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 Post subject: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:34 pm 
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I agree with Neil Gaiman:
"Part of my youth dies with him".
Tragic loss.

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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Just seen the news, dreadful. Really big fan of the Homosapian and XL1 albums, the song Twilight takes me back to 1983 after I’d past my driving test, driving home from work at West Cliff in Preston in my R reg white Morris Marina, window open playing the tape on my Sharp tape deck in autumn, will stay with me forever.
Deepest condolences to his family and fans. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
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It really is sad . He supercharged teenaged years . Wonder what he was up to in Estonia ?


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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:29 am 
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machman767 wrote:
Just seen the news, dreadful. Really big fan of the Homosapian and XL1 albums, the song Twilight takes me back to 1983 after I’d past my driving test, driving home from work at West Cliff in Preston in my R reg white Morris Marina, window open playing the tape on my Sharp tape deck in autumn, will stay with me forever.
Deepest condolences to his family and fans. :cry:

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I have all of pete shelleys solo albums which remind me of life in St lves in the early 80s “ l have the touch “
Rip Pete

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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
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My Oh My
Love You Pete Shelley
'Music In A Different Kitchen/Love Bites

Can he be also remembered for bringing us all back to
CAN (AS IF THEY EVER WENT AWAY!)
His notes inside the sleeve of CAN - 'Cannibalism' 1978 compilation
https://www.discogs.com/Can-Cannibalism/release/424768

Kept the Timeless Avant Garde Pop Rock of CAN Resonating on to the post punk generation..
It was a Badge Of Honour For Pete to Wear
That 1979-82 era of musical exploration was partially inspired by Pete Shelley

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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:23 am 
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:cry: Loved Pete. :cry:

There rarely seems to be mention of Pete's third (proper) solo album, Heaven and the Sea, which I loved. Some great stuff on there and certainly one of the best dressed albums ever! I saw him on the tour for that album (supported by Sandie Shaw!) Good stuff.

Also went to see him on the Homosapien tour at a gay club in Brum. Something of an eye opener for 17-year-old me. Unfortunately, the police raided the club ('drugs' we were told...) shortly before the set and we were all turfed out into the February rain.

I last night discovered that he'd released a solo album before Homosapien. Recorded in 1974, but not released until 1980, Sky Zen was described by Mr Shelley as "great for clearing the house at parties." Forty minutes of wailing drones. It's on Spotify if you feel in need of penance. No, don't thank me...

Let us not forget the Bill connection here: both were Invisible Girls on John Cooper Clark's Disguise in Love. Any memories of those sessions you'd care to share, Bill?


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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
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Late '70's ( Can't remember exactly ). King Georges Hall, Blackburn. Buzzcocks with support act Joy Division ! What a night. So sorry to hear you've gone Pete.


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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
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Very sad, wrote some superb songs. And some of his best songs are on more recent Buzzcocks albums.

I believe his wife was Estonian hence him living there.


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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueD3Z8JAs1o ....oh I wonder if you understand that just having you near is better than all of those one night stands....

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 Post subject: Re: The sad loss of Pete Shelley
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Very sad news. The Buzzcocks soundtracked a certain generation in the same way that Be Bop Deluxe did for the previous generation and I know the punk era fans are feeling hard hit by the loss. Pete also had an Eastwood signature guitar made for him by Mike Robinson.
Pete's passing comes as a shock to us all and reminds us how fragile our lives are. I send his loved ones my sincere sympathies. Rest in peace, Pete...


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