Featuring performances from: Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine.
Of course, pop will eat itself, but how many times…?
The Buzzcocks’ back catalogue has never been that difficult to access in the CD age, less so as downloads took hold, but never has it been so lovingly and intelligently compiled. Each of their three albums has been afforded the 2CD treatment and if you’ve not heard them for a while there are one or two surprises in store – some good, some less so.
It's always a pleasure catching up with my old pal Steve Diggle. I love going to meet Steve because the beautiful thing about him is every moment with him is a laugh. You have no idea what he is going to come out with next. He is the only man who could sell poetry to the poets and oil back to the arabs, for double the price. I wanted to interview Steve on his most Rock n Roll night out but Steve being Steve there was never going to be just one and we were always going to end up going off topic.
The Buzzcocks played their reunion gig to a packed out Brixton Academy on Saturday night. The two and a half hour set featuring Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Chris Remington, Danny Farrant, Steve Garvey, John Maher and Howard Devoto. The audience, although mixed, was predominately very, very bloke-heavy