Monday, March 4, 2019

Rehearsed In a Dream

Magazine : Rhythm of Cruelty

On March 2, 1979 Magazine released "Rhythm of Cruelty" b/w "TV Baby", the first single from the forthcoming sophomore album Secondhand Daylight. Led by former Buzzcock Howard DeVoto, Magazine has a much darker view of the world than his former band. "Rhythm of Cruelty" is as close to a love song as Magazine would get. It's a synthesizer laden song of infatuation with someone "too good looking" who evokes admiration even in his rhythm of cruelty. The song didn't chart.

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