Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I Diggle the Buzzcocks

Here's the information about the Buzzcocks' plans, from

Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year. Due in late summer or early autumn through Merge, the album, which is still a work in progress, is tentatively titled "Flat Pack Philosophy." 2005 looks to be a busy year for the band, with a series of live dates confirmed for the U.K. between March and May. Notable among them is a "Spirit of '77" show in Manchester with the Slits' Ari Up and 999 on March 11. Another show dubbed "Academy in the U.K." is slated for May 1 in Birmingham and will also feature the Stranglers and Stiff Little Fingers. A Merge spokesperson says plans are tentative for North American tour dates to coincide with the forthcoming album's Stateside release.
The Buzzcocks were (are) one of the bands that are made great by someone other than the guitarist or singer: The bass player (Steve Diggle, I believe) is amazing. Of course, they're all great, but he made them really, really great.

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