A great performance by ATV capturing them in their transitional phase,caught between Punk ATV and the Good Missionaries. "Action Time Vision",is renamed "Action Time and Lemon" for this performance , a good sign that Mark .P was tired of clichéd Punk anthems. "Splitting in Two" is particularly intense,a great band at the top of their game.
This album is shared by hippie improvisers Here and Now, which contained DIY kings, Grant Showbiz and KifKif, the brains behind Street level and Fuck Off Wreckords.
The Here and Now side is more Proggy and Jazzy, but its an entertaining listen.Contrary to popular opinion not everything Hippie was shit, in fact I'd have to say a lot of the proggers and heads were more punk than the punks......and i must make it clear that I spend at least 50% of my listening time in a strange murky world of Prog Rock that doesn't include utter shite like Yes and ELP. Saying that prog = ELP is akin to saying Punk = Boomtown Rats......if you don't believe me force your ears to absorb Van Der Graff Generators' skin stripping classic "Pawn Hearts",amongst many others of the genre. Anyway, wasn't ATV prog-punk? Discuss.
Recorded using low fidelity cassette recorders on the Summer '78 free tour, sold at £1.75.
|A1||Alternative TV –||Action Time Lemon|
|A2||Alternative TV –||Going Round In Circles|
|A3||Alternative TV –||Fellow Sufferer|
|A4||Alternative TV –||Splitting In Two|
|B1||Here And Now* –||What You See Is What You Are|
|B2||Here And Now* –||Dog In Hell|
|B3||Here And Now* –||Addicted|
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