Buzzcocks perform live in studio

The Buzzcocks
Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, and Danny Farrant (not pictured: Tony Barber) (MPR Photo/Melanie Walker)
Buzzcocks (full interview + session)
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  • Buzzcocks (full interview + session) 16:45
  • Buzzcocks - Sell You Everything (Live at The Current) 02:20
  • Buzzcocks - Love You More (Live at The Current) 01:39
  • Buzzcocks - Flat Pack Philosophy (Live at The Current) 02:47

Update December 6, 2018 3:45 p.m.
We've just learned of the passing of Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley, who has died of an apparent heart attack. We are republishing our 2006 session with the Buzzcocks and will be playing highlights from their discography throughout the evening.

Formed in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the world of punk rock. Along side other musical icons such as Joy Division and the Stone Roses, the Buzzcocks helped establish Manchester as one of the biggest punk rock cities in England. Over the years, their music has proven to be incredibly significant.

Due to a cut back of support from their label, The Buzzcocks broke up in 1981. After a few attempts at solo careers, the Buzzcocks reemerged in 1989 with a new band line up and their fourth full-length release. They are now on their seventh album, "Flat-Pack Philosophy" released on Cooking Vinyl Records.

Songs performed are "Sell You Everything", "Love You More" and "Flat-Pack Philosophy."

Please post your Buzzcocks stories, memories, and favorite songs in the comments below.

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  • Pete Shelley
    INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Musician Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks perform onstage during day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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