Album: Promises / Lipstick
Release Date: November 1978
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: United Artists Records
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 2 Tracks Vinyl Album 7"
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
Issued in a flipback picture sleeve and on matching purple and black custom push-out labels.
Side B denoted as '1' on label.
℗ 1978 United Artists Records Ltd.
Made in England
Not included on their second album, "Promises" and "Lipstick" were part of the Olympic Studios, Barnes recordings mixed at Advision Studios.
Please see: Love Bites' "Twice Bitten" bonus tracks for band line-up and recording info.