Wednesday, April 04, 2007

THE ADVERTS: Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts (1978 - Bright)

With their raw, enthusiastic immaturity, the Adverts were a bright, though short-lived, light of the punk era, distinguished by the fact that their bassist, Gaye Advert, was one of the first female stars of punk rock. After they (barely) mastered one chord, the Adverts began playing at London's Roxy Club in 1976, where they quickly came to the attention of the Damned's guitarist Brian James. James offered the band an opening spot on the Damned's tour and directed them toward Stiff Records. Stiff released their self-deprecating debut single, "One Chord Wonders," in 1977, when the band could still barely play, but when they released their second single, the disturbingly funny "Gary Gilmore's Eyes," the group rocketed into the U.K. Top 20 in a storm of controversy. The Adverts' first album, Crossing the Red Sea With the Adverts, fulfilled the single's promise, but the second, 1979's Cast of Thousands, sounded like they poured all of their musical ideas into their first album; the group broke up the following Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG...

1. One Chord Wonder
2. Bored Teemagers
3. New Church
4. On the Roof
5. Newsboys
6. Gary Gilmore's Eyes
7. Bombsite Boy
8. No Time to Be 21
9. Safety in Numbers
10. New Day Dawning
11. Drowning Man
12. On Wheels
13. Great British Mistake
** LP version (I Guess)
** Bright
** pw = hangoverhard or hangover
D** Link :-))))


Anonymous said...

hello uploader. nice blog you got, but the password for the adverts album don't work. would be a pleasure for me if you can post the right one. thx

Nagiants40 said...

hello anonymous... you try both passwords ?? There are two passwords, and I can't remind which one I used..


Anonymous said...


where's "Great British Mistake"?