Buzzcocks ‎– Love Bites

United Artists Records ‎– UAG 30197
Vinyl, LP, Album, 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*

Companies, etc.



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.

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): UAG 30197 A-1U "S0'"
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout machine stamp): UAG 30197 B-1U WHAT? ?̶
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching): A SPIKEY SPECTACULAR

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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 1987 Sell This Version
TOCP-8722 Buzzcocks Love Bites(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI TOCP-8722 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
5C 062-61896 Buzzcocks Love Bites (LP, Album) United Artists Records 5C 062-61896 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
FC 022 Buzzcocks Love Bites(LP, Blu) Fan Club FC 022 France 1987 Sell This Version


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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.'"