Author Topic: "I Know I'm A Tease But... SOON SLEAZE" TV Smith  (Read 39330 times)

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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 04:18:35 PM »
Hm, not quite sure about this.
As the man himself says:
TV: People expect so much from it because they think there's going to be a pre-Adverts sound to it, but there really isn't. It was okay for the time, but out of context it's too slow, the lyrics are too pretentious and the songs are far too long.

Some skeletons are better left in the closet, eh?  ;)
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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010, 08:49:21 AM »
TV's describing the early 70's in general Uli, which Sleaze represented. As Dave Thompson said below it was clearly a child of its time. I prefer his review of the Sleaze album.

To me it's ahead of its time. I bet Rotten was a closet Sleaze fan. ;)

I've been hunting for this album in Cornwall for decades. If we TUTS don't want to hear it, it will remain in the darkness of the closet. ;) 


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Though clearly a child of its time – Diamond Dogs era Bowie, Cockney Rebel’s
Psychomodo and the Doctors of Madness can be numbered among its sonic
contemporaries – Sleaze is also a shockingly far-sighted disc, and not only
because one song, “Listen Don’t Think,” would be revived by the Adverts as
“Newboys.”

The interplay between rhythm and melody puts one in mind of an extravagant
Television (“Signals,” from the band’s live set, is “Marquee Moon” two years early),
while Smith’s lyrics pack a decadent edge that would not come into fashion for
another five years or more. “Hollywood,” in particular, remains one of the most
overwhelming songs, both lyrically and musically, he has ever penned.


Dave Thompson

I think it would be a real shame if we didn't get to collect the full musical history of the great career of TV Smith.
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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010, 10:09:14 AM »
Of course, if TV thinks it's good enough and there's interest from fans, he might put out a remastered version (or at least a few tracks for download?). We'll have to wait and see.  8)
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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2010, 07:10:10 PM »
I'm not sure that a download will ever be the same as a CD or vinyl to me, Uli. I want to touch it. :-*

Especially if its got that SLEAZEy cover. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2011, 05:34:51 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=pw1YnBwR4EU&feature=endscreen

Bloody Hell!!!! He's at it again! :o :o :o

Dum De Dum - Earthbound 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NFCL6c2sU&feature=related

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SLEAZE – white label/no cat #, July 1975
7501 Showbiz Kids
7502 Dum De Dum

7503 Piss Artists
7504 Hollywood
7505 Listen Don't Think

A limited edition of 50 copies was pressed and distributed amongst friends
and family in a plain white sleeve.

“We did the Sleaze album in June 1975,” Andy Bennie recalled. “It was the first
time any of us had ever been into the studio; I’d only been playing bass about
eight months, I’d been playing guitar before that. We did the whole thing in two
hours, completely live, no overdubs or anything. The guy who mixed it was a
BBC engineer, he did a really amazing job on it.” Total cost -  38.88, including
VAT.

Though clearly a child of its time – Diamond Dogs era Bowie, Cockney Rebel’s
Psychomodo and the Doctors of Madness can be numbered among its sonic
contemporaries – Sleaze is also a shockingly far-sighted disc, and not only
because one song, “Listen Don’t Think,” would be revived by the Adverts as
“Newboys.”
The interplay between rhythm and melody puts one in mind of an extravagant
Television (“Signals,” from the band’s live set, is “Marquee Moon” two years early),
while Smith’s lyrics pack a decadent edge that would not come into fashion for
another five years or more. “Hollywood,” in particular, remains one of the most
overwhelming songs, both lyrically and musically, he has ever penned.

Dave Thompson
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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2012, 05:49:43 PM »
So what did you think of the excerpt from Showbiz Kids on We Who Wait?

Showbiz Kids - Earthbound 2011 live solo http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=pw1YnBwR4EU&feature=endscreen

Dum De Dum - Earthbound 2007 live solo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NFCL6c2sU&feature=related

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Sleaze

Diamond Dogs era Bowie, Cockney Rebel’s Psychomodo and the Doctors of Madness can be numbered among its sonic contemporaries – Sleaze is also a shockingly far-sighted disc, and not only because one song, “Listen Don’t Think,” would be revived by the Adverts as “Newboys.”

The interplay between rhythm and melody puts one in mind of an extravagant Television (“Signals,” from the band’s live set, is “Marquee Moon” two years early), while Smith’s lyrics pack a decadent edge that would not come into fashion for another five years or more. “Hollywood,” in particular, remains one of the most
overwhelming songs, both lyrically and musically, he has ever penned.

Dave Thompson
Taken from his brilliant book 'TV Smith - Your Ticket Out of Here'
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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2012, 01:41:53 AM »
I know I'm a tease but...soon, Sleaze.

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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2012, 09:14:18 AM »
What I heard of Sleaze on We Who Wait I really liked. It sounded a lot more professional than a group of art students mucking around. I think it shows that TV was a perfectionist right from the start.  :)

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Re: Ready to WITNESS SLEAZE?
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2012, 10:41:21 AM »
That's what I thought Nick. It fit right in as a child of it's time. I mean what's so bad about a cross between mid 70's Bowie, the original Cockney Rebel and the legendary Doctors of Madness? ;)

So will we all ever get own this glamorous slice of history? Todays TV tease sound like we just might pretty soon...


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I know I'm a tease but...soon, Sleaze

TV Smith 17.06.12

We Who Wait. :)
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Don't you just love in tune synchronicity?

Genius of Teev to wait for WE WHO WAIT to be aired first.
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Intriguing!

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Hmm, wonder what it could mean?

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Well I think it probably means he's either going to reform Sleaze or release the album on CD, I feel most likely it will be the CD.

Of course I don't like to assume. ;)
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always 'unassuming'

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I would have thought that after all those recent allegations Tim would have had enough Sleaze!
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