Pete Shelley gone.

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  1. Sollipsist

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    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.
     
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    That is sad to hear. Great band.
     
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    F%#k. RIP.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    Lipstick. That was Pete's version of Shot by Both Sides. RIP Pete, you were loved and will be missed.
     
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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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    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
     
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    ah no...he was awesome...saw the buzzcocks a couple years ago...was hoping to catch them again...now im sad
     
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    this song is as great as any ive ever heard!

     
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    Sucks.

    He left this gem behind.

     
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    Saw this immediately after I posted. Thanks!
     
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    such a great song should be posted twice!
     
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    That’s my music and that’s my people. Thank you for the music!
     
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    He contributed. My life is better cause he existed. He will be missed.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Such an important band for me, my first rehearsal with my first band knocked around 'Boredom' and this:

     
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