Paul Barr and some friends ran a club at this venue for 8 months. He writes of this gig,
"I remember the power cutting that night and the band trying to play past the
12 midnight curfew and being thrown off stage by the bouncers."
Paul also supplied the attendance figures for the gigs promoted at the club. This TVP
appearance was third, with 157 people attending. Felt were second, and the Pastels the most popular.
To see more of this club's flyers, visit the
This live review appeared in issue 4 of the Greenock-based 'Smalltalk' fanzine (1987).
TV PERSONALITES - SUBTERRANEANS, GREENOCK
The mark of a truly great band is how they get the adrenalin to flow. Amazing stuff, adrenalin - d'you know they reckon
it's molecularly similar to LSD? Religious nuts used to starve themselves for weeks (they call it fasting), and then they'd
beat themselves to a pulp with a birch or whatever (and there's a word for that too). This would trigger a rush of adrenalin
and these idiots would find themselves talking to God. Such a merry way to get yourselves tripping, don't y'think? More socially
acceptable than drugs, too. Now, if you bear all this in mind, it should be obvious that if something can get your adrenalin to flow,
then it might possibly get you stoned out of your box. The TV Personalities were just this something, and boy, did they explore the
possibilities! I ended up sitting on the floor ('cos I wanted to dance but there wasn't enough room), almost inside the speaker,
grooving verily. Fuses weren't the only thing that blew that night; my mind was in a similar state. A simply WUUNNNderful gig. The
TV-P's don't make the adrenalin flow, kids; they make it GUSH.
And then the bloody houselights came on and a voice said: "It's not up to us. Something to do with God." Rubbish, I say!
God, being all-wise and thus knowing how good the TV-P's are, was in the audience and He was grooving with the rest of us. Believe
me; I was talking to HIM!