The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady (For fans of The Clash, The Ramones, Sex Pistols)

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.

The Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?

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Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady

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  1. That compilation rocks! I bought it in 1992 and still have the cassette around. Of course I have no way of playing it any more but that doesn’t make it any less great. I saw them play live around that time as well, and while I’m sure it wasn’t as great as the late 70’s/ early 80’s shows, it was pretty damn good.

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