Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl
25 September 2022
Band: THE ADVERTS
Who: 4 punks from London, with
pin-up punkette Gaye Advert on bass
Active: 1976-1979 / 2 studio LPs
Single: GARY GILMORE’S EYES
Released in 1977. Peaked at #18 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song was written from the point of view of a person who got an
eye transplant and discovers that he has the eyes of an American
criminal named Gary Gilmore, who got the death penalty for two
murders. Gilmore wanted his eyes be donated to science after his
execution as “they’d probably be the only body part usable”.
THE ADVERTS: History