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The Valkyrians feat. TV Smith - Gary Gilmore´s Eyes

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Published on Aug 11, 2011

TV Smith, legendary frontman of original 1977 punk pioneers The Adverts visited Helsinki in January 2011 to record vocals with The Valkyrians. Together they made this early reggae version of Gary Gilmore´s Eyes.

This track is included in The Valkyrians´ new album PUNKROCKSTEADY. The new album´s songs are cover versions of the 70´s and 80´s punk and new wave bands and a tribute to the early influencers (outside of ska & reggae).

The Valkyrians´ lead vocalist, ANGSTER, commented as follows:
"This was one of the first punk songs I've ever heard. I'm very happy that TV Smith recorded this with us, I mean, it's a dream come true. He's a cool guy. Our version is horror reggae."

LETKU-LEROY, The Valkyrians´ bass player, commented like this: "I played this song with my first punk band Xtaasi in my hometown Oulu, and NEVER did I dream, that someday I will meet TV Smith or furthermore, record with the man. A classic!!!"

The Valkyrians´ keyboard player, Mr MOONHEAD, also commented: "I was afraid TV Smith wouldn't like our version because it's so different. But Tim came to Helsinki and in a couple of hours we were done. Later we went to see his show and had a few pints with him. Tim is great, really down to earth!"

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