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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Rewind: 1978 Love Bites - Buzzcocks

Love Bites - Buzzcocks
United Artists
Produced by Martin Rushent
Released 22nd September 1978
UK Chart #13

 Pete Shelley – lead guitar, lead vocals (all but Love Is Lies)
    Steve Diggle – rhythm and acoustic guitars, backing and lead vocals on Love Is Lies
    Steve Garvey – bass guitar
    John Maher – drums

In March of 1978 Buzzcocks had released their debut album Another Music In A Different Kitchen and it reached #15 in the UK Album Charts. Six months down the road from that they released their second album (this was back in the day when many bands were still putting two albums out a year!).

A bit like Ramones Road To Ruin (released on the same day) this second album for Manchester's finest was a slight departure from their debut (not much but it was noticeable I think) but it was well received and went two places higher than the debut, peaking at #13. The 1994 CD version of the album added the singles Love You More/Noise Annoys and Promises/Lipstick and an expanded version of the album called Love Bites (Special Edition - 2008) brought together The Peel Sessions, Demos and a Live Show from The Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester on 21st July 1978.

Penetration, who had been out on the road with Buzzcocks on the Entertaining Friends Tour released a cover of Nostalgia on their debut album Moving Targets (released in October 1978 on Virgin Records).

Side One
01 Real World
02 Ever Fallen in Love
03 Operator's Manual
04 Nostalgia
05 Just Lust
06 Sixteen Again
Side Two
01 Walking Distance
02 Love Is Lies
03 Nothing Left
04 E.S.P.
05 Late For The Train

Singles From Love Bites
Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) / Just Lust
8th September 1978
UK Chart #12

A Few Covers of Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
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