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The Adverts

The Adverts
Formed: 1976
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Disbanded: 1980
Group Members: Gaye Advert, Laurie Driver, Howard Pickup, TV Smith
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts [2011]
Released: 1978
Label: Fire Records
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A devastating debut, one of the finest albums not only of the punk era, but of the 1970s as a whole, Crossing the Red Sea With the Adverts was the summation of a year's worth of gigging, honing a repertoire ...Read full review
Live at the Roxy
Released: 1990
Label: Receiver
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A gripping vision of the Adverts as they raged through spring 1977, Live at the Roxy may have been recorded a hundred miles or so away from the legendary club whose name it bears (it actually hails from ...Read full review
More The Adverts albums: Main Albums (4), Compilations (8)