Media Condition: VG+
Sleeve Condition: VG+
Genre: Rock, Garage, Power Pop
Notes: Solid copy. Super clean disc and jacket (only flaw is an 'X' impressed into the back of the jacket).
If you like: early Ork labelmates Chris Stamey and the dB’s and Prix or our favorite power poppers, Shoes–or if you’re simply a Television fan–you’ll fall for the saccharine hits and iconic angular guitars that make up Alchemy.
About: Best known for his work with the ground-breaking group Television, Richard Lloyd is a strikingly gifted guitarist who has created an impressive body of work both as a frontman and as a collaborator with other musicians. Capable of bold, angular patterns as well as elegant, languid melodic lines, Lloyd first found acclaim for his work on Television’s first two albums, Marquee Moon (1977) and Adventure (1978). Lloyd’s solo career took a while to take off as he struggled with personal demons, but with 1985’s Field of Fire, a highly personal and explosive set, he reaffirmed his status as a major talent. Lloyd impressed audiences as a sideman in his work with John Doe (1990’s Meet John Doe) and Matthew Sweet (1991’s Girlfriend and 1993’s Altered Beast), and he helped to revive the influential pre-punk band Rocket from the Tombs with a series of live shows as well as the 2003 album Rocket Redux. And in the 2000s and 2010s, Lloyd put a new emphasis on his solo career with albums such as The Cover Doesn’t Matter (2000), The Jamie Neverts Story (2009), and Countdown (2018). *Mark Deming
A favorite track: Summer Rain