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SuperBlob
02-19-2008, 10:08 AM
Opinions? I have both their albums (Crossing the Red Sea and Cast of Thousands), and from what I've heard of them so far, they're pretty bloody excellent. Gary Gilmore's Eyes, New Church and Television's Over are my three favourite songs by them at the minute.

So yeah, opinions?

theshroomman
02-19-2008, 10:13 AM
i only know the song one chord wonders, no bad.

BrianApocalypse
02-19-2008, 11:23 AM
They're interesting conceptually, but they have about 3 good songs and were too short lived to have any lasting impression.

That's pretty much it.

lavazza
02-19-2008, 12:08 PM
Hey I just found out TV Smith was their singer.......a friend once gave me an album of him.....the music is okay, but does not leave furter impressions

sargasm
02-19-2008, 12:17 PM
I like them a lot.

I Surrender is my favorite song of theirs.

Also I'm going to build a time machine so I can go back to 1977 and make kisses with Gaye Advert.

BrianApocalypse
02-19-2008, 12:57 PM
Why don't you just go to the zoo and f*ck a panda? there's no difference.

Cory Smash
02-19-2008, 12:59 PM
Eh. They aren't horrible. Just kind of 'meh', to me.

StreetLight3989
02-19-2008, 01:08 PM
I've never really listened to them. Anybody buddy want to NOT upload them for me?

BrianApocalypse
02-19-2008, 01:13 PM
^ Certainly.

Check your mail, you WON'T be recieving a private message.

StreetLight3989
02-19-2008, 01:14 PM
I DON'T thank you very much.

sargasm
02-19-2008, 01:17 PM
Why don't you just go to the zoo and f*ck a panda? there's no difference.

Maybe I will :mad:

StreetLight3989
02-19-2008, 01:20 PM
Why don't you just go to the zoo and f*ck a panda? there's no difference.
Even though pandas are extremely cute, they're not very lovable. I found that out the hard way :(.

BrianApocalypse
02-19-2008, 02:18 PM
Maybe I will :mad:

No need to be hostile, friend, you're going to get your bamboo sucked.

opivy21
02-19-2008, 04:46 PM
I like them. Bored Teenagers is my favorite.

RockThe40oz
02-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Maybe I will :mad:

That'd be pretty sexy

mmmm.. pandas

axeslash
02-19-2008, 09:48 PM
^ Certainly.

Check your mail, you WON'T be recieving a private message.
I would really appreciate it if you didn't send me some of that music my way.

BrianApocalypse
02-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Okay then, if people DON'T want some Adverts songs, DON'T ask.

radio_schizo
02-20-2008, 06:04 AM
The Adverts are great. I have Crossing the Red Sea but I really want to get Cast of Thousands but I can't find it anywhere. All the songs I have heard from it seem really well written, even more so than their debut which is also great.

The best Adverts song is Love Songs. TV Smith is a great song writer.

BrianApocalypse
02-20-2008, 01:44 PM
He's okay, he's not very prolific.

Good songwriters come up with good tunes as often as rabbits fornicate, that's what separates the men from the boys.

Anyone can write a good song, given a few months.

Good musicians can write a better song, given a few minutes.

Iluvpowerchords
02-21-2008, 01:08 AM
I like 'em.

Hooky and fun if a bit underwhelming.

Any addict of the 1st wave of British Punk can appreciate their goodyness.

I don't think they'd impress many people that weren't into the 1st wave thing though.

sargasm
02-21-2008, 02:48 AM
To anyone reading this thread who has never heard The Adverts, they're way better than anyone is making them sound.

Maybe I only think that because I'm a complete 1st wave addict though.

Mav-16
02-21-2008, 04:09 AM
well I'm a complete 1st wave addict, and I have never heard them but they sound good I suppose judging by the people who posted the compliments :)

radio_schizo
02-21-2008, 07:30 AM
I think they are one of those bands, like many other 1st wave Uk bands that are only known for a few singles that are featured in the cheap punk comps. Another band like this is Eater. Eater were so good.

BrianApocalypse
02-21-2008, 09:45 AM
Seriously, the Adverts are NOT that good.

They were one of the better UK bands in 1977, but they physically aren't anything special.

Eater are fairly good, especially when you consider that they were a bunch of schoolkids. Very hip, man.

radio_schizo
02-21-2008, 11:44 AM
^Yeah Eater are one of my fave Uk punk bands. Considering they were like 15/16 at the time Andy Blade had some talent at singing and writing songs. 'Room for one' is a classic song.

BrianApocalypse
02-21-2008, 11:59 AM
It was also pretty cool of the punk elitists to let them get up onstage, too, because they were taking up gig slots that "real" bands could have.

Gosh, I remember when I was 15/16. I had talent writing songs too.

Mav-16
02-22-2008, 04:30 AM
just got done listening to em..... they're pretty good. but nothing really different than any other 77 brit punk band. Which i wasn't really expecting anyway.... but a pretty good band

SuperBlob
02-22-2008, 05:01 PM
Also I'm going to build a time machine so I can go back to 1977 and make kisses with Gaye Advert.
I asked my dad about what he thought of The Adverts. Turns out he actually managed to do that. :p:

Also, on the topic of Eater...*cough cough*
I only have one song, but I DON'T want any more. Please. :p:

And finally. Can anyone suggest any more good English 77 bands? Who have the same sort of vibe?

BrianApocalypse
02-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Check out the Gorillas, if you can find them.

The singer is called Jesse something, and he's a cross between hendrix and noddy holder. Awesome stuff.

SuperBlob
02-23-2008, 11:28 AM
Check out the Gorillas, if you can find them.

The singer is called Jesse something, and he's a cross between hendrix and noddy holder. Awesome stuff.
Anything slightly similar to Noddy Holder is easily gonna be fantastic. *looks up*

radio_schizo
02-23-2008, 12:10 PM
I asked my dad about what he thought of The Adverts. Turns out he actually managed to do that. :p:

Also, on the topic of Eater...*cough cough*
I only have one song, but I DON'T want any more. Please. :p:

And finally. Can anyone suggest any more good English 77 bands? Who have the same sort of vibe?
Try The Flys, despite the rubbish name they are pretty damn good. They sound I bit like the Adverts later sound, but more post-punky. Kinda like Wire. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=136435548 'Love and a molotov cocktail' is a class song.

BrianApocalypse
02-23-2008, 12:24 PM
Anything slightly similar to Noddy Holder is easily gonna be fantastic. *looks up*

*Has an anime orgasm* ^,^

SuperBlob
02-23-2008, 12:40 PM
Try The Flys, despite the rubbish name they are pretty damn good. They sound I bit like the Adverts later sound, but more post-punky. Kinda like Wire. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=136435548 'Love and a molotov cocktail' is a class song.
Ah yes, got that one song. The other songs on there seem quite good as well. Thankee