Buzzcocks: Love Bites 12"

Buzzcocks: Love Bites 12"

Tags: · 70s · 77&KBD · hcpmf · melodic · punk · recommended · reissues
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To mark the 40th anniversary of the original releases, Domino re-issues the Buzzcocks' seminal first two albums, Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites. Both records have been lovingly restored and re-mastered from the original ¼" tapes for the first time and come packaged in the original Malcolm Garrett designed sleeves with lavish 8-page booklets containing unseen images and extensive liner notes by famed writer, broadcaster, music journalist and cultural commentator Jon Savage. Faithful to their original track-listings, the re-issues see the albums released on deluxe vinyl for the first time in many years and follow the Domino re-releases of their debut EP, Spiral Scratch and Time's Up, a collection of demos, from 1976.

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 were formed in Bolton in 1976 by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, and kick-started a musical revolution in Manchester having organized and played at the now famous 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, Another Music In A Different Kitchen (1978) the band recorded and released its follow up Love Bites. Again working with Martin Rushent at Olympic Studios, Love Bites was recorded in late July 1978 and released in September of that year. Reaching number 13 in the U.K. album charts, 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 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.

• Restored and re-mastered from the original ¼" tapes for the first time since its September 1978 release 
• Newly curated booklet featuring an essay from cultural commentator Jon Savage & previously unseen images
• Double-sided insert replicated from the original 1978 LP
• Packaged in its original Malcolm Garrett designed sleeve, with a classic Buzzcocks ‘Product' silver biodegradable carrier bag