T.V.P.'s most obvious push for success opens with the lines, "Would you like to see scars?/ My brand new needle marks?" Herein lies the plight of one Dan Treacy: every band, from the La's and Blur to Oasis, owes its existence to his band's pioneering work in the '80s. Yet the group has never scored a hit. What's more, Treacy has always kind of hated himself for even trying. And of course all this drama plays out in Closer to God -- "It's only me and my big ideas/ It's enough to drive you to tears."