THE ADVERTS - GARY GILMORE'S EYES


THE ADVERTS - 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'/'Bored Teenagers' (Anchor ANC 1043) Aug 1977

London based group The Adverts second single was the minimal classic 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes' inspired by executed American murderer Gary Gilmore's desire to donate his eyes to science. It's safe to say that it's a punk classic.
The flip 'Bored Teenagers' could have been a single in it's own right.


The record sold well and eventually stalled at #18 in the charts earning The Adverts an invite to perform the song on TOTP during August 1977.




THE ADVERTS - Gary Gilmore's Eyes


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  1. Hey Colin;
    heard this many moons ago on Bill Kelly's radio program...
    Yes, it is "Disturbing"

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  2. It is a little disturbing...but that's what the original punk rock was all about. Singing about the eyes of an executed mass murderer then a song about being bored on the flip! Total greatness.

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