God Told Me To Do It…but did I listen?

God Told Me To Do It.
Saw them twice, once at Redvers Road Wood Green and once at Gossips Soho. I was one of the ‘dregs of punk rock civilization’ that Richard North mentions in his review! But to be fair it was probably the Hackney Hell Crew, and assorted hangers on, who to a (unwashed) man turned up in force to celebrate the Royal Wedding (Andrew and Fergie) that the snipe was aimed at.
Hopefully not me anyway! 
The band were fun, chaotic but musically a bit of a shambles. I’m sure that was the point.
The flyers and posters on the other hand are legendary and the best thing about the band.
The stunts that the members of the band were involved with, are also legendary.
My press articles, flyers and posters are all here on this post.
If anyone has the ‘Psychic TV Are Crap’ flyer or poster (shown on one of the news articles) then please leave a comment as I would love to chat and perhaps discuss a high res scan, or perhaps if you feel generous, the original flyer to add to my collection!
Photographs live at the Arts Centre Redvers Road Wood Green unknown photographer. Let me know who it was and I will credit you!

Music mostly by Crass, radio collage and mix including the Thatchergate tapes by David Tibet

  1. anna
    August 25, 2011 at 12:31 am

    What happened to Bill Auld, GTMTDI? He died? How?

  2. luggy
    August 25, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Anna, he died of a diabetic attack a few years back while he was living somewhere on the south coast. When I lived with him, he was always convinced that he was going to have an imminent heart attack. I’ve never known such a hypochondriac, would like to have caught up with him again if something hadn’t got him in the end. He was a lovely bloke.

  3. anna
    August 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Have looked for him every so often on the web… and did wonder… what a shame… what a very clever man… but then, less loo roll consumption….

  4. bob
    September 8, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Evenin, have a GTMTDI tape can digitize, have to give me a couple of days though! If someone passes on an email I’ll send them the download link, ta. Think I got it off Sean donkey’s years ago…

  5. jill
    August 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I lived in the Auld Art Centre squat in Woodgreen in the summer of 1985, with Bill from GTMTDI. Bill was a close friend of mine for many years. Really sad to hear that Bill has died. I’ve still got a few letters Bill sent to me on Libyan embassy headed note paper ! They still make me smile…..

  6. cry havoc
    cry havoc
    August 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

    they are have a live recordings? where i can check this?

  7. P
    August 28, 2020 at 4:39 am

    Does anyone have any copies of Gadaffi s green book stamped GTMTD given out on the underground by “unknown terrorists ” Funny days.

  8. Hugh
    March 13, 2024 at 6:15 pm

    I remember seeing one of their posters on a wall somewhere (Finsbury Park?) with the tag line ‘I SLAM FOR ISLAM’.

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