Alternative TV

Also known as A.T.V., Alt TV, Alternative, Alternative T.V., ATV
Members of Alternative TV: Alan Gruner, Alex Fergusson, Allison Phillips, Anno Graver, Chris Bennett (3), Dave George, Dave Morgan, Dennis Burns, Gillian Hanna, Grahame Hullett, Henry Badowski, James Kyllo, John Isaac, John Towe, Karl Blake, Kim Turner, Lee McFadden, Luci Bocchino, Mark Perry, Martin Neish, Mick Linehan, Nag (2), Ray Weston, Rob Ugly, Steve Cannell, Steve Carter, Tony Barber, Tyrone Thomas (2)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://home.freeuk.net/markperry/, http://profile.myspace.com/atv1977

Discography of Alternative TV:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Image Has Cracked 9 Audio 1978-05-00 Deptford Fun City
2 Vibing Up The Senile Man (Part One) 9 Audio 2002 Get Back
3 How Much Longer / You Bastard 2 Audio 1977
4 Life After Life 2 Audio 1977 Deptford Fun City
5 Life / Love Lies Limp 2 Audio 1978
6 Love Lies Limp 3 Audio 1977-09-00 S. G. Records Unltd
7 Vibing Up The Senile Man (Part One) 8 Audio 1979-03-02
8 The Industrial Sessions 1977 24 Audio 1996 Overground Records
9 My Life As A Child Star 15 Audio 1994 Feel Good All Over
10 Live At The Rat Club '77 9 Audio 1979 Crystal Records (4)
11 Vibing Up The Senile Man - The Second Alternative TV Collection 16 Audio 1996 Anagram Records
12 Strange Kicks 12 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
13 What You See... Is What You Are 7 Audio 1978 Deptford Fun City
14 Strange Kicks 18 Audio Overground Records
15 Welcome To The End Of Fun 3 Audio 1985 Noiseville Records
16 My Baby's Laughing (Empty Summer Dream) 3 Audio 1987 Anagram Records
17 Strange Kicks 12 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
18 Strange Kicks 12 Audio 1981 Illegal Records (2)
19 Dragon Love 14 Audio 1990 Chapter 22
20 Splitting In 2 - Selected Viewing 13 Audio 1989 Anagram Records
21 The Image Has Cracked 12 Audio 1998 Get Back
22 The Force Is Blind 2 Audio 1979-06-01 Deptford Fun City
23 Strange Kicks 12 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
24 Live At Rat Club 77 10 Audio 1993 Obsession
25 Unlikely Star 3 Audio 1999 Sorted
26 The Ancient Rebels 2 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
27 Punk Life 13 Audio 1997 Overground Records
28 Apollo 16 Audio 1999-03-02 Overground Records
29 Live 1978 (Remastered) 13 Audio 2003 Overground Records
30 The Sol E.P. 4 Audio 1990 Chapter 22
31 My Life As A Child Star 14 Audio 1994 Overground Records
32 The Very Best Of Mark Perry And ATV (1977-1999) 20 Audio 1999 Cherry Red
33 How Much Longer / You Bastard 2 Audio 1978
34 Black And White: Live 21 Audio 2009-09-15 Bongo Beat
35 In Control ( Best Of ) 17 Audio 2006-05-16 Anarchy Music
36 The Image Has Cracked 9 Audio 1978-05-00 Deptford Fun City
37 25 Years Of ATV: Live At CBGB 14 Audio 2002 Dressed To Kill
38 Communicate 2 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
39 Scars On Sunday 9 Audio 1979 Fuck Off Records (2)
40 Splitting In Two Live 18 Audio 2005-08-29 Cherry Red
41 The Sol E.P. 4 Audio 1990 Chapter 22


In March 1977, Alternative TV were formed by [a=Mark Perry] (vocals/guitar) with guitarist, [a=Alex Fergusson]. ATV played their first gig at the Nottingham Punk Festival in May 1977. Following various line-up changes, their first album was released in May 1978.

Becoming fed up with the punk scene, Mark took ATV into areas of experimentation in late '78 and, after playing as [a448128] for a few gigs, the band broke up for the first time in late 1979. They reformed in the '90s and are still currently active (as of early '08).


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