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

Sussex University, Brighton 25-5-77
Tracks: Bored teenagers, New church

Nottingham University Jun 77 or 12-5-77?
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

University of Sussex, Brighton 15-6-77. Filmed (Tracks unknown)

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 5-2-78
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