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Funny thing about the Roxy, of course, is that it was there that I saw/heard the Adverts for the first time, and they were certainly good enough for me to want to see them again.

Treadmill is currently a total mystery...

No it isn 't :)  Remembering that many of these titles were either taken from scraps of paper as I heard them (and forgot to ask what they were called), or from helpfully untitled cassettes... Treadmill is probably "My Spring Will Snap"...

TV Songs / Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« on: December 07, 2009, 03:48:33 AM »
This week is the first time I've ever got into this song. I'd always considered it the weakest song on the album.


TV Songs / Re: Who is... The Unwelcome Guest ( LWOTGE )
« on: December 07, 2009, 03:45:24 AM »
You're right, it's not an actual person.

Or maybe it is, and I'm not telling you who.

just wanted to order that book, but i have no possibilty to choose the payment method.
it just says paying with credit card.
i want to pay with paypal.

how did you pay, tuts who already ordered one?

Your PayPal should have a button that allows you to shop anywhere - you click it and run through a couple of steps (I've not done it for a long time so don't remember exactly) and it brings up a box with a credit number and expiry date in it that lkinks to your Paypal account, and which you can use.  Just copy and paste that and you should be okay.

TV Chat / Re: Some New Kind of Great EXPLORERS
« on: November 25, 2009, 02:47:20 PM »
You could always replace them with Move On and In My World of Words. ;)

Hmmm.  But I'd love to have heard the Explorers get to grips with "Little Knocks."

You really were quite a fan wasn't you, Dave? :D

either that or an obsessive little stalker.

TV Chat / Re: Some New Kind of Great EXPLORERS
« on: November 23, 2009, 02:44:35 PM »
Here's how the Explorers second album would have looked if TV had recorded his very next batch of songs...

Be Brave
Wheels Out Of Gear
Impulse Buy
Open Up Your Heart
The Impossible Person
Beautiful Bomb
New Ways Are Best
People Don't Know
Carrying On

Still not convinced about Parade and Be Brave, they were already getting on for a year old by that time, and don't forget these are only the songs that he played to the intrepid TV Times interrogator.  And, as you pointed out, "Carrying On" probably wouldn't even have been written if the band had not fallen apart.  Others, written but not demoed at that time, would surely have squeezed in, and then there was that awful thing called "democracy", wherein the band members would also have had a say in what became their repertoire.  I'd say half of that list would have been in with a shout, but the rest exist only in that parallel universe where the Explorers didn't fall apart.

TV Chat / Re: Songs That Never Were
« on: November 17, 2009, 02:27:59 AM »
Guilty in the Sea

Hmmm, Men Of Salt, Guilty In The Sea... am i detecting a nautical flavouring to our lousy hearing?  NO matter, I'm off to listen to "The Day We Salt The Big Fish," all about those heroic herring farmers. And, of course, "Sea Europe."

TV Chat / Songs That Never Were
« on: November 16, 2009, 04:26:38 AM »
We all have our favourite TV songs that have never been released/recorded... how about ones that never even got written?

From my 1978 diary, trying to make sense of all the new songs included in the Adverts live set that summer... "Men Of Salt."

Of course, it was "Male Assault."  OR WAS IT?

Any other mis-hearings that are actually damned good titles?

I've just been to heaven and back and read the section on The Explorers.

...It's brought me such clarity about my second favourite British band. 8)

80's Demo's next. Does it really get any better than this?

What's that I spot? A dedication to Dave 'C5' Allen aka Backstage Bob.

...It appears it does get even better!  :D 

Glad you're enjoying it!

No longer a Bored Teenager eh Dave? ;)

I was never really bored, just pissed off and restless.  Ha, let's see TV shoehorn that line into the song.

Here's my email to Uli on March 20th 2002 that started this long running theme...

Richard Strange  :P (vocals) was in the Doctors Of Madness and very briefly in The Adverts.

Hmmm... a slight exaggeration there, don't you think?  A bit like saying TV was briefly in the Phenomenal Rise band....

It was Last Human Being (in the World) that was played live at the final Doctors of Madness gig not Kings of the Wreckage. This is correctly reported on the review of the gig on page 49.

Yeah... Duh.  My mind was blinded by the memory of TV's jacket that night.

TV Questions / Re: The Adverts' Third Album
« on: November 10, 2009, 02:45:20 AM »
Now you are getting into my favourite TV territory. :D :D ;D

Let's see if I can find my old post about this wonderful era in TV World. :D

Looking Down On London was knocking around at the end of the Adverts, written after an RCA record label bash on the top floor of a hotel if I remember correctly.  Tomahawk Cruise, Break Up The Party, See Europe, Parade, Be Brave, Wake Up, Last Words... and the Martinez-line-up of the band was certainly sounding good at that last Peel session. Maybe if they'd hung around, a new deal had been forthcoming, and those damned flying pigs had caused hell to freeze over....

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