FLAC Buzzcocks - 1978-03-08, Top Rank Suite, Brighton UK (M)

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  1. mikedreams

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    Top Rank
    Brighton, UK
    March 8th 1978

    Master cassette>Audacity>FLACer>here

    A stereo recording with an unknown machine. Two microphones on the balcony front row, dead centre.

    [Full online mp3 sample down below.]

    1. Breakdown
    2. Fast Cars
    3. I Don’t Mind
    4. Noise Annoys
    5. Autonomy
    6. Get On Our Own
    7. Sixteen
    8. Walking Distance
    9. Boredom
    10. Whatever Happened To?
    11. Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
    12. Fiction Romance
    13. Love You More
    14. Love Battery
    15. Oh Shit!
    16. What Do I Get?
    17. Time’s Up

    Total times: 52m 19s

    •Pete Shelley – guitar, vocals, keyboards•Steve Diggle – guitar, vocals•Steve Garvey – bass•John Maher – drums•

    Andy and Gary’s box-in-the-loft comes up trumps again. It’s looking a little depleted these days, but it does throw up the occasional pleasant surprise. This is one of them. First of all, this is NOT the infamous riot gig. That particular show took place later in the same year, in the same venue. We taped that show as well, but have subsequently lost the cassette. Ah, well, such is life.

    Decent recording, though. I hope you enjoy it.


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    Title: Buzzcocks, Brighton 1978, previously uncirculated
    Original Torrent uploaded to DIME: May 3, 2010
    Size: 324.22 MB
    Category: Punk
    Uploaded by: andyh
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    Files tested with TLH, no errors, by mikedreams aka thewaymouth

    More than just a re-up: 2018-03-10

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    2003 -- England: During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Dixie Chicks performed in concert in London at the Shepherd's Bush Empire (sic) theatre. During the intro to their song "Travelin' Soldier", Natalie Maines, a Texas native, said: “We do not want this war, this violence, & we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." Maines was referring to her hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state. This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The comment sparked intense controversy and outrage among Americans, including a large share of country music fans. [Chicks as always take tons of shit, for always being right but just not right far enough.]

    1913 -- US: Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman dies, New York City. She conducted over 300 slaves on the Underground Railroad.

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    1914 -- England: Serious Cleavage? Mary Richardson slashes Velasquez's "Rokeby Venus" [aka The Toilet of Venus, Venus at her Mirror, Venus and Cupid] in London's National Gallery with a meat cleaver in order "to destroy the most beautiful woman in mythological history" as a response to continued harassment of the suffragettes. [This phenomenon is known as the penis envy er, Venus envy effect. Wham! Bam! Thank You, Ma'am! I hope you're satisfied.]

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    In 1932, after forming the belief that fascism was the "only path to a 'Greater Britain,'" Richardson joined the British Union of Fascists (BUF), led by Oswald Mosley. She claimed that "I was first attracted to the Blackshirts because I saw in them the courage, the action, the loyalty, the gift of service and the ability to serve which I had known in the suffragette movement". Richardson rose quickly through the BUF ranks and by 1934 was Chief Organiser for the Women's Section of the party. She left within two years after becoming disillusioned with the sincerity of its policy on women. [Sound ever so too familiar?]

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    1962 -- US: Bruce Channel started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hey! Baby', it made No.2 on the UK chart.

    [Popular culture references to, 'Hey! Baby':

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    1964 -- Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded 'The Sounds Of Silence' as an acoustic duo. It wasn't until record company producer Tom Wilson added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become their first hit in late 1965. The old folkie Simon was "horrified" when he first heard it. [Oh, the horrifying sounds of cash registers ringing. S&G then went all in on the folk-rock craze.]

    1977 -- UK: At 7am in the morning on a trestle table set up out-side Buckingham Palace, London, the Sex Pistols signed to A&M Records, (the real signing had taken place the day before). An after party was held at the offices of A&M records following the signing where the group set about reeking unforeseen havoc on the posh building, with Sid Vicious smashing a toilet and cutting his foot, trailing blood everywhere he went, while Rotten cursed and threatened every upscale executive in sight and guitarist Steve Jones getting it on with an unnamed fan in the restrooms. The contract lasted for six days. [Hello, EMI... Goodbye, A&M!]

    -- "Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock 1970–1982": Founding band members Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley chose the name "Buzzcocks" after reading the headline, "It's the Buzz, Cock!", in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and the nascent punk scene.

    Devoto left the band in 1977, after which Pete Shelley became the principal singer-songwriter.

    Full online show, mp3 sample
    set to go with w/recommended listens to tracks 7,8,9

    PS Video new to me today:

    --Where was I?...

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    Never Mind The Time's Up, Here's The Buzzcocks

    ...And me, too.

    "Your time's up / And me, too."

    thewaymouth aka mikedreams on celebrating
    International Women's Day Week 2018 (03-08)

    Today's actual post day and date: Saturday, 2018-03-10

    ...It was 40 years ago today...

    Another Music in a Different Kitchen
    Studio album by Buzzcocks
    UK Chart Hit: 15, 11 wks
    Released, Friday, 10 March 1978


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