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At the end of the river is good old New Orleans...smacked by a hurricane, you still can't keep her spirit down.
A city bursting with musical talent from the word "go," New Orleans itself describes a kind of music.
What's not so much peculiar, but telling about the liner notes/credits on Marquee Moon was the identifying of which guitarist played what lead on the songs.
If you don't want to reach for your copy of Marquee Moon, here goes: 1.
The punk rock era gave us the Dead Boys, Pere Ubu, Pagans, Hammer Damage, Rocket From the Tombs, and oh so many more. " Well, in Cleveland, their river caught on fire...there was definitely something in the water. It feeds other pockets of rock n roll greatness that falls along its path in the United States.
One such city that's cranking out awesome music is Oxford, Mississippi.
Oblivians, Reigning Sound, Mouse Rocket, Lost Sounds, Reatards, Tearjerkers, Final Solutions, Knaughty Knights, Dutch Masters... Along the Mississippi lie the musical hotbeds of Minneapolis/St.
Television's fine guitar work, Verlaine's insistence on quality and Johns experience resulted in a work that will continue to hold up through any kind of musical trend. "Marquee Moon" – [Lloyd after second chorus, Verlaine after third chorus] 5. Verlaine goes it alone as a solo artist, and both have released several solo records over the years.Television, and its guitar pas de deux between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd, fit into the punk scene only because they are the ones basically responsible for CBGB becoming a punk rock club.Tom Verlaine convinced Hilly Kristal to let them practice there and play shows, and the rest is history.Television's album, Marquee Moon, a classic record of any genre, was produced by Andy Johns, little brother of classic rock producer extraordinaire, Glyn Johns (Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin).
That alone set the band apart, since most punk bands opted for a producer with less stellar a pedigree. "Torn Curtain" – [Verlaine]Both men are active musicians to this day, and Television plays the occasional reunion show to sold out, rabid adoring crowds.
I hope that the City gets the leadership it needs to rebuild. There's something in that muddy Mississippi River, yes there is...