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Buzzcocks update (Walrus?)(12 posts)

Buzzcocks update (Walrus?)mickey-mac
May 28, 2003 8:03 PM
So, I was supposed to see the Buzzcocks at the House of Blues in Anaheim, but my friends wussed out. Tonight I went on line and bought tickets for June 7 at the Viper Room. They're also playing June 6 at the El Rey, but it's sold out. If you're still interested in seeing them, you should grab some tickets fast. Let me know if you decide to go. I'll be there with my wife (another aging punk) and would like to meet you.

Mike
I'm gonna have to be satisfied with their CDs for now...The Walrus
May 28, 2003 8:48 PM
... just had to give my elderly Civic a $650 anniversary present in the form of smog repairs, and since I've been out of work for 3 1/2 years, that kills any entertainment that doesn't involve two wheels.

Let us know how it was.
Got it.mickey-mac
May 28, 2003 8:56 PM
I'll do my best to give you a playlist and let you know how the boys do 20 years on. As a 40 years old, I'd normally feel out of my element at the Viper Room, but I have a feeling I'll be about average age for the crowd at the Buzzcocks show. Good luck with the Honda, and let me know if you're up for some riding in the Simi/Moorpark/Thousand Oaks area some weekend day: mmarkmc@pacbell.net.
Ha! 40 years "old"?!?!?!!!The Walrus
May 28, 2003 9:04 PM
How do you think
i I
would fit in, being a middle-aged greybeard (literally), old enough for AARP but not for Social Security?

Have fun, whippersnapper!
OK, so you may be older than I ammickey-mac
May 28, 2003 9:14 PM
but I did grow a beard in December and shaved it in early January in large part because it was so gray. If it makes you feel any better, my hair's going pretty fast too. I saw Paul Weller last summer, and his hair was about the same color as Andy Rooney's. I can't wait until Britney Spears is an over the hill hag. Oh, that's right, she's already there. ;-)
"Oh Sh!t!"Enjoy the show. Remember to yell freebird a lot =/: (128
May 29, 2003 10:53 AM
maybe you'll get spit on!
re: Buzzcocks update (Walrus?)steve-z
May 29, 2003 6:25 AM
I saw 'em a few years ago here in TX and it was a pretty entertaining show. Pete Shelley looked like someone's dad, but Steve Diggle has aged well. I went to a Cramps show a few weeks ago, and Poison Ivy and Lux actually look better than they did in the 80's. I guess if you look decrepit when you are young you sort of grow in to it.

BTW, heard the new Wire LP? I've heard it's great.
Rent "24 Hour Party People"Alpedhuez55
May 29, 2003 9:05 AM
If you like those old punk and new wave bands, "24 Hour Party People" is a a great movie. There is some all to breif archival footage of the Buzzcocks in it. The first half of the movie is about the Joy Division up until Ian Curtis Dies. The second half follows the Rave Scene in Manchester.

Mike Y.
Yah good, Yah.Sintesi
May 31, 2003 5:25 AM
I was a big Joy Division fan back in highschool (To my young head New Order was abomnible and especially galling since they were adored by preppies and gothies and far more successful). It was kind of cool to see Ian Curtis' existential version of rock and roll martyrdom played down (or up as you interpret it). I especially liked their take on the Sex Pistols - the early years. Very funny.
happy mondays in that one too?ColnagoFE
Jun 2, 2003 10:04 AM
i seem to remember them as the great big hype from machester that never took off. correct? i loved factory records though. nice thick vinyl...quality stuff in a land of cheap vinyl. i still have a clothbound copy of joy division's "still" that i've never played. wonder if it's worth anything these days?
I think somickey-mac
Jun 2, 2003 7:19 PM
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I think it does have some footage of the Happy Mondays. They were a damn good band with a penchant for loads of drugs and alcohol. Lead singer Sean Ryder sobered up and formed Black Grape, which was an OK band but no comparison the the Mondays. Anyhow, I remember reading an interview with the "straight" Ryder talking about how much being sober sucked. When he was doing drugs (apparently a little bit of everything at the same time), he said days went by in a blur. Off drugs, every day seemed to be an eternity. That doesn't sound like a very good mindset for long-term sobriety, but I suppose it was honest. As an aside, it's really amazing how many good bands Madhester has produced. I went there in the summer of '87 and had a blast. It's not the most scenic place in the world, but the people were a blast and the pints flowed like water.
man...i lreally like the buzzcocks but...ColnagoFE
Jun 2, 2003 10:00 AM
i think seeing a bunch of old men on stage trying to re-live their punk heyday might be kind of pathetic. then again the rolling stones seem to be doing OK.