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Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) dead at 63

Old 12-06-18, 04:00 PM
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Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) dead at 63

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/...ks-1203083041/

Man, this one hurts. Always a fan of the band, and they were quite different than their contemporaries. Never political (not that political is bad) or angry, just rock and roll songs about not being able to get the girl. Last time I did Punk Rock Karaoke I sang "Ever Fallen In Love" and got high fives from everyone for being able to hit that long final note.
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FUCK! That sucks. He was way too young.

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Well that totally sucks.
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Going home and listening to Singles Going Steady tonight
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Old 12-06-18, 06:52 PM
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Whoa. Too young to go. And he was still going out there touring with the band. I was a fan of his when the band first started out in the 70s.

I'll have to spin of the Buzzcock's CDs in his honor. Cool band and songwriter.
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That one is a surprise.

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Old 12-07-18, 01:05 PM
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First gig I ever went to was the Buzzcocks and Joy Division at King George's Hall in Blackburn, England in 1979 at the grand old age of 13. Me and my friends from school all took the bus down there and back. Great night out. One I won't forget.
Saw the Buzzcocks multiple times since and then again in Chicago last year at the Cobra Lounge. They were still brilliant.
RIP Pete Shelley. You were a big part of my childhood.
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Old 12-07-18, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Phodg View Post
First gig I ever went to was the Buzzcocks and Joy Division at King George's Hall in Blackburn, England in 1979 at the grand old age of 13. Me and my friends from school all took the bus down there and back. Great night out. One I won't forget.
Saw the Buzzcocks multiple times since and then again in Chicago last year at the Cobra Lounge. They were still brilliant.
RIP Pete Shelley. You were a big part of my childhood.
Wow. The original Joy Division with Ian Curtis. Nice.
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Old 12-07-18, 03:21 PM
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RIP - enjoyed the music.
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Old 12-08-18, 11:10 AM
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I was never really into them, and then they were playing at a festival here in the OC, and I had made my way to the front row. I was blown away by how good they were.

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Maybe the best ear for melody of any of the punk songwriters. This is my favorite:

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Old 12-08-18, 06:25 PM
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Was at a record swap today and found an import copy of Love Bites with the "recently deceased" markup to $25, but that's still not a terrible price for an original pressing. That was the one I needed to complete my collection of Buzzcocks vinyl. Still, it's bittersweet..
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