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Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« on: August 18, 2009, 12:31:37 PM »
Two Tim and one Gaye Interviews here:


http://www.punk77.co.uk/linkpage/interviews.htm

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2001 TV interview includes...

What were your influences musically and otherwise ? How did the band form and, apologies for this q but, how did you arrive at the names TV Smith and Gaye Advert and why ?

We were into all the usual pre-punk stuff: Iggy, Velvets, New York Dolls, anything with a bit of danger. Also, I liked some of the English glam/pop bands at the time: Bowie, Sparks, Roxy, Cockney Rebel. Gaye was into Zappa. Around then we also started hearing reggae for the first time, Lee Perry, Bob Marley. There's no mystery to the names. T because I'm Tim, V because it goes so well with the T. I think the Stranglers first started calling Gaye "Advert" when they put her name on the guest list for their gigs and didn't know what to call her, and it stuck.

2007 TV Interview includes...

On January 15th 1977 the Adverts played their first gig at the Roxy, so I was particularly pleased when TV Smith agreed to do an interview for me during this 30th Anniversary of Punk. TV told me he started his carrer writing things other than great song lyrics TV: "I started writing poetry when I was young and found I was fitting tunes to some of the words in my head, so I got hold of a guitar and started trying to find a way to play what I was imagining. Once I'd found I could fit words and music together to make a song I never really went back to just poetry." It was not long after that TV formed his first band "Sleaze", writing and playing the kind of songs he was into at the time, in particular Bowie and Roxy Music TV: "Their songs were more complex...they obviously had something to say compared to the glam rock bands such as the Sweet or even worse the Bay City Rollers." Sleaze actually produced an album, 50 copies to sell to friends. Already TV showing his Punk credentials years before the word Punk had even been mentioned and the Buzzcocks put together their classic Spiral Scratch. During this time, TV met Gaye who he taught to play bass.
 
At the end of 1975, Sleaze had kicked TV out of his own band, and Gaye and himself headed to London TV: "I'd already forgotten about Sleaze, had written a bunch of new songs and was teaching them to Gaye .... Then the Ramones album came out, which was mind-blowing - no one had heard anything like that before." 

Gaye interview includes...

What did you make of the Slits and their antics ??

I didn't follow their stuff much, but they were maybe the original riot girrls.  Ari took me to meet them once, so they could ask me to join them. I didn't feel like a female though, I'd always hung out with boys.
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Re: Tim and Gaye Interviews
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 09:33:57 PM »
Great interviews Fred, I'm just reading my way through them when the party gazebo blew over!
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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 09:32:18 AM »
I warned you that twig juice gave you wind!

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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 06:53:37 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 12:50:35 PM »
This Big Untidy interview with TV is an interesting read...

http://www.biguntidy.com/Articles/TVSMITHDiscographyPart1.pdf

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Big Untidy: “Out of all the songs you had then, was it clear for you that One Chord Wonders was going to be the first single?”
TV Smith: “It seemed fairly obvious. I hadn't written Gary Gilmore's Eyes by then, and probably not Bored Teenagers either. They would have been the only other contenders.”

Sometimes I wish Teev had held Bored Teenagers back as the third single followed by Great British Mistake as teh fourth, but hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? ;)
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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 03:48:54 PM »
Hat das schon jemand gepostet ?

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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 07:33:30 PM »
Great live video clips and interviews with Gaye, TV, Siouxsie and Poly Styrene  8) Ilove.

Thanks.  8)
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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 11:38:33 PM »
Great live video clips and interviews with Gaye, TV, Siouxsie and Poly Styrene  8) Ilove.

Thanks.  8)


Was für eine großartige Persönlichkeit, diese Gaye Advert ist. Ich würde sie gerne mal kennenlernen.
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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 06:24:56 PM »
Maybe, didn't seem familiar. Nice read.  :)
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Re: Selection of TV Smith and Gaye Advert Interviews
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 07:07:17 PM »
I enjoyed that interview.  :)

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