English punk rock band Buzzcocks, is celebrating their 40th anniversary by releasing a reissue of their self-released debut EP Spiral Scratch on January 27th. Domino Records will also release Times Up, “a studio bootleg of the band’s first-ever studio recording session” on March 10th.
Formed in Bolton, England in 1976, Buzzcocks became renowned as one of Manchesters most influential punk rock bands. Originally released on January 29, 1997, Spiral Scratch marked this bands first ever self-released EP.
Spiral Scratch will be available digitally and on a limited edition 7 inch vinyl with an insert including originally press release. Times Up will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. Both are available for preorder through Domino Records.
Limited to 1000 copies, together the two reissues will be combined into a Buzzcocks (mk.1) Boxset containing:
Spiral Scratch 7″ (Standard Edition) Vinyl, CD
Time’s Up Heavyweight 12″ Vinyl, CD
Download Card with audio for Spiral Scratch & Time’s Up plus bonus ‘Breakdown’ video download (live from Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester)
Shy Talk Fanzine No.4 featuring contributions from (ex-manager) Richard Boon, (sleeve designer) Malcolm Garrett, (photographer) Kevin Cummins, (author) Clinton Heylin and (Manchester punk icon) Denise Shaw
Buzzcocks Chronology (1976-77) A4 Booklet
A print of the original Spiral Scratch Recording Tape Box
Postcard Flyers (7)
Photo Prints (5)
Pin Badges (3)
The Box Set is also available on Domino Records for pre-order
Check out the Box Set and the Track Listing Below:
You Tear Me Up
Friends Of Mine
Lester Sands (Drop In The Ocean)
I Can’t Control Myself
I Love You, You Big Dummy
Don’t Mess Me Around
Friends Of Mine