Friday, January 31, 2003
Interview with Pete Shelley.
Just how good were the Buzzcocks when they burst onto the punk scene in 1978? So good that many of today's biggest artists - the Offspring, Blink-182, the Strokes - often sound just like them. Especially when they're singing Buzzcocks covers.
"The Offspring have done a good version of Autonomy, but it's funny all the little bits they slavishly copied," says the Buzzcocks' guitarist and songwriter Pete Shelley. "Actually, it seems no different to all their other songs, only we don't get credit for those."