One of 1977's finest records, punk or otherwise, is Buzzcocks' debut EP, Spiral Scratch: loud, angsty, sneery, sex-obsessed, and catchy as hell. ("Boredom" is one of punk's all-time great songs.) For its 40th anniversary, Spiral Scratch is getting reissued on vinyl by Domino Records. Along with it comes a vinyl release of acclaimed bootleg Time's Up which collected all the early demos made by the band's original lineup which included soon-to-depart lead vocalist Howard Devoto. Both will be out March 10 and pre-orders are available now.

Both Spiral Scratch and Time's Up are also part of a box set called Buzzcocks MK1 which comes with some pretty cool stuff for fans:

  • Spiral Scratch 7" (Standard Edition) Vinyl, CD
  • Time's Up Heavyweight 12" Vinyl, CD
  • Download Card with audio for Spiral Scratch & Time's Up plus bonus 'Breakdown' video download (live from Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester)
  • Shy Talk Fanzine No.4 featuring contributions from (ex-manager) Richard Boon, (sleeve designer) Malcolm Garrett, (photographer) Kevin Cummins, (author) Clinton Heylin and (Manchester punk icon) Denise Shaw
  • Buzzcocks Chronology (1976-77) A4 Booklet
  • A print of the original Spiral Scratch Recording Tape Box
  • Postcard Flyers (7)
  • Photo Prints (5)
  • Pin Badges (3)
  • Posters (2)

Buzzcocks MK1 Box Stet is limited to 1000 copies globally, and each one is hand numbered. Preorder yours. You can check out pics of the box, as well as full contents and a stream of Spiral Scratch, below.

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Buzzcocks MK1 Box Set contents:
Spiral Scratch 7" (Standard Edition) Vinyl, CD
Time's Up Heavyweight 12" Vinyl, CD
Download Card with audio for Spiral Scratch & Time's Up plus bonus 'Breakdown' video download (live from Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester)
Shy Talk Fanzine No.4 featuring contributions from (ex-manager) Richard Boon, (sleeve designer) Malcolm Garrett, (photographer) Kevin Cummins, (author) Clinton Heylin and (Manchester punk icon) Denise Shaw
Buzzcocks Chronology (1976-77) A4 Booklet
A print of the original Spiral Scratch Recording Tape Box
Postcard Flyers (7)
Photo Prints (5)
Pin Badges (3)
Posters (2)
Time's Up
You Tear Me Up
Breakdown
Friends Of Mine
Orgasm Addict
Boredom
Times Up
Lester Sands (Drop In The Ocean)
Love Battery
I Can’t Control Myself
I Love You, You Big Dummy
Don’t Mess Me Around

Spiral Scratch
Breakdown
Time’s Up
Boredom
Friends Of Mine

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