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Magazine: 'These gigs are a cherry on a cake'

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 20 February 2009

THE ONE-TIME "most important man in pop" made a quietly triumphant comeback last week. Howard Devoto's Magazine, missing since 1981, were the most uncategorisable band of the post-punk years, a mixture of giddy keyboard textures, classic rock excitement and literate alienation. Their nearest thing to a hit, 1978's debut single 'Shot By Both Sides', typically stalled at no. 41, after Devoto graced Top of the Pops standing stock-still and blank faced.

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