Discuss films and filmmakers of the 20th century (and even a little of the 19th century). Threads may contain spoilers.
- Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 10:18 am
Pete Shelley was also responsible for putting on the Sex Pistols at the now legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall gig in Manchester, as well as releasing one of the first UK independent singles, the seminal Spiral Scratch ep, which is surely one of the best ever single releases. His importance in the punk era cannot be underestimated, and Geoff Travis of Rough Trade cited him as the prime influence for the beginning of his label. While I preferred the Howard Devoto version of Buzzcocks, particularly the bootleg Time’s Up album, which eventually got an official release, they were a great band, especially their first two albums, and their run of singles and B sides, collected on the Going Steady compilation, were superb. He went far too soon.
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Their eponymous 2003 album was surprisingly strong too, nearly on par with their first three LP's, but everyone should definitely start with the singles conveniently collected on Singles Going Steady, which is simply one of the great singles collections in all of rock. Or just spring for Product, which is a brilliant three-CD collection - very affordable and I actually prefer the mastering over all other CD issues.