I do this whole "Singles Going Steady" blogging bullshit every day and I thought it'd be good to get everybody on the same page. In case you didn't know already, Singles Going Steady is a pretty famous punk rock record by Buzzcocks. It's not like Breakfast In America famous or Aqualung famous. Rather, the awkward, smelly music geek at your neighborhood record store will make you feel like a total loser noob if you don't know it. Sad but true. It's one of those "important" albums that you should become familiar with if you wanna claim you know jack shit about punk rock...or, some would say, rock music, in general. At a bare minimum, you should at least know it exists. Let's set the record straight. It exists and it FUCKIN' rocks. It's not the best punk record of all time. However, in terms of single-artist punk compilations, I can't think of a better one. For the record, this isn't some esoteric bullshit punk that only huge punk fans are going to love. Rather, Singles Going Steady has enough catchy pop and memorable guitar riffs to keep the most picky music fan content.
Singles Going Steady by The Buzzocks
f Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band is sushi, this album is really good cereal. It's not the best, but you'll eat it right up and probably won't be pissed off if it turns out to be your dinner. What do the French say? That's right! Bon Appetit!
This is a GREAT song by Fastball, which pays tribute to Singles Going Steady and other classic albums!
Til I Get It Right by Fastball