Album: A Different Kind Of Tension
Release Date: September 1979
Music Genre: Punk Rock Pop
Label: United Artists Records
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 12 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
Pete Shelley real name Peter McNeish (born 1955), Howard Devoto real name Howard Trafford (born 1952). They decide to start a band and chance upon a headline: "It's The Buzz, Cock!"
Apr 1, 1976
Pete Shelley - guitar, Howard Devoto - vocals, Garth Davies (Smith) - bass, Mick Singleton - drums. Notes: One gig. No released recordings.
Jul 20, 1976 - Feb 1977
Pete Shelley - Starway guitar, Howard Devoto - vocals, Steve Diggle (born 1956) - bass, John Maher - drums
Mar 11, 1977 - Oct 7, 1977
Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar
John Maher - drums, Garth Smith - bass
Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, John Maher - drums, Barry Adamson (on loan from MAGAZINE) - bass
Barry Adamson filled in on bass while they held auditions for a permanent bassist. This lineup played 6 dates in November to complete a tour. No released recordings.
Nov 1977 - Mar 6, 1981, (reformed) 1989, (reformed again) Jan 29 - Feb 18, 1992
Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, keyboards, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals, John Maher - drums, Steve Garvey (born 1958) - bass
The reformed group toured, but released no studio recordings. In 1992 they performed 11 gigs in Europe. There were no studio recordings.
Jan 31, 1990 - Dec 22, 1991
Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals
Steve Garvey - bass, Mike Joyce (ex VICTIM, ex SMITHS) - drums
|The Rose On The Chocolate Box|
|A2||Sitting Round At Home||2:38|
|A3||You Say You Don't Love Me||2:55|
|A4||You Know You Can't Help It||2:22|
|A5||Mad Mad Judy||3:35|
|The Thorn Beneath The Rose|
|B1||I Don't Know What To Do With My Life||2:43|
|B4||A Different Kind Of Tension||4:39|
Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics, pictures, and credits.
Ⓟ 1979 Liberty/United Records (U.K.) Ltd.
Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Guitars - Gordon Smith, Gibson.
Bass Guitar - Fender.
Amplification - Marshall.
Drums - Premier.