Now Playing – Groundbreaking Debut Album By TELEVISION Released 45 Years Ago

Back in time

2 April 2022

One of the most remarkable, inventive and groundbreaking guitar rock albums ever made, was released in February 1977 (45 years ago), in one of the crucial punk/new wave years.

It was TOM VERLAINE and his New York City friends who wrote history under the name
of TELEVISION with their astonishing debut LP MARQUEE MOON. All traditional ways of how you can use/play a guitar went into the dustbin. Television did it their way, a very dumbfounding way and Verlaine‘s creepy vox was just perfect for this classic longplayer.

Pitchfork said: “The things that make the record so classic, that pump your blood like a breath of clean air, are the guitars. This whole record’s a mash note to them. The contrast between these two essential leads is stunning: Richard Lloyd chisels notes out hard while Verlaine works with a subtle twang and a trace of space-gazing delirium. They play lines that are stately and chiming, rutting and torrential, the riff, the solo, the rare power chord, and most of all, the power note.” Score: 10/10.

Title track

Full album on Spotify…


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