Blitzed Issue 5 (Sept/Oct 2022).


The new Blitzed brings you more interviews, features, reviews and news covering the worlds of music, art and culture.

We speak to the one and only Toyah about the reissue of her classic album ‘Anthem’, those Sunday Lunch videos and joining Billy Idol’s tour.

Voice Of The Beehive brought their own style of euphoric guitar pop to the late eighties. Now, their 1988 debut album ‘Let It Bee’ is being reissued and we spoke to Tracey Bryn in an exclusive interview straight from the Beehive.

Synth-pop icons Ultravox have seen a deluxe reissue of their ‘Rage In Eden’ album this year. Plus, their 1982 album ‘Quartet’ celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Blitzed takes a look at both classic albums.

Martin Cooper is better known for his multi-instrumental talents as part of OMD. But his creative abilities also stretch to painting. In a special feature we look at his artwork and showcase some of his best paintings.

Not all classic songs need to have vocals – something we explore when Blitzed lists a selection of the best instrumental tracks to have graced the Blitz club era. Featuring David Bowie, Tangerine Dream, OMD, Kraftwerk, New Order, Giorgio Moroder and more!

Blitzed reviews the stunning new David Bowie film ‘Moonage Daydream’ and also the revealing new a-ha documentary. We look at new reissues and compilations from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Communards, Japan, David Sylvian and Marc Almond.

In book reviews, we look at Martyn Ware’s new autobiography ‘Electronically Yours’. The Human League and Heaven 17 were among some of the most innovative bands of the 1980s, with Ware having played an integral role in each.

‘Halo’ charts the story of Depeche Mode’s classic 1990 ‘Violator’ album. Authors Kevin May and David McElroy explore this beloved album by speaking to many of the personnel involved.

We stick with the 1990s with ‘Fingers Crossed’, Miki Berenyi’s gripping memoir of life in cult indie pop outfit Lush. At times a tough, harrowing read, this book ultimately delivers an overdue critical analysis of the Britpop era.

In Blitzed live reviews, we cast an eye over live performances from Kim Wilde, China Crisis and KNIGHT$. There’s also a report from R-Fest featuring Gary Numan.

The magazine also includes features on The Velvet Underground, the retro appeal of the Polaroid camera, a new music compilation themed on the films of John Hughes, the 30th Anniversary of The Cure’s ‘Wish’ album. Meanwhile Lucy Robinson looks at the history of protest songs.

All this plus the regular Blitzed features and columns!

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