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Buzzcocks

About

Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band formed in Bolton, England in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto. They are regarded as a seminal influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, and pop punk. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, an acclaimed compilation album described by music journalist and critic, Ned Raggett, as a "punk masterpiece".Devoto and Shelley chose the name "Buzzcocks" after reading the headline, "It's the Buzz, Cock!", in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is northern English slang meaning "friend". They thought it captured the excitement of the nascent punk scene, as well as having humorous sexual connotations following Pete Shelley's time working in a Bolton adult shop.Devoto left the band in 1977, after which Pete Shelley became the principal singer-songwriter. After releasing three albums, as well as Singles Going Steady, the band broke up in 1981 following a dispute with their then-record label, but reunited in 1989, since releasing six more albums. Shelley died in 2018, but the band has remained active. Steve Diggle, the guitarist and co-founder of the band, is now singer. They added a new guitarist Mani Perazzoli. They are still touring and draw in large crowds from around the world.

Articles

April 21, 2022

Cynthia Plaster Caster, Artist Famed for Plaster Casting Musicians’ Phalluses, Dies at 74

Cynthia Albritton cast the erect penises of rockers like Jimi Hendrix, the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, and Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra

pitchfork.com

December 15, 2021

Watch Holly Johnson sing ‘The Power Of Love’ on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ Christmas special

Watch the video now The post Watch Holly Johnson sing ‘The Power Of Love’ on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ Christmas special appeared first on NME.

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September 28, 2021

‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ exclusive clip: Yungblud makes his debut

"I've got the best fanbase in the world" The post ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ exclusive clip: Yungblud makes his debut appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Senses Out Of Control EP

April 29, 2022

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Senses Out Of Control

March 11, 2022

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Late For The Train: Live And In Session 1989-2016

January 22, 2021

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Gotta Get Better

February 14, 2020

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You Say You Don’t Love Me (2019 Remastered Version)

April 15, 2019

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Love You More (2019 Remastered Version)

April 15, 2019

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British Live Performance Series

April 1, 2016

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The Way

October 6, 2014

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The Way (Expanded Edition)

May 1, 2014

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A Different Compilation

June 1, 2011

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Buzzcocks Live!

March 29, 2010

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30: Live In London

February 11, 2008

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Encore Du Pain

December 17, 2007

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French

December 17, 2007

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Reconciliation

December 4, 2006

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Sell You Everything

August 14, 2006

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Flat-Pack Philosophy (Expanded Edition)

April 7, 2006

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Inventory

June 10, 2003

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Buzzcocks (Expanded Edition)

April 18, 2003

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Buzzocks

February 18, 2003

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Live In Paris

July 13, 2001

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Modern (Expanded Edition)

September 7, 1999

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I Don't Mind The Buzzcocks

September 15, 1997

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Chronology

June 9, 1997

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All Set

April 1, 1996

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Ever Fallen In Love? Buzzcocks Finest

January 1, 1996

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Trade Test Transmission (Bonus Track Edition)

June 2, 1993

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Entertaining Friends (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, March 1979)

January 1, 1992

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Operators Manual (Buzzcocks Best)

September 23, 1991

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The 1991 Demo Album (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1991

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Singles Going Steady (2019 Remastered Version)

September 25, 1979

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A Different Kind Of Tension (2019 Remastered Version)

September 1, 1979

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John Peel Session [21st May 1979]

May 21, 1979

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A Different Kind Of Tension

January 1, 1979

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Singles Going Steady

January 1, 1979

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John Peel Session [18th October 1978]

October 18, 1978

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Love Bites (2018 Remastered Version)

September 22, 1978

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John Peel Session [10th April 1978]

April 10, 1978

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Another Music In A Different Kitchen (2018 Remastered Version)

March 10, 1978

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Time's Up

January 1, 1978

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Another Music In A Different Kitchen

January 1, 1978

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Love Bites (Special Edition)

January 1, 1978

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Love Bites

January 1, 1978

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John Peel Session [7th September 1977]

September 7, 1977

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Spiral Scratch

January 1, 1977

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