TV Smith - Your Ticket Out Of Here

TV Smith - Your Ticket Out Of Here

by Dave Thompson

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TV Smith - Your Ticket Out Of Here by Dave Thompson

Slaby Witness, Sleaze, the Adverts, TV Smith's Explorers, Party Line, High, Production House, Cheap... the TV Smith story is one of rock's richest, filled with some of the most exhilarating music of the past 30 years. And Your Ticket Out Of Here is the first comprehensively detailed guide to every last note of it. Well, maybe not the first. The original edition of this book was published back in 1984, within the final edition of the TV Times, the wonderfully chaotic TV Smith fanzine that I had spent the past four years producing at a rate of (almost) one a month. A second edition followed in 1990, sold through the pages of the British Punk Collector fanzine. But this update completely revises those earlier editions, while adding a complete biography, reviews, and other information. It also revises the original (somewhat confusing) format, to align it with the series of other Armchair Guides that I published through Helter Skelter Publishing a few years ago (the Cure, New Order and the Fall), and which is now relaunching in e-book format. There are some gaps, that mercifully can be filled by visiting TV's website ( All the key information is here, however; the record releases, crucial/memorable live shows, and so forth, to continue a tradition that Mick Mercer, reviewing the TV Times in ZigZag, once proclaimed "a true labour of love," trailing TV "from trench to toilet and back again."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014216623
Publisher: Dave Thompson
Publication date: 04/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 421 KB

About the Author

Dave Thompson is the author of over 100 books, including acclaimed biographies of Lou Reed, David Bowie Iggy Pop, the Sweet, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, and the punk memoir "London's Burning."

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