Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Posted on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Composer: Tom Verlaine
Label: Collector's Choice
Release Date: 2008-09-17
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Length: LP
Format: Album
Genre: Rock/Pop

These reissues of Tom Verlaine’s criminally overlooked second and third albums illustrate just how much of Marquee Moon’s ass-rocking inspiration came straight from the former Television frontman’s guitar. Accompanied by guest muscians here, Verlaine misses ex-co-lead Richard Lloyd’s inspired fills, for sure, but tracks like largely instrumental jam “The Blue Robe” and alternately heavy and tender “Always” showcase Verlaine’s balls-out solo virtuosity. With no track more than five minutes long, nothing achieves the overblown brilliance of “Marquee Moon,” but the album makes a better follow up to Television’s debut than their lackluster sophomore release, Adventure.




Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.