In September 1979.

In September 1979, “United Artists” label released “A Different Kind of Tension”, the third Buzzcocks studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Eden Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Rushent.


  • Pete Shelley – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Diggle – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Garvey– bass guitar
  • John Maher– drums
  • George Peckham – mastering
  • Malcolm Garrett– artwork
  • Kevin Cummins, Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Monks, Gervaise Soeurouge, Judith Wrightson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Paradise
  2. Sitting Round at Home – Steve Diggle
  3. You Say You Don’t Love Me
  4. You Know You Can’t Help It – Steve Diggle
  5. Mad Mad Judy – Steve Diggle
  6. Raison D’etre
  7. I Don’t Know What to Do with My Life
  8. Money
  9. Hollow Inside
  10. A Different Kind of Tension
  11. I Believe
  12. Radio Nine

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