Buzzcocks Entertaining Friends 1979

Entertaining Friends: Live At the Hammersmith Odeon March 1979 is a live album by the Buzzcocks. It was finally released in 1992.

By this stage, the Buzzcocks had released two studio albums – Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites – and most importantly, released their best known singles.

Buzzcocks Entertaining Friends

Songs On Buzzcocks Entertaining Friends

I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life – 2:57
I Don’t Mind – 2:26
Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)? – :53
Sixteen – 3:41
Fiction Romance – 4:39
Harmony In My Head – 3:17
Moving Away From The Pulsebeat – 6:22
Autonomy – 3:59
Nothing Left – 5:12
Noise Annoys – 3:20
Lipstick – 3:36
Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – 3:15
Promises – 2:23
Orgasm Addict – 2:09
What Do I Get? – 3:23
Breakdown – 2:14
Fast Cars – 3:10
Oh Shit – 2:10

There are plenty of terrific hook laden songs in this list as the Buzzcocks pick virtually all their best tracks from their singles and first two albums although I’d have liked to have seen Boredom in there as well. Their biggest weakness is Pete Shelley’s singing. It suits some songs but I think they’d have had more mainstream success with a more tuneful vocalist.

There are a lot of poorly recorded punk rock live albums from these late 1970s but this sounds great.

It captures the drive and urgency of the Buzzcocks and shows why they’ve remained a legendary band. Of course, it helps to have written a classic song like Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).

I realise I’m biased towards live recordings but this is how the Buzzcocks should be heard. Highly recommended and in my opinion THE live album by the Buzzcocks to buy first.


Buying Buzzcocks Entertaining Friends

It is available from

These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

What Do You Think?

Is this a great live album?

Is it the best live album by the Buzzcocks?

The Best Live Albums Of All Time

Please vote in my poll to find the best punk and new wave live albums.

What Are The FIVE Best Punk & New Wave Live Albums? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

You may also be interested in the poll to find the best indie rock and alternative rock live albums.

You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.