On Jun 4, 1976, between 40 and 100 people gathered to see the Sex Pistols perform at the Lesser Free Trade Hall
in Manchester, a gig that has been called "the greatest gig of all time
." It was attended by members of Joy Division, New Order, the Fall, the Smiths, A Certain Ratio, Ludus, Simply Red, Buzzcocks, Magazine, the producer Martin Hannett, and voted one of the most important concerts of all time, alongside Woodstock and Live Aid
. A documentary about that night is called "I Swear I Was There."
posted by 4ster
on Aug 28, 2013 -
Video of Buzzcocks in Concert, Amsterdam Paradiso, Feb 2009
The Buzzcocks recently completed a European tour with a set comprising of their first two albums in the original running order, right down to the loop of 'Boredom' at the end of their debut LP.
They're better than ever and I'm knocked out that they still knock seven bells out of most bands around, over thirty years later. They're still there, still charming, still saying something about bittersweet love that is still true.
I'm old, so I'm onlt pogoing from a sitting position, but wow. Just wow. Previously
posted by quarsan
on Mar 7, 2009 -
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.
posted by vronsky
on Feb 18, 2009 -
Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley shouted down
for yelling "Fuck George Bush!" by an angry crowd at the Inland Punk Rock Festival in California (about halfway into the article.) At least according to a friend of some guy who writes for the Weekly Standard who took his teenage daughter to the concert and had no idea who the Buzzcocks were. Was anyone there? Did this really happen?
posted by transona5
on Oct 8, 2002 -