Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Buzzcocks - Time's Up (1976)

Before the "Spiral Scratch" EP came out -
breaking the Buzzcocks onto the nations unsuspecting
ears and also beginning the DIY ethos by being
the first punk record to be self-released - they recorded
an albums worth of material in one afternoon - live
with no overdubs.

Howard Devoto did all the vocals and the result was
quite different from the Pete Shelley incarnation that
most people know. The pop edge is there but buried
underneath the urgent, frantic delivery of the band and
the infamous Devoto caustic vocals.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, I'll have to check this out!