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Operators Manual CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60007942
UPC: 022071313520
UPC 14: 00022071313520
Release Date: 11/12/1991
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Orgasm Addict ~ Buzzcocks
2. What Do I Get? ~ Buzzcocks
3. I Don't Mind ~ Buzzcocks
4. Autonomy ~ Buzzcocks
5. Fast Cars ~ Buzzcocks
6. Get On Our Own ~ Buzzcocks
7. Sixteen ~ Buzzcocks
8. Fiction Romance ~ Buzzcocks
9. Love You More ~ Buzzcocks
10. Noise Annoys ~ Buzzcocks
11. Ever Fallen In Love? ~ Buzzcocks
12. Operators Manual ~ Buzzcocks
13. Nostalgia ~ Buzzcocks
14. Walking Distance ~ Buzzcocks
15. Nothing Left ~ Buzzcocks
16. ESP ~ Buzzcocks
17. Promises ~ Buzzcocks
18. Lipstick ~ Buzzcocks
19. Everybody's Happy Nowadays ~ Buzzcocks
20. Harmony In My Head ~ Buzzcocks
21. You Say You Don't Love Me ~ Buzzcocks
22. I Don't Know What To Do With My Life ~ Buzzcocks
23. I Believe ~ Buzzcocks
24. Are Everything ~ Buzzcocks
25. Radio Nine ~ Buzzcocks

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Buzzcocks: Steve Diggle, Steve Garvey, Pete Shelley, John Maher.
Muze PNote Producers: Martin Rushent, Martin Hannett.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Jon Savage.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jon Savage .
Muze PNote Photographer: Chris Gabrin.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: John Maher; Pete Shelley; Steve Diggle; Steve Garvey.
Muze PNote Of all the first-generation British punk bands, the Buzzcocks were the poppiest. Whether by accident or design, they figured out a way to sing juicy pop hooks while playing super-fast, white-noise guitar lines. And not only weren't they afraid to sing love songs, they specialized in them. As such, they had a profound influence on every so-called punk-pop band that followed, from Husker Du and Sugar--both fronted by Bob Mould, a member of the official Buzzcocks fan club--to Nirvana and Green Day.
Muze PNote They also had a career that blazed as brightly and quickly as any punk song, recording virtually all their great works during a two-year span in the late '70s. OPERATORS MANUAL catches just about all of it, with eleven of the sixteen tracks from their one essential album, SINGLES GOING STEADY (which was itself a compilation of the Buzzcocks' early singles), a few from the distended follow-up, A DIFFERENT KIND OF TENSION (including the philosophic epic "I Believe," which manages to hold up through all of its uncharacteristic seven minutes), and assorted extra tracks from before and after.
Muze PNote "Everybody's Happy Nowadays," the bitingly funny, Who-ish "Orgasm Addict," and "Ever Fallen In Love?," which adds a meaty guitar hook to the wall of noise, remain some of the catchiest punk songs ever written. "And I hate modern music/Disco, boogie, pop," singer Pete Shelley whined on "Sixteen," one of the earliest tracks included; but it now comes across as pure punk posturing. In true punk style, the Buzzcocks then went about giddily refuting their own words.

Artist Overview

They never achieved the status of punk peers the Sex Pistols and the Clash, but the Buzzcocks are one of the most influential rock bands of the latter 20th century. With a blazing guitar attack, bratty singing, and riff-happy songs built around a few simple chords, the Buzzcocks could almost be called England's answer to the Ramones. Crucially, they added wry, scathing wit and undeniable pop sensibilities. They created some of the greatest singles in rock, and generations of groups have subsequently borrowed or stolen from them.

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/05/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 13135
Music Label Name Label : I.R.S. Records (U.S.)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00022071313520

Professional Reviews

Spin (1/92, p.71)
- "...The highlights come tumbling over each other....[A] mixture of vulnerability and violence rendered the band unique..."

Q (12/91)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Hugely impressive..."

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