Album: Love Bites
Release Date: September 1978
Music Genre: Punk Rock New Wave
Label: United Artists Records
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 11 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
|A2||Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't 've?)||2:40|
|B2||Love Is Lies||3:10|
|B5||Late For The Train||5:51|
This is the original first press release, which is embossed on the front - and rear side. On the frontside are embossed the words "Buzzcocks" and "Love", on the backside is embossed the word "Bites".
Includes a 12"x12" insert with portraits and credits.
©℗1978 United Artists Music and Records Group Inc.
® Trademarks used by United Artists Records Ltd. under authorisation.
Marketed by United Artists Records.
Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
℗1978 United Artists Records Ltd.
Made in England
A product of United Artists Records Ltd
Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes • Saturday 29 July - Sunday 6 August • Custom-built console
Mixed at Advision • Friday 11 August - Wednesday 16 August • Quad B Compumix
Paintings [...] courtesy The Worst.
Original generic inner sleeve with rounded corners (Patent Nos. 1.125.555 478 MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN)
Other versions exist without CBS Aston Clinton metalwork (Buzzcocks - Love Bites)