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How did you decide on The Adverts as your name?
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:22:29 PM »
Just wondered how did the band decide on the name of the group?
« Last Edit: February 16, 2011, 10:00:49 AM by Tj »

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Re: how did you decide on the adverts as your name?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 12:32:20 PM »
Over to TV for the answer to this one, but I always loved the comment made by Chris that if they were starting out today they would be The Pop-ups!

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Re: how did you decide on the adverts as your name?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 09:40:06 PM »
Probably the Pop Up's are already out of date, all those annoying pop up's seem to have gone, maybe they would need to be called 'the Social Marketing' or something...

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Re: how did you decide on the adverts as your name?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 10:28:21 PM »
''Here it is, all around me ....MySpace.''

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Re: how did you decide on the adverts as your name?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 12:48:02 AM »
Cracker DJ!

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Re: how did you decide on the adverts as your name?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 10:00:31 AM »
I've read The Adverts name answer somewhere. I think it might have been in the Leeds Punk mag called New Pose. It was a really early interview in '77.

I think it was something to do with adverts being mundane and how they are always trying to sell you something you don't actually want. I think TV then chose the name TV to fit The Adverts theme and to tie in with the fact that Smith is the most common surname and TV is the most common thing in the British home back in the pre PC days.

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Re: How did you decide on The Adverts as your name?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 09:13:15 PM »
That is how I remember it.

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Re: How did you decide on The Adverts as your name?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 09:12:59 PM »
Ahha! The secret is out Nick is aka TV Smith. ;)
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Re: How did you decide on The Adverts as your name?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 10:20:58 PM »
Tim Smidmore?

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Re: How did you decide on The Adverts as your name?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 11:43:53 PM »
I believe I read it in a fanzine many moons ago.  :)