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In the News (Sat 25 May 19)

  
  Buzzcocks
The Buzzcocks, one of the brighter pupils in the school of thought that made up England’s original punk explosion, are now part of the past, joining their comrades: the Adverts, the Vibrators, the Sex Pistols, Generation X, Wire, TRB, Penetration, and on and on.
The Buzzcocks were formed by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley after Devoto saw one of the Sex Pistols first gigs in late 1975.
This was a real case of mixed emotions for me. The Buzzcocks were one of the six most important punk bands in the late seventies as far as I'm concerned (the others being the Pistols, the Jam, the Damned, the Clash, and the Ramones).
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 Buzzcocks - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Formed in Manchester, England, in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock.
They succeeded in bringing the Pistols to Manchester, but the Buzzcocks had to pull out of their own gig when both the bassist and drummer left the group before the concert.
The Buzzcocks certainly tested the limits of that artistic control with their debut single, "Orgasm Addict." Released in October of 1977, the single didn't become a hit because its subject matter was too explicit for BBC radio, but it generated good word of mouth.
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 www.myspace.com/buzzcocksofficial
Buzzcocks intended to play at this concert but were unable to do so as they lacked a bassist and a drummer.
Buzzcocks reformed in late 1989, featuring Shelley and Diggle with other musicians - initially with Maher and Garvey for a world tour, then briefly replacing Maher with Smiths drummer Mike Joyce.
Buzzcocks toured with Nirvana on one of the latter's last-ever tours, in 1994.
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 Buzzcocks - Gig Reviews - Music - Entertainment - smh.com.au
Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley says he has done well not to have a job in 30 years.
In 1976 the Buzzcocks travelled south to headline a second night of pure punk at London's sweaty, gob-spitting 100 Club.
At the time the Buzzcocks were at the edge of a musical revolution.
smh.com.au /news/gig-reviews/buzzcocks/2006/09/07/1157222251261.html   (503 words)

  
 Buzzcocks April/May 2003
Buzzcocks were good, I had a great night out, but.
The Buzzcocks are still revered and respected as one of the first bands of the original punk era.
It was good to see that a break of more than 10 years had done nothing to smothsr the crazed vocals and persistent guitar that made the band so big in the 70s.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Singles Going Steady: Music: Buzzcocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Buzzcocks were proud proponents of late-1970s punk rock, with a name designed to shock and song titles like "Oh Shit?" and "Orgasm Addict" (both of which appear on this singles collection).
The Buzzcocks were masters of those three minute soap operas (on fl vinyl)that we used to spend 99 pence a throw on back in the seventies.
Buzzcocks were so influential on the punk scene, but have also extended their influence to the modern day, with many new groups citing them as an influence.
www.amazon.co.uk /Singles-Going-Steady-Buzzcocks/dp/B00005MAGA   (1140 words)

  
 [fmSound] Reviews - Buzzcocks "Buzzcocks"
The Buzzcocks are easily one of the most important punk bands to emerge in the late 70's.
Along with the Clash and the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks formed a style of punk which was uniquely their own yet managed to stay within the punk attitude.
The Buzzcocks are as good as they could be and they are still light years ahead of their followers.
www.fmsound.net /IndieScene/Archives/2003/Buzzcocks/Buzzcocks.html   (401 words)

  
 Buzzcocks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buzzcocks are an English punk band from Manchester, famous for their pivotal role in the guitar-led punk boom of the late 1970s.
The name Buzzcocks comes from a local slang term "cock" meaning "youngster" and its use in the 1970s ITV television drama serial Rock Follies when the line "that's the buzz, cocks" or "give me a buzz, cock!" was heard..
Buzzcocks' name was combined with the title of the Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks to create Never Mind The Buzzcocks, a UK comedy panel game with questions on popular music, first broadcast on BBC TV in 1996 and continuing as of 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buzzcocks   (1280 words)

  
 Buzzcocks - Gig Reviews - Music - Entertainment - smh.com.au
Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley says he has done well not to have a job in 30 years.
In 1976 the Buzzcocks travelled south to headline a second night of pure punk at London's sweaty, gob-spitting 100 Club.
At the time the Buzzcocks were at the edge of a musical revolution.
www.smh.com.au /news/gig-reviews/buzzcocks/2006/09/07/1157222251261.html   (485 words)

  
 The History of Rock Music. Buzzcocks: biography, discography, reviews, links
I Buzzcocks furono una delle formazioni piu` dotate del punk-rock britannico e sarebbero state altrettanto influenti dei Sex Pistols sulle generazioni future.
The Buzzcocks were one of the most valid outfits of British punk rock and would have prouven to be as influential as the Sex Pistols on future generations.
Kickstarters of the Manchester scene, the Buzzcocks fused Beatles and Stooges whose result was a poetic "punk pop" (as opposed to polemic) and pathetic (as opposed to epic).
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 betterPropaganda - free MP3 downloads Buzzcocks
If impact and influence are true measures of a band's lasting greatness, Manchester's legendary Buzzcocks should already be in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
The band went on to break away from the Pistol's anarchy and the Clash's overt politicism, signing to United Artists (on the day Elvis died) and producing a string of hit singles that melded high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements of love won and lost and dismay with the modern world.
Buzzcocks are a band with a past, present, and future.
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 Buzzcocks Tickets - Buy Buzzcocks Tickets
Buzzcocks is a British rock music group from Manchester, most famous for their part in the punk boom during the late 1970s.
Buzzcocks were one of the key first generation punk rock bands in the mid to late 1970s.
Buzzcocks' trademark sound was a marriage of catchy pop melodies with punk guitar energy, with an unusually tight and skilled rhythm section.
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 Amazon.com: Buzzcocks: Music: Buzzcocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Everything you love about the Buzzcocks is here, and it is the best quality recording of all four of their second period efforts.
Although "Buzzcocks" isn't as good as "Another Music..." it is better than "Love Bites" and just as good as "A Different Kind of Tension." It's the first post-1980 Buzzcocks album worthy of inclusion with their first three.
The self-titled "Buzzcocks" is certainly worth a listen and is an excellent example that bands, even as they age, can give the fans exactly what they want and expect without becoming trite and overly self-referential.
www.amazon.com /Buzzcocks/dp/B00008BLCC   (1511 words)

  
 Buzzcocks Pete Shelley on Warped, John Peel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Buzzcocks weren't around for very long, but they had quite an impact, famously influencing Nirvana, amongst an endless list of other acts.
The Buzzcocks blew the younglings away on the recent Warped tour across America, where they shared the stage with bands like Thursday, The Offspring, My Chemical Romance and more.
Completely ignoring the idea of it being as much a tribute to The Buzzcocks as it was to Peel he says, "It was a tribute to John.
www.undercover.com.au /news/2006/aug06/20060817_buzzcocks.html   (466 words)

  
 Buzzcocks Band T-Shirts at your one stop Rock N Roll shirt shop.
Buzzcocks from Manchester England and formed in the late 70's are most famous for their part in the punk boom of the lates 70's.
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 Buzzcocks at Pride Of Manchester
The gig was the second coming of the Pistols to the Free Trade Hall in late July with the Buzzcocks including Steve Diggle (and John Maher) acting as support.
Their seminal self-financed EP Spiral Scratch was to follow and The Buzzcocks instantly forged a unique relationship with their public.
The band went on to break away from the Pistol's anarchy and the Clash's overt politicism, signing to United Artists on the day Elvis died and producing a string of hit singles that welded high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements of love won and lost or dismay at the modern world.
www.prideofmanchester.com /music/Buzzcocks.htm   (556 words)

  
 Neumu - 44.1kHz
And, as much as I was drawn to their hard-charging guitars and drums, their oft-humorous lyrics and the voices that delivered them, it bummed me out to learn that the band was already defunct and wouldn't be bringing me any more tales of adolescent heartbreak.
The new album, simply titled Buzzcocks, is clearly calculated to evoke memories of days past, from the photocopy-quality front cover and typewriter-style Courier font on the lyrics sheet to the full-throttle, urgent tempo of the songs and the brisk total running time (12 cuts in just over a half hour).
This is an astonishing return to form for The Buzzcocks, as they stick to what they do best: sing about what they know and use their instruments to make that blur of sound that longtime fans know and love.
neumu.net /fortyfour/2003/2003-00054/2003-00054_fortyfour.shtml   (822 words)

  
 Buzzcocks: Buzzcocks: Pitchfork Record Review
When the Buzzcocks started, punk was still something of a reaction against pop, and combining the two has always been a rock-paper-scissors sort of affair-- punk bludgeons the nuance out of pop, and pop sweetness neuters punk attitude.
Even though the Buzzcocks sounded like they were always playing with complete abandon-- er, sorry, poor choice of words, kids-- they had the instincts and the songwriting talent to hit that mark with decent frequency.
They've been a steady act for over a decade now, though; the past tense refers to the fact that their best material has always been the stuff that does the least to disturb the distortion/melody accord they struck in the late 70s.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /article/record_review/15778/Buzzcocks_Buzzcocks   (874 words)

  
 Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch EP (The Grey Area)
In the summer of 1976, in Manchester, the Buzzcocks - Howard Devoto, vocals; Steve Diggle, bass; John Maher, drums and Pete Shelley, Starway guitar - formed on the model of the Sex Pistols.
It was a moment when they did what anyone else could have done, but nobody else but the Sex Pistols did, right at that moment: fix the present, open a door to the past, and let the pent-up energies of the forbidden and the forgotten sweep them and whoever might hear them into the no-future.
The CD features the enhanced feature of footage of the buzzcocks live at the Manchester Free Trade compatible with Mac and PC.
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 Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Never Mind the Buzzcocks is a comedy panel game show with a pop and rock music theme, produced by talkbackTHAMES for the BBC, and usually aired on BBC Two.
In the show, celebrities (usually comedians or musicians) are given tasks, such as guessing which song introduction their team-mates are attempting to recreate (with no instruments or props), and guessing which of three implausible stories about a popular musician are true.
The second round is the Intros round, where each team is given two or three songs, that two of the team must orally convey the intro (or in one case the instrumental section) of, without using lyrics or words, so their team-mate can guess.
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 The Buzzcocks (untitled) - Salon
If the Buzzcocks' new CD sounds instantly familiar, that's because legions of loud, fast, snotty bands have co-opted the band's signature punk rock style since the late 1970s.
Vintage Buzzcocks songs were different from their English punk peers.
Standouts include Shelley's "Jerk," a self-excoriating number with buzz-saw guitar and a catchy chorus pleading for forgiveness, and Diggle's lovely and mournful "Sick City Sometimes," proof that alienation is not the exclusive provenance of youth.
dir.salon.com /story/audio/music/2003/03/31/buzzcocks/index.html   (257 words)

  
 VH1.com : The Buzzcocks : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Formed in Manchester, England, in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock.
guitars, and guitarist Pete Shelley's biting lyrics, the Buzzcocks were one of the best, most influential punk bands.
By 1990, the reunion had become permanent; after Joyce's brief tenure with the band, the final lineup of the reunited Buzzcocks featured Shelley, Diggle, bassist Tony Barber, and drummer Phil Barker.
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 The Buzzcocks Album Reviews
In fact, much like The Undertones, The Buzzcocks weren't really a punk band at all ("power pop" is far more fitting), despite being given that label.
The Buzzcocks' second strong album in a single year was more experimental and less obviously punk indebted, with slower tempos, extended running times, expansive instrumental sections, and even some (most welcome and tastefully employed) guitar solos here and there.
Perhaps if the band had better fleshed out some ideas while reining in their excesses elsewhere this album could’ve lived up to its potential, but hey, this is The Buzzcocks, so it’s still a good album overall; it’s just not nearly as good as I think it could’ve been.
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 Buzzcocks
Formed in Manchester in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock.
After the tour was completed, The Buzzcocks released the first do-it-yourself, independent record of the punk era.
If the Buzzcocks broke up after Spiral Scratch, and not gone on and done fifteen hit singles and been on Top of The Pops a load of times, I don't think that people would be talking about Howard Devoto to be honest.
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 Buzzcocks CD
These tracks grab you from the get go and don't let go, The Buzzcocks are one of the few bands who, after over 25 years, can lay claim to being legends, while remaining timeless and relevant.
of all the great british punk bands from the 70's such as the clash,the damned,the jam,etc. the buzzcocks are my personal favorite.
it has all the buzzcocks traits we've come to love and expect.
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