Blitzed Issue 9
The new Blitzed brings you more interviews, features, reviews and news covering the worlds of music, art and culture.
The latest magazine features interviews with Jah Wobble, Big Country, Air, Donovan Silver and John Owen Williams. Steven Jones & Logan Sky discuss their history with Steve Strange and their new album ‘Sacred Figures’.
Plenty of classic albums are celebrating anniversaries this year. The new issue of Blitzed looks back at the polished pop of ‘Bite’, Altered Images’ more mature 1983 musical direction, David Bowie’s commercial success story with ‘Let’s Dance’ and The Police classic ‘Synchronicity’. We also cast an eye over Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. We also look at The Primitives as their debut album ‘Lovely’ turns 35.
The psychedelic pop of The Teardrop Explodes is explored in a special feature charting their career with some choice song selections. Plus, a review of their recent ‘Culture Bunker’ retrospective box set.
Meanwhile, our regular reviews section looks at releases from The Damned, Big Country, BEF, Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, Dead Or Alive, Landscape and Marc Almond. There’s also a special look at Talking Heads’ classic ‘Stop Making Sense’.
In Blitzed live reviews our team reports on concert performances from Duran Duran, Gary Numan, Midge Ure and The Damned. Meanwhile, Mik Scarlet looks back at his own supporting role for Numan in an insightful memory piece.
In other features, we look at M’s classic ‘Pop Music’, Grace Jones’ ‘Nightclubbing’ and the intriguing history of the Swatch watch. Lucy Robinson discusses ‘Now That’s What I Call History of the 1980’s, her forthcoming book on 80s culture. Plus, Neil Scott looks at the impact of Joy Division on his youth. The Blitzed Movie Club column also takes a look at David Bowie's role in 1983 erotic horror ‘The Hunger’.
All this plus the regular Blitzed features and columns, including Mik Scarlet, Electronic Café, AnalogueTrash and Kevin O’Dowd.