RELEASE
1981
LABEL
Cargo
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Mod Revival, New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Power Pop, Punk/New Wave

Album Review

David Fenton was obviously growing tired of being written off as lightweight after "Turning Japanese" and responded with the more ambitious and mature Magnets. Here he explores the darker side of life, discussing the Kennedy assasination ("Magnets"), police harrassment ("Civic Hall") and even cult leader/mass murder Rev. Jim Jones ("Jimmy Jones," the failed single). Musically the band is more sophisticated, taking the occasional misstep in the arrangements by adding an annoying sythesizer in songs like "Spiders." Virtually ignored by both critics and the buying public, this is a strong follow-up that deserved a better fate.
Chris Woodstra, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Jimmie Jones
  2. Spiders
  3. Isolated Case
  4. Civic Hall
  5. Live at the Marquee
  6. Daylight Titans
  7. Johnny's in Love Again
  8. Can't Talk Anymore
  9. Lenina
  10. Silver Machines
  11. Magnets
  12. Galleries for Guns [*]
  13. Jimmie Jones [Single Version][*]
  14. Daylight Titans [Single Version][*]