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The radiators from space television screen


In early 1977, the Radiators’ debut 45 “Television Screen” was the first Top 20 punk single anywhere in the world and was lauded by Rolling Stone magazine as the best of all the early punk singles. Their first album TV Tube Heart served notice that beyond the fast-and-furious sound lay a couple of major songwriting talents in Chevron and Holidai and included the classic “Enemies”. They left Dublin for a UK promotional trip and to take up Philip Lynnot’s offer of a support spot on Thin Lizzy’s 1977 UK tour. Naively perhaps, they thought they’d be back, but they never did return except, like so many emigrants before them, “for the Christmas”.

After some solo recording, Philip Chevron went on to join The Pogues . Steve Averill became a successful designer in the 1980s, known for his work for the band U2 . In 1987 The Radiators reformed for one gig, an AIDS benefit in Dublin. The Chevron-penned song Under Clery's Clock , a love song and a protest against homophobia, is premiered at the show and released as a single the following year.


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