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Buzzcocks – Breakdown (1977)

Another killer track from the seminal Spiral Scratch EP which remains one of the founding documents of UK punk rock. I’ve previously posted the all time classic “Boredom” (here) but wanted to post this track to further showcase the genius of early Buzzcocks.

Spiral Scratch was released in January 1977 after being recorded in late 1976.

Still featuring Howard Devoto (later of Magazine, check here for an example) on vocals, Breakdown is simply relentless. Guitar and drums on this just never stop!

Two versions: the original from the Spiral Scratch EP overlaid against some remarkable footage from the Manchester Free Trade Hall and then an even earlier version from the wonderful Time’s Up bootleg LP.

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  1. September 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

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