The Vault: An Especially Long Television Broadcast

May 29th, 2007 // 5 Comments

marmooncover.pngOver the weekend, a friend tipped us off about NargoTheBort’s Deviant Subculture, a live-music depot that focuses heavily on classic alt-rock; in particular, we were urged to check out this 1978 concert by Television, as the show’s 16-minute version of “Marquee Moon”–here split over two tracks–was supposedly “nindblowing.” At first we thought that was a typo, but after listening to the expansive (if a bit fuzzy) guitar solo, our nind was, in fact, completely blown:

Television – Friction (Live in Portland 7/2/78) [MP3, link expired]
Television – Marquee Moon (Live in Portland 7/2/78) [MP3, link expired]

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  1. Jack Fear

    My first exposure to Television was via the semi-official cassette The Blow-Up, on the ROIR label, an audience recording of another 1978 show. Like all ROIR releases, the sound quality was strictly two-tin-cans-and-a-string; but the build and stomp of “Marquee Moon” still ensnared me. Great, great stuff.

  2. The Riffage

    Nargo the Bort… wow. Gonna hafta spend a few days digging through that crate.

    Also, I like how the guys in Television decided to get their drivers license pictures all taken at the same.

  3. dollywould

    Totally thought this was the Verve at first glance.
    http://www.geocities.com/jfences/verve.jpg

  4. Jack Fear

    Well, there used to be five of them – but Billy Ficca’s hair ate the other guy.

  5. Moonshine Mike

    @Jack Fear: Affirmed. ROIR cassettes are still tinny after all these years.

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