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Saturday, 30 June 2012

THE ADVERTS : Demo's 1977 - 78

It was great to see this fantastic outfit on the recent Punk Britannia series. Dave's latest post has some rare demo's for our delight...

Adverts - Demos 1977 + 1978

By request here are some Adverts demos.

Demos 1977

01. One Chord Wonders
02. New Boys
03. Quickstep
04. We Who Wait
05. Bored Teenagers

Demos 1978

01. Fate Of Criminals
02. Television's Over
03. Love Songs
04. I Surrender


Reupped from bat29's late great post at http://noiseaddiction.blogspot.com; follow him at http://noiseaddiction2.blogspot.com.

Go thank the man! Cheers, Dave Sez.


  1. Dave Sez !!! you are great !!! fantastic stuff - as usal -

    we are really lucky feckers ! and we are a amazing gang !!! be a part of skamancs family, means a lot to me. what a blog YES the fucking best blog in the whole WWW

    thanx dave, thanx skamanc

  2. wonderful stuff, one of my fav punk outfits, crossing the red sea holds up against any punk debut for me, cast of thousands they tried to go expermental and punks were'nt having it, but i love both albums, hope to catch tv smith on the punk circuit asap massive thanx to Dave Sez, skamanc, you made my day punk!!!!!!!

  3. martin listening to your summer sampler i thought the tiger lily stuff was great, never heard that before, do you know of any ultravox demos gathering dust any where waiting to be shared?

  4. Wah-ho, martin! Serious answer for serious question - no studio demos out there but there are a number of early Ultravox tracks that have (so far) never been formally released :

    "TV Orphans"
    "I Wont Play Your Game"
    "I Came Back Here To Meet You"
    from Rockpop German TV, Autumn 1976

    "Radio Beach"
    3 versions from 1979 US tour, March 3, 4 and 8.

    I have these four, and am compiling a post for you now. (Later?) ones I don't have:

    "Storms of Things"
    "The Day the World Ended"
    "Dark Love"
    "Do the Mutation"
    "Car Crash Flashback"
    "I Wont Play Your Game"
    "City Doesn't Care"

    "There were many reasons we chose not to continue with the aforementioned songs; basically we were developing them by playing them live here and there, some more than others, and even recorded a few... but they weren't taken further (either finished/released) because we had other songs we were more excited about and which we felt were more representative of where were heading. Perhaps in retrospect, a few could've been taken further. To be fair, some were just that - fair. Except for a few hazy ones, I still remember them very well. They may have strong curiosity value now, but at the time we passed on them and I think we made the right decisions. Regards to all, Warren Cann."

    Glad ya like it, matey! Keep the comments rolling in, cheers, Dave Sez.

  5. thanx Dave appreciate that, always been into ultravox, both incarnations, really like john foxx solo stuff as well, should be interesting hearing these.

  6. Hi martin, an Ultravox - Unsung Songs 76-79 post is in the queue for you, includes "TV Orphans", "I Wont Play Your Game" and "I Came Back Here To Meet You" (a cracker number!) from Rockpop German TV, Autumn 1976 and "Radio Beach" - 3 versions from 1979 US tour, March 3, 4 and 8. Bonus: video of the three Rockpop numbers!

    Meanwhile, just a reminder to go and get the full version of the Marquee '78 gig (vinyl rip of a triple LP bootleg from Japan called Echoes of Pleasure which also includes the Ure-era Odeon Hammersmith 1980.12.13). Go thank min-min here:
    http://ragpath.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-upload-echoes-of-pleasure-bootlegs.html. I'll be adding links for Foxx-era Ultravox gigs in the comments once the Unsung Songs post is up, but you might want to get busy on this one as well first:

    John Foxx BBC Sessions. Sound quality is 'A'. This is a bootleg which unfortunately tells diddly squat about the dates, what session - but it wasn't Peel: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/artists/j/. Quirks ends abruptly but it also did on the live Ultravox 7in and I think that this version is the same as that single. Covers created by whoever did the bootleg.

    01 Hiroshima Mon Amour
    02 Shadow Of Your Smile
    03 Twilight's Last Gleaming
    04 Morning Glory
    05 In Mysterious Ways
    06 Hanging In the Air
    07 Music From Video Game
    08 Quirks (Abrupt Ending)


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  7. Thanks Dave, I saw TV Smith live in June at the 12 bar club doing an acoustic set, these will be most appreciated. I have a copy of the TV Smith show from June if you are interested Skarmanc, so rather noise big mouths in the audience but that aside a great show.

    Thanks again Dave, nice one and most grateful.

  8. Thanks BootlegMeister, appreciation keeps the megaposts rollin' on! Next in the posting queue is a compilation of Ultravox unreleased songs followed in the comments by a flood of live Ultravox 76-79 ... cheers, Dave Sez.

  9. thanks so much...Dave Sez never lets us down :)

  10. http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/adverts-manchester-electric-circus-26th-june-1977-aud-138681.html