What Do I Get?

40 years of Buzzcocks and the art of Malcolm Garrett

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Malcolm Garrett's unmistakable artwork for Buzzcocks will be the subject of an exhibition at London's Noho Showroom on 14th-15th June (2019).

Comprising Garrett's original artwork designs for Buzzcocks throughout their work together, as well as a pop-up shop where fans can buy special copies of Domino's 40th anniversary re-issues of 'A Different Kind Of Tension' and 'Singles Going Steady' and the original ‘Product’ carrier bag, plus a very limited number of exclusive screen-prints of the original Malcolm Garrett ‘What Do I Get?’ poster. 

The album re-issues follow the 40th-anniversary re-issues of 'Another Music In A Different Kitchen' and 'Love Bites' in January 2019 and the re-release of the band’s debut EP, Spiral Scratch and Time’s Up, a 1976 collection of demos, in March 2018.

Steve Diggle and the current Buzzcocks members will play a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on 21st June in celebration of Pete Shelley's life and work. The band will be joined on stage by artists including SubcultureLive alumni Tim Burgess and Thurston Moore, as well as Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian and previous Buzzocks members John Maher and Steve Garvey.

Malcolm Garrett became a sought after graphic designer following his incendiary artwork for Buzzcock's single 'Orgasm Addict', which also featured the confrontational artwork of Linder Sterling. Garrett's career went on to see him design sleeves for Boy George, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel and other notable artists, creating many of the late 20th Century's most recognisable album covers. Today Malcolm Garett is Ambassador for Manchester School of Art and a co-founder of the annual Design Manchester Festival.

Buzzcocks performed at Fred Perry SubcultureLive in 2015, delivering a blistering set of their iconic punk songs that proved that they were as relevant in the current scene as they were in the late 1970s and early '80s. Pete Shelley sadly passed away in December 2018.

Find out more about Buzzcock's one-off show at The Royal Albert Hall here

Find out more about Malcolm Garrett at www.malcolmgarrett.com

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