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Classic Album of the Day: The Adverts

Steve Lamacq talks to TV Smith from seminal punk band the Adverts about their debut 1978 album, Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts.

Steve talks to TV Smith from seminal punk band The Adverts, to discuss their debut 1978 album, Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts. They discuss in depth the DIY ethic of punk music at the time, their influence from and on The Sex Pistols and what it took to create this now critically acclaimed album.

This is the first in a two part run of Classic Album's of the Day, with the next instalment being The The album 'Soul Mining'.

3 hours

Last on

Wed 12 Aug 2015 16:00

Music Played

  • Wire

    Dot Dash

    • Harvest.
  • F·F·S

    Call Girl

    • Domino.
  • The Sisters of Mercy

    Lucretia My Reflection

    • Warner Bros.
  • Man & The Echo

    All Right

    • 1965 Recordings.
  • Lyn Collins

    Mama Feelgood

    • Polydor.
  • Beach House


    • Bella Union.
  • SOAK

    B a noBody

    • Rough Trade.
  • Cable

    Give Them What They Want (Radio 1 Session, 18 Oct 1994)

  • Billy Bragg


    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Public Enemy


    • RCS Music.
  • Bleeding Heart Pigeons

    A Hallucination

  • Space

    Magic Fly

    • The 70's: 1977 (Various Artists).
    • Time Life.
  • New Model Army

    No Mirror, No Shadow

  • The Who

    You Better You Bet

    • Polydor.
  • The Libertines

    Gunga Din

    • Virgin / EMI.
  • Paris Angels

    All On You (Perfume)

    • ISLAND.
  • Kanaku y El Tigre

    Quema Quema Quema

    • !K7 Records.
  • Roxanne Shanté

    Have A Nice Day

    • Cold Chillin' Records.
  • Boxed In

    False Alarm

    • Nettwerk.
  • Grandaddy

    A.M. 180

  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Lock All The Doors

    • Sourmash.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers


    • Tuff Gong.
  • Jamie Woon


    • candent songs/polydor.
  • The Byrds

    Eight Miles High

    • Columbia.
  • Ultimate Painting

    (I've Got The) Sanctioned Blues

    • Trouble In Mind.
  • Parquet Courts

    Sunbathing Animal

    • Universal.
  • Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dance Stance

    • Mercury.
  • Everything Everything


    • RCA / Sony Music.
  • The Dentists

    House The Size Of Mars

    • Bedroom 14 Records.
  • Hot Chip

    Started Right

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Echobelly

    King Of The Kerb

    • Global Television.
  • The Humdrum Express

    Double Edged Swords

    • white.