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World Chat / Re: Never Mind The Bollocks 35th anniversary
« on: July 09, 2012, 06:48:55 PM »
If you've got the best part of 100 to spare...

...not sure how it's going to cover 4 cds worth but I guess there'll be old (maybe?) and new live stuff included...

TV Chat / Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« on: June 04, 2012, 01:33:37 PM »
Hi PhilC, you did get tosee TV's other OGWT song on We Who Wat. It was Drowning Men. Been We Who Waited to see that for 35 years. :D

Would be great if it gets played in full on Punk Britannia at the BBC this Friday and Great British Mistake gets included in Sounds of the Seventies 2.......but I think that may be hoping for too much!

TV Chat / Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« on: June 02, 2012, 06:46:22 PM »
Really enjoyed the documentary and incredibly enough, the announcer didn't talk over the end credits!!! 'Punk Britannia at the BBC' is on next Friday so let's hope the Adverts are included and they show something something from OGWT other than 'Bored Teenagers'. They're also showing the Arena documentary 'Who Is Poly Styrene?' so that's something else to look forward to...

Recording came out ok so as long as it's allowed, I can make some copies for those who were unable to see it (or those unable to record it).

TV Chat / Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« on: May 31, 2012, 06:32:05 PM »
A short interview with TV in this Telegraph review of Punk Britannia

I lived in the same hall of residence at university as the chappie that wrote that article...I don't think he'd even heard of the Adverts till I played him my copy of 'One Chord Wonders'.

Not so much a harsh review as a piss poor one, I'd say...

I remember seeing the 'Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt' documentary on JCC way back in the early days of Channel 4 (when it had programmes on that were worth watching) and I thought this one was just as good. It was also interesting to see the Old Grey Whistle Test programme in its entirety - the Banshees performance has been officially released on their 'At the BBC Boxset' but it was good to see it in the context in which it was first broadcast. I remember seeing it back in 78 and remembered JCC being on it too ('Kung Fu International' made an impression on me) but Steely Dan, the Cars and Peter Tosh/Mick Jagger didn't register in my memory at all...

World Chat / Re: Two very special Buzzcocks gigs coming up
« on: May 27, 2012, 06:50:59 PM »
Overall, a cracking night that not even the poor sound and that twat who introduced them and kept getting things wrong, despite having them written down (who was he?), could spoil.

The 'twat' who introduced them was Kris Needs, former editor of ZigZag magazine...

Totally agree about the poor sound - we were standing right behind the mixing desk and watched the 'ageing gentleman' in charge of the mix occasionally wander to the front of the desk area, squat down with one hand cupped behind his ear and then return to the desk to make a slight adjustment to one or two of the knobs...resulting in absolutely no change to the murky mix that was coming from the speakers - Christ knows what he thought he could hear!

We saw New Order at Brixton a couple of weeks ago and most people commenting on that gig were complaining about the sound mix, (though it didn't seem too bad to me) so it may be that the poor sound is down to the venue itself rather than being the fault of any one individual...

TV Chat / Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« on: May 10, 2012, 08:30:37 PM »
I've added my comment too...!

World Chat / Re: Who are you going to see next (other than...)
« on: May 10, 2012, 08:02:06 PM »
Next gig for me is John Cooper Clarke at the Leamington Spa Assembly tomorrow (11 May)...

Followed by Buzzcocks on the 26th...

Then Adam Ant in Dartford on 15 July!

TV Chat / Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:48:40 PM »
There's an article in the (online) Radio Times here:

Looks like it's going to be broadcast sometime in June...

World Chat / Re: Vox Pop: How Dartford Powered the British Beat Boom
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:30:21 PM »
It's just the school hall done looks about 90% unchanged from when I was there!

It was strange watching some of my punk rock heroes there and remembering how I was suspended from school after being caught smoking under that very stage...

World Chat / Re: Vox Pop: How Dartford Powered the British Beat Boom
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:12:32 PM »
"Where is Dartford anyway..."

It's where I went to school! Coincidentally the same one attended by Mick Jagger.

What used to be the school hall when I was there is now the Mick Jagger Arts Centre...the only times I've been back there since I left (in 1982!) were to see the Buzzcocks and the Damned when they played there...somewhat surreal experiences for me as I still couldn't think of the venue as anything other than the school hall although it was much more entertaining watching Messrs Sensible, Vanian, Shelley and Diggle on the stage than the headmaster...!

« on: April 10, 2011, 07:49:45 PM »
There are two tracks that have surfaced - Bored Teenagers and New Church. As far as I'm aware, there were two nights filmed at the University of Sussex - the first was the Clash's White Riot tour on 25/05/77 and the second was from the Damned/Adverts gig of 15/06/77. Four songs by the Damned, six by the Clash and one each from the Slits and Subway Sect have surfaced in addition to the two by the Adverts(don't know what happened to Buzzcocks). Supposedly the complete sets of each band were filmed but that's all we have at the moment...and it took 33 years for those to appear!

TV Questions / Re: Was any Adverts concert filmed?
« on: March 09, 2010, 08:09:55 PM »
I've never had a problem with viruses/trojans etc. from the sites I've used (Dimeadozen, Tradersden, Punktorrents)...

Most of the techie stuff behind goes way over my head just seems to work by itself!

TV Questions / Re: Was any Adverts concert filmed?
« on: March 09, 2010, 05:55:03 PM »
Yup, that's the one...

The dvd can be found at

If you haven't got a bittorrent application, you'll need to download one of those - I picked mine up from here

and even though most of the technological advances of recent years have gone over my head, I managed to install and use it without (too many) problems!

TV Questions / Re: Was any Adverts concert filmed?
« on: March 09, 2010, 04:05:20 PM »
The above DVD is now available for free download on the Punktorrents website...and a mighty fine document it is too! A shame there's only two Adverts songs but that's better than none...

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