Adverts

(London, UK late 76 – Nov 79)

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Sleaze

Sleaze LP (-no label- / -no cat no-) recorded Jun 75, released Jul 75, White Label test pressing (50 copies)
Tracks: Dum de dum, Hollywood, Listen don’t think, Piss artist, Showbiz kid

Adverts

 

One chord wonders 7” (Stiff, BUY-13) released Apr 77
Tracks: One chord wonders, Quickstep

 

 

Various Artists – The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) LP (Harvest, SHSP-4069) recorded 21-2-77 released Jul 77
Tracks: Bored teenagers

 

Various Artists – Excerpts From Stiff’s Greatest Hits 7” (Stiff, FREEB-2) released 77
Tracks: One Chord Wonder

 

Gary Gilmore’s Eyes 7” (Anchor, ANC-1043) released Aug 77
Tracks: Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, Bored Teenagers

 

Various Artists – Ce N’est Pas De la Couille, Voice la New Wave (New Wave Greatest Hits) LP (Ariola Benelux, 25804ET) released Dec 77, Holland
Tracks: Gary Gilmore’s Eyes

 

Safety in numbers 7” (Anchor, ANC-1047) released Nov 77
Tracks: Safety in numbers, we who wait

 

Various Artists – Geef Voor New Wave LP (Ariola records, 25541 ET) released Nov 77, Holland
Tracks: Gary Gilmore’s Eyes

 

No time to be 21 7” (Bright records, BR-1) released Jan 78
Tracks: No time to be 21, New day dawning

 

Various Artists – Wish You Were Hear! Jem Import Sampler No. 6 12” (Jem, IMP-SAM-6) released 78
Tracks: No time to be 21

Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts LP (Bright, BRL-201) recorded late 77, released Feb 78
Tracks: One chord wonders, Bored teenagers, New church, On the roof, Newboys, Bombsite boy, No time to be 21, Safety in numbers, Drowning men, On wheels, Great british mistake

 

 

Television’s over 7” (RCA Victor, PB-5128) released Nov 78
Tracks: Television’s over, back from the dead

 

 

Television’s Over 7″ (RCA, PB 5128) released 78, Germany
Tracks: Television’s Over, Back from the Dead

 

Various Artists – Heroes & Cowards LP (Stiff, SEEZ-0) released 78, Italy
Tracks: One Chord wonders

Various Artists – Stiff Records Box Set No. 2 10 x 7” (Stiff, BUY 11-20) released Nov 78
Tracks: One Chord wonders, Quickstep

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Sleaze

Demo recorded 75/76?
Tracks: Don’t want to be lonely tonight, Signals, Save me from the night

Adverts

Roxy, London 15-1-77
Tracks: Bombsite boy, Bored teenagers, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Great british mistake, New boys, New church, New day dawning, No time to be 21, On the roof, One chord wonders, Quickstep, Safety in numbers

Demo / rehearsal recorded 77 “The Basement Tape”
Tracks: Bored teenagers, New boys, One chord wonders, Quickstep, We who wait

BBC John Peel session recorded 25-4-77
Tracks: Quickstep, Gary gilmore’s eyes, One chord wonders, New boys, Bored teenagers

Middleton Civic Hall, Manchester 14-5-77
Tracks: One Chord Wonders, Newboys, Bombsite Boy, Great British Mistake, Quickstep, Bored Teenagers, We Who Wait, No Time to Be 21, New Church, On the Roof, Gary Gilmore’s Eyes

Guildhall, Newcastle 6-6-77 (Tracks unknown)

Sussex University, Brighton 15-6-77
Tracks: Bored teenagers, New church

Nottingham University 24-5-77
Tracks: Gary gilmore’s eyes, Newboys, One chord wonders, On the roof, New day dawning, Quickstep, Safety in numbers, Great british mistake, We who wait, New church, Bombsite boy, Bored teenagers, One chord wonders

Barbarellas, Birmingham 10-6-77
Tracks: Safety in numbers, Newboys, One chord wonders, On the roof, New day dawning, Great british mistake, Bombsite boy, No time to be 21, Quickstep, New church, Bored Teenagers, Gary gilmore’s eyes

Barbarellas, Birmingham 11-6-77
Tracks: Safety in numbers, Newboys, One chord wonders, On the roof, New day dawning, Great british mistake, Bombsite boy, No time to be 21, Quickstep, New church, Bored Teenagers, Gary gilmore’s eyes

Electric Circus, Manchester 26-6-77
Tracks: Gary gilmore’s eyes, New boys, One chord wonders, On the roof, New day dawning, Quickstep, Safety in numbers, Great british mistake, New church, Bombsite boy, Bored teenagers

Pavilion, West Runton 1-7-77
Tracks: One Chord Wonders

Vortex, London 25-7-77
Tracks: New day dawning, No time to be 21, On the roof

BBC John Peel session recorded 23-8-77
Tracks: We who wait, New church, Safety in numbers, The great british mistake

Leeds Polytechnic 1-9-77
Tracks: One chord wonders, new boys, bombsite boy, great british mistake, Quickstep, Bored Teenagers, We who wait, No time to be 21, New Church, On the roof, Gary Gilmore’s eyes, One chord wonders #2, Gary Gilmore’s eyes #2

Punk In London Film, Dir. Wolfgang Buld, recorded 2-9-77 Marquee London
Tracks: Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, One chord wonders

Newcastle City Hall 26-9-77
Tracks: One chord wonders, New boys, Safety in numbers, On the roof, New day dawning, Great british mistake, Bombsite boy, No time to be 21, Quickstep, We who wait, New church, Bored teenagers, Gary gilmore’s eyes, One chord wonders (#2)

Manchester Apollo 25-9-77
Tracks: One chord wonders, Newboys, Safety in numbers, On the roof, New day dawning, Great british mistake, Bombsite boy, No time to be 21, Quickstep, We who wait, New church, Bored teenagers, Gary gilmore’s eyes

Nottingham Sep 77 (Tracks unknown)

Roxy, London 1-11-77
Tracks: Safety in Numbers, Newboys, One Chord Wonders, On the Roof, New Day Dawning, Great British Mistake, Bombsite Boy, No Time to Be 21, Quickstep, New Church, Bored Teenagers, Gary Gilmore’s Eyes

Impact TV show Dec 77
Tracks: Bored teenagers

Leeds Polytechnic 29-11-77
Tracks: One chord wonders, Safety in numbers, Bombsite Boy, Great british mistake, New day dawning, No time to be 21, On the roof, We who wait, New church, Newboys, Quickstep, Bored teenagers, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Great british mistake #2

Demo recorded late 77 (Crossing the Red Sea outtakes)
Tracks: Great british mistake, Bombsite boy

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test recorded Feb 78
Tracks: Bored Teenagers, Drowning men, great british mistake

University of Essex, Colchester 11-2-78
Tracks: One Chord Wonders, New Church, Quickstep, New Day Dawning, Safety in Numbers, Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, No Time to Be 21, Bored Teenagers, Bombsite Boy, Great British Mistake

Roundhouse, London 12-2-78
Tracks: On wheels, Newboys, New church, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Drowning men, No time to be 21

Greyhound, Croydon 26-2-78
Tracks: One chord wonders, Safety in numbers, Bored teenagers, Male assault, Quickstep, Bombsite boy, On the roof, New day dawning, On wheels, Newboys, New church, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Drowning men, No time to be 21

Paradiso, Amsterdam 10-3-78
Tracks: Bored teenagers, Male assault, Quick step, Bombsite boy , On the roof, New day dawning, On wheels, New boys, Drowning men, New church, No time to be 21, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Great british mistake

Maidstone Art College 30-6-78
Tracks: Fate of criminals, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Drowning men, Bombsite boy, Television’s over, Male assault, We who wait, Newboys, On wheels, Safety in numbers, Back from the dead, Love songs, Bored teenagers, No time to be 21

Marquee, London 26-7-78
Tracks: Fate of criminals, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Crowning men, Bombsite boy, Television’s over, Male assault, New Church, We who wait, Newboys, On wheels, I surrender, Back from the dead, Love songs, Safety in numbers, Bored teenagers, No time to be 21, One chord wonders, Great british mistake

Marquee, London 27-7-78
Tracks: Fate of criminals, Gary gilmore’s eyes, Crowning men, Bombsite boy, Television’s over, Male assault, New church, We who wait, Newboys, On wheels, I surrender, Back from the dead, Love songs, Safety in numbers, Bored teenagers, No time to be 21, One chord wonders, Great british mistake

BBC John Peel session recorded 21-8-78
Tracks: Fate of criminals, Television’s over, Love songs, Back from the dead, I surrender

Demo recorded 78
Tracks: Fate of criminals, I surrender, Love songs, Television’s over

Brennende Langeweile Film, Dir. Wolfgang Buld, recorded live, Germany Aug/Sep 78
Tracks: Gary Gilmore’s eyes, Love songs, Television’s over, I surrender, great british mistake

Whiskey Bill, Rosrath Aug/Sep 78 (Tracks unknown)

Wuppertal Aug/Sep 78 (Tracks unknown)

Stollwerk, Cologne Aug/Sep 78 (Tracks unknown)

Markethalle, Hamburg 1-10-78
Tracks: Quickstep, The adverts, Fate of criminals, Drowning men, New church, Safety in numbers, Newboys, Male assault, Love songs, I surrender, On wheels, Bombsite boy, Television’s over, Back from the dead, Gary Gilmore’s eyes
Bored Teenagers, No time to be 21, One chord wonders, great british mistake

Music Machine 26-10-78
Tracks: Making machines, Kings of the wreckage, Who cries for me

TV Smith & Richard Strange

Demo recorded Nov 78
Tracks: Kings of the wreckage, Making machines, The last human being in the world, Summer fun, Some kind of war, Torpedo, The big break, Dance of death

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adverts
http://www.tvsmith.com
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/adverts.htm
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/ADVERTS.htm
http://recordcollectorsoftheworldunite.com/artists/adverts/adverts.html
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23748038/TV-Smith–The-Adverts-discography

Line ups:

Sleaze
74 – late 75
Andy Bennie (bass)
TV Smith (voc/gtr)
Buzz Chanter (gtr)
Stuart Guest (gtr)
Dave Heath (drms)

Adverts #1
Late76 – Feb 78
Laurie Driver (drms)
TV Smith (voc/gtr)
Gaye Advert (bass)
Howard Pickup (gtr)

#2
Feb – Apr 78
John Towe (drms)
TV Smith (voc/gtr)
Gaye Advert (bass)
Howard Pickup (gtr)

#3
Apr 78 – Feb 79
Gaye Advert (bass)
TV Smith (voc/gtr)
Howard Pickup (gtr)
Rod Latter (drms)

#4
Feb – Aug 79
Gaye Advert (bass)
TV Smith (voc/gtr)
Howard Pickup (gtr)
Rod Latter (drms)
Tim Cross (keyb)

#5
Aug – Nov 79
TV Smith (voc/gtr)
Tim Cross (keyb)
John Towe (drms)
Stoner (bass)
Erik Russell (gtr)

TV Smith & Andy Bennie are ex-Slaby Witness (73-74), Andy Bennie later in Wendy Tunes
John Towe is ex-Rage, later with Brian James & the Brains
Rod Latter is ex-Maniacs, Rings
Richard Strange & Stoner are ex-Doctors of Madness, TV Smith, Stoner & Erik Russell later in The Explorers

 

Gigography (up to end 78, incomplete)
73           Village Hall, Belstone (Slaby Witness)
12/75      Torquay (Sleaze)
15/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (1st gig)
19/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
21/01/77 Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
06/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
11/02/77 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
14/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
21/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
28/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
02/03/77 Club Noriek, London
04/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
15/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
24/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
25/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
04/77      Bonham Carter Hall, London
01/04/77 Nags Head, High Wycombe
01/04/77 Nottingham University
05/04/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
07/04/77 Adam & Eve, Hackney, London
18/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
20/04/77 Affair, Swindon (*)
24/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
13/05/77 Porterhouse, Retford
14/05/77 Civic Hall, Middleton
16/05/77 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent
16/05/77 Top of The World, Stafford (*)
19/05/77 Oaks Hotel, Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
20/05/77 Southampton University (*)
21/05/77 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
23/05/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
24/05/77 Nottingham University
25/05/77 Sheffield University
26/05/77 Tiffany’s, Newcastle (*)
27/05/77 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
28/05/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
02/06/77 Kent University, Canterbury
03/06/77 Pavilion, West Runton (*)
04/06/77 City Hall, St Albans (*)
06/06/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
06/06/77 Guildhall, Newcastle
07/06/77 Drill Hall, Lincoln (*)
09/06/77 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
10/06/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
11/06/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
12/06/77 Maxim’s, Barrow-In-Furness
13/06/77 Outlook Club, Doncaster
14/06/77 Drill Hall, Lincoln
15/06/77 Sussex University, Brighton
16/06/77 Town Hall, Cheltenham (*)
17/06/77 Brunel Rooms, Swindon
18/06/77 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend (*)
19/06/77 Queen’s Hotel, Southend
20/06/77 London
21/06/77 Subscription Rooms, Stroud
22/06/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
23/06/77 Winter Gardens, Penzance
24/06/77 Exeter University
25/06/77 Casino, Wigan (*)
26/06/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
27/06/77 Lancaster University
28/06/77 St George’s Hall, Bradford
29/06/77 California Ballroom, Dunstable
01/07/77 Pavilion, West Runton
06/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
18/07/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
25/07/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
16/08/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
17/08/77 Sundown, Charing Cross Rd, London
18/08/77 Sundown, Charing Cross Rd, London
19/08/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
20/08/77 Long Marston Aerodrome, Stratford-upon-Avon (*)
20/08/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
27/08/77 Reading Festival
28/08/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
29/08/77 Lodestar Hotel, Ribchester
30/08/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh (2nd Edinburgh Rock Festival)
31/08/77 Silver Thread, Paisley
01/09/77 Leeds Polytechnic
02/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/09/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
08/09/77 Winter Gardens, Penzance
12/09/77 Outlook Club, Doncaster
13/09/77 Locarno, Coventry
15/09/77 Windmill Club, Rotherham
16/09/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
20/09/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
22/09/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
23/09/77 Penthouse, Scarborough
24/09/77 Unity Hall, Wakefield
25/09/77 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
26/09/77 City Hall, Newcastle
27/09/77 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
28/09/77 Colston Hall, Bristol
30/09/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
09/77      Nottingham (?)
01/10/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
07/10/77 Imperial College, London
21/10/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
22/10/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
22/10/77 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
23/10/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
26/10/77 Outlook Club, Doncaster
27/10/77 Maniqui, Falkirk
28/10/77 Clouds, Edinburgh
29/10/77 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
01/11/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
02/11/77 Top Rank, Brighton
03/11/77 Chequers, Barnstaple
03/11/77 Swansea University
04/11/77 Top Rank, Reading
05/11/77 Slough College
06/11/77 Tiffany’s, Shrewsberry
08/11/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
11/11/77 Civic Hall, Middleton (?)
11/11/77 Town Hall, Middlesbrough (?)
12/11/77 Hull University
17/11/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
18/11/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
19/11/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
23/11/77 Top Rank, Brighton
29/11/77 Leeds Polytechnic
30/11/77 Sheffield Polytechnic
02/12/77 Edinburgh University
03/12/77 Newcastle University
26/12/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
27/12/77 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
28/12/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
29/12/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
20/01/78 Cardiff University
21/01/78 Sports Centre, Crawley
22/01/78 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
31/01/78 King George’s Hall, Blackburn
02/02/78 Queen’s University, Belfast
03/02/78 Trinity College, Dublin
04/02/78 Downtown Kampus, Cork (*)
05/02/78 Leisureland, Galway
09/02/78 King’s Hall, Derby
10/02/78 New Regent, Brighton
11/02/78 Essex University, Colchester
12/02/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/02/78 Locarno, Coventry
17/02/78 Lancaster University
18/02/78 Manchester University
19/02/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
20/02/78 Hamilton Club, Birkenhead
21/02/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
24/02/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
25/02/78 North East London Polytechnic, Walthamstow
26/02/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
28/02/78 Locarno, Bristol
02/03/78 Dundee University
04/03/78 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
10/03/78 Paradiso, Amsterdam
12/03/78 Vieux St Job, Uccle, Belgium
18/03/78 Battle of Britain Hall, Uxbridge (*)
19/03/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
15/04/78 Friars, Aylesbury
24/04/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
11/05/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
16/05/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
25/05/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
26/05/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
16/06/78 Markthalle, Hamburg (Punk Rock / New Wave Festival)
30/06/78 Maidstone College of Art, Oakwood Park
01/07/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
21/07/78 Penthouse, Scarborough
22/07/78 F Club @ Roots (Cosmo Club), Leeds
23/07/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
24/07/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
26/07/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
27/07/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
09/78     Whiskey Bill, Rosrath, Germany
09/78     Wuppertal, Germany
09/78     Stollwerk, Cologne
01/10/78 Markthalle, Hamburg
09/10/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
13/10/78 Birmingham Polytechnic
14/10/78 Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
20/10/78 Brunel University, Uxbridge
21/10/78 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich
26/10/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
27/10/78 Aston University, Birmingham
10/11/78 Bath University
11/11/78 Plymouth Polytechnic
07/12/78 Russell Club, Manchester
08/12/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
14/12/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
22/12/78 Lincoln Technical College
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date / venue
(*) = cancelled (or date moved) / band did not show up
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