Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks are an English pop punk band, formed in Bolton in 1976, led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter-guitarist Steve Diggle.

They are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, pop punk and indie rock. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, described by critic Ned Raggett as a "punk masterpiece". The widely covered "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" remains their best-known song.

The name "Buzzcocks" was chosen by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley after reading the headline "it's the buzz, cocks!" in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and nascent punk scene.

Read more about Buzzcocks:  Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Members, Discography

Other articles related to "buzzcocks":

Homosapien (album)
... Homosapien was Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley's 1981 debut solo album, the title track of which was released as a UK single the same year ... (and produced by Martin Rushent) for the next Buzzcocks' album ... Shelley, weary of the Buzzcocks' financial state, decided to leave the band after Island Records' Andrew Lauder offered him a solo record deal based on the demos ...
The High - History
... The band was formed in 1989 by former Turning Blue singer John Matthews, along with former Buzzcocks F.O.C ... Inspiral Carpets), when Steve Diggle left Buzzcocks F.O.C ... to reform the Buzzcocks ...
Buzzcocks - Discography
... of Tension (1979) Trade Test Transmissions (1993) All Set (1996) Modern (1999) Buzzcocks (2003) Flat-Pack Philosophy (2006) ...
Steve Garvey (musician) - Biography - Post-Buzzcocks Years (1992–present)
... Since around 1993, when he left Buzzcocks, he has lived in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania ... In 2012 he played with Buzzcocks at their "Back To Front" tour in Manchester 02 Academy on 25th May and London's O2 Academy Brixton the following day ... These gigs consisted of three different line-ups of Buzzcocks ...
Buzzcocks (album)
... Buzzcocks is the seventh studio album by English pop punk band Buzzcocks ... It was released on 18 March 2003, through Merge Records ...