A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A LOUDER THAN WAR BOOK OF THE YEAR
‘As close as anyone was ever going to get to really understanding Pete Shelley’
‘The memoir that Pete Shelley never had a chance to write’
-LOUDER THAN WAR
‘Lots of great stories… A fascinating insight.’
-JOHN MAHER, Buzzcocks
When Pete Shelley, lead singer of legendary punk band Buzzcocks, passed away in 2018 we lost the chance to hear one of music’s brightest stars tell his story. Or so it seemed.
Now, recordings have surfaced of a series of remarkable interviews in which Pete tells the story of his life, his band and his place at the beating heart of the punk explosion in fascinating detail.
Recorded over a series of late-night calls with a close friend, the tapes hear Pete talk song-by-song through Buzzcocks releases to reveal the personal memories behind the music and the inspiration for masterpieces such as ‘Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)’ and ‘What Do I Get?’.
Published for the first time and with the blessing of Pete’s estate, Ever Fallen In Love: The Lost Buzzcocks Tapes is a tribute to a founding member of punk and a chance to hear one of music’s true visionaries tell his own story at last.