Adverts - Discography and Biog
Gaye Advert (bass),
Lorry Driver (drums)
Howard Pickup (guitar)
Adverts were formed in mid-1976 shortly after the first Sex
Pistols show by two Devon art students: TV (Tim) Smith on vocals
and the distinctive, panda-eyed Gaye Advert (née Gaye
Atlas) on bass. The remaining members of the band included guitarist
Howard Pickup and drummer Lorry Driver. One of the first bands
to become a familiar fixture at London's Roxy Club in Convent
Garden, The Adverts' raw, enthusiastic sound quickly came to
the attention of the Damned's guitarist Brian James, who offered
the group an opening spot on the Damned's upcoming tour and
directed them toward Stiff Records....
and full Biog
1978 Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
1979 Cast of Thousands
The Peel Sessions EP
Live at the Roxy Club
1976 "Bored Teenagers" (Harvest's live compilation
album recorded at the Roxy)
1977 "One-Chord Wonders / Quickstep"
1977 "Gary Gilmore's Eyes"
1977 "Safety in Numbers / We Who Wait"
1978 "No Time to be 21 / New Day Dawning"
1979 "Television's Over" / "Back from the Dead"