Buzzcocks Reissues On the Way

Buzzcocks Reissues On the Way
If you’ve been hemming and hawing over picking up the first few Buzzcocks albums, you may want to hold off just a little while longer. On October 27, the band’s first three albums — Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978) and A Different Kind of Tension (1979) — will be getting some hefty reissue treatment courtesy of EMI UK, making them that much more essential.

The reissues, which balloon each album from a single to a double, include a choice and extensive selection of Peel sessions, demos, backing tracks and live versions. Also, a good chunk of these have been previously unreleased (of course), and will be contained in some new amped-up packaging (double of course).

Perhaps in celebration of the reissues, Buzzcocks have also leaked word that they are teaming up again for a little live action and will be touring the UK under the banner "Another Bites Tour,” which finds them performing Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites back-to-back. There is no word of this tour ever making its way over to North America, and it seems these reissues might also sit as import-only status for the time being.

Nevertheless, here are the new, and some might say improved, tracklistings:

Another Music in a Different Kitchen:

Disc 1:

1. "Fast Cars”
2. "No Reply”
3. "You Tear Me Up”
4. "Get on Our Own”
5. "Love Battery”
6. "Sixteen”
7. "I Don't Mind”
8. "Fiction Romance”
9. "Autonomy”
10. "I Need”
11. "Moving Away From the Pulsebeat”
12. "Orgasm Addict” *
13. "Whatever Happened To...?” *
14. "What Do I Get” *
15. "Oh Shit” *
16. "Fast Cars” (Peel Session) *
17. "Moving Away From the Pulsebeat” (Peel Session) *
18. "What Do I Get (Peel Session) *

* bonus track

Disc 2:

1. "Boredom” (demo)
2. "Fast Cars” (demo)
3. "No Reply” (demo)
4. "You Tear Me Up” (demo)
5. "Get on Our Own” (demo)
6. "Sixteen” (demo)
7. "I Don't Mind” (demo)
8. "Fiction Romance” (demo)
9. "Autonomy” (demo)
10. "I Need "(demo)
11. "Orgasm Addict” (demo)
12. "What Do I Get” (demo)
13. "Whatever Happened To...?” (demo)
14. "Oh Shit (demo)”
15. "Fast Cars” (live at the Electric Circus)
16. "Fiction Romance” (live at the Electric Circus)
17. "Boredom” (live at the Electric Circus)
18. "Sixteen” (live at the Electric Circus)
19. "You Tear Me Up” (live at the Electric Circus)
20. "Orgasm Addict” (live at the Electric Circus)
21. "Moving Away From the Pulsebeat” (live at the Electric Circus)
22. "Love Battery”
23. "Time's Up”

Love Bites:

Disc 1:

1. "Real World”
2. "Ever Falling in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)”
3. "Operators Manual”
4. "Nostalgia”
5. "Just Lust”
6. "Sixteen Again”
7. "Walking Distance”
8. "Love Is Lies”
9. "Nothing Left”
10. "E.S.P.”
11. "Late for the Train”
12. "Love You More” *
13. "Noise Annoys” *
14. "Promises” *
15. "Lipstick” *
16. "Noise Annoys” (Peel Session) *
17. "Walking Distance” (Peel Session) *
18. "Late for the Train” (Peel Session) *
19. "Promises” (Peel Session) *
20. "Lipstick” (Peel Session) *
21. "Sixteen Again” (Peel Session) *
22. "E.S.P.” (Peel Session) *

* bonus track

Disc 2:

1. "Love Is Life (Lies)” (demo)
2. "Just Lust” (demo)
3. "Operators Manual” (demo)
4. "Ever Fallen In Love” (With Someone You Shouldn't've) (demo)
5. "Nothing Left” (demo)
6. "Sixteen Again” (demo)
7. "Raison d'Etre” (demo)
8. "Real World” (demo)
9. "Nostalgia” (demo)
10. "E.S.P.” (demo)
11. "Lipstick” (demo)
12. "Children (Promises)” (demo)
13. "Mother of Turds” (demo)
14. "Breakdown” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
15. "What Do I Get” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
16. "I Don't Mind” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
17. "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
18. "Noise Annoys” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
19. "Nothing Left” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
20. "Get on Our Own” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
21. "Love You More” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
22. "Fiction Romance” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)
23. "Autonomy” (live at Lesser Free Trade Hall)

A Different Kind of Tension:

Disc 1:

1. "Paradise”
2. "Sitting 'Round at Home”
3. "You Say You Don't Love Me”
4. "You Know You Can't Help It”
5. "Mad Mad Judy”
6. "Raison d'Etre”
7. "I Don't Know What to Do With My Life”
8. "Money”
9. "Hollow Inside”
10. "A Different Kind of Tension”
11. "I Believe”
12. "Radio Nine”
13. "Everybody's Happy Nowadays” *
14. "Why Can't I Touch It” *
15. "Harmony in My Head” *
16. "Something's Gone Wrong Again” *

* bonus track

Disc 2:

1. "Are Everything”
2. "Why She's a Girl From the Chainstore”
3. "Airwaves Dream”
4. "Strange Thing”
5. "What Do You Know?”
6. "Running Free”
7. "I Look Alone”
8. "You Say You Don't Love Me” (demo)
9. "I Don't Know What to Do With My Life” (demo)
10. "Harmony in My Head” (demo)
11. "I Don't Know” (demo)
12. "Run Away From Home” (demo)
13. "The Drive System” (demo)
14. "Mad Mad July” (demo)
15. "Jesus Made Me Feel Guilty” (demo)
16. "Something's Gone Wrong Again” (backing track)
17. "You Know You Can't Help It”
18. "I Believe” July 1979 Arrow-Chronology
19. "Everybody's Happy Nowadays” (Peel Session)
20. "I Don't Know What to Do With My Life” (Peel Session)
21. "Mad Mad Judy” (Peel Session)
22. "Hollow Inside” (Peel Session)

Buzzcocks "What Do I Get”