RIP Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks)

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by mx wcfc, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Oh fucking wankbollocks:(:(

    Saw the Buzzcocks many times including 3 times in one week at one point. A little obsessive maybe but i loved them. Too young to go, gives me the fear about my own mortality...

    RIP Pete x
  2. Patteran

    Patteran A nowadays excuse

    One more.

  3. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Petty Vagrant.

    There will always be room for one more!
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  4. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    A song for our times?

    "It's a thing that's worth having
    Yes I would
    Buys you your life sir
    If it could"
  5. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Another treasured 7"

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  6. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    The Buzzcocks were the soundtrack to my early teens and the first band that I followed with any consistency.

    I remember the excitement of a new Buzzcocks single or album coming out.

    Rip Pete. Your voice will always be part of my history.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
  7. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member


    Gone too young :(

    I saw them heaps in 1976/77/78. They always played with my other favorite bands.
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  8. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Petty Vagrant.

    I’ve just spoke to my mate about this a few minutes back. He remembered me going in and saying,’that best not be Steely Dan?, get this fucker on!’
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  9. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    Sad news. RIP Pete. :(
  10. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Petty Vagrant.

    Of course Pete was also prolific on John Cooper Clarke’s recorded work with the Invisible Girls, wit Martin Hannett, Bill Nelson and others.
    Great stuff!
  11. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'll be spinning some Buzzcocks/Shelley tunes tonight at the Effra Social.
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  13. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    And I'll be playing the feck out of "Organic Addict" during my busking set this weekend.
  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    the tragedy of bourgeoisification

    Sneaking in the back door with dirty beans and greens
    Now your mother wants to know 'bout all those stains on your jeans
    And you're an organic addict, you're an organic addict
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  16. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    I've been singing the version copliker suggested, which was "Sneaking in the back door with GMO free greens"
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  17. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    OLD BLOKE POST: I remember the original spiral scratch being on sale as a rarity in Sounds, NME - for as much as £7! Almost legendary EP. I got a copy when it was re-issued for what would have been normal prices, circa 1979.
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  18. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    Remember getting my copy at Compendium Books in Camden when it was first released. (As the first of their kind they didn't have any sort of regular distribution agreement). Think I might have got the 'Times Up' bootleg there too.

    Shelley's death is sad and unexpected news. Great writer and musician and his way of embodying what punk stood for stands up well as compared to many of his contemporaries. First punk group I ever saw, bottom of the bill at the Sex Pistol's Midnight Special show. Never saw them give a bad gig and that run of singles looks even more remarkable now.
  19. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    I remember loading my first bit of multimedia into my computer.

    RIP Pete

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  20. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Best punk writer... v sad about this.
  21. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

  22. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
  23. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    RIP pete.
  24. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

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  25. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    There were quite a few Buzzcocks t-shirts at the UK Subs gig tonight, and Charlie Harper said a few words. Charlie must be 15 years older than Pete, and must have known him since '77. :(
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  26. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I never knew about that version of Ever Fall In Love (the tribute one for Peel) before. Not sure I want to actually hear it....
  27. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Didn't realise they - like me - went to Bolton Tech. Don't remember there being a plaque. :hmm:

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