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TVC 15 45 is 37 today

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on April 30, 2013

 

“One of these nights I may just, Jump down that rainbow way”

 

Released on April 30th 1976 as the follow-up to worldwide smash, Golden Years, TVC 15 was the second single from Station To Station, albeit in a severely edited form at two minutes shorter than the album version.

Apparently inspired by a hallucinatory episode during which Iggy Pop believed the television set was swallowing his girlfriend, TVC 15 was one of the lighter songs on Station To Station, becoming a live favourite during the attendant tour.

Unusually for the UK there was no RCA press advert for the single, possibly contributing to its poor showing on the official singles chart at #33. Perhaps RCA thought the triumphant shows at Wembley Empire Pool the following week would be enough publicity for the track.

Backed by We Are The Dead from Diamond Dogs, the 45 was issued in unique picture sleeves around the globe and despite claims to the contrary on Wikipedia, the single was also released in the USA where RCA did run a music press advert for it. (See image)

Check out the full-length album version here.

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    30 April 2013
    TVC 15 45 is 37 today

     

    “One of these nights I may just, Jump down that rainbow way”

     

    Released on April 30th 1976 as the follow-up to worldwide smash, Golden Years, TVC 15 was the second single from Station To Station, albeit in a severely edited form at two minutes shorter than the album version.

    Apparently inspired by a hallucinatory episode during which Iggy Pop believed the television set was swallowing his girlfriend, TVC 15 was one of the lighter songs on Station To Station, becoming a live favourite during the attendant tour.

    Unusually for the UK there was no RCA press advert for the single, possibly contributing to its poor showing on the official singles chart at #33. Perhaps RCA thought the triumphant shows at Wembley Empire Pool the following week would be enough publicity for the track.

    Backed by We Are The Dead from Diamond Dogs, the 45 was issued in unique picture sleeves around the globe and despite claims to the contrary on Wikipedia, the single was also released in the USA where RCA did run a music press advert for it. (See image)

    Check out the full-length album version here.