Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch

Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (New Hormones - ORG 1)
UK 7" 1979 (New Hormones - ORG 1)

A1 Breakdown 1:54
A2 Time's Up 3:02
B1 Boredom 2:52
B2 Friend's Of Mine 2:13

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UK CDS 2000 (The Grey Area of Mute – SCRATCH 1CD)

1 Breakdown 1:54
2 Time's Up 3:02
3 Boredom 2:52
4 Friend's Of Mine 2:13

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 31, 6 wks [1979 reissue]

Credits

John Maher - drums
Steve Diggle - bass
Pete Shelley - starway guitar
Howard Devoto - vocals

Breakdown: 3rd take No dubs
Time's Up, Boredom, Friends Of Mine: 1st take Guitar dub

All recorded 'live'
Indigo Sound Studio, Manchester, 28.12.76
16 track
Compositions Devoto/Shelley
New Hormones ©
Production Martin Zero
Polaroid Richard Boon
Heart beats up love

Reviews & Opinions

STEVE BUSH, SMASH HITS, AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 5, 1979: Having unleashed the best set of pop singles for years, the Buzzcocks remind us of how it all started. Originally released in early '77, this 4-track E.P. features Howard Devoto on vocals (sometimes a la Johnny Rotten). Although rough and (obviously) dated, the songs still beat a lot of the new releases by so-called "new wave" bands, and the best two tracks 'Breakdown' and 'Boredom' are still performed by the current line-up. Buy now while stocks last.

Additional Notes

There is also a bootleg 12" of this, apparently. Here is how the re-release was announced in Smash Hits.

Images

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Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch UK CDS 2000 (The Grey Area of Mute – SCRATCH 1CD) Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch UK CDS 2000 (The Grey Area of Mute – SCRATCH 1CD) Tray

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