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Television Personalities

Some Kind Of Happening (Singles 1978-1989)

fire records



limited edition 2cd

Released: 12th Jul 2019

£13.99


here we have A comprehensive remastered collection of all of the Television Personalities’ ground-breaking single releases from the Peel-approved ‘14th Floor’ through to the effervescent ‘Salvador Dali’s Garden Party’ EP.

The tracklist Includes the super rare Creation flexi, the TVPs as The Gifted Children, and the even rarer Caff 45 where the band tackle Stock, Aitken And Waterman. Purists will also find two shelved 45s for the Dreamworld label plus their take on Syd Barrett’s ‘Apples And Oranges’ from the ‘Beyond The Wildwood’ tribute album. It also Features the seminal ‘Where’s Bill Grundy Now’ and the self-effacing ‘Part Time Punks’ alongside a host of pop culture-bating gems. A celebration of the songwriting of Dan Treacy.  “Treacy is the outsider's outsider, committed to a raw honesty, constantly bearing witness to his own suffering, his own weakness and fallibility” - The Quietus.

Some Kind Of Happening (Singles 1978-1989)

Tracklist

  1. 14th Floor 02 - Oxford St., W.
  2. Part Time Punks
  3. Where's Bill Grundy Now?
  4. Happy Families
  5. Posing At The Roundhouse
  6. The Prettiest Girl In The World
  7. If That's What Love Is
  8. Miracles Take Longer
  9. Apples And Oranges
  10. Smashing Time
  11. King And Country
  12. I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
  13. Arthur The Gardene
  14. Painting By Numbers
  15. Lichtenstein Girl
  16. Three Wishes
  17. Geoffrey Ingram
  18. And Don't The Kids Just Love It!
  19. Biff, Bang, Pow!
  20. A Picture of Dorian Gray (Live)
  21. A Sense Of Belonging
  22. Paradise Estate
  23. How I Learned To Love The Bomb
  24. Then God Snaps His Fingers
  25. Now You're Just Being Ridiculous
  26. She's Only The Grocer's Daughter
  27. A Girl Called Charity
  28. Salvador Dali's Garden Party
  29. The Room At The Top Of The Stairs
  30. This Time There's No Happy Ending
  31. Part One: Fulfilling The Contractual Obligations
  32. I Still Believe in Magic
  33. Respectable
  34. Privilege
  35. Me And My Desire
  36. My Imaginary Friend
  37. I Remember Bridget Riley