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Singles Going Steady
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
With a name designed to shock, and song titles like "Oh Shit?" and "Orgasm Addict" the Buzzcocks were proud proponents of British late-'70s punk rock. But in retrospect, it's easier to see what else they accomplished--some... more »
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With a name designed to shock, and song titles like "Oh Shit?" and "Orgasm Addict" the Buzzcocks were proud proponents of British late-'70s punk rock. But in retrospect, it's easier to see what else they accomplished--some of the catchiest, most provocative pop singles ever. Pete Shelley expressed heartbreak and frustration ("Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with?" goes one catchy chorus) without falling victim to lovey-dovey cliches. This definitive 1979 collection nicely captures the Manchester quartet's tight melodies, economic writing and appropriately fast pace. --Steve Knopper
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' Groovin' guy | 03/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Buzzcocks were great at that time.
Has their music aged gracefully? That is the question. I can still appreciate most of these songs.Particularly "Lipstick" a whining, wistful nostalgic song lamenting "In your dreams does your lover have my face?"
"And the mourning it is dawning on me too, I had no warning.
Just a condolence card to tell me that we're through"
Harmony is sung by a heavier voiced member of the group which contrasts the light, springy voice of their other songs.
It is energetic overall and still can get me up for a dance.
Giving the listener not just a feeling of nostalgia, but also an invitation on the dance floor.
Buzzcocks - 'Singles Going Steady' (Capitol)
Mike Reed | USA | 03/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Review no. 64. Hard to believe but every song on this sixteen track collection are Buzzcocks singles put out between 1977-79. Never realized they even ever had out THAT many in their entire career. The '70's punk outfit still exists to this very day - with two original members, guitarist / vocalist Pete Shelley and guitarist / second lead vocalist Steve Diggle. Some of the tunes here I seem to remember the most are "Orgasm Addict", "Love You More" the Steve Diggle-penned "Harmony In My Head" and "Noise Annoys". A should-have."