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Buzzcocks: Operators Manual: Buzzcocks Best [I.R.S., 1991]
Punk's most incandescent singles band was rarely just catchy or even catchy-abrasive--these guys had a vision. Pete Shelley's wry, acrid, eager, inside-out romanticism connected with every kind of near-adult, and why not? But I'm betting that what inspired him to insist that his anger was about sex, defying punk's party line and inventing "power pop" in the process, was also what kept him in the closet until "Homosapien." A