Buzzcocks Announce N. America Tour – Release 3 Reissues

thebuzzcocksBuzzcocks announce a massive tour of North America! The tour sees the godfathers of punk pop – Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant and Chris Remington – hit 22 cities in the US and Canada with more dates TBA. (dates below). Of their recent live date in San Jose CA, the San Jose Mercury News writes “Without a doubt, the best dose of punk rock I’ve seen in a long time. Pete Shelley sounded terrific and Steve Diggle, for my money, remains the genre’s finest guitar hero. Let’s hope the band makes another trip to the Bay Area soon. If they do, dear punk rock fans, don’t miss it.”

There are hardly any bands performing today that genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’. Buzzcocks are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars who have been cited as inspirational by bands as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day. Eight studio albums, over twenty singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. A Mojo Inspiration Award in 2006 is just one of the many accolades they have received for their work.

Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for over thirty years. Once called ‘the Beatles of punk’, their music blends high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements of love won and lost or dismay at the modern world to create a unique catalogue of unforgettable and immortal music – music they continue to deliver to fans old and new around the world with undiminished passion and energy.

Buzzcocks recently reissued three of their classic albums; “Another Music In A Different Kitchen,” “Love Bites,” and “A Different Kind Of Tension.” Featuring the original albums from 1978/9 plus previously unreleased tracks, Peel sessions, associated singles, demos, backing tracks, live versions, and much more – the albums are an essential part of any true punk music fan’s collection.

BUZZCOCKS TOUR DATES

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Washington, DC Black Cat
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Thursday, May 13, 2010 New York, NY The Filmore at Irving Plaza
Friday, May 14, 2010 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Saturday, May 15, 2010 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
Monday, May 17, 2010 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Montreal, QC Le National
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Toronto, ON Opera House
Friday, May 21, 2010 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Saturday, May 22, 2010 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sunday, May 23, 2010 Chicago, IL Double Door
Monday, May 24, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Winnepeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
Friday, May 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB New City Compound
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Calgary, AB Republik
Monday, May 31, 2010 Vancouver, BC Venue
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Friday, June 4, 2010 Oakland, CA Uptown
Saturday, June 5, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia at L.A. Live
Sunday, June 06, 2010 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Monday, June 7, 2010 San Diego, CA House of Blues
More TBA

BUZZCOCKS EXPANDED EDITION REISSUES FULL TRACK LISTINGS:

Another Music In A Different Kitchen
1-Fast Cars
2-No Reply
3-You Tear Me Up
4-Get On Our Own
5-Love Battery
6-Sixteen
7-I Don’t Mind
8-Fiction Romance
9-Autonomy
10-I Need
11-Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
Associated Singles
12-Orgasm Addict
13-Whatever Happened To…?
14-What Do I Get (LISTEN)
15-Oh Shit
BBC Session
John Peel Show 7/9/77 TX 19/9/77
16-Fast Cars (2.15)
17-(Moving Away From The) Pulsebeat (4.40)
18-What Do I Get (2.50)
CD 2
1-Boredom (demo)
2-Fast Cars (demo)
3-No Reply (demo)
4-You Tear Me Up (demo)*
5-Get On Our Own (demo) *
6-Sixteen (demo)
7-I Don’t Mind (demo) *
8-Fiction Romance (demo)
9-Autonomy (demo)
10-I Need (demo)
11-Orgasm Addict (demo)*
12-What Do I Get (demo)*
13-Whatever Happened To…? (demo)
14-Oh Shit (demo)

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS 15-Fast Cars (live)*
16-Fiction Romance (live)*
17-Boredom (live)*
18-Sixteen (live)*
19-You Tear Me Up (live)*
20-Orgasm Addict (live)*
21-Moving Away From The Pulsebeat (live)*
22-Love Battery*
23-Time’s Up
*previously unreleased

Love Bites
1-Real World
2-Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t‘ve) (LISTEN)
3-Operators Manual
4-Nostalgia
5-Just Lust
6-Sixteen Again
7-Walking Distance
8-Love is Lies
9-Nothing Left
10-E.S.P.
11-Late For The Train
Associated singles
12-Love You More
13-Noise Annoys
14-Promises
15-Lipstick
BBC Sessions
John Peel Show 10/4/78 TX 17/4/78
16-Noise Annoys (2.55)
17-Walking Distance (2.00)
18-Late For The Train (5.10)
John Peel Show 18/10/78 TX 23/10/78
19-Promises (2.29)
20-Lipstick (2.40)
21-Sixteen Again (3.14)
John Peel Show 21/5/79 TX 28/5/79
22- E.S.P.

CD 2
1-Love Is Life (Lies) (demo)*
2-Just Lust (demo)
3-Operatoros Manual (demo)*
4-Ever Fallen In Love (demo)*
5-Nothing Left (demo)*
6-Sixteen Again (demo)*
7-Raison D’etre (demo)*
8-Real World *
9-Nostalgia (demo)*
10-E.S.P (demo)
11-Lipstick (demo)
12-Children (Promises) (demo)
13-Mother Of Turds (demo)

LIVE AT LESSER FREE TRADE HALL 21/7/1978 (previously unreleased)
14-Breakdown*
15-What Do I Get*
16-I Don’t Mind*
17-Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t ‘ve)*
18-Noise Annoys*
19-Nothing Left*
20-Get On Our Own*
21-Love You More*
22-Fiction Romance*
23-Autonomy*
*previously unreleased

A Different Kind Of Tension
1-Paradise
2-Sitting ‘round At Home
3-You Say You Don’t Love Me
4-You Know You Can’t Help It
5-Mad Mad Judy
6-Raison D’Etre
7-I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life
8-Money
9-Hollow Inside
10- A Different Kind Of Tension
11-I Believe
12-Radio Nine
Associated Singles
13-Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (LISTEN)
14-Why Can’t I Touch It
15-Harmony In My Head
16-Something’s Gone Wrong Again
CD 2
Associated Singles
1-Are Everything
2-Why She’s A Girl From The Chainstore
3-Airwaves Dream
4-Strange Thing
5-What Do You Know?
6-Running Free
7-I Look Alone
Demos
8-You Say You Don’t Love Me (Demo)
9-I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life (Demo)
10-Harmony In My Head (Demo)*
11-I Don’t Know (Demo)
12-Run Away From Home (Demo)
13-The Drive System (Demo)
14-Mad Mad Judy (Demo)*
15-Jesus Made Me Feel Guilty (Demo)
16-Something’s Gone Wrong Again (backing track) *
17-You Know You Can’t Help It
18-I Believe July 1979 Indigo Arrow-Chronology
BBC Sessions
John Peel Show 18/10/78 TX 23/10/78
19-Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
John Peel Show 21/5/79 TX 28/5/79
20-I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life
21-Mad Mad Judy
22-Hollow Inside
* previously unreleased

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