Back in ’77, one thing UK punk bands didn’t have much use for was love songs. But Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks wrote what could be called “modern love songs”; honest songs about longing, romance, loneliness, and yes, love — all laced with self-deprecating humor. But their music was aggressive, all raging guitars, pounding drums & pummeling bass. With those thoughtful (dare I say, sensitive) lyrics on top, it was the best of both worlds. On this episode, we take a deep dive into the Buzzcocks classic “What Do I Get?”.
If you’re a Buzzcocks fan, check out The Hustle Podcast’s interview with Steve Diggle.
Buzzcocks – “What Do I Get?” (Pete Shelley) Copyright 1978 Complete Music Limited
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