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STEVE DIGGLE BIOGRAPHY

Steve Diggle is better known as "second fiddle" of Buzzcocks. Okay, Second Guitar, then! After Pete Shelley left Buzzcocks to pursue his solo career, Steve Diggle, John Maher and Steve Garvey attempted to carry on without him.

Unable to continue using the name "Buzzcocks" (Shelley and Howard Devoto owned the name), Diggle was forced to come up with a new name. Bassist Garvey soon left as well and Flag Of Convenience was the bandname selected by Diggle and drummer John Maher. The first recordings by Flag Of Convenience soon followed this EP release.

More info on this era can be found at the IRS CORNER Buzzcocks page.

Today, in addition to working with the reformed Buzzcocks, Diggle also continues his solo recording career and released a new disc in 2000. The photo at left is from a 1998 concert.
Steve Diggle photo courtesy of Buzzcocks.com.


STEVE DIGGLE IRS DISCOGRAPHY

This discography will cover only STEVE DIGGLE's recordings for IRS Records. Recordings for other labels, other recordings, solo recordings and guest appearances, may be mentioned in the biography or discography, but details can be found by visiting some of the cool links for STEVE DIGGLE, below...

Albums & EPs

FEP7000 50 YEARS OF COMPARATIVE WEALTH E.P.
Faulty Products FEP7000 (Released March 1981)

(7") Vinyl Only.

Produced by Steve Diggle
Engineered by John Briely
Recorded At Cargo Studio, Rochdale
Cover Art by Philip
Licensed from Liberty/United Records (UK)

Musicians:
Steve Diggle Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
Steve Garvey Bass
John Maher Drums

Track Listing:

  1. Shut Out The Light (Diggle) 2:52
  2. 50 Years Of Comparative Wealth (Diggle) 3:44
  3. Here Comes The Fire Brigade (Diggle) 4:17

It can be argued that this is the first recording by the "Shelley-less" Buzzcoccks, or the first recording by Diggle's post-Buzzcocks band, Flag Of Convenience. In any case, the three tunes contained on this seven inch slice of vinyl reflect the same stylings of any of Diggle's Buzzcocks compositions.

All three tunes are worthy of a listen, but the best cut is "Here Comes The Fire Brigade", which is reminiscent of Diggle's tunes from Buzzcock's Parts 1-3.


STEVE DIGGLE LINKS AND OTHER COOL STUFF

The best links can be found on the IRS Corner Buzzcocks webpage. The first link below, however will take you directly to Steve Diggle's page within the Buzzcocks official website.
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