Television Personalities - A Decade Of Singles & EPs (1989-99)
I take some days off tomorrow and before I go, it would be a shame I don't re-up any TVP album or single. I chose this one among the 27 (!!!) I posted, first because I think it's the better compilation you'll ever hear in your life, second because you won't find anywhere else all the A and B-sides of the singles and EPs released by the band between 1989 and 1999, and last because it's, among all the fake cover sleeves I did for this blog, my favorite. So, what can I say except you would do harm to yourself not to listen to such a collection of gems. Hope Dan Treacy's health, mental and physical, is not too bad by now. He's such a seminal artist. Enjoy it here. And thanks again to M to be so helpful and easy to use.
This is surely the best Xmas present I could offer to my visitors. A compilation of all the singles and EPs (I only removed the covers released because they seem quite irrevelant here) released on various labels by Dan Treacy under Television Personalities name, mostly a duo with Jowe Head during this period. Of course I posted all these singles and EPs separately over this year, but I know many of you will appreciate to have them all gathered in chronological order. The individual posts will be there for hard-on fans (like me) who love to have the songs in their original release context (moreover with the cover sleeve). Talking about the cover sleeve, I must say I'm very proud of the one I did for this compilation. Based on a picture from this great and important American photographer called Lewis Hine, who did so much for the child's work to be forbidden in the USA, I can't imagine a more fitting wrapping for these songs that seem to be written by a child's mind-in-man's body with an incredible ability to express intimate suffering and lost feeling. With Morrissey (but Morrissey is totally adult and childhood seems to have deserted him), I think Dan Treacy provided one of the most moving lyrical universe in rock music. This 41 song collection shows how public and critics have been blinded during the 90's, omitting to treat this genius how he would have deserved it, letting him progressively drown in dope and despair. So, I dedicate these last days of the year to him, who gave me so much work on this blog, but also so much emotions. I don't post any streaming, all the songs can be heard on the individual posts.