Turned Out A Punk
Turned Out A Punk
Jan 16, 2021
Episode 304 - Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks, Flag Of Convenience)
Play • 1 hr 37 min
There's no boredom around here! On this episode, Damian is joined the LEGEND: STEVE DIGGLE from the godly Buzzcocks! Listen in as the two discuss the birth of punk in the UK, Krautrock, Gorilla Biscuits, touring with Nirvana & tons of other goodness! From "A conscientious objector to work" to punk icon: NOT TO BE MISSED! 
Also, grab that ESSENTIAL Buzzcocks singles boxset out now on Domino Records!

Also Touched On: 

Influencing everybody

Sick of Yes

The Pistols and the Ramones

Forming two days before the Clash

The R and B influence of Pub rock

The slowness of everything in 70’s music

the Kraut rock influence 

Thrift store punks

Malcolm McLaren’s mistake completes the Buzzcocks

Promises was a political song

pre-Buzzcocks’ Buzzcocks demos

The Buzzcocks’ practice space becomes Joy Division’s  

Jamming for the first album in a rehab centre

Autonomy: An English person trying to sound like a German person singing English

“The riff of Manchester”

“I love those weird little bits you do in those songs!” - Joey Ramone

“We aren’t entertainers!”

Getting paid not to play a biker bar

the 100 club

the Screen on the Green

the kids in Slaughter and the Dogs

Morrissey cribbing notes

Hearing the Gorilla Biscuits’ cover for the first time

Flag Of Convenience

Meeting with Seymour Stein and saying you wanna sound like the Stooges 

reforming the band

Touring with Nirvana



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