“With her static powerful stage presence bass playing for the Adverts at their height in 1977, Gaye (aka Gaye Atlas and named Gaye Advert by The Stranglers to get on their guest list!) was an imposing figure. As the Adverts made a few Top Of The Pops appearances fronted by Gaye’s long term ‘beau’ T.V Smith along with a dolly on a chain attached to his wrist they were soon left in the Punk wilderness and forgotten by the music media hype. Except Gaye of course with her black panda eyeliner, dark sultry looks and trademark leather jacket. of music weekly Sounds. She was seen in ligging photos with various punk celebrities e.g. Captain Sensible, Joey Ramone and Lemmy to name but a few.” – punk77
“But her visual presence hit equally hard: she caught your eye, you caught your breath. Her iconic look – battered black leather and a kohl-rimmed thousand-yard stare – drew on Suzie Quattro and Joan Jett’s effortless rocker fundamentalism rather than the try-hard iconoclasm of Jordan or Siouxsie. Gaye was punk’s terrifyingly blank, stark, dead-eyed minimalism made flesh, the girl nihilist next door.” – Velvet Coalmine
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Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on February 6, 2011