Buzzcocks - Strange Thing / Airwaves Dream

Buzzcocks - Strange Thing

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371)
US 7" 1980 (IRS - IR 9019)

A Strange Thing 4:08
AA Airwaves Dream 3:51

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Recorded at Advision
Mixed at Strawberry Studios
Produced by Martin Hannett

Cello - Georgie Born (Strange Thing)
Trumpet - Henry Lowther (Airwaves Dream)
Saxophone - Joe Decorator (Airwaves Dream)

Photo - Adrian Boot

Additional Credits

Pete Shelley - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on Strange Thing
Steve Diggle - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on Airwaves Dream
Steve Garvey - bass, backing vocals
John Maher - drums

Reviews & Opinions

MARK ELLEN, SMASH HITS, OCT 30 - NOV 12, 1980: To revive the old Beatles parallel, Pete Shelley totally dumps his Paul McCartney pop sensibility on this outing and comes on like manic early 70s John Lennon. Sinister, disturbed and forceful. Seeing it has no hooks, no variation and a production like a gale force wind, you'll have to pay money to hear it.

Additional Notes

Part 2 of a series of singles issued late 1980. This is a double A-Side: 'Strange Thing' is denoted by a "circle" symbol, 'Airwaves Dream' by a "wave" symbol. The UK covers come in two varieties, one with 'Strange Thing' as the "front" side, and a reversed one with 'Airwaves Dream' as the front side.

Images

Buzzcocks - Strange Thing - UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371)Buzzcocks - Strange Thing - UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371) Back Cover

UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371). Strange Thing on the front cover. Click here for more

Buzzcocks - Strange Thing UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371) Alternate Sleeve Back CoverBuzzcocks - Strange Thing UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371) Alternate Sleeve

UK 7" 1980 (United Artists - BP 371). Alternate sleeve. Strange Thing is now on the back cover. Click here for more

Buzzcocks - Strange Thing - US 7" 1980 (IRS - IR 9019)Buzzcocks - Strange Thing - US 7" 1980 (IRS - IR 9019) Back Cover

US 7" 1980 (IRS - IR 9019). Click here for more

 

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