Pete Shelley (born Peter Campbell McNeish; 17 April 1955 – 6 December 2018) was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He formed early punk band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, and was the lead singer and guitarist from 1977 when Devoto left, releasing "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" in 1978. The band broke up in 1981, reforming in 1989.
The follow-up album, XL1, was no disappointment either. In 1983 Pete and Martin reconvened to make XL1. With new technology, XL1 was a further step on for Shelley and featured one of the best singles of his career, the snarling, relentless ‘Telephone Operator’. GENETIC YEARS Vinyl Record.
Lead singer of the seminal punk band The Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley embarked on a solo career in the early 80s. Working with producers Martin Rushent and Stephen Hague he crafted dance floor friendly synth pop. Siti
Pete Shelley broke up Buzzcocks in 1981 after record company problems. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns. Continued singles success came with Promises (20), Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (29) and Harmony in My Head (32). However, growing tensions in the band coupled with friction with EMI, which had purchased United Artists, prompted Shelley to break up Buzzcocks in 1981. He was born Peter McNeish in Leigh, Lancashire.
RELEASE: Genetic Years BACKSTORY: This 3LP vinyl box set, limited to 500 copies, collects the Buzzcocks’ leaders two early ’80s solo albums recorded with producer Martin Rushent, plus a third record featuring bonus material. Includes a signed photo. Previously on slicing up eyeballs. This week’s new releases: Johnny Marr, Peter Buck, English Beat, Sisters of Mercy, King Blank. This week’s new releases: Poptone, Midge Ure, Tony Hadley, Violent Femmes. This week’s new releases: Shriekback, The Smithereens, Bow Wow Wow, The Fall.
Pete Shelley has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 18 episodes and was first played on 4 March 2015. Pete Shelley (Peter Campbell McNeish, 17 April 1955 – 6 December 2018) was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of the punk band Buzzcocks. Shelley was born to Margaret and John McNeish at 48 Milton Street, in Leigh. Margaret was an ex-mill worker in the town, while John was a fitter at the nearby Astley Green Colliery. He had a younger brother, Gary. Shelley formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology (now.
|A2||Yesterday's Not Here|
|A3||I Generate A Feeling|
|A5||Qu'est-Ce Que C'est Que Ça|
|B1||I Don't Know What It Is|
|B2||Guess I Must Have Been In Love With Myself|
|B4||Just One Of Those Affairs|
|B5||It's Hard Enough Knowing|
|C2||If You Ask Me (I Won't Say No)|
|C3||What Was Heaven?|
|C4||You Know Better Than I KNow|
|D1||(Millions of People) No One Like You|
|D2||Many A Time|
|D3||I Just Wanna Touch|
|D4||You And I|
|E3||Witness The Change|
|E4||In Love With Somebody Else|
|E5||Love In Vain|
|E6||Qu'est-Ce Que C'est Que Ça (Flexi Dub)|
|F1||Witness The Change/I Don't Know What It Is (Dub Mix)|
|F2||Many A Time (Dub)|
|F3||Telephone Operator/I Just Wanna Touch/If You Ask Me (I Won't Say No)/(Millions Of People) No One Like You (Dub Mix)|