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Footnote Archive: TV Smith's Explorers had an abbreviated heyday

TV Smith?s Explorers existed for no more than 18 months at the dawn of the 1980s. But when you listen back to the one album and four singles they released during that span, it seems incredible that their career went so awry. This month and next, Footnote Archives retells the story of a band for which the term ?post-punk? could have been written.

Anybody passing through the northern English towns of Leeds and Doncaster last November could not help being stricken by posters advertising a pair of very unusual live shows.