wow! thanks for the buzzcocks design history lesson art! love that band, interviewed pete shelley a few years back, their album art always knocked me out, but i never knew anything about it until now...
the name for that box set came from the packaging for the 'another kitchen' lp. it came with a bag that had the catalog number real huge with the buzzcocks logo. corporate design strategy for a nasty ass punk band. buy more! help destroy the world while you dance. very perverse.
unfortunately, the corporate world didn't get the joke and absorbed it into their 'decoration' strategy. funny at first, later diffused it's intrinsic power.
even bauhaus and swiss/helvetica styles were intended as everynman styles for the masses. coprorations exploited it into the ultimate power decoration look.
i blame paul rand.
the guy who did that buzzcocks stuf was a guy named malcolm garrett. his whole campaign for the buzzcocks was conceptually brilliant. he's the guy (along with peter saville and later neville brody) who took the diy of jamie ried and mixed it with genesis p. orridge's industrial to creat the who british 'new wave' of design that totally took over the hipster design world until david carson knocked it off it's pedestal.