Formed: Finchley, London, England, UK
Alternative TV - then Mark Perry, Dave George, Dennis Burns and Henry Badowski - stopped performing as such in 1979 and changed their name to The Good Missionaries. Unfortunately, this did not usher in a change of style, hence more wanky arty shite. Amongst the many guest musicians floating in and out of the band were Gillian Hanna (vocals, wind instruments, percussion), Kid Kif Le Mixer, and Anno (from Planet Gong). After this Perry formed The Door & The Window and The Reflections, before reactivating Alternative TV in 1981.
Singles / Albums
|Fire From Heaven
|Vibing Up The Senile World... (7", 1980)||Deranged In Hastings (7", 1980)
||Scars On Sunday (Tape, split with Alternative TV, 1981)
||An Ye As Well
(Tape, split with Alternative TV, 1981)
Mark Perry - The official homepage for Mark P and ATV etc.
Street Level - An informative site on this budget recording studio in West London, which recorded the likes of Here & Now, ATV, The Good Missionaries, The Door and The Window, Androids Of Mu etc.
ATV page on Punk 77 - Very good article from one of the best punksites on the net