The Adverts - One Chord Wonders

The Adverts - One Chord Wonders

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (Stiff - BUY 13)

A One Chord Wonders 2:36
B Quick Step 3:18

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Produced by Larry Wallace for First Shot Productions

On label:
A-Side: Super Stereo; Time: 1.99
B-Side: May Be Stereo; Time 2 hours forty-nine seconds

Additional Credits

T.V. Smith - vocals
Howard Pickup - guitar
Gaye Advert - bass
Laurie Driver - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Unlike fellow first-wavers like Slaughter & The Dogs (for instance), in Tim 'T.V.' Smith The Adverts had a singer/songwriter whose incisive wit and intelligence made him an estimable and funny commentator on the burgeoning scene. This debut single is the proof. The music is ramalama punk, with a jerky edge that only true amateurism can bring, but the energy is totally infectious and both sides rattle along at a cracking pace. The A-Side was subsequently re-recorded for the Crossing the Red Sea With The Adverts.

DANNY BAKER, SNIFFIN' GLUE #10, June 1977: I really like The Adverts (Gary Gilmore's Eyes is classic), as ever the drums and bass way up front, for a group who (all join in on this cliche) - you either love or hate. Great track, 'specially the lyrics, but will do lousy business as a single, great B side ennall.

Additional Notes

The A-Side is listed in typical Stiff fashion as clocking in at 1:99, the B-Side 2 Hours 49 Minutes. The back cover lists the tracks as "One Chord Wonder" and "Quickstep".

Images

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UK 7" 1977 (Stiff - BUY 13). Red sleeve. Click here for more

The Adverts - One Chord Wonders Alt Sleeve The Adverts - One Chord Wonders Alt Sleeve 7" Back

UK 7" 1977 (Stiff - BUY 13). Green sleeve. This is very rare indeed! Click here for more

 

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