Television Personalities: The Painted Word 12"
Official reissue of the Television Personalities' fourth album from 1984. By this point, the TVPs had shed a lot of the shambolic scrappiness that had characterized their earlier records, and the production here is a lot clearer and more powerful, and the performances are considerably tighter. This is still the TVP's world, though, it's just that you get to see it with a bit tighter focus this time. It still has that brilliant combination of 60s pop psychedelia and punk directness and energy, and it's still brilliant. 1972 Records