Sunday, July 07, 2013

Television - 'Marquee Moon'

If you've ever wondered why the music of The Strokes or Vampire Weekend sometimes sounds too familiar, Television may provide your answer.

Television emerged out of the New York post-punk scene in the late seventies.  It released the ground breaking Marquee Moon in 1977.  Although not commercially successful at the time, the album was decades ahead of its peers and was widely influential.  Indeed, Marquee Moon could be released on Matador Records today and sound just as relevant as anything else being released.

The title track, coming in at over ten minutes, is nevertheless tight and well crafted.  And the climax at the 8:23 mark is well worth the wait

Stream 'Marquee Moon' by Television in the video player below:

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