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Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley dies at 63

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by stratman323, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  2. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Unusual and strangely haunting voice from one of the best.

    R.I.P. Pete
     
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  3. Del1

    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

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    A sad loss.
     
  4. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Oh no!!!!
    They just played in Paris recently. :(
    RIP
     
  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I wonder why he chose to live in Estonia?
     
  6. Del1

    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

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  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    He married a woman? I assumed he was gay. In fact I remember when he came out as gay a long time ago as he was one of the first pop stars I recall being brave enough to do so. "Ever Fallen in Love" was written about a guy, & it wasn't hard to work out that's what the song meant.

    It is kinda funny isn't it? Pete Shelley & Tom Robinson were publicly gay yet both later married women, whereas Elton John & George Michael were publicly straight & didn't announce they were gay till much later.

    o_O
     
  8. Del1

    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I've known and loved that song for years, and always assumed it was about the girlfriend or wife of a friend, but looking at the lyrics now I can see I may have been wrong all along. (Also, I hadn't realised he'd publicly come out as gay.)
     
  9. mutato

    mutato Senior Stratmaster

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    Sad day. I'm listening to them right now.
     
  10. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well according to what I've read, he apparently came out as bi. But it's beginning to look as though a few people did that in the 70s/80s because it was "fashionable" - David Bowie is a notable example.
     
  11. fezz parka

    fezz parka Duke of DILLIGAF Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Right behind you...
    All the young dudes are getting old and dying. Kind of a bummer. I liked The Buzzcocks. RIP PS.
     
  12. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    RIP Pete

    Best Buzzcocks song ever

     
  13. nungesser

    nungesser Whyyyyyyyyyyy can't I touch it Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    Ireland
    The Buzzcocks were what was cool about punk rock it didn't have to fit into a particular sound it was about bands going out there and making their own sound
    This song is brilliant!
     
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  14. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    Probably about 1981

    Pete Shelley "Homosapien" (1981)



    I'm the shy boy
    You're the coy boy
    And you know we're
    Homosapien too

    I'm the cruiser
    You're the loser
    Me and you sir
    Homosapien too

    Homosuperior
    In my interior
    But from the skin out
    I'm homosapien too
    And you're homosapien too
    And i'm homosapien like you
    And we're homosapien too

    And i think of your eyes in the dark and i see the star
    And i look to the light and i might wonder right where you are
    All the gods in the sky way up high see the world spinning 'round
    But the sun and the moon and the stars are so far from the ground

    I'm the shy boy
    You're the coy boy
    And you know we're
    Homosapien too
    I'm the cruiser
    You're the loser
    Me and you sir
    Homosapien too

    Homosuperior
    In my interior
    But from the skin out
    I'm homosapien too
    And you're homosapien too

    And i'm homosapien like you
    And we're homosapien too

    And the worlds built of age are a stage where we act out our lives
    And the words in the script seem to fit 'cept we have some surprise
    I just want this to last or my future is past and all gone
    And if this is the case then i'll lose in life's race from now on

    Homosuperior
    In my interior
    But from the skin out
    I'm homosapien too
    And you're homosapien too
    And i'm homosapien like you
    And we're homosapien too

    And i just hope and pray that the day of our love is at hand
    You and i, me and you, we will be one from two, understand?
    And the world is so wrong that i hope that we'll be strong enough
    For we are on our own and the only thing known is our love
    I don't wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
    But it seems good to me to know that you're homosapien too

    I'm the shy boy
    You're the coy boy

    I don't wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
    But it seems good to me to know that you're homosapien too
    I don't wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
    But it seems good to me to know that you're homosapien too
    I don't wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
    But it seems good to me to know that you're homosapien too
     
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  15. nungesser

    nungesser Whyyyyyyyyyyy can't I touch it Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    Ireland
    I bought the album "Singles going Steady" when I was 13yrs old
     
  16. stratman323

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    Yeah I've seen that before. I think I can be forgiven for assuming he was gay after that. :D
     
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  17. nungesser

    nungesser Whyyyyyyyyyyy can't I touch it Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    Ireland
    simple but great riffs with these guys
     
  18. stratman323

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  19. artisan4

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    I was playing in a 'new wave' band back in 1980 and our bassist lent me 'Singles Going Steady'. Brilliant. Startling when guys from this era die, because to me 1980 was yesterday.