Saturday, July 02, 2011

The 100 Greatest Bands of all time - #76 Buzzcocks

The Buzzcocks were a first wave British punk band out of Manchester that went through various line-ups, but the one constant was singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley. Their songs were a bit more melodic and poppish than most of the bands in that punk scene and they experimented with that sound to great results. From the 1977 explosion of Orgasm Addict to the often-covered classic Ever Fallen in Love to the incredible compilation album Singles Going Steady, the Buzzcocks have cemented their place in the list of punk icons.

Possibly the greatest song ever on the subject of wanking.

Another classic Buzzcocks single. I just want a lover like any other what do I get.

I don't mind.

The most famous of Buzzcocks songs. Covered by multiple artists. Ever Fallen in Love with Someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with?

Life's an illusion, Love is the dream. Everybody's Happy Nowadays. Love this song.

These promises are made for us.

and we conclude our look at the Buzzcocks with their song Why Can't I Touch It. We are now one quarter of the way through the list.

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