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Buzzcocks: Looking Back

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

Proto-punk, pure pop and other bites and scratches. Richard Cook assesses the career and impact of "the world’s first modern pop group".

1 April 1976: Buzzcocks play their first gig, Bolton Institute of Technology. Two numbers – "We started the second so fast they couldn’t switch us off." (Peter Shelley).

Total word count of piece: 3128

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