The Sex Pistols have reformed?again. And really, rekindling tours like REO Speedwagon and Styx are more palatable, because their shlock rock could be barfed up and choked down in any time period. Punk, however, was a distinct moment in time?a burst of antisocial noise that had its power drained with each successive band. So why is a reunion tour by Manchester?s The Buzzcocks be poignant nowadays? Well, it?s not, especially. But the ?Cocks were the sonic Nostradamus of pop-punk. They took The Pistols? manic energy and stuffed it into the three-minute pop song, proving that chaos can coexist with, and thereby alter, structure. Everyone form Nirvana and blink-182 have taken pages from their annals. Last year, frontman Pete Shelley hooked up with ex-partner Howard Devoto to record as the keyboard and guitar duo, ShelleyDevoto. That sparked the idea of a quarter-century anniversary for The ?Cocks. And, well, here we are. Hopefully, Shelley?s teen angst wit-poems will have gathered the sneer of wisdom with age.