Marquee Moon

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution. Without question, it is a guitar rock album -- it's astonishing to hear the interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd -- but it is a guitar rock album unlike any other. Where their predecessors in the New York punk scene, most notably the Velvet Underground, had fused blues structures with avant-garde flourishes, Television completely strip away any sense of swing or groove, even when they are playing standard three-chord changes. Marquee Moon is comprised entirely of tense garage rockers that spiral into heady intellectual territory, which is achieved through the group's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution. Without question, it is a guitar rock album -- it's astonishing to hear the interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd -- but it is a guitar rock album unlike any other. Where their predecessors in the New York punk scene, most notably the Velvet Underground, had fused blues structures with avant-garde flourishes, Television completely strip away any sense of swing or groove, even when they are playing standard three-chord changes. Marquee Moon is comprised entirely of tense garage rockers that spiral into heady intellectual territory, which is achieved through the group's long, interweaving instrumental sections, not through Verlaine's words. That alone made Marquee Moon a trailblazing album -- it's impossible to imagine post-punk soundscapes without it. Of course, it wouldn't have had such an impact if Verlaine hadn't written an excellent set of songs that conveyed a fractured urban mythology unlike any of his contemporaries. 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.
Entertainment Weekly - Marc Weingarten
One of the era's masterworks. (A)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 075596061629
  • Catalog Number: 960616
  • Sales rank: 12,796

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 See No Evil (3:58)
  2. 2 Venus (3:54)
  3. 3 Friction (4:45)
  4. 4 Marquee Moon (10:47)
  5. 5 Elevation (5:10)
  6. 6 Guiding Light (5:37)
  7. 7 Prove It (5:05)
  8. 8 Torn Curtain (7:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Television Primary Artist
Tom Verlaine Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Richard Lloyd Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Billy Ficca Drums
Fred Smith Bass, Vocals
Fred E. Smith Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Verlaine Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Andy Johns Producer, Engineer
Tony Lane Art Direction
Lee Hulko Mastering
Billy Lobo Artwork, Back Cover
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best

    A focused, detailed, wonderful rock album with perfectly strange vocals. Highly highly highly recommended. *****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the biggest influences on punk Rock

    This band was one of the first bands who were involved in punk rock music and one of the most influential bands on the up and coming punk rock bands today. If you like bands like The Strokes and also The Hives you should really look in to this album because it is mostly genius.

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