|'Adventure in Bereznik' fanzine, issue 3, 1985|
|WORDS FROM DAN - ON TVP's:|
"Television Personalities" I think has become something of a lifetime's work. I don't ever want success
doing anything other than under the guise of "TV Personalities". I used to think I could be anonymous as
part of a successful group, but it's been a little strange for me to become something of a "celebrity" under
my own name. I will always be humble about the fact that I can put all my feelings, hopes, dreams etc. into something
positive like music.|
At the moment I am very happy with the present TVPs line-up of me, Jowe (Head) and Jeffrey (Bloom) on drums. It's the most easy-going TVPs line-up I have played in and the most fun since Eddie Ball of "The Times" fame was in the group. I now feel it is almost something of a necessity to prove right all the people who have said we should be more "recognisably famous" but the truth is "Top 40 success" means nothing artistically to me - it could give me a lot of money, that prospect doesn't scare me - I would certainly not change my attitudes.
For the immediate future I see us releasing a rush of great records one after another.
The new single will be / is "How I Learned To Love The Bomb" / "Now You're Just Being Ridiculous" - a 7" - to be followed shortly after by a 4-track 12" featuring "Then God Snaps His Fingers", "A Girl Called Charity", a live 11 minute version of "Back To Vietnam" and a different, longer version of "Love The Bomb" ("... not a re-mix!!")
In addition there will be two songs on the follow-up to the "All For Art!" compilation, plus a track on the second "What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen" EP and another on a double live compilation LP recorded at Thames Poly.
|ON THE 'ROOM AT THE TOP' CLUB:|
(Operating out of the upstairs room of "The Enterprise" in Chalk Farm, London on Saturday nights)|
Really it's my girlfriend Emily's club (she does more work than me!) but we started it just to put on bands we like and to give new bands a chance to play in front of an audience. We have had all the "name" bands - Nightingales, Yeah Yeah Noh, X-Men, Jasmine Minks, June Brides, The Loft, Bomb Party, plus newer bands like One Thousand Violins, Go! Service and others, plus TVPs of course.
A lot of the faces from the Living Room come to the club, but generally it's not so "clique-y" - we get a totally mixed audience, but always a nice audience for the bands to play to. Besides we have got CARPET and swivel chairs and a bar!! So yah! boo Living Room!!
|Dan's new label DREAMWORLD (Whaam! defunct - "R.I.P.") is now in operation - first release is a 12" EP by American group The Impossible Years ("Cool and Fun and Fag" [?? sic] apparently.)|
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|'Adventure in Bereznik' was a fanzine produced by Simon Murphy in Hendon, North London.|
|Thanks to Mark Murphy for the scan and to Simon for the minor corrections.|