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Buzzcocks – Spiral Scratch (1977) Vinyl 7″

Band: Buzzcocks

Album: Spiral Scratch

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock

Label: New Hormones

Release Country: United Kingdom

Record Type: 4 Tracks Vinyl 7"

Feb 1976
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

Nov 1977
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

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4 Tracks
A1 Breakdown1:54
A2 Time's Up3:02
B1 Boredom2:52
B2 Friends Of Mine2:13

This is the original 1977 New Hormones release with the following specifics:

• No “With HOWARD DEVOTO” under the band name on the front cover

• The label address is printed at the bottom of the back cover

• The record itself has a moulded plastic label

• Most of the information is stamped into the runout area (as opposed to inscribed)

The label reissued the record in 1979 with different characteristics than above and a slightly simpler label design (see entry here).

All recorded 'live' at Indigo Sound Studio in Manchester, England. Dec 28 1976 on 16 track.

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