Buzzcocks reissues set for February 9th

Buzzcocks and Mute will release the original Buzzcocks’ albums, Another Music in a Different Kitchen, Love Bites, and A Different Kind of Tension from 1978 and 1979 February 9, 2010. The reissues will also feature previously unreleased tracks, John Peel sessions, associated singles, demos, backing tracks, and live versions.

Buzzcocks’ first album, Another Music in a Different Kitchen was released thirty years ago. This disc contains the full Another Music in a Different Kitchen album with the relevant John Peel session and another disc of various out-takes and the full live show recorded at the Electric Circus in October 1977: the venue’s last night and the moment when Buzzcocks began to go national.

Love Bites is the second disc covering the associated singles: “Love You More” and “Promises”, and two Peel sessions as well as thirteen demos from summer 1978. As an added bonus, there is the full concert from the Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1978, filmed by Granada TV under the guidance of Tony Wilson. 1978 was an extraordinary year for the group. They released two albums, five singles – with two in the UK top twenty – and toured relentlessly.

This new edition of A Different Kind of Tension pulls together all the associated singles – five of them, including Parts 1–3 recorded with Martin Hannett and later collected on an American mini-album – as well as the last track the group recorded in their first incarnation: “I Look Alone”. As an added bonus, there is a whole disc of demos from the period, including several hard to find songs like “The Drive System”, “Jesus Made Me Feel Guilty”, and Paddy Garvey’s heart-rending “Run Away From Home”. The set is rounded off with four BBC recordings from the period, including an early outing for “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays”. This key song set the tone for this much-misunderstood period in Buzzcocks’ history.

BUZZCOCKS
FULL TRACK LISTINGS:
A Different Kind Of Tension
CD 1
1-Paradise
2-Sitting ‘round At Home
3-You Say You Don’t Love Me
4-You Know You Can’t Help It
5-Mad Mad Judy
6-Raison D’Etre
7-I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life
8-Money
9-Hollow Inside
10- A Different Kind Of Tension
11-I Believe
12-Radio Nine
Associated Singles
13-Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
14-Why Can’t I Touch It
15-Harmony In My Head
16-Something’s Gone Wrong Again

CD 2
Associated Singles
1-Are Everything
2-Why She’s A Girl From The Chainstore
3-Airwaves Dream
4-Strange Thing
5-What Do You Know?
6-Running Free
7-I Look Alone
Demos
8-You Say You Don’t Love Me (Demo)
9-I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life (Demo)
10-Harmony In My Head (Demo)*
11-I Don’t Know (Demo)
12-Run Away From Home (Demo)
13-The Drive System (Demo)
14-Mad Mad Judy (Demo)*
15-Jesus Made Me Feel Guilty (Demo)
16-Something’s Gone Wrong Again (backing track) *
17-You Know You Can’t Help It
18-I Believe July 1979 Indigo Arrow-Chronology
BBC Sessions
John Peel Show 18/10/78 TX 23/10/78
19-Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
John Peel Show 5/21/79 TX 5/28/79
20-I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life
21-Mad Mad Judy
22-Hollow Inside
* previously unreleased

Another Music In A Different Kitchen
CD 1
1-Fast Cars
2-No Reply
3-You Tear Me Up
4-Get On Our Own
5-Love Battery
6-Sixteen
7-I Don’t Mind
8-Fiction Romance
9-Autonomy
10-I Need
11-Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
Associated Singles
12-Orgasm Addict
13-Whatever Happened To…?
14-What Do I Get
15-Oh Shit
BBC Session
John Peel Show 9/7/77 TX 9/19/77
16-Fast Cars (2.15)
17-(Moving Away From The) Pulsebeat (4.40)
18-What Do I Get (2.50)

CD 2
1-Boredom (demo)
2-Fast Cars (demo)
3-No Reply (demo)
4-You Tear Me Up (demo)*
5-Get On Our Own (demo) *
6-Sixteen (demo)
7-I Don’t Mind (demo) *
8-Fiction Romance (demo)
9-Autonomy (demo)
10-I Need (demo)
11-Orgasm Addict (demo)*
12-What Do I Get (demo)*
13-Whatever Happened To…? (demo)
14-Oh Shit (demo)
LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS
15-Fast Cars (live)*
16-Fiction Romance (live)*
17-Boredom (live)*
18-Sixteen (live)*
19-You Tear Me Up (live)*
20-Orgasm Addict (live)*
21-Moving Away From The Pulsebeat (live)*
22-Love Battery*
23-Time’s Up
*previously unreleased

Love Bites
CD 1
1-Real World
2-Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t‘ve)
3-Operators Manual
4-Nostalgia
5-Just Lust
6-Sixteen Again
7-Walking Distance
8-Love is Lies
9-Nothing Left
10-E.S.P.
11-Late For The Train
Associated singles
12-Love You More
13-Noise Annoys
14-Promises
15-Lipstick
BBC Sessions
John Peel Show 4/10/78 TX 4/17/78
16-Noise Annoys (2.55)
17-Walking Distance (2.00)
18-Late For The Train (5.10)
John Peel Show 10/18/78 TX 10/23/78
19-Promises (2.29)
20-Lipstick (2.40)
21-Sixteen Again (3.14)
John Peel Show 5/21/79 TX 5/28/79
22- E.S.P.

CD 2
1-Love Is Life (Lies) (demo)*
2-Just Lust (demo)
3-Operatoros Manual (demo)*
4-Ever Fallen In Love (demo)*
5-Nothing Left (demo)*
6-Sixteen Again (demo)*
7-Raison D’etre (demo)*
8-Real World *
9-Nostalgia (demo)*
10-E.S.P (demo)
11-Lipstick (demo)
12-Children (Promises) (demo)
13-Mother Of Turds (demo)

LIVE AT LESSER FREE TRADE HALL 7/21/1978 (previously unreleased)
14-Breakdown*
15-What Do I Get*
16-I Don’t Mind*
17-Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t ‘ve)*
18-Noise Annoys*
19-Nothing Left*
20-Get On Our Own*
21-Love You More*
22-Fiction Romance*
23-Autonomy*
*previously unreleased

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