29 January 1977 – Buzzcocks release first record

Saturday 29 January 1977 – Buzzcocks release Spiral Scratch

Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto had formed Buzzcocks having seen the Sex Pistols in High Wycombe back in February 1976.  Close to a year later, they release what was one of the first truly independent singles. The Spiral Scratch EP is self-funded, with an initial pressing of 1,000 on their own New Hormones record label.  The tracks on the EP are ‘Breakdown’, ‘Time’s Up’, ‘Boredom’ and ‘Friends of Mine’.  Disappointing for the growing Wycombe ‘punk’ scene, was that Buzzcocks never made it to play in the Town.

Hear the full EP via The YouTube link below:


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