Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Buzzcocks - Auf Widersehen|
Actors: Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
This 60 minute DVD from the UK, playable on USA systems fe atures the last gig of original lineup, live on German TV, 1981. (Filming was marred when one cameraman was stabbed!) There are 12 tracks, including Why She's a Gi... more »
Great historic performance, average presentation
Bill Wikstrom | Long Island, NY | 01/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was to be The Buzzcocks last show before they broke up in March 1981 and then re-formed some eight years later.
The performance is blistering setting things alight at the start
with a great version of Diggle's "Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore" (marred a bit by Shelly's carelessly erratic vocals).
John Maher plays like a machine (in the best possible sense) - he's really solid and it shows here.
The show was originally broadcast on the German show Rockpalast, which is why the camera work here is your basic television show set-up.
An audience member apparently stabbed a camera man so forgive the minimal canera work during "Fiction Romance".
The audience - who were vaguely aggresive and seemed to have their own agenda - responded to the band like Neanderthals.
It's cool to hear them play four of the songs from
Parts 1, 2 & 3, which they only played around this time.
Those songs are: "Strange Thing", "Airwaves Dream", "What Do You
Know" and "Why She's...Chainstore". Very cool.
It's also nice to see an entire show from the classic line-up.
Indeed the only complaint is the wildly erratic singing (off and sometimes on-key) of Pete Shelly.
If you're a fan of the band you'll love this, so pick it up."