One of the first post-punk bands, Magazine, kept the edgy, nervous energy of punk and added elements of art rock, particularly with their theatrical live shows and shards of keyboards.
Devoto's lyrics were combinations of social commentary and poetic fragments, while the band alternated between cold, jagged chords and gloomy, atmospheric sonic landscapes.
"Play" documents an Australian concert from 1980 that finds Magazine in fine form, spitting out their unsettling, edgy post-punk songs with controlled energy. By this point, guitarist John McGeoch had been replaced by Robin Simon, and although there are some weak patches on the record, he fits into the group's dense interplay remarkably well. (from Allmusic)
One of my most beloved records that keeps me good company for many many years now! Enjoy a fantastic band, playing live!