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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: Yesterday at 06:23:46 PM »
Vastavirta - Tampere, Finland - 22 Sep 2018

TV already has an established fan club here, judging by the audience and the enthusiastic reaction to his songs. Previous years' touring with Punk Lurex has clearly had an effect. Vastavirta is a truly fantastic venue, plenty of standing room and enough seating for those who want to stay back a little (and still have a great view). Probably 150+ of an audience, but I think I was the only Scotsman. 

First on about 10pm were a reasonable covers band, followed by Punk Lurex, who were excellent.

TV came on at midnight and played the following over the next 80 minutes:

Only One Flavour
21
No Control
Keys To the World
What If?
Replay
I Delete
Lion & the lamb
We Stand Alone
TV's Over
Never Again Until the Next Time
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
No Hope Street
Last Lost Sheep
Runaway Train Driver
My String Will Snap
Generation Y
Land Of the Overdose
  [on the remaining songs he was accompanied by Punk Lurex]
GGE
Bored Teenagers
1 Chord Wonders
[encore] The Future Used To Be Better


Was a privilege to be there. The sound quality was exceptional too (or maybe that was just me being impressed by the venue, or the beer).

The venue remained open until something like 4 or 5am, but I left around 3.30 (and, 3 days later, I am just about recovered enough to post this).

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:34:02 PM »
Luckily, the venue is a short bus ride from where I live.

The Unicorn is a great venue....although beer at nearly 6 a pint may explain why it is free entry.

Several bands on before TV, who was then on for about 50 minutes.

Set list:

Only One Flavour
21
Bored Teenagers
Keys To the World
No Control
We Stand Alone
Green Zone
No Hope Street
Land Of the Overdose
Lion and the Lamb
Expensive Being Poor
Lord's Prayer [last 3 songs accompanied by Paul Romney Angel]
Gary Glimore
1 Chord Wonders

On the final 2 songs, he was accompanied by one of the bands (possibly the Healthy Junkies, but I wouldn't swear by it), which gave 1CW in particular something of a hard rock tinge. It needed 2 attempts at 1CW as TV had to berate the guitarist for playing too slowly on the first go.

TV then left the stage and the band stayed on to play their set.

Bought the new CD - looking forward to hearing it today.

My next TV gig will be a little more than a short bus journey, as it will be in Tampere, Finland on the 22nd.

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:48:04 AM »
Oslo - 12 May 2018

Blistering sets from both Suzy & Los Quattro and TV & the Bored Teenagers

Set list:

Only One Flavour
No Time To Be 21
My Place
Televisions's Over
Back From the Dead
Tomahawk Cruise
Replay
Lion and the Lamb
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
Ready For the Axe
My String Will Snap
Runaway Train Driver
Good Times Are Back
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Bored Teenagers
One Chord Wonders

encore:
What If (with Suzy)
New Church (with Suzy)
Lord's Prayer

2nd encore:
I Delete
Safety In Numbers


8.80 a pint, so I just had 1.

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:36:25 AM »
Peterborough 26 April 2008 - Hand & Heart pub

Set list: including some rare (and very welcome) acoustic performances of certain songs

No Control
The Servant
Tomahawk Cruise
Green Zone
21
Bombsite Boy
Replay
TV's Over
We Stand Alone
Lion & Lamb
I Delete
The Drink
Keys To the World
Expensive Being Poor
Generation Y
Immortal Rich
Big Fish
Good Times Are Back
Great British Mistake
No Hope St
Land Of the Overdose
GGE
BT
1CW

encore:
Only One Flavour
My String Will Snap
Runaway Train Driver

27 songs in 90 minutes - would have been well worth the entry fee if there was one.

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:00:24 PM »
Slaughterboy missed out 'My String Will Snap' (maybe he went to the bar/bog....) so the revised list is:

No Control
We Stand Alone
Only One Flavour
21
Keys To The World
CITL
Replay
I Delete
Gen Y
No Hope Street
My String Will Snap
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
Lion & The Lamb
In The Arms Of My Enemy
GGE
BT
OCW

Total time - 59 minutes!

I thought the act he refused to mention - Paul Angel - was great.  A sort of Tom Waits style gruff singer with some theatrics thrown in. He heads a band called Urban Voodoo Machine (so I'm told).

And he accompanied TV on 4 songs from 'Expensive..' to '...Enemy' inclusive - no previous rehearsals needed!

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:41:44 AM »
The reason I know this is because I stole the set list from the stage...... which is:

Only One Flavour
21
Safety
Replay
Delete
Lion
Useless
Expensive
Immortal
TV's Over
GBM
Gather.....
Fish
Axe
String
GGE
BT
OCW

GY
No Control
LOrd's Prayer

Runaway...
Good Times


In the top 4 or 5 of the 30+ TV gigs I've been to.

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:09:43 AM »
I'm going to the Stuttgart gig :).  Watching TV Smith and the Bored Teenagers with all the German beer I can drink could be one of the best days I'll ever have.

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:14:14 AM »
London Rebellion (1 day) festival on 24 Feb - TV & the Bored Teenagers.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/RebellionPunkMuskFestival/

Although standing tickets all sold out - only upstairs seated ones left for 45!

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2017
« on: September 30, 2017, 12:12:29 AM »
McChuills, Glasgow, Scotland.

Friday 29 September

Poster in the window advertised 'The Return Of Punk Poet - TV Smith'

Only One Flavour
Clone Town
No Time To Be 21
Keys To the World
No Control
Coming In To Land
Tomahawk Cruise
Replay
I Delete
Lion & the Lamb
We Stand Alone
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
Great British Mistake
Generation Y
Land Of the Overdose
My String Will Snap
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Bored Teenagers
One Chord Wonders

65 minutes.

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2016
« on: October 15, 2016, 01:11:41 PM »
Glasgow McChuills Bar 14 October set list (support band the Zips).

Only one flavour
No time to be 21
We who wait
Coming in to land
Replay
I delete
Lion and the lamb
Expensive being poor
Immortal rich
Great British mistake (e.g. Brexit)
Generation Y
No control
My string will snap
In the arms of my enemy
Day we caught the big fish
Cast of thousands
Television's over
Gary Gilmore
Bored teenagers
One chord wonders

(Encore) Runaway train driver

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TV Chat / Re: Record Store Day - 16 April 2016
« on: April 16, 2016, 10:54:32 PM »
I got Cast of Thousands in Sister Ray for 19.99 (Red Sea had quickly sold out).  It looks and feels magnificent. Had to wait in a long queue to get in the shop first - a bit mad.  Vinyl seems to have a bit more life in it yet.

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TV Chat / Record Store Day - 16 April 2016
« on: April 15, 2016, 10:57:59 AM »
At least two interesting items here:

http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2016

Quite fancy getting Cast of Thousands in white vinyl - my original RCA copy is long lost to the ravages of time.  Also, is this the first time it's been possible to buy '...Red Sea...' in red vinyl since 1978?  I still have my original (I'll bore you all one day with the story about how I bought the original, despite misinformation put out by Radio Luxembourg).

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2016
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:58:26 AM »
Peterborough set list 31 March 2016:

March of the Giants
Only One Flavour
Clone Town
No Time To Be 21
My Place
Television's Over
Replay
Coming In To Land
Tomahawk Cruise
The Servant
Atlantic Tunnel
I Delete
Lion and the Lamb
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
Great British Mistake
Keys To the World
It's Warming Up
Generation Y
My String Will Snap
In the Arms Of My Enemy
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Bored Teenagers
One Chord Wonders

...all in a snug little pub with real ales, friendly staff and daleks.


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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2015
« on: November 06, 2015, 01:35:20 AM »
Same show in Edinburgh as in Leeds, except that there was time to do 2 additional songs at the 2nd encore.....in addition to My String Will Snap, they added Lord's Prayer and Runaway Train Driver.

So, sorry, Dianne, that I saw those and you didn't.

Really amazing to see the Bored Teenagers play their first ever gig in Scotland (and Suzy y Los Quattro too).

Was going to go to Derby but instead will be with the wonderful girl I met at Tv's Ivory Black's gig in Glasgow on 12 Sep, so TV only has himself to blame for his audience diminishing by 1 tomorrow!

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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2015
« on: August 11, 2015, 07:26:06 PM »

About time you meet Alan (88 gigs) or Gabumon (100+).  ;)

V impressive - tho' I'm thinking more of emotional impact rather than numbers of gigs; my money's on Dianne to obsess anyone under the table.   :)

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