“Another Music In A Different Kitchen” by Buzzcocks - album review

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TJR says

Following the seminal “Spiral Scratch” EP and two cracking non-album singles – “Orgasm Addict” and “What Do I Get” – there was a big sense of anticipation for the debut Buzzcocks long-player. In the fast moving days of the Punk scene, the band had already moved on from the rough and ready incarnation of 76/77 fronted by Howard Devoto, and had developed into a tight and highly skilled 4 piece, with Pete Shelley assuming lead vocals following Devoto’s departure in the fall of 1977. At the time of release in March ’78 they were: Pete Shelley (22, lead guitar, lead vocals); Steve Diggle (22, rhythm guitar, backing vocals); Steve Garvey (20, bass guitar) and John Maher (17, drums, percussion). It was Shelley’s trademark nasally tone combined with a lyrical technique which was highly articulate in the personal style (whenever he chose it to be) which set him (and the band) apart from all others. They matched all the hype and more with this exhilarating and consistent debut – packed full of pop punk gems with no filler. “Fast Cars”, “You Tear Me Up” and “Sixteen” are all bona-fide punk classics in amongst the many highlights. Pete Shelley’s closing rant on “Sixteen” serves succinctly as an album summation: “I hate modern music. Disco, boogie and pop. They go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. How I wish they would STOP!

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A1 [02:26] 9.2.png Buzzcocks - Fast Cars (Howard Trafford, Peter McNeish, Steve Diggle) Punk
A2 [02:16] 8.7.png Buzzcocks - No Reply (Peter McNeish) Punk
A3 [02:27] 9.4.png Buzzcocks - You Tear Me Up (Howard Trafford, Peter McNeish) Punk
A4 [02:26] 7.4.png Buzzcocks - Get On Your Own (Peter McNeish) New Wave
A5 [02:09] 7.9.png Buzzcocks - Love Battery (Howard Trafford, Peter McNeish) Punk
A6 [03:38] 9.9.png Buzzcocks - Sixteen (Peter McNeish) Punk
B1 [02:18] 8.8.png Buzzcocks - I Don’t Mind (Peter McNeish) Punk
B2 [04:27] 8.2.png Buzzcocks - Fiction Romance (Peter McNeish) New Wave
B3 [03:43] 8.9.png Buzzcocks - Autonomy (Steve Diggle) Punk
B4 [02:43] 8.8.png Buzzcocks - I Need (Peter McNeish, Steve Diggle) Punk
B5 [07:06] 8.2.png Buzzcocks - Moving Away From The Pulsebeat (Peter McNeish) New Wave

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