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
Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Love Bites
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music very favourable[2]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3]

Another Music in a Different Kitchen is the debut studio album by English punk rock band Buzzcocks. It was released on 10 March 1978, through United Artists Records. It includes the hit single "I Don't Mind", which reached number 55 in the United Kingdom singles chart in May 1978.

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's all very surreal and Dada", says Pete Shelley. "All those elements that we were exploring back then. The first Buzzcocks album title was a kind of cut-up of the title of one of Linder [Sterling]'s other pieces of art. We called it Another Music in a Different Kitchen, which partially came from a Linder piece called Housewives Choosing Their Own Juices in a Different Kitchen".[citation needed]

Album artwork[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.


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]

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.[4]

A blue vinyl version was re-released around 1986.

The corresponding CD was released in March 1994 on the same record label.

An undated songbook was published (VR 8003 2) with sheet music from the album, band photos, brief biographical material, and discography which includes the band's second release, UAG 30197 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.

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.


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". The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  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
  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 Pulsebeat" (Shelley) – 7:06

1996 Reissue bonus tracks[6][edit]

  1. "Orgasm Addict" (Devoto, Shelley) – 2:01
  2. "Whatever Happened To...?" (Shelley, Dial) – 2:14
  3. "What Do I Get?" (Shelley) – 2:50
  4. "Oh Shit" (Shelley) – 1:32





  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Another Music in a Different Kitchen". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Quantick, David (20 July 2010). "Buzzcocks Another Music in a Different Kitchen Review". Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Cavanagh, David. "Album Reissues: The Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen". Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Rawlings, Terry. Steve Diggle's Harmony In My Head. Helter Skelter Publishing. p. 88. ISBN 1-900924-37-4. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-31.