In honour of the recent passing of Tom Verlaine, May’s Album of The Month Club will feature Television Marquee Moon on Tuesday 6th June at 8pm BST.
Television’s debut album “Marquee Moon” is an undisputed masterpiece of the punk and post-punk era, and a true milestone in the history of rock music. Released in 1977, it showcased the band’s virtuosic musicianship and songwriting prowess, with intricate guitar interplay and poetic lyrics that explored themes of alienation, disillusionment, and existential angst.
From the propulsive opener “See No Evil” to the epic title track, with its mesmerizing guitar solos and hypnotic groove, “Marquee Moon” is a tour de force of inventive arrangements, experimental textures, and melodic hooks. It also paved the way for countless other punk and alternative acts that followed, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike.
In short, “Marquee Moon” is a classic album that demands repeated listens and continues to captivate and inspire music lovers to this day.
In advance of the meeting, Colleen will send out a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ of 10 songs – music that will set the tone for the deep album listening featuring Television’s inspirations and other bands in their milieu at that time.
At the meeting, itself, Colleen tells the story behind the album for about 20 minutes and then we listen to the album in its entirety without interruption following our listening guidelines – phones off and no talking. To be clear, its up to you to source whichever copy of the album you can get your hands on – streaming online, CD, vinyl – whatever it is. We don’t broadcast the album over Zoom as you won’t have a great listening experience.
After the album finishes we reconvene and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience.
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We hope you can join us and thanks for listening!