The Adverts : One Chord Wonders
On April 25, 1977 The Adverts, an English punk band, recorded the first of four sessions for John Peel's BBC sessions. They led the set with B side "Quickstep", featuring punk icon Gaye Advert on bass. The next song was future U.K. Top 20 hit "Gary Gilmore's Eyes", followed by their new Stiff Records single debut "One Chord Wonders" ( the first single Ian Brown of Stone Roses claims to have purchased). "New Boys" and "Bored Teenagers" ( soon featured on the Live at the Roxy album) wrapped up the set. It has been just four months since their first rehearsal.
"You forget how completely poor you were in those days", Gaye Advert tells John Robb in Punk Rock: An Oral History. "If we walked we could afford one beer. If we took the tube we could not afford a beer-that's how it was. We were still poor even after the hit. I had one pair of jeans, with a monthly trip to the laundrette!"