MASTER LAMP'S RELEASE NEWS

SINGLE RELEASE 01.07.2024

PART TIME PUNKS / digital

We are proud to release our second single “Part Time Punks”. Part Time Punks is a cover by British punk band Television Personalities from London, founded in 1977.

 

*A HOMAGE TO DAN TREACY (TELEVISION PERSONALITIES)

"Part Time Punks" is a song by the English post-punk group Television Personalities. Written in 1978 by band leader and vocalist Dan Treacy, it was released as a single in 1980 on Rough Trade Records. The record features Treacy, fellow teenager and school friend Ed Ball, and drummer Mark Sheppard.

"Part Time Punks" was first released as part of their 1978 four-song EP "Where's Bill Grundy Now?". Treacy self-financed the EP, in part with a loan from his parents. He had intended to release the song as a single immediately after but was unable to afford to press the 7-inch singles. When a copy of the track was picked up by the BBC DJ John Peel, Treacy was offered a number of record deals before eventually signing with Rough Trade. Their 1980 release of the single brought the Television Personalities to prominence within the then emerging independent music scene, selling an estimated 27,000 copies in its first year.

*Wikipedia