About Buzzcocks

With their crisp melodies, biting lyrics, and driving guitars, Buzzcocks were one of most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock. They brought intense, brilliant energy to the three-minute pop song, powered by Pete Shelley's alternately funny and anguished lyrics about adolescence and love, backed by concise melodies and hooks. They released two albums in 1978 (Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites) that defined their sound, then issued the more experimental A Different Kind of Tension in 1979 before breaking up in 1981. When they reunited in 1989, they made albums that exhibited the same spirit the band had shown from the start, including 2014's The Way, Shelley's last album with the group before his 2018 death. Buzzcocks continued under Steve Diggle's leadership, issuing the Senses Out of Control EP in 2022.

    Bolton, Greater Manchester, Engla

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