FLASHBACK: Television Personalities ‘Look Back In Anger’
Long before PETE DOHERTY was delivering the slurred UK garage-pop he made famous with his acts The Libertines and Babyshambles, the TELEVISION PERSONALITIES were doing this. I first discovered this song 8 or 9 years ago when my much older cousin gave me a compilation of ‘indie-pop’ songs from seminal British record label ‘Rough Trade‘.
This collection of tracks featured early stuff from Primal Scream, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Beat Happening, My Bloody Valentine, The Vaselines and Camera Obscura. It was the first release to document indie-rock’s emergence in the UK in the 80s – have a read of an interview with the man who put it together HERE.
For 8 long years the TELEVISION PERSONALITIES’ 1981 single ‘Look Back In Anger’ has been constantly stuck in my head. Now I’m passing it on to you.