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Part Time Punks: The Very Best of Television Personalities

  • 1. 14th Floor
    2. Part Time Punks
    3. Where's Bill Grundy Now?
    4. Smashing Time
    5. King and Country
    6. I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
    7. Silly Girl
    8. Picture of Dorian Gray, A
    9. Look Back in Anger
    10. Grande Illusion, La
    11. If I Could Write Poetry
    12. Magnificent Dreams
    13. Painting by Numbers
    14. Where the Rainbow Ends
    15. Three Wishes
    16. Mysterious Ways
    17. Stop and Smell the Roses
    18. Someone to Share My Life With
    19. Painted World, The
    20. How I Learned to Love the... Bomb
    21. Salvador Dali's Garden Party
    22. Sad Mona Lisa
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 152

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Alan McGee.
    There are many Television Personalities compilations, but this 1999 22-track disc is as close to definitive as any. Compiled by band leader and sole permanent member Daniel Treacy, PART TIME PUNKS starts with 1978's "14th Floor" and continues through to 1989's "Sad Mona Lisa." This means that excellent albums like 1992's CLOSER TO GOD are overlooked, but it's difficult to limit this prolific band's best work within a circumscribed time frame.
    Collecting rare singles like 1980's "Smashing Time," and tracks from classic albums like 1981's AND DON'T THE KIDS JUST LOVE IT and 1985's THE PAINTED WORD, this is a terrific overview of one of the most influential British pop bands of the postpunk era. The extensive liner notes are by Alan McGee, founder of the archetypal British indie Creation Records and the Television Personalities' self-proclaimed number one fan.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (5/02 SE, p.143) - 4 stars out of 5 - Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums" - "...An hilarious snide satire of shambolic amatuerism with three chords, if that. An instant hit with John Peel..."
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