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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

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Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Friday, 8 October 2010

BUZZCOCKS ; Band On The Wall, Manchester, 11/8/76

Here's the first of several flac files I've been meaning to convert since the year dot. This is, for me, the 'cocks in their very purest form, fronted by the geat Howard Devoto. The venue also means a lot to me as well - Band On The Wall, Swan St, Central Manchester, as I've spent many a decent night down there over the years. I evem met one of my heroes, Steve Marriott (Small Faces), in there before his gig...

I have included this post for sentimental reasons - what Devoto, Buzzcocks & the venue mean to me & for its historical worth. Sound is pretty poor, though considering that it is an audience recording on primitive gear... Also listen out for the dodgy vinyl raffle prizes during the intro...

I've previously posted Joy Division at Band On The Wall, plus I'm lining up The Chameleons (1983) & The Fall (1978 & 1982) to be posted soon...


  1. thanks for that mate, i really should get more buzzcocks,class!

  2. I've previously posted the "Time's Up" / "Spiral Scratch" period stuff with Devoto. Magazine stuff on the way soon...

  3. thanks alot mate;with something as good as this,I can live with the low quality sound :)

  4. Pete Fairclough8 June 2011 at 10:47

    It must have been around 1976 when we went into the Band On The Wall, it was a free afternoon of music celebrating one of Manchesters underground magazines. The place was half full (of hippies) and various bands were playing live throughout the day. The Buzzcocks came on stage to virtual silence and then preceded to play The Spiral Scratch songs, saying it would be released in the near future. between each song the audienc were getting more and more hostile ( it was below par ) DeVoto sneered that we should all show them some respect, which was greated with a rousing chorus of F**K OFF, before they played their last song Shelley stepped up to the microphone with his sawn off Woolworths guitar and said ( in the campest voice I've ever heard ) " Shut your bloody mouths you lot ! " One more racket played, a rousing chorus of f**k off, and they were gone ! Happy days !!!