Picking the 10 best Buzzcocks songs — such is the wealth of brilliance within their catalogue — feels a little bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Best Bit: Just before that guitar solo, then singer Howard Devoto — who would leave the group to form Magazine shortly afterwards — makes a noise a little bit like a cartoon elephant seeing a mouse for the very first time. Allegedly concerned with a car crash a young Steve Diggle had been involved in and to add insult to injury, the first pressing gives the guitarist zero credit for writing the majority of the song , Nader was an activist pushing reform of safety standards within the auto industry. So yeah, that. Men too rarely sing about them even now.
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Something of a legend in British graphic design, Malcolm Garrett cut his teeth designing artwork for bands such as Buzzcocks, Simple Minds and Duran Duran but has since become a key figure in the evolution of the sector. While his name will always be synonymous with those iconic music industry collaborations, the past 20 years have seen him develop pioneering work in the digital space, and in was the first Royal Designer for Industry in the field of interactive media. F Smith, it marks 40 years since his seminal sleeve for Buzzcocks, and sees designers reworking the cover. I screen printed it by hand, in college.
The sleeve was devised by graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and featured a collage of an iron-headed woman, created by artist Linder Sterling. I never cleared the copyright but no one noticed, so it was alright. This was the only single featuring bassist Garth Smith , who joined in early to replace Steve Diggle , who switched to guitar. Shortly after its release, he was expelled from the band. The song was controversial due to its sexual content and was banned by the BBC.