Media Condition: NM
Sleeve Condition: VG+
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Alternative
Notes: 2012 180g vinyl reissue. Opened, but still in shrink–very clean cover. Plays oh so nice and clean.
If you like: Tom Verlaine and Television or the excitement of the ‘70s New York punk scene, this is an essential album for your collection.
About: Television were one of the most creative bands to emerge from New York’s punk scene of the mid-‘70s, creating an influential new guitar vocabulary. While guitarists Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd liked to jam, they didn’t follow the accepted rock structures for improvisation–they removed the blues while retaining the raw energy of garage rock, adding complex, lyrical solo lines that recalled both jazz and rock. With its angular rhythms and fluid leads, Television’s music always went in unconventional directions, laying the groundwork for many of the guitar-based post-punk pop groups of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. *via Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A favorite track: 1880 or So