“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 1976 Isolar 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 homecoming 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, though not in the UK, and though it was also released without a picture cover in the USA, RCA did at least run a music press advert for it there. (See image)
However, collectors may like to note that a UK pressing did throw up one of the more collectable versions of the release in the shape of a solid centre 45. Very, very hard to find these days.
Check out the full-length album version here.