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Album of the day (#2946): Marquee Moon by Television

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#1 | Posted: 01/07/2019 21:00 | Post subject: Album of the day (#2946): Marquee Moon by Television Reply with quote
Today's album of the day

Marquee Moon by Television (View album | Buy this album)

Year: 1977.
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Overall rank: 50
Average rating: 86/100 (from 1435 votes).




Tracks:
1. See No Evil
2. Venus
3. Friction
4. Marquee Moon
5. Elevation
6. Guiding Light
7. Prove It
8. Torn Curtain

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#2 | Posted: 01/07/2019 22:09 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Garage rock that gets musically heady... a seeming oxymoron, but it works here.
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#3 | Posted: 01/08/2019 05:11 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Fabulous album - one of the best albums of the late 70's. And that title track - just sublime.
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#4 | Posted: 01/08/2019 05:13 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Title track is a great jam.
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#5 | Posted: 01/08/2019 15:22 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Wonderful combination of Garage punk and art music. And to think, this album came out in '77, before other bands spent the entire decade of the 80's replicating and taking from it. You can trace this albums influence on almost every rock album of the '80s and beyond.
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#6 | Posted: 01/08/2019 19:18 | Post subject: Reply with quote
sethmadsen wrote:
Title track is a great jam.


: ) a very constructed kind of jam, then !
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#7 | Posted: 01/09/2019 00:13 | Post subject: Reply with quote
A pivotal album in Rock history. The missing link between Pink Floyd and Joy Division !
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#8 | Posted: 01/09/2019 02:54 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Hard to think this is actually punk
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#9 | Posted: 01/09/2019 05:22 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Yann wrote:
: ) a very constructed kind of jam, then !


Sometimes jam is just used as slang in English as simply a song. Like, yeah, buddy, that's my jam.

Not a real like improv jam or something.

Just to help clarify the word choice.
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Among the masterworks of Post Punk/Art Punk. A sort of "rubik's cube" of highly calculated virtuosity. The songs erect interlocking mechanisms of agonized vocals against twin "reverse engineered" guitars, against clockwork, emphatic, crushed, rumbling and splayed drums, into parts that seem to be a tense, instrumental "grind" both progressing forwards and walking backwards or falling downstairs in reverse (but symmetrically/geometrically aligned) directions. The songs are metaphysical ascensions while also painfully squeezing the life from or increasing the agonized tone of the vocalist, in tortuous guitar tones, rhythm by rhythm, verse by verse, epitomized by the epic title track. The songs are both elaborate deconstructions wherein all parts are methodically and mathematically, geometrically unraveled, as well as elaborate constructions from the very same material and at the same time; a sort of continual parallel universe of compositional direction.

(Not surprisingly, I've heard from highly skilled musicians that it's extremely difficult, very counter-intuitive, to play)
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