Originally released in 1982, ‘They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles’ was the influential band’s third album. A collection of singles, outtakes and unreleased tracks that was intended to mark the band's breakup, it features ‘David Hockney's Diary’ and ‘The Boy In The Paisley Shirt’ along with renditions of The Creation’s ‘Painter Man’ and ‘Making Time’. With the formidable Daniel Treacy at its core, Television Personalities remain one of new wave’s longest serving and seminal artists with a career spanning over three decades. The indie visionaries directly influenced virtually every major pop uprising of the period including artists as diverse as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pavement and Creation’s Alan McGee.
“They provided the inspiration and motivation for me to start the label.” Alan McGee, Creation Records.