Archive: Century 21 Boys – TV21 interview (June 2001 – Part 2)

Rather later than originally planned here’s the second part of my TV21 interview from 2001: MMMM’s interview with TV21 mainstays Norman Rodger and Ally Palmer continues with the guys’ recollections of where it all went wrong, the final single and their gigs with the Strolling Bones. Did you ever think you were on the edge…

Archive: Century 21 Boys – TV21 interview (June 2001)

It’s just over 40 years since TV21 released their debut single ‘Playing With Fire’ / ‘Shattered By It All’ on their own Powbeat label. Had I been slightly better organised I’d have marked this anniversary by publishing this piece on the release date in April but, hey, better late than never. TV21 were the first…

What Happens When You Leave Guitars In The Cupboard – TV21 live

Tv21 Fritz van Helsing Memorial Night 2013 – TV21 / Shock and Awe / Desperation A.M. – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh – 30th June 2013 Last night saw a trip over the bridge to catch a rare live appearance by TV21, as part of the second Fritz van Helsing Memorial Night. Whilst it was only half an…

A Brighter Beat Preview 3 – TV21 interview

Many, many years ago I submitted a reader’s top 10 to Melody Maker – and it got printed. Looking back it seems quite a naive selection – what would pretty much only qualify as a playlist these days – lacking breadth and a wider appreciation of all the music before and (understandably) since. But at…

2011 According to … TV21

< It’s been TV21’s quietest year since they reformed with just 1 gig and a video for 1 new song to show for the last 12 months. So it was a slightly glum Norman Rodger who looked back on 2011 for MPT. Your Music Your own Musical highlight of the year? Not really very many…

Girl on the Moon – TV21 vs Flash Gordon

For various reasons it’s been a quiet year for the reformed TV21 but not entirely without end product as the above video demonstrates. ‘Girl on the Moon’ was debuted at their show at Henry’s Cellar Bar last October and the above version sounds pretty much like a finished version. It’s a great pop song and…