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…
Blitzed Issue 12
In the latest issue of Blitzed, there’s a big focus on interviews and the conversation revolves around a very diverse selection of people from across the music world.
Pioneering electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre talks to Blitzed about new album Oxymoreworks as Jarre’s twenty-second album Oxymore gets revisited with the help of Brian Eno, Martin Gore, Armin Van Buuren and Nina Kraviz.
Stewart Copeland established himself as the powerhouse drummer behind The Police in the 1970s. In our exclusive interview, he discusses revisiting the Police catalogue as well as the work he’s produced wearing his composer’s hat.
Hugh Cornwell steps in to chat about his past with The Stranglers as well as new album Moments Of Madnessand getting ready to tour again.
Paul Simpson was a figure who observed the highs and the lows of the emerging Liverpool music scene of the late 70s and early 80s. In his new memoir Revolutionary Spirit, he delivers a very personal story of his journey from childhood through The Teardrop Explodes and rock god status in the Philippines with The Wild Swans.
We also chat with Sal Solo as Classix Nouveaux return with a new album. We review their new release alongside albums from Duran Duran, Future Islands, X-Ray Spex, Spizzenergi and The Blow Monkeys. There’s also a focus on music legend Karl O’Connor and the history of the Downwards record label.
Lucy Robinson dives into the goth world when she speaks to Batcave/Specimen/Nag Nag Nag icon Jonny Slut. There’s a special feature on essential Post-Punk and New Wave Songs about Technology, which includes entries that feature Gary Numan, The Human League, OMD, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Visage, Kate Bush and more. We explore Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange and also dip into nostalgia for some classic Christmas toys.
In Blitzed live reviews, we report back from Heaven 17, China Crisis, Holly Johnson, Haircut 100 and more. Plus, we drop into Sheila Rock’s book launch event. Also, check out Blitzed’s special features on classic albums from ABC, Billy Idol, Roxy Music and The The.
All this plus the regular Blitzed features and columns, including AnalogueTrash, Electronic Café, Kevin O’Dowd, Neil Scott and Mik Scarlet.
Paul Browne (Editor)