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With TV Smith’s Explorers having imploded in past due 1981 as well as the success from the Adverts receding further in to the past, TV Smith launched his solo career in early 1982, cutting an individual, “Burning Rainfall,” with Rondelet labelmates the Nervous Germans. Label politics conspired contrary to the discharge actually occurring, but the brand-new year noticed Smith convene refreshing periods with guitarist Tim Renwick and ex-Adverts key pad player Tim Combination. Route Five, Smith’s initial single album, duly made an appearance in springtime 1983 in the recently shaped Expulsion label; a few months later, however, the business proceeded to go under and, though Smith spent another two years composing furiously and gigging sometimes, when he following publicly surfaced, it had been aboard a fresh band, Inexpensive. That task was still heading solid when Smith came back to single work in middle-1989, performing a brief acoustic place at an Attila the Stockbroker gig in north London. He implemented through by slicing a likewise unplugged version from the Cheap preferred “Newshound” for the B-side from the band’s 12″ “Third Term” in 1990. After that, when Cheap split up in 1991, Smith lay out single in earnest. Early displays alongside Tom Robinson and a fresh album, March from the Giants, had been well received, with 1995’s The Immortal Affluent additional upping his profile. Nonetheless it was Smith’s solo efficiency at the next year’s Vacations in sunlight punk festival, executing the Adverts’ Crossing the Crimson Sea debut record on classical guitar, that set up him one of the country’s most electrifying live performers. (His complete established was captured on the main one Chord Wonder Dvd movie). Regular gigs with German superstars Die Toten Hosen (with whom he initial done their Learning British recording in 1991) noticed 1998’s Era Y released around the punk band’s personal JKP label. Die Toten Hosen would also become his backing music group on 2001’s Ineffective: THE MOST EFFECTIVE of Television Smith, re-recording a perfect assortment of (mainly) old tunes. Smith also documented with Finland’s Punk Lurex Okay and Spain’s Suzi & los Quattros, while he co-wrote twelve tunes on Die Toten Hosen’s 1999 recording Crash Getting. In the first 21st hundred years, Smith was carrying out more than 100 shows annually around Europe as well as the U.S., a program that’s brilliantly recorded in his 2006 publication Getting Presently there: The Tour Diaries. The development of both his songwriting and his overall performance, meanwhile, could be tracked across 2003’s Not really a Bad Day time and 2006’s Misinformation Overload, electrifying units that defy the relatively shocking realization the fact that Adverts are actually a lot more than 30 yrs . old.

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Full Name T. V. Smith
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality English, British
Music Songs One Chord Wonders, Immortal Rich, Bored Teenagers, Expensive Being Poor, Only One Flavour, Gary Gilmore's Eyes, Lucky Us, No Time To Be 21, Lion and the Lamb, In the Arms of My Enemy, March of the Giants, Xmas Bloody Xmas, Clone Town, I Delete, The Future Used to Be Better, My String Will Snap, Good Times Are Back, Third Term, Not in My Name, New Church, Runaway Train Driver, Gather Your Things And Go, Dangerous Playground, A World of My Own, Roll Like a River, New Ways Are Best, Deactivate Autoslave, Bring The Bull Down, Momentous Changes, First One to Sign Up, War Fever, You Saved My Life Then Ruined It
Albums Misinformation Overload, Live at the N.V.A. Ludwigsfelde, Germany, I Delete, In the Arms of My Enemy, Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts, Cast of Thousands, The Last Words Of The Great Explorer, March of the Giants, The Last Words of the Great Explorer Anthology Vol.1 - Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition, The Last Words of the Great Explorer Anthology, Vol. 2 - Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition, Generation Y, Xmas Bloody Xmas, Immortal Rich, Coming In To Land, Useless. The Very Best of T.V. Smith, Sparkle in the Mud, Acoustic Sessions, Volume 1, Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts: Live At The 100 Club, London, April 5th, 2007, Lucky Us (Unreleased Songs and Demos Vol. 2: 1983-86), Sparkle In The Mud : Unreleased Songs And Demos Volume One: 1979-1983, Cheap the Anthology - Remastered, Channel 5
Movies Land of Plenty, T.V. Smith & the Bored Teenagers: Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts: Live at the 100 Club


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Conjuring 2 2016 writer: "Bored Teenagers" - as TV Smith
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary performer: "Not in My Name" - as TV Smith / writer: "Bored Teenagers", "Not in My Name" - as TV Smith
Land of Plenty 2004 performer: "Expensive Being Poor" - as TV Smith / writer: "Expensive Being Poor" - as TV Smith
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brennende Langeweile - Bored Teenagers 1979 TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London's Burning: Campino auf den Spuren des Punk 2016 Documentary Himself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead 2015 Documentary Himself
Punk Britannia 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
We Who Wait: The Adverts & TV Smith 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Tim Smith)
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (as TV Smith)
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary Himself - The Adverts (as TV Smith)
The Old Grey Whistle Test: Vol. 2 2003 Video Himself
Brennende Langeweile - Bored Teenagers 1979 TV Movie Himself (as The Adverts)
Top of the Pops 1977-1978 TV Series Himself
Punk in London 1977 Documentary Himself (as The Adverts)

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