I’m going to keep this one short, but I’ve been on a real Buzzcocks kick lately, and can’t stop listening to their compilation album Singles Going Steady. Even though they never achieved the same amount of fame as other 70s contemporaries such as The Ramones or The Clash, The Buzzcocks were just as important in shaping punk rock.
Singles Going Steady captures these British dudes biggest songs that were recorded from 1977-1979, with a few B-sides thrown in for good measure. Playing catchy punk rock anthems, Singles Going Steady features upbeat melodies with charming off-key vocals, the album still has plenty of punk rage. From the desperate “What Do I Get?” to the driving “Oh Shit”, The Buzzcocks’ Singles Going Steady is a vital masterpiece necessary in any punk fan’s collection.