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…
This issue of Blitzed has seemed to naturally develop a theme. Of family and authenticity. Cohesion and hope. Both within our own team as we go forward, and amongst the artists we’ve reviewed, featured and interviewed. It’s clear that the music industry particularly is in a state of flux, and that artists, both legacy and new, have to work even harder to get heard and make a living. Especially after the last two years of a global pandemic.
Creatives of all kinds, from writers to performers have been hit hard, with tours cancelled and day jobs in limbo. Here at Blitzed we feel strongly that creativity has value. It’s not a mere product, but the result of talent and hard work. So, as we begin to have more freedom, it’s important to support the artists we love. So, buy the merchandise, go to gigs if you can, buy the books, purchase art and physical products. Keep the things that have meant so much to us during difficult
This month we have a packed issue. An exclusive with Alan Rankine of the Associates, a revealing feature on the Vancouver band ACTORS and Dusty O, the iconic Soho artist, in his own words and pictures. We’ve reviewed gigs and music both new and legacy and Lucy Robinson talks about how MTV changed the world. There are our regular features, with contributions from Kevin O’Dowd, Mik Scarlet, Paul Browne and Calum Greyamongst others and personally, I’d like to thank everyone for working so hard and with such passion. We hope you continue to enjoy the magazine, and we love to hear comments from our Blitzed family. Let’s get Blitzed, every issue