Homosapien (song)

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Single by Pete Shelley
from the album Homosapien
B-side "Keat's Song"
"Love in Vain" (1982)
Released September 1981 (UK)
Format vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop
Length 3:24
Label Genetic (Island Records) WIP6720
Writer(s) Pete Shelley
Producer(s) Martin Rushent, Pete Shelley
Pete Shelley singles chronology
"I Don't Know What It Is"

"Homosapien" is a song by Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley. It was the first single from the album of the same title, released in 1981. The song reached number 14 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart and number 6 in Canada.[1]

The song was banned by the BBC for "explicit reference to gay sex", e.g. the words "homo superior / in my interior".[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Homosapien - Pete Shelley - Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013.