The Buzzcocks – Love Bites (For fans of The Clash, The Ramones, Sex Pistols)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: along with Cock Sparrer and The Vibrators, The Buzzcocks were one of the most underrated bands of the 70s punk genre.  I’ve posted on their compilation album Singles Going Steady before, and if you’ve never checked them out I recommend you check that one out first (it’s sort of a “greatest hits” type), but their second album Love Bites is also a solid listen. Many consider 1978 released Love Bites the album where The Buzzcocks really […]

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The Vibrators – 25 Years of Pure Mania (For fans of The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols)

Sometimes when I’m driving people somewhere, if I’m in the mood to be nice… I have to remember that not everyone sees the beauty of powerviolence or overly pissed hardcore.  This is when I have to find something more accessible, but something that I want to listen to.  I’m not gonna lie, I usually go with 70s punk rock… and lately I’ve been always wanting to listen to The Vibrators greatest hits album 25 Years Of Pure Mania. Even though The Vibrators were one of […]

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The Clash – London Calling (For Fans of The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, Cock Sparrer)

If you were to mention The Clash to anyone, the iconic album cover of London Calling, with Simonon smashing his guitar into the stage is the first thing to come into mind for most.  Even though the cover was originally a tribute to Elvis Presley, it has definitely passed it in terms of recognizability. London Calling is actually the third studio album released by The Clash, and if you are a fan of punk at all, you ought to have this album.  The songs range […]

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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 […]

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