Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pitchfork 500 - Dec. 14th - Television

For this Sunday we will treat you with a true classic. It was in 1977 that Television released the perhaps single most important album of the New Wave, erhh... wave. The title track 'Marquee Moon' is 10 minutes of duelling guitars. The track was done in one take but nobody told drummer Billy Ficca that. He thought they were only rehearsing! 

On top of Richard Lloyd and Tom Verlaine's guitar extravaganza, Verlaine delivers a haunted vocal. This a quite phenomenal stuff and it is easy to hear the spirit of Television roaming in much newer indie music, not least their fellow New Yorkers from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I can't believe I haven't bought this album yet, but I promise to fix that shortly!  

1 comment:

Hanan said...

fucking love this track. the entire album is excellentttttttt. I need to get it on vinyl. when will my next paycheck comeeeeeeee?