offences always in my nerves they're taking my time by force They all sound the same when they scream they have to rewrite all the books again as a matter of course I wormed my way ... Shot by both sides ... 'Why are you so edgy, Kid ?' asks the man with the voice one thing follows another you live and learn, you have no choice I wormed my way ... Shot by both sides I don't ask who's doing the shooting shot by both sides we must have come to a secret understanding we must have come to a secret understanding
Reprise surprenante d'une chanson qui fait penser aux Sex Pistols. Radiohead ne l'a chantée qu'une seule fois sur scène, durant la tournée Big Top.
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Magazine's debut album Real Life is an edgy collection of terse punk-pop songs that are turned inside out by complex, unpredictable arrangements and shards of atonal keyboards. The undeniable peak is the classic Shot by Both Sides, but the entire album, with its cerebral fusion of concise pop songs and dark, evocative instrumental textures, helped establish the difference between punk and post-punk.
Le groupe a existé de 1977 à 1981, mais a sorti 5 albums en 4 ans !
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, Second
My mind It aint so open That anything Could crawl right in The last place To lose yourself Is in the world Where we all cling Oh my lover We are opening Windows we see All that we've seen Overlooking A vivid room It is sunshine Got things to do My Life Happens around me Your life Happens around me too My mind ... The last place ... Cling to it