Another Music in a Different Kitchen

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Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen album cover.jpg
Studio album by Buzzcocks
Released 10 March 1978
Recorded December 1977 – January 1978
Studio Olympic Studios, London, England
Genre Punk rock
Length 35:48
Label United Artists
Producer Martin Rushent
Buzzcocks chronology
Spiral Scratch
(1977)Spiral Scratch1977
Another Music in a Different Kitchen
(1978)
Love Bites
(1978)Love Bites1978

Another Music in a Different Kitchen is the debut studio album by English punk rock band Buzzcocks. It was released in March 1978, through record label United Artists. This was the third line-up of Buzzcocks, with guitarist Pete Shelley singing following the departure of original vocalist Howard Devoto and then the firing of bassist Garth Smith (who had appeared on the "Orgasm Addict"/"Whatever Happened To...?" single). It includes the hit single "I Don't Mind", which reached number 55 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1978.

Album cover[edit]

Another Linder Sterling piece, portraying a salad bowl filled with eyes, was originally intended for the front cover; however, guitarist Steve Diggle and drummer John Maher deemed the image too unsettling to use.[citation needed] The sleeve design was by Malcolm Garrett.

The original UK vinyl is issued with a black cardboard inner sleeve, with a colour photo by Jill Furmanovsky on the front cover where Linder's image was intended to appear. Subsequent pressings substituted a black and white photo. The initial few thousand copies shipped in a matching silver plastic shopping bag boldly featuring the word 'PRODUCT' on one side and the catalogue number "UAG 30125" on the other. Displaying the catalogue number prominently in this way was a common feature of Buzzcocks' artwork which was later picked up and taken to logical extremes by Factory Records where everything they produced was catalogued.

Composition[edit]

The first pressing inadvertently gave songwriting credit for "Fast Cars" to Shelley/Devoto, when per Steve Diggle he wrote ninety percent of the song, which was a personal song based on a car crash he was involved in.[1]

The album was originally conceived with the track "I Need" on side one, but after a test pressing was made, the group felt the song should appear on the second side.[citation needed] A mix-up occurred at the pressing plant, and, as a consequence, some early copies of the album contained no "I Need" at all.[citation needed]

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Record Collector 5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 9/10[6]
Uncut 4/5 stars[7]

An undated songbook was published with sheet music from the album, band photos, brief biographical material, and discography which includes the band's second release, Love Bites. As such, it would have been released after 22 September 1978 the release date of Love Bites. In keeping with other releases, the line "Agreed Images", which is a credit for the designer Malcolm Garrett / Assorted iMaGes, appears on the back cover below the stocking number.

A blue vinyl version was re-released around 1986. The corresponding CD was released in March 1994 on the same record label, adding a second disc with "Orgasm Addict" and "What Do I Get?". EMI released a special edition (2008 in Europe, 2010 USA) with 2 CDs. Rhino Records re-released Another Music in a Different Kitchen in a Limited edition of 6,200 copies on 180-gram translucent orange vinyl for 2015 for Black Friday Record Store Day.

Legacy[edit]

The album's second track, "No Reply", was covered by SS Decontrol on their 1983 EP Get It Away. Influential Seattle band The Fastbacks recorded "Whatever Happened To...?" on their 1991 single "My Letters", released by Sub Pop. The track "Autonomy" was covered by the pop punk band The Offspring on the single "Want You Bad".

Sub Pop act Love Battery were named after the song of the same name on this album.

Another Music in a Different Kitchen was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[8] In a retrospective review for BBC Music, critic David Quantick cited it as his favourite album of all-time and wrote, "Everything about it – from its silver, orange-lettered sleeve to Martin Rushent's aluminium-sheen production – is right."[9]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fast Cars" Howard Devoto, Steve Diggle, Pete Shelley 2:26
2. "No Reply" Shelley 2:16
3. "You Tear Me Up" Devoto, Shelley 2:27
4. "Get on Our Own" Shelley 2:26
5. "Love Battery" Devoto, Shelley 2:09
6. "Sixteen" Shelley 3:38
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "I Don't Mind" Shelley 2:18
8. "Fiction Romance" Shelley 4:27
9. "Autonomy" Diggle 3:43
10. "I Need" Diggle, Shelley 2:43
11. "Moving Away from the Pulse Beat" Shelley 7:06
Total length: 35:48

Personnel[edit]

Buzzcocks
Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rawlings, Terry. Steve Diggle's Harmony In My Head. Helter Skelter Publishing. p. 88. ISBN 1-900924-37-4. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Another Music in a Different Kitchen – Buzzcocks". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  4. ^ "Buzzcocks: Another Music in a Different Kitchen". Record Collector: 88. Another Music in a Different Kitchen remains one of the great debuts, producer Martin Rushent vitally capturing Buzzcocks' live power and emotional essence. 
  5. ^ Gross, Joe (2004). "The Buzzcocks". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 124–25. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  7. ^ Cavanagh, David (5 November 2008). "Album Reissues: The Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen / Love Bites / A Different Kind Of Tension". Uncut. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5. 
  9. ^ Quantick, David (20 July 2010). "Buzzcocks Another Music in a Different Kitchen Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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