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Pete Shelley

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:32 pm
by bigarbel
Today I received the Sides Of EP by Pete Shelley in the post and I just finished ripping it. I wanted to look for the cover online and see that Pete Shelley died today. A bit spooky.

Pete Shelley's Homosapien and XL1 are albums I will always treasure. I bought the cassette version of XL1 because of the extra dub mixes it offered (of course greatly helped by Martin Rushent also sadly missed).

I always felt Pete Shelley did not receive the recognition as a solo artist he deserved at the time and is now also mostly referred to as "from The Buzzcocks".

How do my fellow board members feel about Pete Shelley?

Re: Pete Shelley

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:22 pm
by Qbertqubes
I have all three of his solo albums plus many non album tracks and all are great Loved hi. Rip

Re: Pete Shelley

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:05 am
by q89747
I'm gonna have to play my 'Telephone Operator (Scratch Banded)' 12" at full blast today. RIP Pete. ... story.html

Re: Pete Shelley

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:53 am
by bpdp3
I agree that pete's solo work is just as worthy as the amazing things he did with the Buzzcocks. They were a pretty raw punk band (albeit with his always-great hooks), but he had no problem embracing the early synth-pop sound and running with it.

Sad as this news is, he left a terrific legacy of great songs...something his friends and family can be proud of.

Re: Pete Shelley

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:14 am
by wasproxy
Always loved Homosapien as well. When XL-1 first came out I found it strange and mysterious, especially with the included computer graphics cassette. Years gone by I now recognize it as one of the most prescient and wonderful releases in New Wave history. The bass line on “Many a TIme” alone catapults XL-1 into the stratosphere.

Read more on the magic of XL-1 here: