MTV 1981, The First Year...Pete Shelley - Homosapien.... Buzzcocks lead singer and songwriter Pete Shelley released this solo record in 1981 the same year the buzzcocks disbanded. Shelley returned to his first love, electronic music. Homosapian was a hit on the dance charts in the U.K. & U.S., suprisingly so due to the homosexual theme. The bbc banned the song for "explicit reference to gay sex". Amazingly MTV didn't have the same concerns.