Alternative TV

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Alternative TV - Image Has Cracked Image Has Cracked
Punk Used - LP DLP 01 Deptford Fun City
Rare 1978 UK Original. LP Apears Unplayed. Cover Has Some Creasing And Shows Ring Wear On The Back. Starting With A Nuttily Bombastic Synth Intro (Courtesy Of Squeeze's Jools Holland), Which Sounds Just Like The Music Punk Was Supposed To Be Destroying Might Seem An Unusual Move For A Band Founded By The Guy Who Chronicled The Original London Explosion. But It's That Very Contrariness In Mark Perry Which Made The Original Alternative TV Such A Thrilling Prospect, And Which Makes The Image Has Cracked An Unfairly Neglected Classic From The Late-'70s Upheaval. Seizing On The Promise Of Punk As Being A New Means Of Expression Rather Than A New Set Of Musical Rules To Be Adhered To, Perry, Along With A Solid-Enough Band, Whip Up A Series Of Incendiary Pieces That Explore As Much As They Thrash, Caught Somewhere Between The Fall's Divine Ramalama And Three-Chord Snarls. "Alternatives" Captures The Tense Spirit Of The Band's Work Perfectly, A Live Recording Where, Over A Gentle Groove Perry Invites Audience Members To Come Up And "Use The Soapbox," Only To Have A Bunch Of Chancers And Screamers Talk A Lot About Nothing Much At All, Until Perry Spits Vitriol At A Pair Of People In A Punch-Up And Complains About "Diluted Sh*T." As An Expression Of Going Down Defiant While Punk Became A New Fashion, It's Fierce And Brilliant.... more details
 
Alternative TV - Vibing Up The Senile Man Vibing Up The Senile Man
Pop New - LP DLP 03 Deptford Fun City
Sealed 1978 UK Original.... more details
 

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