Eligible since: 2002 (The 2003 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2024 (ranked #239) .
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In my mind, The Buzzcocks' rapid fire approach and irreverent and profane lyrics are just as infulential to punk as The Ramones.
Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 04.11.07 @ 23:42pm
And let's be honest, Kit. Singles Going Steady is far more of a fun listen than any Ramones compilation you can assemble.
Posted by Casper on Thursday, 04.12.07 @ 14:50pm
most of the manchester bands have admitted them as influnce, and this can be head through the 'punk' sounds from 80s to now
Posted by liam on Saturday, 09.8.07 @ 16:32pm
it's just a shame about most pop-punk nowadays. especially the stuff that calls itself 'emo'.
Posted by liam on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 13:05pm
COudln't we get a page up for that group Magazine. I mnow they're one-hit wonders ("Shot By Both Sides"), and probably won't ever get inducted; but they're still innovative and pretty influential.
Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 09:35am
Absolutely. Just do the research.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 07.3.10 @ 14:44pm
Yes. Kit, Casper and Liam all pretty much hit the nail on the head so there's not much for me to add here.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 09:59am
Hey guys, theres this comment on Rage Against The Machine page, its just me trolling, nobody here really thinks rock music is evil, I love PJ, but they really did sell-out
Posted by Old PJ Fan on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 10:26am
Vastly underrated, I mean just read the opening lines of the Buzzcocks' wikipedia page: "They are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, pop punk and indie rock."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.22.11 @ 10:42am
This is one of my favorite bands. I love their music. But I would say no. They are a very good band with some good songs, but I just don't think they had enough of an impact. They are just a tier below.
Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 08.3.11 @ 00:16am
Influence: The buzzcocks are an influence on practically all pop punk bands.30
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 14:39pm
Influence is a very nebulous and often misused term. And inventing pop punk is hyperbolic. It's not easy to come up with a mathematical formula, especially with so many subjective elements.
Posted by astrodog on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 18:17pm
"Influence is a very nebulous and often misused term."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 10.30.11 @ 12:03pm
The RnRHOF is heavily America-centric, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Buzzcocks are not inducted. What a shame.
Posted by Marth on Monday, 01.21.13 @ 18:16pm
Eventually, they will make it. But it might take a shameful six or eight or ten years. For better or worse, I bet they make it in before their punk peers though.
Posted by Paul K on Tuesday, 01.22.13 @ 14:51pm
Deserving, but a lack of success/recognition in the U.S. hurts their cause. A real shame, because I think they're the most fun of the original UK punk bands to listen to.
Posted by Sunking278 on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 06:21am
Now the Buzzcocks are in the running for the best Manchester band second to only the Smiths (whom will be inducted or I will personally beat the shit out of Jann Wenner). They ordered their contemporaries to stop putting safety pins in their ears and start learning to play. This eventually was detrimental to the punk genre but the Buzzcocks were brilliant nonetheless.
Posted by jdog on Tuesday, 12.15.15 @ 14:38pm
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