UMPG represent Pete Shelley for the Buzzcocks albums ‘Another Music in a Different Kitchen’, ‘Love Bites’, ‘A Different Kind of Tension’ and ‘Trade Test Transmissions’.
There are few bands that genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’ - Buzzcocks are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars who have been cited as inspirational by bands as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day. Nine studio albums, over 20 singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. A Mojo Inspiration award in 2006 is just one of the many accolades they have received for their work.
Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for over 35 years. Once called ‘the Beatles of punk’, their music blends high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements of love won and lost or dismay at the modern world to create a unique catalogue of unforgettable and immortal music – music they continue to deliver to fans old and new around the world with undiminished passion and energy.
Buzzcocks' seminal pop treasure ‘Singles Going Steady’ is consistently the band’s biggest seller and a masterclass in genre-busting songcraft. This compilation of their first UK Top 40 hits is a classic album in every sense, an astounding collection of stunning moments such as ‘Orgasm Addict’, ‘What Do I Get?’ the anthemic ‘Harmony In My Head’ and, of course, the song that has become their calling card: ‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen In Love With?)’. These songs continue to be covered by dozens of groups in many styles – a testament to the strength and quality of the originals, not as slices of punk rock history but as timeless examples of songwriting craft.
Buzzcocks are the true godfathers of punk-pop, having laid down that infinitely superior archetype. They are also a band with a present, and a future, and they're still doing it, better than anyone. Buzzcocks – No. 1 in people’s hearts, icons, superstars, legends.