Buzzcocks ‎– Love Bites

United Artists Records ‎– UAG 30197
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Embossed Cover

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A1 Real World
Written-By – P. Shelley*
A2 Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't 've?)
Written-By – P. Shelley*
A3 Operators Manual
Written-By – P. Shelley*
A4 Nostalgia
Written-By – P. Shelley*
A5 Just Lust
Written-By – Dial*, Shelley*
A6 Sixteen Again
Written-By – P. Shelley*
B1 Walking Distance
Written-By – S. Garvey*
B2 Love Is Lies
Written-By – S. Diggle*
B3 Nothing Left
Written-By – P. Shelley*
B4 E.S.P.
Written-By – P. Shelley*
B5 Late For The Train
Written-By – Maher*, Shelley*, Diggle*, Garvey*

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This is the original first press release, which is embossed on the front - and rear side. On the frontside are embossed the words "Buzzcocks" and "Love", on the backside is embossed the word "Bites".
Includes a 12"x12" insert with portraits and credits.

On Cover:

Appetent Images.
©℗1978 United Artists Music and Records Group Inc.
® Trademarks used by United Artists Records Ltd. under authorisation.
Marketed by United Artists Records.

On Labels:

Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
℗1978 United Artists Records Ltd.
Made in England
A product of United Artists Records Ltd

On Insert:

Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes • Saturday 29 July - Sunday 6 August • Custom-built console
Mixed at Advision • Friday 11 August - Wednesday 16 August • Quad B Compumix

Paintings [...] courtesy The Worst.

Original generic inner sleeve with rounded corners (Patent Nos. 1.125.555 478 MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN)

Other versions exist without CBS Aston Clinton metalwork (Buzzcocks - Love Bites)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): UAG 30197A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): UAG 30197B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout machine stamp, Variant 1): UAG 30197 A-1U "S0'" R/\
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout machine stamp, Variant 1): UAG 30197 B-1U WHAT? ?̶ C
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching, Variant 1): A SPIKEY SPECTACULAR
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout machine stamp, Variant 2): UAG 30197 A-1U "S0'"':̶ L M
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout machine stamp, Variant 2): UAG 30197 B-1U WHAT??̶ L Λ 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching, Variant 2): A SPIKEY SPECTACULAR . .

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAG 30197 Buzzcocks Love Bites(LP, Album, Emb) United Artists Records UAG 30197 UK 1978 Sell This Version
724596943526 Buzzcocks Love Bites(2xCD, Album, S/Edition, Dig) Mute Corporation, EMI 724596943526 US 2010 Sell This Version
FC 022 Buzzcocks Love Bites(LP, RE, Emb) Fan Club FC 022 France Unknown Sell This Version
FC 022 Buzzcocks Love Bites(LP, RE, Emb) Fan Club FC 022 France 1987 Sell This Version
REWIGLP127X, REWIGLP127 Buzzcocks Love Bites(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Domino, Domino REWIGLP127X, REWIGLP127 UK 2019 Sell This Version


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December 16, 2018
edited 5 months ago
I have a version with the record that matches the original UA UK pressing (eg UA labels) but in a sleeve that has the light blue lettering like the 1987 Fame pressing (and is not embossed). Incidentally my version of the Liberty pressing (year unknown) has a textured sleeve not mentioned in the description (similar to Unknown Pleasures). Anyway, further confusion about pressings...


February 27, 2018
If someone has only the inner sleeve for sale please let me know.


October 14, 2017
Just a quick note for completists re the inner sleeve which is 'PATENT Nos. 1,125,555 978 MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN'


August 5, 2012

I found this Information on the Buzzcocks Discographie at
Has anyone further Informations about this Mispress? Thanx!!

"Ed Muccini notes: 'I have a copy of the Love Bites album. It's the
original UK pressing on United Artists #UAG30197. What's strange
about this copy is that one side is a misprint. Instead of the
Buzzcocks, it's some soul or disco group. I have not played it in
many years but I think the singer is female. The markings etched
into the vinyl by the label are: side 1 - bilbo UAG 30179 A - 10 (the
G in UAG seems to have been struck several times) side 2 - UAG 30197
B - 10 WHAT ? * The correct stock number is UAG 30197. Both sides
of the label are correct with track list's, times, etc. I knew this
is a first pressing becuase at the time I owned a record store that
specialized in imports, punk, and new wave.'
Marshal Peters notes [regarding Ed Muccini's mispressed copy]: 'What
you've got there is a miss-press with another United Artist label-
mate of the era, Maxine Nightingale. Her album - Love Lines - has a
similar catalogue number (and title) to Love Bites - UAG 30179,
so obviously someone at the pressing plant got the last two digits on
the plates mixed-up which explains how this got out.'"