Re: BBC4 Friday 1st June : "Punk Britannia" & "We Who Wait: TV Smith & the Adverts"
Jun 07, 2012, 16:52
Evidently Johnny Clarke was great. I hadn't realised he'd started out on the Bernard Manning circuit - thus a few punks spitting was a breeze.
Yeah, that was an eye-opener. Brutally honest (and laff out loud funny) about the 'wilderness years' too. An excellent prog and makes me wish I'd had the nerve to say "Ello" when I saw him on a Manc to London train a few years back.
I own no Adverts music*. I think I'll be sniffing about for that first album soon (think there's a versh with GGE's on it now). One thing (of the many) I liked about that TV Smith docu was how he seemed to look so resolutely 'Unpunk', apart from maybe a few jacket modifications, compared to his peers. I admired that.
*Well, used to have GGE's on an old mix tape from about 1873.