Buzzcocks - Entertaining Friends - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon March 1979

Buzzcocks - Entertaining Friends - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon March 1979

Original Release Date

1996

Release Information

UK CD 1992 (EMI – CDP 7987292 / CDGO 2032)
US CD 1992 (IRS - X2-13173)

1 I Don't Know What To Do With My Life 2:57
2 I Don't Mind 2:26
3 Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have)? 2:53
4 Sixteen 3:51
5 Fiction Romance 4:39
6 Harmony In My Head 3:17
7 Moving Away From The Pulsebeat 6:22
8 Autonomy 3:59
9 Nothing Left 5:12
10 Noise Annoys 3:20
11 Lipstick 3:36
12 Everybody's Happy Nowadays 3:15
13 Promises 2:23
14 Orgasm Addict 2:09
15 What Do I Get? 3:23
16 Breakdown 2:14
17 Fast Cars 3:10
18 Oh Shit 2:10

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Recorded on the Island Mobile, 31 March 1979 by Martin Rushent
Mixed by Martin Rushent and Gareth Cousins at Abbey Road, 5/6 December 1991

Additional Credits

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals
Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals
Steve Garvey - bass
John Maher - drums

Reviews & Opinions

MARK PAYTRESS, RECORD COLLECTOR, 1992: With a Malcolm Garrett sleeve and Martin Rushent at the mixing desk, this is the Buzzcocks' live album you might have wanted back at the end of the Seventies but which never appeared. Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in March 1979, this set is an accurate representation of the group in concert, but the near-perfect execution of their recorded work makes this a perfunctory, rather than priceless release. By the time of this recording, more was demanded of the Class of '77 than the Buzzcocks were able to deliver, and their flawless live performance didn't provide the challenge that, say, Joy Division were able to provide. Entertaining Friends contains the hits and the album highlights, and will sit happily on the shelves of the completists, but compared with last year's Time's Up album of early demos, this archive find is decidedly run-of-the-mill. You're better off investigating the overlooked A Different Kind Of Tension album, which the band were working on at the time of these recordings.

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