The Adverts – Stiff Records 1977

One Chord Wonders

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Wonderful debut single from The Adverts, released on the rather eclectic Stiff Records, produced by Larry Wallis from The Pink Fairies. The first ‘punk’ appearance on the long running music TV programme ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, bass plucker was the rather wonderful and massively gorgeous Gaye Advert (do any girls browse this site? I reckon I could get away with that one!). The band released further class 7″ singles and two very good LP’s. One of the better bands of the late 1970’s, great melodies and very well written lyrics. TV Smith the writer and vocalist is still performing every now and again, and well worth going to see.

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1985 – 1988 All The Madmen Records and Distribution
1988 – 1991 King Penguin Distribution
1989 – 2018 Southern Studios / Southern Record Distribution

7 thoughts on “The Adverts – Stiff Records 1977”

  1. Yeah, but if we are going to talk about how big Gaye Advert ‘s tits are, shouldn’t “size of dick” be used as well? Along the lines of “Penny Rimbaud or Joe Strummer – which was the biggest prick?”

    Brought to you by the angry ghost of a Greenham Woman.

  2. Ha! Massively gorgeous as in, all round great girl, not bra cup size Al! Please let the ghost know that that is what I meant! x

  3. The mistress of the two note bass line, never mind the size of her tits, and TV Smith has maintained his credability and is still going strong and singing the same song, no not Gary Gilmours Eyes, I mean he’s still saying something and questioning everything.

  4. I’d think that the Strummer and Rimbaud ‘Top Dobber’ match would result in a tie…

    Great sentiments in the lyrics of ‘One Chord Wonders’…
    and an interesting commentary on it (in a way) on the flipside…
    “Hunt like a brave man with a flashlight”

  5. Remember seeing them play The Marquee once. This German punk kept grabbing hold of Gaye’s leg during their set only to be repeatly booted off by her other leg. It was hilarious to watch, the bloke loved it!

  6. I think I’m the only bloke in the world who doesn’t fancy her. She looks like she’s got cherubism in that 2nd picture

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