special guests to The Pogues
at Greenwich Summer Sessions
on July 30th
“A Different Compilation”
On Saturday July 30th Punk icons TheBuzzcocks have been confirmed as special guests to The Pogues, in an open-air concert series set in the stunning grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
The Buzzcocks once called ‘Beatles of punk’ have always delivered undiminished passion and energy and will make for a great addition to the Saturday night.
Nirvana to Green Day, Kaiser Chiefs to Kate Nash – just a few of the artists who have acknowledged their musical debt to punk-pop pioneers, The Buzzcocks. This legendary band has provided some of the catchiest and often most provocative music ever and blazed a trail for legions of artists to follow. Their catalogue of songs pervades popular culture – film, television and game soundtracks, cover versions in every style – and is still thrilling ecstatic audiences on the band’s travels around the globe.
Always innovative, The Buzzcocks have seized control of this peerless repertoire by taking them back into the studio. The result is A Different Compilation – an album of 24 of the band’s bestloved and iconic songs – which achieves the seemingly impossible by bringing a 21st century slant to these already timeless anthems.
“The original records now sound like demos”, says Pete Shelley. “These new versions, honed by years on the road, showcase the songs as we know they should be, the way we know audiences love to hear them.”
Steve Diggle adds, “What were songs of sophisticated innocence are now songs of experience. ‘Harmony In My Head’ and ‘Why She’s A Girl From The Chainstore’ now have a full panoramic view!”
A Different Compilation charts the high points of their career and includes ‘Boredom’ and ‘Breakdown’ from their iconic debut Spiral Scratch EP, the thrillingly lascivious first single ‘Orgasm Addict’ and their biggest hits, ‘Love You More’, ‘Promises’, ‘What Do I Get?’, the hypnotic ‘Why Can’t I Touch It?’ and, of course, the classic ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?’.
A Different Compilation captures this unique and influential group at their most powerful and proves Buzzcocks remain contemporary and as relevant as they always have been – a band with a past, present and a future.
Greenwhich Summer Sessions
Tickets (all + booking fee): Standing from £27.50 / Seated from £42.50 / VIP tickets available
For more information and to book visit: HYPERLINK “http://www.greenwichsummersessions.co.uk” www.greenwichsummersessions.co.uk or call 0844 209 7325 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0844 209 7325 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Old Royal Naval College, West Gate, Greenwich, SE10 9NN
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A Different Compilation track listing:
1. Boredom 13. Turn Of The Screw
2. Fast Cars 14. Noise Annoys
3. I Don’t Mind 15. Breakdown
4. Autonomy 16. Promises
5. Get On Our Own 17. Love You More
6. What Ever Happened To? 18. What Do I Get?
7. When Love Turns Around You 19. Harmony In My Head
8. Why She’s A Girl From The Chainstore 20. Oh Shit!
9. Why Can’t I Touch It? 21. Ever Fallen In Love (with Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?
10. Alive Tonight 22. Orgasm Addict
11. I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life 23. I Believe
12. You Say You Don’t Love Me 24. Love Is Lies
Pete Shelley: guitar/vocals
Steve Diggle: guitar/vocals
Chris Remington: bass
Danny Farrant: drums