Television - Marquee Moon - 1977 Art Rock - Early Punk Garage 180 Grm LP

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Television - Marquee Moon
Label: rhino
Catalog#: 4M 501
Format: Vinyl, LP NEW

Country: USA & Canada
Released: 2003
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Punk
Notes: 180 Gram reissue of the 1977 Original Vinyl album

A1 See No Evil
A2 Venus
A3 Friction
A4 Marquee Moon

B1 Elevation
B2 Guiding Light
B3 Prove It
B4 Torn Curtain

Marquee Moon is one of the great albums of the 70's from the overlooked band Television. Born out of the mid 70's New York rock scene that produced the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and others, the band was led by guitarists Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd. The band's sound was different from the others thanks in part to superb guitar interplay between Mr. Verlaine & Mr. Lloyd, but also they didn't pump out quick 3 minute songs, but had a jazzy edge. The title cut and "Torn Curtain" are both lengthy numbers (close to 10 minutes each) and show off the band's sharp musicianship. Mr. Verlaine is a sharp lyricist and his songs has a wry sense of humor. "Venus" is probably the best track on the album and contains a classic line "fell into the arms of Venus DeMilo". Television never gained the mass appeal of Blondie or the Heads or icon status of the Ramones, but Marquee Moon is better than any album to come out from that music scene and deserves to be heard by a wider audience

This is the quintesential modern rock record from the greatest American art-rock band ever. Tom Verlaine and Television's approach is clever, with tons or interlocking guitar parts, rythmic basslines and tasteful drumming. Verlaine's lyrics are dark, imaginative and dreamy, and his vocal delevery fits the writing and guitar sound perfectly. His pinched, strung out whine expresses emotion and tells stories, even when the actual meaning is unclear.

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Rhino