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Howard Devoto: Shot By Both Sides

Paul Morley, Uncut, November 2000

AND THEN, in 1976, when Howard Devoto was 24, he wrote and recorded four fast songs with the group Buzzcocks, and they became the EP Spiral Scratch. This EP on the New Hormones label in an edition of 1,000 copies helped spawn an independent music scene in this country that stretches all the way from The Fall to Aphex Twin, from The Normal to Clinic, from Cabaret Voltaire to Moby, from garage (punk) to garage (club). From here to there, from nowhere to everywhere.

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