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Buzzcocks - Singles - Going Steady album

Buzzcocks - Singles - Going Steady album Performer: Buzzcocks
Title: Singles - Going Steady
Style: New Wave, Punk
Date of release: 1990
Country: US
Size MP3: 1449 mb
Size FLAC: 1843 mb
Rating: 4.2

Singles Going Steady is a compilation album by English punk rock band Buzzcocks, first released on . Records in the United States on 25 September 1979.

Singles Going Steady, which begins with the band’s first eight singles, came out in 1979 in the . it wasn’t released in Buzzcocks’ native UK until 1981, as the band was on the verge of a breakup. It didn’t make the charts in either place, but that two-year gap is telling. As the punk ’70s segued into the post-punk ’80s, it was clear that Buzzcocks inspired little confidence about their staying power. Singles Going Steady didn’t weaponize punk with the goal of toppling the dominance of silly love songs in the ’70s; the album is as much Wings as it is Ramones, as sympathetic to Captain & Tennille’s Love Will Keep Us Together as it is to Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart. Buzzcocks mastered that tension at the heart of the love song-the opposing forces of attraction and repulsion, of devotion and betrayal, the thin line between love and hate, for others and for oneself.

If Never Mind the Bollocks and London Calling are held up as punk masterpieces, then there's no question that Singles Going Steady belongs alongside them. In fact, the slew of astonishing seven-inches collected on Steady and their influence on future musicians - punk or otherwise - sometimes even betters more famous efforts. The title and artwork alone (the latter itself partially inspired by the Beatles' Let it Be) have been parodied or referred to by Halo of Flies and Don Caballero, which titled its own singles comp Singles Breaking Up. As for the music, anybody who ever combined.

Singles Going Steady is an album of the Buzzcocks’ eight number one singles (well in a punk rock universe) and B-sides filled with catchy hooks, melodies, punk rage, blasting guitars, loopy bass lines, hard-hitting drums, and Pete Shelley’s high-pitch wailing vocals. Spearheaded by Shelley’s songwriting, the Buzzcocks’ music is both loud and abrasive as well as being catchy.

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Singles Going Steady is a compilation album by English punk rock band Buzzcocks, first released on . Records in the US on 25 September 1979. It was the first Buzzcocks album to be released in North America and intended as an introduction to the band for the American public, coinciding with a US tour. After healthy sales on import in the UK over the next two years, and following the group's split in early 1981, the album was belatedly released in the band's home country on United Artists Records on 16 November 1981 as a 'greatest hits' album.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Orgasm Addict
Written-By – Devoto*, Shelley*
2 What Do I Get?
Written-By – Shelley*
3 I Don't Mind
Written-By – Shelley*
4 Love You More
Written-By – Shelley*
5 Ever Fallen In Love?
Written-By – Shelley*
6 Promises
Written-By – Shelley*, Diggle*
7 Everybody's Happy Nowadays
Written-By – Shelley*
8 Harmony In My Head
Written-By – Diggles*
9 What Ever Happened To?
Written-By – Dial*, Shelley*
10 Oh Shit!
Written-By – Shelley*
11 Autonomy
Written-By – Diggle*
12 Noise Annoys
Written-By – Shelley*
13 Just Lust
Written-By – Dial*, Shelley*
14 Lipstick
Written-By – Shelley*, Diggle*
15 Why Can't I Touch It?
Written-By – Shelley*, Diggle*, Garvey*
16 Something's Gone Wrong Again
Written-By – Shelley*

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Liberty/United Records (UK) Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Liberty/United Records (UK) Ltd.


Diggle is credited as Diggles on track 8 and twice as writer on track 15.

℗ 1979 Original sound recordings made by Liberty-United Records (UK) Ltd.
© 1979 Liberty-United Records (UK) Ltd.
® EMI Records Ltd.

Made in the UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 77774 64492 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 077774644921
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CDP 7 46449 2 AR @ 1+4 + 4 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CDP 7 46449 2 AR @ 1 +4+12+
  • Label Code: LC 0249
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • SPARS Code: ADD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP 001 Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady ‎(LP, Comp) I.R.S. Records SP 001 US 1979
GP-799 Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady ‎(LP, Comp) United Artists Records GP-799 Japan 1980
SP 001 Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady ‎(LP, Comp) I.R.S. Records SP 001 Canada 1979
7C 062-82790 Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady ‎(LP, Comp) United Artists Records 7C 062-82790 Sweden 1979
X2-13153 Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady ‎(CD, Comp, RE) I.R.S. Records X2-13153 US Unknown

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