Uncut - p.1234 stars out of 5
- "[A] rush of punk blood and souped up R&B that was as much informed by rock history as it was driven by uniquely intelligent songwriting."
Personnel: Philip Chevron (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Peter Holidai (vocals, guitar); Mark Megaray (vocals, keyboards); James Crash (vocals, drums); Steve Rapid (vocals).
Recording information: Dublin, Ireland (1977).
Photographer: Iain Finlay.
Predating many English punk records by nearly a year, TV Tube Heart is a tuneful mess of crash-and-bash full-throttle punk rock. Better than a lot of the more hyped bands of the time (like The Cortinas!), The Radiators pull out all the stops and came up with a winner first time out. Sadly, they couldn't repeat the excitement of this record. Still and all, this is a great artifact of the era. ~ John Dougan