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Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.[1]

They are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop,[2] pop punk and indie rock. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, described by critic Ned Raggett as a "punk masterpiece".[3]

Devoto and Shelley chose the name "Buzzcocks" after reading the headline, "It's the buzz, cocks!", in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and nascent punk scene.[4]

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RIYLEdit

  • [[The Undertone*[[The Sex Pistol*The Jam

Band MembersEdit

  • [[Pete Shelle*[[Howard Devot*Garth Smith
  • [[Steve Diggl*[[John Mahe*[[Steve Garve*[[Mike Joyc (briefly)
  • [[Tony Barbe*[[Phil Barke==Includes Members of==
  • Motivation
  • [[Flag Of Convenienc*[[Magazin*[[The Smith==Band Biography==


DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

EPsEdit

  • [[EP:Artist|EP]]

SinglesEdit

  • [[Single:Artist|EP]]

or

  • [[A-Side:Artist|A-Side ]] / [[B-side 1:Artist|B-side 1]] / [[B-side 2:Artist|B-side 2]]

Appears OnEdit

CompilationsEdit

  • [[Compilation Title:Label|Compilation Titl[[Category:Artists]]]

SoundtracksEdit

  • [[Soundtrack Title:Soundtrack|Soundtrack TItl[[Category:Artists]]]

Mix CDsEdit

Radio ShowsEdit

  • [[Radio Show Titl[[Category:Artists]]]

Further readingEdit

(links to websites, label biographies, fansites, books, periodicals or any additional information on the artist)

[[Category: Artis


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