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Television guitarist Tom Verlaine has died

I am so sad, bitches.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 30, 2023 2:53 PM

With link from Variety.

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by Anonymousreply 1January 28, 2023 9:48 PM

Super talented guy. Television was influential on NYC punk.

by Anonymousreply 2January 28, 2023 9:49 PM

Friction form their 1st album


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by Anonymousreply 3January 28, 2023 9:56 PM

Rockers rarely make it to 75. And almost never past 80.

by Anonymousreply 4January 28, 2023 9:59 PM

I loved Friction! Almost as much as Venus.

by Anonymousreply 5January 28, 2023 10:08 PM

[quote]Rockers rarely make it to 75. And almost never past 80.

Nonsense! most of the old sixties rockers are all near 80 or over and still very much around.

by Anonymousreply 6January 28, 2023 10:18 PM

He was a post punk pioneer and a pretty good looking twink to boot!

by Anonymousreply 7January 28, 2023 10:27 PM

He played on Patti Smith’s album Gung Ho, the track called Glitter in their Eyes, and he was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 8January 28, 2023 10:27 PM

What killed him?

by Anonymousreply 9January 28, 2023 10:27 PM

The late 70s and early 80s had really good music. A lot of experimental sounds. I always felt music shouldn't be separated by decades but by are eras that can usually overlap decades.

by Anonymousreply 10January 28, 2023 10:34 PM

I'm not really familiar with Television, but I've read articles where Blondie members have said they were greatly influenced by Television.

by Anonymousreply 11January 28, 2023 10:36 PM

The Covid vaccine strikes again

by Anonymousreply 12January 28, 2023 10:59 PM

[quote]What killed him?

His heart stopped beating.

That’ll do it.

by Anonymousreply 13January 28, 2023 11:04 PM

Awww, that’s a shame. I loved his Motel 6 commercials where he’d tell us he’ll leave the light on for us.

by Anonymousreply 14January 28, 2023 11:05 PM

"Marquee Moon" is one of those songs that should have been all over the radio in the 70s like damn "Freebird" and "Stairway to Heaven" were. Just glorious.

by Anonymousreply 15January 28, 2023 11:06 PM

He probably made more money from Bowie covering his "Kingdom Come" than from anything else he ever did.

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by Anonymousreply 16January 28, 2023 11:11 PM

this guy just went about his work.... highly influential and yet known by relatively few.

I love the rockers who don't have to be in your face through the years, may his music continue to be discovered.

by Anonymousreply 17January 29, 2023 10:23 AM

"...one of the most unique"?

by Anonymousreply 18January 29, 2023 12:06 PM

I very much remember this album cover, but was never tempted to listen.

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by Anonymousreply 19January 29, 2023 1:10 PM

this stuff sounds better now than it did 45 years ago.

i guess i finally caught up!

i swear one morning we were all listening to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, and the next it was Blondie the Ramones, and Talking Heads...... that NYC downtown scene really broke through big time.

...and not a moment too soon.

by Anonymousreply 20January 29, 2023 5:26 PM

Talented guy

by Anonymousreply 21January 29, 2023 6:00 PM

I'm listening to Marquee Moon now (song and album). I met this really nice guy at unemployment in NY in 1977 who told me about Television. And he got me an interview at Young & Rubicam (ad agency). His name was Ron, and he was so cute. He's who I think of when I hear Marquee Moon. I ended up moving to LA. I wonder what ever happened to him.

by Anonymousreply 22January 29, 2023 6:23 PM

Juar thought you looked like you'd be a Marquee Moon fan ... Still in the city, thanks for asking R22

by Anonymousreply 23January 29, 2023 8:25 PM

Awww, that's sweet, r23.

by Anonymousreply 24January 29, 2023 8:33 PM

That was a sexy band when they were young.

Richard Lloyd was a such a PRETTY BOY

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by Anonymousreply 25January 30, 2023 6:21 AM

Tom had BDF. But Richard, yum!

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by Anonymousreply 26January 30, 2023 6:23 AM

Tom looked downright angelic. God, Patti Smith scored some prime cock in her youth.

by Anonymousreply 27January 30, 2023 2:53 PM
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