...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 1980
Studio Mount Pleasant 4-Track Studios
Genre Post-punk, indie pop
Length 37:21
Label Rough Trade
Producer Vic Hammersmith-Broadway
Television Personalities chronology
...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
Mummy Your Not Watching Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Record Collector5/5 stars[2]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[3]

...And Don't the Kids Just Love It is the debut album by English post-punk band Television Personalities, recorded in 1980 and released in 1981 by Rough Trade Records. 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.

Fire Records reissued the album in 1990 and 2009 in the United Kingdom, while Razor & Tie reissued it in 1995 in the United States. Pitchfork listed ...And Don't The Kids Just Love It as 64th best album of the 1980s.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Treacy.

Side One
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
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. ^ Mason, Stewart. "...And Don't the Kids Just Love It – Television Personalities". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Rigby, Paul (June 2009). "Television Personalities – And Don't The Kids Just Love It". Record Collector (363). Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  3. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1980s". Pitchfork. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 22 October 2012.