Action Time Vision: The ATV Anthology

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mark Perry aka Mark P. was one of the first great theoreticians of the British punk scene; he was the editor and guiding voice behind Sniffin' Glue, the U.K.'s first punk fanzine whose incendiary prose and purposefully rough finish made it the model literally thousands would follow, and he was among the first punk fans/writers to start putting his ideas into action by forming his own band, Alternative TV. But Perry was by no standards a run-of-the-mill punk, and Action Time Vision: The ATV Anthology is the work of a man who wasn't just looking for a riot but wanted to confront the expectations and frameworks of popular culture on any number of levels. Right out of the box, ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mark Perry aka Mark P. was one of the first great theoreticians of the British punk scene; he was the editor and guiding voice behind Sniffin' Glue, the U.K.'s first punk fanzine whose incendiary prose and purposefully rough finish made it the model literally thousands would follow, and he was among the first punk fans/writers to start putting his ideas into action by forming his own band, Alternative TV. But Perry was by no standards a run-of-the-mill punk, and Action Time Vision: The ATV Anthology is the work of a man who wasn't just looking for a riot but wanted to confront the expectations and frameworks of popular culture on any number of levels. Right out of the box, Perry was doing stuff his own way -- the band's first recorded number, "Love Lies Limp," is a slow reggae pastiche about sexual disinterest, and while "You Bastard" and "Life" found the group embracing the loud 'n' fast thing, "How Much Longer" made it clear Perry had already grown tired of the trapping of punk. By the time Alternative TV's first album came out in 1978, Perry and company were covering Frank Zappa and experimenting with prog rock, improvisation, and spoken word material, and the bulk of Action Time Vision finds the group confounding expectations by making their way through any of the side streets of contemporary music that happen to strike their fancy. The majority of this music can charitably be called "challenging" listening especially since Perry was always more of a ranter than a singer, but Perry's intelligence and willingness to storm the boundaries are present on every cut of this two-disc set, and love it or loathe it, Action Time Vision makes a strong case for Perry's consistently brave vision, whether accompanied by electric guitars, sound effects recordings, or samplers. Complete with detailed liner notes from Perry, Action Time Vision: The ATV Anthology is the definitive portrait of Alternative TV's long, strange career in music, though only the most broad-minded will be able to embrace every track with equal enthusiasm.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Castle Music Uk
  • EAN: 5050159173426
  • Catalog Number: 734

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Lies Limp (3:06)
  2. 2 How Much Longer (2:36)
  3. 3 You Bastard (1:21)
  4. 4 Life (2:06)
  5. 5 Life After Life (2:09)
  6. 6 Action Time Vision (2:34)
  7. 7 Another Coke (5:24)
  8. 8 Good Times (2:31)
  9. 9 Still Life (5:18)
  10. 10 Nasty Little Lonely (6:19)
  11. 11 Splitting in Two (5:08)
  12. 12 Fellow Sufferer (10:57)
  13. 13 Release the Natives (4:02)
  14. 14 The Good Missionary (7:16)
  15. 15 The Force Is Blind (3:47)
  16. 16 Lost in Room (4:55)
  17. 17 The Ancient Rebels (2:58)
  18. 18 My Hand Is Still Wet (3:24)
  19. 19 Cold Rain (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Victory (2:36)
  2. 2 You Never Know (7:35)
  3. 3 Let's Sleep Now (3:33)
  4. 4 Boy Eats Girl (5:42)
  5. 5 Dragon Love (5:40)
  6. 6 Company of Lies (3:09)
  7. 7 The Big Ugly One (5:10)
  8. 8 Child Star (5:05)
  9. 9 Reflections of a Strange Existence (4:49)
  10. 10 Magic in Full Flight (2:45)
  11. 11 Punk Life (5:30)
  12. 12 Apollo (4:18)
  13. 13 Communication Failure (4:55)
  14. 14 Just a Memory (2:59)
  15. 15 Unlikely Star (3:57)
  16. 16 Stockhausen in Space (2:14)
  17. 17 In Control (3:05)
  18. 18 On Your Knees (3:45)
  19. 19 Total Switch Off (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alternative TV Primary Artist
Jools Holland Piano
Dave Morgan Drums
Chris Bennett Drums, Vocals
Karl Blake Guitar
Wally Brill Organ
Dennis Burns Synthesizer, Bass, Recorder
Mike Cook Guitar
Alex Fergusson Guitar, Vocals
Roddy Frame Guitar, Vocals
Genesis P-Orridge Percussion
Dave George Guitar, Percussion
Ian McKay Bass, Keyboards
Tyrone Thomas Bass, Guitar
John Towe Drums
Kim Turner Guitar, Piano
Ray Weston Drums
John Isaac Drums
Justin Adams Guitar
Protag Guitar
Allison Phillips Drums
Alan Gruner Keyboards
Mika Mizushima Vocals
Mick Perry Synthesizer, Guitar, Violin, Drums, Vocals
Annie Stubbs Vocals
Rob Ugly Bass, Trumpet
Suzi Webb Bass
Luci Bocchino Guitar
Steve Cannell Bass
Technical Credits
Alternative TV Producer
Wally Brill Producer
Richard Mazda Producer
Ian McKay Producer
Grant Showbiz Producer
Mick Perry Programming, Producer, Liner Notes
Joe Sinclair Producer
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