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TV Chat / Re: A sparkling review
« on: June 09, 2010, 01:10:03 PM »

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World Of TUTS / Re: TV on ITV (Calendar)
« on: June 06, 2010, 09:56:57 PM »
They played New Church, I believe...

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TV Chat / Re: Sleaze on the radio
« on: June 06, 2010, 09:56:21 PM »
The full playlist... (starts at the bottom of the list)

4 pm
Mott The Hoople - Saturday Gigs - All The Young Dudes: An Anthology Buy
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night - Rollin' Buy
Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee BNow - Wall Of Hits Buy
Brett Smiley - Va Va Voom - Breathlessly Brett Buy
Sweet - Wig Wam Bam - Blockbusters Buy
David Essex - Stardust - Stardust Buy
Lou Reed - Hangin' Round - Transformer Buy
The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz - Blockbusters Buy
Alvin Stardust - My Coo-Ca-Choo - The Untouchable Buy
Mud - Tiger Feet - Mud's Greatest Hits Buy
Marc Almond - The Idol - Fantastic Star Buy
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Glam Rock Cops - Starry-Eyed & Bollock Naked Buy

3 pm
Cockney Rebel - Sebastian - Human Menagerie Buy
T. Rex - Raw Ramp - Bolan Boogie Buy
Kiss - Christine Sixteen - Love Gun Buy
Hello - New York Groove - Keep Us Off The Streets Buy
The Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation - Rollin' Buy
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain - Roxy Music Buy
Slik - Forever And Ever - Slik Buy
The Glitter Band - Angel Face - Hey Buy
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - Ziggy Stardust Buy
Lulu - Man Who Sold The World - (single) Buy
Dana Gillespie - Andy Warhol - Weren't Born A Man Buy
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel - (single) Buy

2 pm Saturdays on XPN
Arrows - A Touch Too Much - A's & B's Buy
Arrows - I Love Rock & Roll - Tawny Tracks Buy
Alice Cooper - King Of The Silver Screen - Lace & Whiskey Buy
The Top Of The Poppers - The Jean Jeanie - Top Of The Pops Buy
Sexagisma - Glitter Devils - (single) Buy
Grudge - I'm Gonna Smash You Face In - (single) Buy
 :oSleaze - Hollywood - Sleaze    ;D
T. Rex - Elemental Child - Beard Of Stars Buy

1 pm
David Bowie - Penny Lane - Hitmakers '67 Buy
Paul Raven - Alone In The Night - (single) Buy
Suzi Quatro - Can The Can - A's & B's Buy
Geordie - All Because Of You - Don't Be Fooled By The Name Buy
Elton John - Madman Across The Water - Rare Tracks Buy
David Essex - Rock On - Rock On Buy
Slade - Coz I Love You - Wall Of Hits Buy
Eno - Seven Deadly Finns - (single) Buy
T. Rex - Metal Guru - The Slider Buy
Cockney Rebel - Judy Teen - (single) Buy
The Sweet - Blockbuster - Blockbusters Buy
Gary Glitter - Rock & Roll (Part 1) - Glitter Buy
Mott The Hoople - American Pie - In Performance

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TV Chat / Sleaze on the radio
« on: May 29, 2010, 03:34:56 AM »
I know, it's a bit late to be telling you now but... did anyone here listen to the Glam Rock special on WXPN.org back in March?

And, if so, did you catch the world broadcast premier of "Hollywood" by Sleaze? 

If not... well, you missed it.  Thought you'd like to know, though, that of all the calls we got that afternoon while the show was on the air, more rang in to say they liked the Sleaze track than any other single record played. 

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TV Chat / Sparkling Reviews of Sparkle in the Mud
« on: May 29, 2010, 03:31:17 AM »
To save you hunting down whichever copy of Goldmine this will be appeaing in, here's the US collectors magazine's review of Sparkle....

TV Smith
Sparkle In The Mud – Unreleased Songs and Demos Volume One: 1979-1983
 
Boss Tuneage BTRCRS 043
 
Of all the songwriters thrown up by the British punk scene, TV Smith was the one that the critics were singling out from the start – not because they necessarily enjoyed the Adverts, the period vehicle for his output, but because the sheer quality of his writing was evident to all.  And when the Adverts split in 1979, it would have been a foolish seer indeed who would have predicted that another decade-plus would elapse before Smith found another reliable, regular outlet.  Foolish but, unfortunately, accurate.
 
Just two new albums, 1981’s Last Words of the Great Explorer and 1983’s Channel Five dignified that decade; it would be 1992 before Smith re-emerged with the remarkable March Of The Giants.  Of course, there’s been no looking back since then, but looking back is exactly what Sparkle In The Mud is for, as Smith digs through the archive of songs he wrote during those lost, long years, and lets us know exactly what we missed out on.  Some are home demos, some are full studio recordings; some show their age in terms of tape quality, others sparkle no matter how much mud is spattered across them.  And this is only four years’ worth.  Subsequent volumes will tell tales of their own.
 
Not every one of the twenty-one songs here was completely lost.  A couple of songs made it onto Channel Five, a couple more have been revisited in recent years.  And a free bonus download offers up two early sketches for Explorers era classics.  But that still leaves a lot of unreleased bang for your buck, including the first songs Smith wrote in the aftermath of the Adverts; others that would have shaped a second Explorers LP, and enough false starts for subsequent records that it’s amazing he retained his sanity. 
 
No matter what the prevailing musical moods of the day may have been, it is incredible that songs as good as “Open Up Your Heart,” “Downbeat” and “Trojan Horse” were overlooked by the A&R men of the era.  “Wheels Out Of Gear” carries us back to the riots that ripped across England in 1981.  And the understated apocalypse of “New Discoverers” and “One Of Our Missiles Is Missing” says so much about the political mood of the age that, listening to them today, you could be back in the bunker with Maggie and Ronnie, wondering who’ll be first to the final sip of water.  My money’s on Maggie.  That handbag wasn’t just for show, you know.
 
Dave Thompson

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TV Times / Re: ANOTHER NEW TV SMITH BOOK? WHEN IT RAINS....
« on: March 15, 2010, 01:43:29 AM »
Thanks to everyone who's picked up a copy of the TV Times 30th anniversary book... and a reminder for everyone else, that it is still available at a TUTS discount of $20... but only until the end of March. 

Dave

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World Of TUTS / Glam Rock Madness
« on: March 06, 2010, 04:13:22 PM »
In case anyone's near their computer this afternoon/evening... Dave "TV Times" Thompson is co-hosting FOUR HOURS of Glam Rock on American National Public Radio.  1-5pm US time, 6-10 UK.  So put on your platforms and satin loon pants, and dial in to... http://www.xpn.org/xpn-programs/highs-in-the-seventies

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from Neil Gaiman's blog... see the last paragraph.

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/

From Dec 1977. A punk band, sort of. We grew up to be, left to right, an eminent artist, me, one of the secret masters of British Comedy, (standing) a Meteorite Man, and, (bottom right) um, I have no idea, and not just because he left the band or vice versa shortly after. (His name is, or was, Simon Wilson, the last time I saw him it was 25 years ago and he had just stopped working in the securities division of a bank. A few years ago, after a signing in Texas, an old schoolfriend told me that he had heard that Simon was dead, although that might have been someone else. I hope he's not dead.)

So far I've been extremely disappointed by Meteorite Men: I keep waiting for them to find a Peculiar Glowing Meteorite that will turn Geoffrey into an enormous lumpy Kirbyish monster and then the other Meteorite Man will have to battle him until the effects wear off. It still hasn't happened. On the other hand, it's got lots of cool meteorite hunting in it, and it's really fun TV.

Also, there's still most of the season to go for them to find a proper glowing meteorite that will transform Geoffrey into Nott-Kin: The Thing That Shambles like a Man. So I will keep watching.

As a tiny side-note from the past: Geoff and I went to the Adverts gig advertised at the bottom of the poster, and I've been a fan of T.V. Smith's ever since (and am currently reading his travel diaries, How To Feel Human).

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TV Times / Re: ANOTHER NEW TV SMITH BOOK? WHEN IT RAINS....
« on: January 24, 2010, 03:31:29 PM »
Meike - and anybody else who is having this problem.  I'm not sure what's going on with Createspace, and neither are they...

Anybody who is having difficulties can buy the book from me via Pay Pal.  Your copy will still be shipped by Createspace, but I'll send the payment through from here.

Cost to Germany and/or the UK will be $33 including standard shipping (11-25 days delivery estimate) and you should send your Pay Pal payment to me at dave@davethompsonbooks.com.

Hope this helps!

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AT THE RISK OF REPEATING MYSELF, BUT IN CASE YOU MISSED THE OTHER THREAD.... Hey TUTS... you'll have read elsewhere on the site that it's now thirty years since the first issue of the TV Times rolled off the work photocopier - and to celebrate, I've put together a souvenir book telling the full story.

TV SMITH'S TV TIMES (NO RELATION) - THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

In print for the first time in thirty years, a 132 page digest of the very best (and least illegible) of the legendary TV Times (No Relation), the official publication of the TV Smith fan club between 1980-1983.

Softbound, 8x10" and black and white, the book includes all 43 original covers, plus choice articles, illustrations, a wealth of never-before published photos, unpublished material and more.

Normally $25 ... special offer for TUTS, $20

ORDER NOW FROM https://www.createspace.com/3421573

Thanks!

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ANOTHER NEW TV SMITH BOOK?  WHEN IT RAINS....

Hey TUTS... you'll have read elsewhere on the site that it's now thirty years since the first issue of the TV Times rolled off the work photocopier - and to celebrate, I've put together a souvenir book telling the full story.

TV SMITH'S TV TIMES (NO RELATION) - THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

In print for the first time in thirty years, a 132 page digest of the very best (and least illegible) of the legendary TV Times (No Relation), the official publication of the TV Smith fan club between 1980-1983.

Softbound, 8x10" and black and white, the book includes all 43 original covers, plus choice articles, illustrations, a wealth of never-before published photos, unpublished material and more.

Normally $25 ... special offer for TUTS, $20

ORDER NOW FROM https://www.createspace.com/3421573

Thanks!

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TV Chat / Re: Book review and video!
« on: January 23, 2010, 07:33:26 PM »
Thanks for my Wikipedia!!!

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TV Chat / Re: Book review and video!
« on: January 20, 2010, 04:48:25 AM »
Hey TUTS... a favour, please!  Click on the link for the review, and surf around the site for a few minutes... I'm trying to convince the reviewer that she needs to cover more music books in general (and ones that mention TV in particular!), but she needs to know that her readers care.  So show your support, surf surf surf... and if you want to leave comments as well, that'd be great!  Thanks...

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Quickstep
Signals
Hollywood
One of Our Missiles Is Missing
Looking Down On London
Trans-Time
Beat Up Your Boyfriends


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