Pete Shelley on making Buzzcocks’ masterpiece Ever Fallen in Love
In a final, previously unpublished Guardian interview, the late Buzzcocks frontman and sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett dissect punk’s anthem to unrequited love
Pete Shelley, singer-songwriter
We’d just been on the White Riot tour with the Clash, the Slits and Subway Sect. It was the first time that people really got to see what punk was about. We were in a van from Salford Van Hire. It was the first time we’d spent more than a day away from home. That tour kickstarted people to take more of an active interest in punk, rather than just a passive one. It all happened so fast.