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Pete Shelley - Homosapien


On this date in 1981, Pete Shelley released his first post-Buzzcocks single, "Homosapien". It was backed by "Keat's Song". Both tracks appeared on his debut post-Buzzcocks U.K. album, Homosapien. The B side did not appear on the U.S version of the album. Shelley did have a solo album while still a member of Buzzcocks. It was experimental and was called Sky Yen. The single did not chart, helped in great part by a BBC ban on the song because of its underlying reference to homosexuality. By the late '80's, Shelley had re-formed the classic lineup of The Buzzcocks for some touring and, soon after, a new Buzzcocks was created with Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle forming the core. They still record and perform today.

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