When Jennifer Sharpe was here interviewing me about Scopitones I showed her some old TV Neats stuff that inspired this story.
Looking to Cash In on a Punk Rock Youth
By Jennifer Sharpe
"Back in 1980, when 16-year-old Spike Priggen played guitar for the band TV Neats, he sent out copies of the band's demo tape, hoping to get signed. Little did he know he would be 42 by the time their album would finally get released."
"A full generation after the band broke up, that demo tape was released on CD by a Japanese label. When Priggen explained that there's actually "a hot little market" for old demo tapes like his, I suddenly felt a twinge of jealousy... What about my old band's demo tape?" Link