Buzzcocks Vinyl, CD & tapes by Buzzcocks at Norman Records
Buzzcocks are punk legends. Not only were they one of the first identifiably 'punk' bands, but the first punk band to self-release a record back in 19 when they pressed their 'Spiral Scratch EP'. They put on the now-legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall that the Sex Pistols played at which was attended by members of Joy Division, The Fall, and The Smiths.
When their peers crashed and burned in the wake of punk's dissolution, they stayed their course and made more great records. Where much of punk was hyper-masculine, ballsy, brash, Buzzcocks' music spoke to the anxious and the neurotic. Songs like 'Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)' and 'Orgasm Addict' tackled male sexuality and human relationships. Though their singles are ubiquitous nowadays, Buzzcocks' albums are absolutely worth a listen, taking in glam, power pop, new wave, and post-punk. 'Another Music In A Different Kitchen', 'Love Bites', and 'A Different Kind Of Tension' set the blueprint for great guitar pop records. Buzzocks influenced bands as far and wide as Green Day, Duran Duran, Nouvelle Vague, Pearl Jam, and The Smiths.
Although the future of the band looks uncertain following the band mastermind Pete Shelley's death, their music lives on.