Buzzcocks- A Different Compilation
Release date: 2011June06
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Buzzcocks! I still remember when I was 14 years old and first getting into punk rock. They were completely different from the Sex Pistols, Ramones and The Clash, which was puzzling to me at first. But, after several years, I grew to love them. This brings me to the following question: Why would the Buzzcocks want to re-record their best material? The obvious answer is, why not? While this is not the original lineup (only Steve Diggle and Pete Shelley remain), it should not be considered a slight against the band as the lineup has changed fairly often over the years.
Regardless, this album contains 24 re-recorded versions of some of their best material. I can’t possibly gloss over all 24 tracks so I will pick out my favorites with a short description. Those tracks include “Boredom” (obviously faster-paced but with the right hooks in the right places), “Fast Cars”, “I Don’t Mind” (which is reminiscent of The Ramones!), “Get On Our Own”, “Alive Tonight”, “You Say You Don’t Love Me” (Shelley’s voice is loud and clear with the opening line), “Promises”, “What Do I Get” (still prefer the older version but it’s not bad!), “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t've)?” and “Orgasm Addict”.
In all, a decent album that may please newer fans more than grizzled old punks like myself. It’s certainly a good way for them to get into the older material. Check this out!
Try: 1,2,3, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 21, 22