Pop Goes Art! [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The first release on Whaam! records (a label headed by the Television Personalities' Dan Treacy), Pop Goes Art! is basically a Television Personalities album with Treacy and his longtime cohort Ed Ball trading roles: Ball is the singer and songwriter, and Treacy just plays guitar and bass. The amateurish cover (the original LP cover was a simple white jacket with a design silkscreened on the front and a small piece of paper glued on the back listing the song titles) and no-budget production can't hide the wit and inventiveness of Ball's take on Carnaby Street-era pop. Besides two immediate classics, "Miss London" and the brilliant "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" (a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The first release on Whaam! records (a label headed by the Television Personalities' Dan Treacy), Pop Goes Art! is basically a Television Personalities album with Treacy and his longtime cohort Ed Ball trading roles: Ball is the singer and songwriter, and Treacy just plays guitar and bass. The amateurish cover (the original LP cover was a simple white jacket with a design silkscreened on the front and a small piece of paper glued on the back listing the song titles) and no-budget production can't hide the wit and inventiveness of Ball's take on Carnaby Street-era pop. Besides two immediate classics, "Miss London" and the brilliant "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" (a song Ball would record several more times in the '80s), the album includes the B-side of Times' first single, "Biff! Bang! Pow!" -- not the song by Ball's freakbeat heroes the Creation, but an homage to that band using the same title -- and the eight-minute psychedelic closer "This Is Tomorrow," featuring the sort of droning plane-crash guitar that would figure into the next couple of Television Personalities records. Pop Goes Art! is a completely ingenuous record with no agenda, other than the re-creation of one of Ball's favorite musical eras. [Artpop!'s 2008 edition included six bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Artpop
  • EAN: 5013929362024
  • Catalog Number: 20
  • Sales rank: 168,368

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Picture Gallery - The Times (3:36)
  2. 2 Biff Bang Pow - The Times (2:51)
  3. 3 It's Time - The Times (2:43)
  4. 4 If Now Is the Answer - The Times (3:47)
  5. 5 A New Arrangement - The Times (3:09)
  6. 6 Looking at the World Through Dark Shades - The Times (3:35)
  7. 7 I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape - The Times (2:56)
  8. 8 Pop Goes Art - The Times (2:41)
  9. 9 Miss London - The Times (3:59)
  10. 10 The Sun Never Sets - The Times (3:59)
  11. 11 Easy as Pie - The Times (4:26)
  12. 12 This Is Tomorrow - The Times (8:03)
  13. 13 I Haven't Seen Him In Anybody Else (0:15)
  14. 14 Have You Seen The Beautiful People - The Times (3:02)
  15. 15 Picture Gallery - The Times (3:21)
  16. 16 The Sun Never Sets - The Times (4:02)
  17. 17 Easy as Pie - The Times (3:57)
  18. 18 This Is Tomorrow - The Times (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Times Primary Artist
Edward Ball Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
John East Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Joseph James Foster Track Performer
Technical Credits
Edward Ball Composer, Producer, Engineer, Author, Sleeve Notes
Eddie Phillips Author
Alan Wilson Mastering
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