Blitzed

Archived since Pilot Issue Complete Archive Bi-monthly
14 issues
Blitzed magazine is a bi-monthly lifestyle and music magazine that magnifies and examines all things from the 1980s. The concept of Blitzed Magazine started as a music publication inspired by the Blitz club in London. The music they played there, bands who met there and artists who continue to be inspired by the club. As well as the people who went (or wished they had!)

As things have progressed we’ve realised that the ‘cult with no name’ means so much more. It inspired fashion and lifestyle, helped to promote a more inclusive society sexually and produced some of the icons of the last 40 years. Be enlightened, again, or for the first time. Blitzed – The Stars are Aligned…

Latest issue
In the latest issue of Blitzed, we have an exclusive interview with Boris Blank of Yello, discussing the 3D soundscape of his new album Resonance. There’s also insight into his unique approach to crafting Yello’s distinctive take on electronic music.

We speak to Bruce Foxton of From The Jam (and formerly of The Jam) to discuss the enduring appeal of their songs. This issue also features interviews with Kissing The Pink and rising pop noir group Black Nail Cabaret. The magazine also chats to legendary producer Richard James Burgess about the new Landscape anthology.

The new issue delves into the intriguing story of OMD’s 1984 album Junk Culture, The Pretenders’ Learning To Crawl album and revisit The Blue Nile’s mesmerising debut A Walk Across The Rooftops. We also look back at 4AD ‘supergroup’ This Mortal Coil’s debut, It’ll End In Tears, and The Fall’s Perverted By Language. There’s also a special feature on the 50th anniversary of Band On The Run by Wings.

This issue also includes unique features, including the release of three seminal 1978 singles: The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’, Throbbing Gristle’s ‘United’ and The Human League’s ‘Being Boiled’. Plus, we look at songs that tackle political and social commentary, including tracks by U2, David Bowie, Japan, The Specials, Peter Gabriel, The Jam, The Clash and more.

In reviews, we look at album releases from A Certain Ratio, China Crisis, Bananarama, Pete Wylie and Tim Bowness. Plus, new books from Simon Reynolds and Luke Haines. We also review a new collection of the writing of former Smash Hits contributor Tom Hibbert.

Lucy Robinson explores the background to political band Redskins in the wake of a Rough Trade-hosted reissue launch event. There’s a feature on Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1979 album Join Hands, classic Talking Heads’ single ‘Psycho Killer’ and Julien Temple’s film musical Absolute Beginners
In Blitzed live reviews, we report back from performances by The Loveless and Vince Clarke.
All this plus the regular Blitzed features and columns, including AnalogueTrash, Electronic Café, Kevin O’Dowd, Mik Scarlet and Neil Scott.

Enjoy!
Paul Browne (Editor)

Subjects: Music

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  • First Issue: Pilot Issue
  • Latest Issue: Issue 13
  • Issue Count: 14
  • Published: Bi-monthly