And Don't The Kids Just Love It
Released: Jan 1980
Label: Fire Records
On the TVPs' debut Dan Treacy sounds like a teenage punk hiding from the clique, while he takes those two, maybe three chords and tries to rock out like mods in '65. We're talking lo-fi twee, with a guitar player who codifies Pete Townshend's windmill as a school of rhythm. But remember, he's a teenager -- cheeky, but desperately emotional. Private despair stains murky pop. From "A Family Affair": "I telephoned you today, but all that I got was the answering machine/ Please help me..."