Genre: Punk
Label: Domino
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Buzzcocks Love Bites LP


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40th Anniversary Reissue of Seminal Sophomore Album On Vinyl LP!
Lovingly Restored & Remastered From The Original 1/4" Tapes For First Time Since 1978 Release!

To mark the 40th anniversary of its original release, the English punk band Buzzcocks' seminal sophomore album, Love Bites, is reissued on vinyl LP.

Famously taking their name from "It's the buzz, cock" - a headline from a Time Out review of 1970s TV music drama "Rock Follies" - Buzzcocks formed in Bolton, England in 1976 by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). Singer/songwriter/guitarist Shelley and singer/songwriter Devoto have a strong claim to have kick-started a musical revolution in Manchester having organized and played at the now infamous Sex Pistols show at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976, a show which inspired and spawned the likes of Joy Division, The Fall and The Smiths.

Within six months of their debut album release, Another Music In A Different Kitchen, the band had recorded and released its follow up. Again working with Martin Rushent at Olympic Studios, Love Bites was recorded in late July 1978 and released in September of that year. It featured their highest charting single, and arguably best-known song, "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't 've)".

By the end of 1978 with the release of their debut album and its follow-up Love Bites, not only had Buzzcocks established themselves as one of the leading-lights of punk but proved themselves as deft songwriters capable of producing three-minute-mini-masterpieces that would endure long after the initial spark of punk had faded.

"The group's well-seasoned abilities, the members' increasing reach and Martin Rushent's excellent production make Love Bites shine. The Garvey/Maher rhythm section is especially fine; Maher's fills and similar small but significant touches take the music to an even higher level. His undisputed highlight is the terribly underrated concluding instrumental 'Late for the Train.' Originally done for a John Peel radio session and rerecorded with even more a dramatic sweep here, it gives the group's motorik/Krautrock new power. Not far behind it is 'E.S.P.,' a strong rock burn that only fades out at the end very slowly and subtly." - AllMusic

"An essential purchase for anyone remotely interested in punk's history." - BBC Music

• Vinyl LP
• 40th Anniversary reissue
• Restored & remastered from the original 1/4" tapes
• Packaged in the original Malcolm Garrett-designed sleeve
• Embossed jacket
• Glossy 8-page booklet containing unseen images and a new essay from cultural commentator and early Buzzcocks fan Jon Savage
• Limited time download code

Side 1:

1. Real World
2. Ever Fallen In Love
3. Operators Manual
4. Nostalgia
5. Just Lust
6. Sixteen Again
Side 2:
1. Walking Distance
2. Love Is Lies
3. Nothing Left
4. E.S.P.
5. Late For The Train

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