Monday, September 2, 2013

TV21 ( Playing With Fire and On The Run Singles)

 Per request, new rips and scans; these two singles were originally posted separately in 9/16/08 and 6/17/09.
    For your listening pleasure, here's my favorite TV21 records, with "On The Run" being my favorite of the two. The B side, "End Of A Dream" is still to this day one of my favorite songs. I added a bonus song, "Ambition" from the free single that came with "Snakes and Ladders" to the "Playing With Fire Single" download. Ambition was also part of a three song Ep released on Powbeat Records in 1980.
   TV21 were a four piece from Edinburgh Scotland, that formed in 1979. The bands name comes from a weekly British children's comic from the latter part of the 60's. They recorded a number of singles and an LP before parting ways in 1982. In 2005 they reformed and released a second LP titled Forever 22; if interested you can pick it up Here. A couple of years back, Cherry Red released an almost complete discography you can pick up Here. TV21 has a Myspace for you to check out as well, Enjoy!

Line Up -

Norman Rodger - Guitar And Vocals
Alistair Palmer - Guitar And Backing Vocals
Neil Baldwin - Bass
Colin Maclean - Drums

Powbeat Records 1980

1. Playing With Fire
2. Shattered By It All
3. Ambition (bonus)


Demon Records 1981

1. On The Run
2. End Of A Dream

♫♫♫...Hello Stranger Remember Me...♫♫♫


Ally Palmer said...

Hi Frank,
Thanks for the kind words about On The Run. It was a song we were always proud of though being stubborn young men didn't put it on A Thin Red Line.

We still close our gigs with it even now and decided to record it again for the new album Forever 22. We'd never been truly satisfied with the previous version.

All the best

Punkzer0 said...

Thanks for the TV21 stuff Frank, I used to own these but can't find them anywhere. I can give up looking now.

Anonymous said...

Top notch record from an equally top notch band. Love everything they did. A Thin Red Line would easily be in my top 10 of all time.
I hope one day to see it re-released on CD with all those delicious singles and B-sides!

Charlie said...

I saw this group suppoerting The Understones at The Hammersmith Palais in 81 I think. They went down a storm and I bought their Deram singles on the strength of that gig.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment Charlie. I'll bet they were, and still are a great live band.You were lucky to have seen them.I believe There is some cool footage of them live on Utube.

Stathis said...


how are you?
Can you please repost TV21's singles?
Thank you very much
Efstathiou Stathis

Frank Miller said...

No Problem, I'll need some time though.

Frank Miller said...

Enjoy Stathis!

Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

THanks Frank, I like this band.

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome, glad you like it, thanks for the comment.

gaxfax said...

Thanks Frank, another excellent band.
I have,
TV21 - 01 - Snakes And Ladders - 2x7 81.mp3
TV21 - 02 - Artistic Licence - 2x7 81.mp3
TV21 - 03 - Ambition - 2x7 80.mp3
TV21 - 04 - Playing With Fire - 2x7 80.mp3
so this will be a welcome addition.

Doug said...

Thanks Frank ... very much appreciated!

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome, glad you like the records. Thanks for the comments Gary and Doug, they're much appreciated!