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 IRS DISCOGRAPHYThis 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
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Produced by Steve Diggle
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 STUFFThe 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.
Rean an article about Mr. Diggle from the mid 90's...
Hiljaiset's Punk '77 Page will give you more than just Diggle if you browse around! (Go to their home page and change the language box to brush up on your Suomeksi, er I mean, Finnish!)
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