Classic & Current Contemporary Non-Schlock-Rock Metropolitan Music
A Different Kind of Tension (Jul. 1979) - Buzzcocks
This record came out the same year as Singles Going Steady - a fabulous collection of punk pop songs. A Different Kind of Tension tricks you at first into expecting a punk pop record with the opening pop track "Paradise," followed by a few compact songs. As the album progresses, however, the Buzzcocks stray into a more intense, psychedelic aural experience.
The key song from A Different Kind of Tension is found towards the end of Side 2. "I Believe" is not only the Buzzcocks's most epic song ever, it's a terrific (and unsung, so to speak) rock anthem.
Pete Shelley sets the tone with the opening verse:
"I Believe" is a seven-minute driving rock piece where Shelley ticks off rhyming lists of catchy clever credos that roll of his tongue and get stuck in your brain:
This song takes you for a long ride that will have you screaming:
If you've never heard that "I Believe" by the Buzzocks, download it here. Trust me.
Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension Original Album Tracks
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