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Pete Shelley gone.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by VintageSG, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Afflicted

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  2. RomanS

    RomanS Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 21, 2006
    Vienna, Austria
    Damn...
    I have always been leaning more towards the American side of punk rock (Ramones, Pagans, X, Black Flag,...), but along with the Clash, the Buzzcocks have always been my favorite British punk rock band...
    Still have a VHS tape of an early 80s live show somewhere, that I mail-ordered from a fanzine.
     
  3. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado
    That is sad to hear. Great band.
     
  4. Ebling

    Ebling TDPRI Member

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  5. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

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    A 10 or so years ago they did a tour of clubs on the east coast, I saw the ad day of, and thought "I will just go down and check 'em out". Being Baltimore I figured there might be 10 people there, nope sold out, but they were so loud you could just stand across the street and hear fine.. Which I did until a large rat ran by..
     
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  6. Theslack5

    Theslack5 Tele-Meister

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    One of the truly great British singles bands. Pete Shelley had an amazing ear for a melody.
    Should also be mentioned that as well as cranking out hit after hit with buzzcocks, he also wrote the shot by both sides riff for magazine another absolute classic.
    RIP Pete.
     
  7. spupilup

    spupilup TDPRI Member

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    Nov 4, 2018
    New England
    Lipstick. That was Pete's version of Shot by Both Sides. RIP Pete, you were loved and will be missed.
     
  8. ClashCityTele

    ClashCityTele Tele-Meister

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    Absolutely devastated. So very sad. I met Buzzcocks in 1977, my first ever gig was Buzzcocks in 1978. My first band was basically a Buzzcocks covers band. He was a great song writer. I can't believe I'll never see him on stage again. I'm out on the drink all day tomorrow wearing my Buzzcocks t-shirt. RIP Pete.
     
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  9. Just-Jim

    Just-Jim Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 4, 2008
    SoCal
    Really like their stuff. I hate to say it was their music in commercials that got me to start listening to them again, but whatever it takes. I know "there goes part of my youth" is over used, but so true in this case.
    RIP Pete
     
  10. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    ah no...he was awesome...saw the buzzcocks a couple years ago...was hoping to catch them again...now im sad
     
  11. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    this song is as great as any ive ever heard!

     
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  12. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Holic

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    Sucks.

    He left this gem behind.

     
  13. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Holic

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    Saw this immediately after I posted. Thanks!
     
  14. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    such a great song should be posted twice!
     
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  15. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Dec 27, 2007
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    That’s my music and that’s my people. Thank you for the music!
     
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  16. rigid650

    rigid650 TDPRI Member

    He contributed. My life is better cause he existed. He will be missed.
     
  17. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    RIP Pete. I've loved your music since way back when.

    I got a chance to chat with him in the late 90s. Very kind and gracious man.
     
  18. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    Wow. Bummed. Just learned that here and now on TDPRI. Some things you just don't ever want to happen. Like his death somehow just throws a blanket on pop/punk and makes it like it never happened. I can't explain what I mean, but it makes me sad.
     
  19. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    My lust for a double cut started with Diggle. Still don't have one.

    There's a great youtube vid with Diggle on jonesys jukebox if anyone needs a Buzzcocks fix after this news.
     
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  20. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    Such an important band for me, my first rehearsal with my first band knocked around 'Boredom' and this:

     
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