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…
With news of a new OMD album set to be released this autumn, we delve into the background of Bauhaus Staircase in an exclusive interview. The band have faced a challenge in crafting an album that meets the standard of their back catalogue, plus they’re under pressure as this album may well mark the fi nal OMD release. Blitzed explores the world of Bauhaus Staircase and reviews the new album.
But there are also other synth-pop legends appearing in this issue. In fact, there’s something of an Ultravox/Visage theme present as we speak to Midge Ure, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan in separate features exploring their musical legacy – and their plans for the future.
Blitzed also sits down with Marcella Detroit for an intriguing interview on her own deep and wonderful musical career. We also get some insight from Dollar’s Thereze Bazar as she embarks on a new live tour. Recently, we learned of the tragic passing of Sinéad O’Connor and in this issue, Neil Scott pays tribute to the talents of the singer/songwriter in a special feature on one of her early performances.
Elsewhere in this issue, there are features on XTC, Madonna, Depeche Mode, China Crisis, Yazoo, Paul Young and The Chameleons. Plus, a look at the role of pop songs at the movies. In reviews, we look at releases by Siouxsie, David Sylvian, Nation of Language, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Toyah, The Human League, Fun Boy Three, Paul Young and more. Plus, special live reports from the Let’s Rock festival in Leeds and Paul Heaton at Tramlines.
All this, plus the regular Blitzed columns and features. I hope you enjoy this packed issue!