Alternative TV (sometimes known as ATV) were an English rock band, formed in London in 1976. Their punk rock and post-punk sound was influential for several musical artists. Alternative TV were formed by Mark Perry, the founding editor of Sniffin' Glue punk fanzine, with Perry, Michael Abbott (aka Mick Smith) on bass and Alex Fergusson. Early rehearsals took place at Throbbing Gristle's Industrial Records studio with Genesis P-Orridge on drums; recordings from this period appeared, long afterwards, on the Industrial Sessions CD. The band's first live appearance was in Nottingham supporting The Adverts.
trACks: Alternatives - Action Time Vision - Why Don't You Do Me Right - Good Times - Ancient Rebels - Love Lies Limp - Still Life - Communication Failure - Nasty Little Lonely - Life - Total Switch Off - Splitting In 2 - How Much Longer - You Bastard.