Album: Parts 1, 2, 3
Release Date: July 1981
Music Genre: Punk Rock Alternative Rock
Label: I.R.S. Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 6 Tracks Vinyl 12" EP
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
|A3||What Do You Know?||3:12|
|B1||Why She's A Girl From The Chain Store||2:25|
Radio Promotional release only
Some copies Issued in clear plastic sleeve with label denoting "special limited edition 12" " and a place for a number to be written.
Originally released as 7" singles
Are Everything / Why She's a Girl from the Chainstore
released Aug 1980 (UK) as United Artists BP365
released Sep 1980 (US) as I.R.S. IR9017
Strange Thing / Airwaves Dream
released Oct 1980 (UK) as Liberty-United BP371
released Nov 1980 (US) as I.R.S. IR9019
Running Free / What Do You Know?
released Dec 1980 (UK) as Liberty-United BP382
released Jan 1981 (US) as I.R.S. IR9020