BUZZCOCKS

Music |
30th March 2013

Buzzcocks were one of the most important bands to explode onto the UK punk scene in the late 1970s. 

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with groups such as the Sex Pistols, their raw sound energised the nation’s youth and produced unforgettable songs such as Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).

Formed in Bolton in 1976, 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.

Today, Buzzcocks 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.

DATES & TIMES

30th March 2013

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