Buzzcocks will perform their first two classic albums Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites in their entirety + other hits.
Buzzcocks' first album, Another Music in a Different Kitchen, was released almost exactly thirty years ago. It is a major punk landmark and a great record to boot. It's full of fire, wit, speed, philosophical lyrics and gender explorations, as well the sly psychedelia that always made Buzzcocks stand out from the pack.
Love Bites is the second Buzzcocks recording. It came at a troubled period for the group and the culture that had formed them. After the demise of the Rotten Sex Pistols in January 1978, Punk was seen as over: its original unitary thrust dissipated into movement and countermovement, Power Pop, Post-Punk, Mod Revival. As a front rank punk group, Buzzcocks were in danger of becoming yesterday's future. Or so it seemed.
In fact, 1978 was an extraordinary year for the group. They released two albums, five singles - all of them hits, with two in the top twenty - and toured relentlessly. One of those singles, "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)" is now acknowledged as a pop classic.