Buzzcocks
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1976
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Buzzcocks Biography (Wikipedia)

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 an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, 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.

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Everybody's Happy Nowadays (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 18 Oct 1978)
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Everybody's Happy Nowadays (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 18 Oct 1978)
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Lipstick (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 18 Oct 1978)
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Lipstick (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 18 Oct 1978)
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Ever Fallen In Love
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Ever Fallen In Love
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I Don't Know What To Do With My Life
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I Don't Know What To Do With My Life
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Sick City Sometimes (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2004)
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Sick City Sometimes (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2004)
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Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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That's Alright/Boredom (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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That's Alright/Boredom (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Noise Annoys/Breakdown (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Noise Annoys/Breakdown (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Why Can't I Touch It? (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Why Can't I Touch It? (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Harmony In My Head/Autonomy (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
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Harmony In My Head/Autonomy (Summer Sundae Weekender, 2006)
Playlists featuring Buzzcocks
Sounds of the 70s Jukebox
Sounds of the 70s Jukebox
Mary Anne Hobbs
Mary Anne Hobbs
The A Word Playlist
The A Word Playlist
6 Music Festival 2016
6 Music Festival 2016


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