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Part 1 of a What's On documentary by Granada TV about the Buzzcocks and Magazine (Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley), broadcast on July 27, 1978 and presented by Tony Wilson. 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l Permafrost
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posted by vronsky at 9:42 AM on February 18, 2009


Brilliant! Saw them on Saturday and Monday night! Very timely Vronsky.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 10:01 AM on February 18, 2009


God this is great--they're acting like Punk was a million years ago, and it's 1978. Pop culture always thinks it's moving so much faster than it is. Everyone's totally incapable of realizing what was actually going on musically, as if Crass and the Buzzcocks were indistinguishable.

What I really want is an answer to how they managed to be so amazingly, wonderfully tuneful, beyond what any of their compatriots were up to. The only clue in this doc is that Love You More was written in 1975 about a specific girl--probably when Shelly's musical inspirations were pub rockers and bubblegum.

(Plus the Troggs)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:18 AM on February 18, 2009


The bass guitar in "Motorcade" could not be more awesome.
posted by plexi at 10:20 AM on February 18, 2009


Grenada TV probably comes from somewhere in Spain. The one from the North West of England is Granada TV.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:25 AM on February 18, 2009


Also: this video is no longer available.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:29 AM on February 18, 2009


"Shot by Both Sides" has one of the best buildups/breakdowns ever. I fucking love Magazine.
posted by nasreddin at 10:51 AM on February 18, 2009


this video is no longer available.

Back again?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:44 AM on February 18, 2009


"Shot by Both Sides" has one of the best buildups/breakdowns ever. I fucking love Magazine.
posted by nasreddin


I second both those statements.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 12:47 PM on February 18, 2009


Hey Peter, quick question for you.

A sphincter says what?
posted by vronsky at 3:24 PM on February 18, 2009


Love the buzzcocks!
posted by PeterParker at 3:31 PM on February 18, 2009


Magazine - Song From Under The Floorboards
posted by shoesfullofdust at 3:46 PM on February 18, 2009


"Shot by Both Sides" has one of the best buildups/breakdowns ever. I fucking love Magazine.

It's the same exact song as Lipstick, isn't it?
posted by stammer at 5:33 PM on February 18, 2009


It's the same exact song as Lipstick, isn't it?

Huh, I guess you're right. I hadn't heard Lipstick before.
posted by nasreddin at 5:51 PM on February 18, 2009


A sphincter says what?

Mine says Momus. But the 'Momu' is silent.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:58 PM on February 18, 2009


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