Blitz was a newspaper/magazine that was published in Portugal between 1984-2018 in paper format. In the first years it was published in newspaper format, then it moved to magazine format. Nowadays it exists in digital format.
In the first issue published in 1984, the cover is dedicated to Siouxsie & The Banshees.
The article about Tom Waits, brings a small biography of the musician, with discography, his passage through the cinema, and mainly presents the criticism of all the tracks of the last album “Swordfishtrombones”.
After 5 years in isolation, until 1981, the jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, appears with great editorial activity and live performances.
In this article his first steps in St. Louis are approached until the move to New York, to go to play in the jazz bars, next to Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter and Billy Eckstine. It talks about the several musicians who grew up with him in the bands that Miles Davis formed, like Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, John Mclaughlin, among others.
In addition, it addresses the problems of excessive drug use and health had.
Miles Davis has also had several companions and children, but according to him, it is the music that belongs to him 90% of his life.
In this magazine we find an article about Leonard Cohen who was 50 years old at the time.
He was playing live for the first time in Portugal, more precisely in Cascais.
The musician had just released the LP “Various Positions” and was playing during the tour.
In addition, the article makes a discography and the list of books edited by the author.
Also mentioned is Leonard Cohen’s approach to Buddhism, and an opera he was working on under the name “The Merry-go-man”.
Culto da Ira
Finally, there’s an article about the Portuguese Culto da Ira, a band that played a rock with depressive tones. They deserved an honorable classification in a modern Portuguese music contest, in the mythical salade concert in Lisbon, the Rock Rendez Vous.
I highlight the fact that the band was included in a live LP, where they were only asked to be included after its conclusion.