Sunday, August 27, 2006
TV Personalities-And Dont The Kids Just Love It (Rough trade 1981)
Debut Perfection In 1981 From The Original London Post-Punk Mod Popsters. The Art Of Psychedelic Pop Simplicity and A Hymn To Youth Culture! Magnificent!!!
Television Personalities is an English Post-Punk group with a varying line up. The only person common to all the line ups is singer/songwriter Dan Treacy. One of the original punk rock groups, their first release (January 1978) was the single "14th Floor / Oxford Street W1". Their second release, the EPWhere's Bill Grundy Now? features one of their best known songs: "Part Time Punks".
Their first album And Dont The Kids Just Love It was released in 1981. It set the template for their subsequent career: neo-psychedelia, an obsession with youth culture of the 1960s, a fey, slightly camp lyrical attitude, and the occasional classic pop song.