THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE – TV TUBE HEART. YELLOW VINYL SPECIAL EDITION
- THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE “T.V TUBE HEART” 2021 editionYELLOW VINYL 10”
WITH A STUNNING NEW SLEEVE ART BY STEVE RAPID, USING ORIGINAL ARTWORK ON FILE, THE ALBUM IS PRESSED ON STUNNING YELLOW 10” VINYL, WITH A TV SCREEN DIE CUT SLEEVE, INNER SLEEVE AND LYRIC SHEET.
REMASTERED FOR 2021, TV TUBE HEART IS REGARDED BY MANY AS ONE OF THE GREATEST IRISH ALBUMS OF ALL TIME. FREQUENTLY FEATURING IN THE GREATEST TOP 10 RECORD LISTS, THE ALBUM WAS REMASTERED AND RE-RELEASED FOR ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2017 FOR A CD RELEASE.
NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME, THESE NEW MASTERS HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON VINYL.
44 years ago, trailblazers The Radiators from Space put Dublin on the punk rock map with their debut album TV Tube Heart.
The Radiators were pretty much the only punk band in Dublin back then. Sure, a few others followed their lead, but while London was burning to the Sex Pistols, Clash et al, Dublin was a pretty solitary place for teenagers looking for something new and exciting before and during the summer of ’77.
But what Dublin lacked in quantity was redeemed by quality: the Rads were ours, and they were brilliant. Sure, a little rough around the edges, but that’s the way it was back then, and all the better for it.
TV Tube Heart is basically the studio version of the Rads’ live set from 1977, ranging from the sublime pop of Enemies and Prison Bars to the media assault of Sunday World and Press Gang, the theatrical Electric Shares (‘I’m gonna pull that switch – fry that son of a bitch’), to the version of their debut single, Television Screen, a radical reworking that signalled the band’s future intent.
(from a 2017 RTE review)