For my next choice in our list of overlooked or underrated tracks I’m jumping forward just one year to 1981 and Pete Shelley’s first single after leaving the Buzzcocks, ‘Homosapien’. It’s produced by the legendary Martin Rushent whose next project was a little album called Dare by the Human League and you can certainly hear him warming up here, particularly in this version. It’s one of the earliest real remixes that actually improved as opposed to simply stretched the original. It wasn’t a hit and a decade later the Buzzcocks reformed, but for me this stands alongside ‘Love Action’, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ and ‘I Could Be Happy’ as one of the great pop tracks of 1981.
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