Friday, November 2, 2007

Howard Devoto

Howard Devoto (born Howard Trafford 1955 in Manchester) is an English rock and roll singer/songwriter who began his career as the frontman for the punk band Buzzcocks, and who then formed several other groups, notably Magazine. (

Friday, 2 September 1983, "Grote Zaal", 23:00 - 00:00

Line up
Uncertain, but likely: Howard Devoto - guitar, vocals; Alan St. Clair - guitar; Dave Formula - keyboards; Neil Pyzer - saxophone, synthesiser; Martin Heath - bass; Pat Ahearn - drums; Laura Teresa - backing vocals (line up from August 1983 John Peel session,

Set list
01 Cold imagination
02 Some will pay
03 Rainy season
04 About the weather

I have 01 – 04 as a lossless (flac) radio recording, total time 17’18”. A longer recording (25 mins) exists.
Below is a photo montage set to "Some will pay" recorded at Pandora's. Not sure if (any of) the photos was taken at Pandora's.

Other info
Howard Devoto used to be in Magazine, together with John McGeogh (1977-1980) and John Doyle (1978-1981), who both played Pandora 83 with the Armoury Show. Between Magazine and the Armoury Show, McGeogh joined Siouxsie & the Banshees (1980-1982), who also played Pandora 83. For Siouxsie & the Banshees he wrote classics like Christine, Happy House and Israel.

Article from festival booklet

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