- Clips (5)Latest ClipPete Shelley - My 70s
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- Pete Shelley - My 70shttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019lx17.jpg2013-05-27T11:45:00ZPete Shelley recalls the decade he formed the punk band Buzzcocks with Steve Diggle.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/31e9c35b-2675-4632-8596-f9bd9286f6c8?clipfocus=p019lx1gSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Pete Shelley - My 70s
- 6 Music News 25/05/12: Buzzcocks, Spaghetti Western Orchestra, Josh Hommehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch2qw.jpg2012-05-24T23:00:44ZElizabeth Alker brings the day's music news to Stuart Maconie. Buzzcocks play in Manchester with Howard Devoto for the first time since 1977. Josh Homme presents a TV commercial for the Scissor Sisters. Spaghetti Western Orchestra bring the music of Ennio Morricone to The Lowry in Salford. Mogwai curate an All Tomorrow's Parties event at Alexandra Palace.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/31e9c35b-2675-4632-8596-f9bd9286f6c8?clipfocus=p00t41xvSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
6 Music News 25/05/12: Buzzcocks, Spaghetti Western Orchestra, Josh Homme
- The Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley on 'Ever Fallen in Love'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgvvv.jpg2012-05-10T22:59:00ZThe Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley explains to Steve Lamacq how he wrote 'Ever Fallen in Love'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/31e9c35b-2675-4632-8596-f9bd9286f6c8?clipfocus=p00s97dnSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
The Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley on 'Ever Fallen in Love'
- Buzzcocks - Interview with Steve Lamacqhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb2sw.jpg2011-08-09T17:30:00ZPete Shelley and Steve Diggle from the Buzzcocks talk about their album Love Bites as part of 6 Music's Classic Album of the Day.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/31e9c35b-2675-4632-8596-f9bd9286f6c8?clipfocus=p00jn24jSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 23 mins
Buzzcocks - Interview with Steve Lamacq
- Most Played: Steve Digglehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8ypd.jpg2011-05-15T06:00:00ZBuzzcocks, Steve Diggle selects his favourite tracks for Nemone's Most Played.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/31e9c35b-2675-4632-8596-f9bd9286f6c8?clipfocus=p00gx2ckSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Most Played: Steve Diggle
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Buzzcocks are an English pop punk band, formed in Bolton in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.
They are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, pop punk and indie rock. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, described by 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 Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and nascent punk scene.