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|Single by Buzzcocks|
|B-side||"Whatever Happened To...?"|
|Released||4 November 1977|
|Recorded||September 1977 at T.W. Studios, Fulham, England|
|Songwriter(s)||Pete Shelley, Howard Devoto|
|Buzzcocks singles chronology|
"Orgasm Addict'" is a song by the English punk rock band Buzzcocks. It was the A-side of the Buzzcocks' first single, with "Whatever Happened To...?" as the B-side, which was released on 4 November 1977 by record label United Artists.
The sleeve was devised by graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and featured a collage of an iron-headed woman, created by artist Linder Sterling. Regarding the concept, Sterling explained: "Well, the iron came from an Argos catalogue and the female torso came from a photographic magazine called Photo. I never cleared the copyright but no one noticed, so it was alright." Sterling later added "It was made in a Salford bedroom; I had a sheet of glass, a scalpel and piles of women's mags." The image was originally in colour but Garrett thought it would be best to change it to a blue monotone as the record company specified the sleeve could be printed in only two colours.
"Orgasm Addict" was released as the Buzzcocks' debut single on 4 November 1977.
The 7" French vinyl release contains different takes of the same two tracks.
- "Orgasm Addict" (Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley) (1:58)
- "Whatever Happened To...?" (Pete Shelley, Dial – alias of ex-manager Richard Boon) (2:07)
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