...And Don't the Kids Just Love It

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...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
Studio album by Television Personalities
Released January 1981 (1981-01)
Recorded Mount Pleasant 4-Track Studios 1980
Genre Post-punk, indie pop
Length 37:21
Label Rough Trade (original UK release)
Fire (1990 & 2009 UK reissues)
Razor & Tie (1995 US release)
Producer Vic Hammersmith-Broadway
Television Personalities chronology
...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
Mummy Your Not Watching Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

...And Don't the Kids Just Love It is the first album by Television Personalities, recorded in 1980 and released in 1981. The first full album by Television Personalities, it was recorded after a four-year series of singles recorded under a variety of names, including the O-Level and the Teenage Filmstars. The songs are performed by Dan Treacy, Ed Ball, and Mark Sheppard. The album's cover features a photograph of British model/actress/singer Twiggy and actor Patrick Macnee, best known for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the British television series The Avengers.

Pitchfork Media listed ...And Don't The Kids Just Love It as 64th best album of the 1980s.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Treacy.

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "This Angry Silence"" 2:39
2. "The Glittering Prizes" 3:01
3. "World of Pauline Lewis" 2:38
4. "A Family Affair" 2:36
5. "Silly Girl" 2:49
6. "Diary of a Young Man" 3:59
7. "Geoffrey Ingram" 2:15
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives" 2:34
2. "Jackanory Stories" 3:04
3. "Parties in Chelsea" 1:41
4. "La Grande Illusion" 3:33
5. "A Picture of Dorian Gray" 2:13
6. "The Crying Room" 1:59
7. "Look Back in Anger" 2:40


  • Musicians: Daniel Treacy, Mark Sheppard, and Edward Ball.
  • The producer-credits ("Vic Hammersmith-Broadway") refer to The Jam's producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven. The album was in fact produced by bandmembers.


  1. ^ ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2012
  2. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1980s". Pitchfork. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 22 October 2012.