Finally I got round to watching the great docu again today!
I took a few notes with random thoughts, so I'll just go through these now:
Great start with "Runaway Train Driver"! Good to hear a bit of Sleaze.
Nice to see The Damned & Brian James make an appearance (sadly the folks over at the Damned board have become quite a boring lot, so no hope of them discussing much of this).
Good to learn more about Michael Dempsey and the way he managed the band(s).
Got to admit John Robb is a bit difficult to understand for me (he talks so fast and this northern accent).
Great to see and hear Tim Cross, Richard Strange and Dave Thompson.
So much great footage and great (rare) photos all over the docu! (Love the pic of Gaye and Joey Ramone - where did I see this before? Possibly in Ian Dickson's book full of "punk" photos.)
Good point about the "song structures" with the Adverts' songs. I heard a few of TV's support band talk about this, when they rehearsed some of them (in hope of playing them with TV) they soon realised they weren't as simple as they first thought, with unexpected breaks and bridges etc.! The producers (Miles, J. Leckie) talk a lot of sense here.
Tom Newman even lists "Cast of thousands" in his top three (from the albums he produced, don't know much about his productions, must look it up someday)!
There is footage to be seen from the movie "Brennende Langeweile", but no mention of it in the docu.
Then we get to the 80's. Wasn't this a paranoid time with all the nuclear weapons pointing in all directions?
(At least TV wrote great songs about this with "Tomahawk Cruise", "Beautiful Bomb", "War Fever" etc.)
Sadly a missed chance of mentioning that the "lost" 80's demos are being released nowadays (happy ending and all that)!
Great to see some footage of Cheap! Also I like the short live clip of "March of the giants". Plus a pic of the tour diary book.
Nice quote by TV about how "your own destiny comes to find you".
Still missing a mention of TV's friends he likes to perform with from time to time or help him to record his albums! (DTH & Vom especially.)
Also one (minor) mistake: "Not a bad day" was released in 2003, not 2001.
Of course the live performance of "Expensive being poor" brings it all to a great ending for this docu.
A very enjoyable hour and I'm sure I'll watch it again. Hoping that many people who watched it on telly will go check out TV's gigs!