Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Marquee Moon" - Rated 381/500!
An American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973, Television was part of the early '70s New York underground rock scene.
The 1977 debut album by Television is often considered a seminal work to come out of the New York punk scene. However, the album differs from conventional punk in its clean, textured guitar-based arrangements. Due to this aspect, it is often cited as being important to the development of post-punk and New Wave genres.
"...From the nervy opener, "See No Evil," to the majestic title track, there is simply not a bad song on the entire record. And what has kept Marquee Moon fresh over the years is how Television flesh out Verlaine's poetry into sweeping sonic epics." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
"'Marquee Moon' is Television's guitar epic; Verlaine and Richard Lloyd stretch out for 10 minutes of urban paranoia. 'I would play until something happened,' Verlaine said. 'That comes from jazz, or even the Doors, or the Five Live Yardbirds album that kinda rave-up dynamics.'" - Rolling Stone
180g Vinyl Reissue
Cut from the Original Analog Masters
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Tom Verlaine, lead vocals, guitar
Richard Lloyd, guitar, vocals
Fred Smith, bass, vocals
Billy Ficca, drums
1. See No Evil
4. Marquee Moon
6. Guiding Light
7. Prove It
8. Torn Curtain