Thursday, 19 January 2017

Are You Feeling Jittery? Calm Yourself. Buy the latest "UNCUT" Magazine Now.

Hey up cockers have you heard?  The latest UNCUT Magazine, the March 2017 Edition is out now and what's more it only has x3 YES 3, double page spreads.  If that wasn't enough there's a great "Times Up" review in it too.

Well go on, what are you waiting for?

Get down to your trendy newsagents now and buy it before it sells out to people like me.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Magazine 1979 USA Press Kit

Found a great original USA Press Kit  from 1979 for sale recently, just arrived today.  Cover of folder a bit marked but otherwise its in great condition.

Scanned images below.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Punk Rock Posters - Collectors Dream

Big fan of Punk Rock Posters and bought a few things from them.

  Highly recommended.

Do you live your life through social media like the rest of us?

If you want to hang out with the cool people online that share your love for all things Howard Devoto, Magazine, Buzzcocks then you need look no further than the following Social Media outlets;

Alternate Bites - Facebook Group.  Click on url to take you there.

Alternate Bites - Twitter Feed;

Feed The Enemy - YouTube Channel;

Buzzcocks in the Guardian - What's the world coming to?

Yes tis true.

I already told you this, but in case you missed it.

You can read the full story HERE.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Spiral Scratch 1976 - 2017

So there's a real Buzz (Pardon the pun) around the place.  Is it really 40 years ago that I walked into Virgin Records in Manchester Lever Street, and bought one of the initial 25 copies of the first run of 1000 Spiral Scratch E.P's that the store had taken.

Yes it was and I was surprised to note this in the article here on the Guardian online.
I used to frequent this record shop in Manchester and Derek Guest records in Bolton regularly back in 1976, Derek guests I bought a copy of Spiral Scratch from too but I can still remember Virgin selling these on their counter top in a cardboard box, they did this for a few bands.

And boy did I not realise way back then how much money I'd end up spending on this band collecting, watching them gig for the next 40 years not to mention Magazine, solo works from various band members etc.

Even aged 13 when Punk kicked off I was savvy enough to go and hang out in these stores, student unions and tech refectory's at Bolton Technical College, BIT etc.

I used to go to the local YMCA on Deansgate in Bolton just around the corner from the then BIT where Pete and Howard attended with some of the then older punks who took a shine to me as 'that kid.'

It's what got me into seeing some of the most amazing gigs at such a young age some of which have since become legendary. I'm one of the few if not the only one that saw the inaugural Pistols gig that never went on to form a band afterwards :-)

It was Bolton BIT that I saw Buzzcocks get thrown out near enough for being not so Heavy Rock as most Bolton bands were back then,a thriving rock community Punk was not ready for Bolton at that time though it was a not that long after.

I still have my two copies of Spiral Scratch to this day (see pics) and a novelty Spiral clock made from one of the original 2nd issue singles (Destroyed and turned into a clock) disgraceful act of wanton vandalism :-)  Good job I rescued it from a Manchester Market.

40 Year Anniversary Buzzcocks "Spiral Scratch" and "Times Up" releases are genuine.

Please be aware!

There have been some suggestions on Facebook that the release of the Buzzcocks 40 year anniversary items might be a scam and that the URL for payment when ordering your items re-directs the payer to their bank. Well yes it will, that's normal practice when verifying payment details for some merchants.

Please be assured that these releases are legitimate and not a scam, Domino Recording Company (Dominomart) is a genuine company and YES the box set priced at £50 is terrific value for money given the contents contained within it.

Oh and for the record I'm not connected in any official capacity to any individual member of any of the bands or their agents, management etc. I'm merely posting PR for these releases to help them out in getting the items in front of as many fans of Howard Devoto and Buzzcocks as possible, and I am more than happy to do that and support or help any of them through my interests as a longstanding fan of the band.

I don't expect nor ask for anything in return either. I'm just chuffed to bits they think I can add some support in whatever way I can.

Thank You
Gary Hough