Sunday, 29 September 2013

Buzzcocks - 1976 Bootleg Shows

Love them or hate them (As a collector I just happen to love them) bootlegs typically provide the collector with content rarely given the time of day by bands, record labels etc.

Buzzcocks, Magazine are no exception and as a huge fan of these bands I have to have my fair share.

I will feature a number of these throughout this blog.

My first is this early Buzzcocks recording with two shows both recorded in 1976.  As you can imagine the quality isn't the greatest but nonetheless they are extremely important in the evolution of Punk Rock and the Buzzcocks and Howard Devoto.



Two great shows feature on this disc as follows;

SCREEN ON THE GREEN - LONDON 29TH AUGUST 1976

01 BREAKDOWN

02 FRIENDS OF MINE
03 I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF
04 I LOVE YOU BIG DUMMY
05 LESTER SANDS
06 LOVE BATTERY
07 OH SHIT
08 ORGASM ADDICT
09 PEKING HOOLIGAN
10 TIMES UP
11 YOU TEAR ME UP

ELECTRIC CIRCUS MANCHESTER 9TH DECEMBER 1976
01 ORGASM ADDICT
02 BREAKDOWN
03 TIMES UP
04 BOREDOM
05 YOU TEAR ME UP
06 FRIENDS OF MINE
07 LOVE BATTERY
08 I LOVE YOU BIG DUMMY
09 OH SHIT
10 I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF


2 comments:

  1. I wrote the only book on buzzcocks and during my research spent a night with Howard talking about the 11 gigs he did with the band. He was fascinating and in many ways strange.

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  2. That must have been a very interesting experience indeed. Thanks for the insight.

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