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David, Saturday, 3 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i see new..... answerrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssssss (giggle)

David, Saturday, 3 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Already asked please see this thread on Television

DJ Martian, Saturday, 3 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

tELEVISION HAD CRAP LYRICS BUT WHEN THEY PLAY GEETARR THEY TAKE ME TO ANOTHER PLACE!!!!!!!,,,,,TELEVISION ROCK.."i REMEMBER HOW THE DARKNESS DOUBLED, I REMEMBER HOW LIGHTNING STRUCK ITSELF!!!

Michael Bourke, Saturday, 3 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Television were amazing- one of the few bands who can get away with noodling and still sound great (see also: Galaxie 500?). They hit the right strung-out and sneering combination, and personally I think the lyrics are fantastic, which honestly has no relation to the fact that "My eyes are like... Telescopes" is actually where The Telescopes got their name from, no sir.

emil.y, Sunday, 4 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh i'd always hoped it was from "workshop of the telescopes" by blue oyster cult.

duane, Sunday, 4 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Why does Tom Verlaine pronounce it "Venus de Mee-lo" not "Venus de My-lo"? Is that actually the proper pronunciation? Is it a Van Go vs. Van Goff sort of thing?

Arthur, Sunday, 4 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Television's "See No Evil" got me into punk rock but I'm not sure if that was a good thing. What do y'all think of Wire?

Dana G, Sunday, 4 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They're the Dire Straits it's OK to like.

david, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ripoff of early U2

dave q, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They're the Dire Straits it's OK to like.

That's a dreadful thing to say.

Sean, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

You f'n idiots have cloth ears not to recognize the beauty and purity of early Television. Go squander yr listening years on lesser lights as ye may.

Brian, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ripoff of early U2

This is a joke right? Television had been around for years before U2 even decided to become a band, and Edge cites Television as an influence. Edge couldn't hold a candle to either Verlaine's or Lloyd's playing, without effects boxes there would be no U2.

Dennis D, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's a shame that their present attention is a result of the Strokes. Personally I can't listen to them any more, although Venus de Milo is still up there with The Associates - Party Fears Number 2 - vain, untouchable art-pop.

K-reg, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Mee-lo is the correct Romance language pronunciation.

nickn, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

anyone heard (WTF?) the new richard lloyd hendrix covers (WTF?) and/or seen a recent show?
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/04/televisions_ric.html

kamerad, Thursday, 7 May 2009 22:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

I got his first solo album. Strikingly like mid-period Nick Lowe!

Mark G, Friday, 8 May 2009 08:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

damn i didn't know he just played D.C. a couple weeks ago, i totally would've been into seeing Lloyd cover Hendrix

apparent goals of sexiness and detailed vagina mapping (some dude), Friday, 8 May 2009 12:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

so i went last night. he didn't really play many hendrix songs but did do sterling versions of "friction" and "elevation." dude is an a-mazing guitar player. he had laryngitis though which sucked

kamerad, Friday, 8 May 2009 14:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Billy Ficca's playing drums with him right? That'd be a bonus for sure.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 14:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sounds awesome.

I keep hoping Television get together and do another album like they did with that s/t one in, what, the early '90s?, that surprises me by actually being pretty good.

SQUIRREL WITH A PEOPLE FACE (╓abies), Friday, 8 May 2009 14:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think it was billy yeah and the two of them were having a lot of fun together. a few times it seemed like they were making up songs on the spot for a minute or two before going into something familiar

kamerad, Friday, 8 May 2009 14:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

cool, wish Lloyd/Ficca would come to my neck of the woods.
there were some rumors that Television was recording an album -- without Lloyd!! -- a year or two back. Don't know if that would really end up being a Television album or just a Tom Verlaine solo record. Anyway, they had been playing about an albums' worth of new songs between 2002-2006. Not exactly the most ambitious band in the world, in terms of recording, though.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 14:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

that brooklynvegan link upthread mentions that television are currently recording, with jimmy ripp on guitar.

willem, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

ah yes, that is what I had heard. i think Lloyd made a big announcement a few years back about how he was quitting Television once and for all, but that he gave them his blessing to continue without him. Still, Television w/o Lloyd just seems like Tom Verlaine solo -- Ripp, Ficca and Smith have all played on his solo records, anyway. Whatever, it'd be nice to have some new Verlaine/Television material. What I've heard from various live tapes sounds prettty sweet.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Who is Jimmy Ripp :(

SQUIRREL WITH A PEOPLE FACE (╓abies), Friday, 8 May 2009 15:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dude who played guitar with Verlaine throughout the 80s and 90s. Great player actually.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

at this point, he's probably logged more hours with Tom than Lloyd has.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

at the last television show i saw, 2005 i think?, he played some great stuff i didn't reccognize. I particularly remember a long song with a terrific eastern motif.

willem, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sounds hopeful. Still sad to think of that band without Lloyd.

SQUIRREL WITH A PEOPLE FACE (╓abies), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, would be pretty weird to have a Television album w/o Lloyd -- is there a single review of that band that doesn't talk about the dueling Verlaine/Lloyd guitars? it's pretty much their signature.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 16:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

i've only seen television once - one of the early '00s reunion shows in DC - but my main takeaway was that i'd severely overrated verlaine and underrated lloyd as guitarists. verlaine was a mess (sometimes in a really good way, obvs) with flashes of inspiration, but lloyd was lyrical, hypnotic, and locked on. it was weird to realize how many times i'd listened to recordings and been like "omg verlaine!" when it was actually lloyd's playing. verlaine rules, but i think his stuff is more of an "if you catch him on a good night, wow" kinda thing.

pretzel walrus, Friday, 8 May 2009 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i don't think Verlaine's heart is in the epic intense guitar solos these days. he can still do great stuff, but i think he left the heavy lifting to Lloyd in the various reunions. Like when I've heard latter-day versions of "Little Johnny Jewel" Tom barely seems there, whereas he kills it on those 70s recordings.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 16:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah...you just hear Verlaine's name so much more than when you hear guitar stuff on the albums you kinda assume it's him until you learn otherwise...i wish they'd credited who did which solos/leads on Marquee Moon like they did for the self-titled album.

xpost

Briney Deep Coralgarden (some dude), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

they did! it's on the vinyl, anyway.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 16:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I heard somewhere or other that Lloyd's parts were a lot more written than Verlaine's, much truth in that ya suppose?

SQUIRREL WITH A PEOPLE FACE (╓abies), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

ah really? I need to check my CD reissue to see if it's in there.

Briney Deep Coralgarden (some dude), Friday, 8 May 2009 17:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh totally, re: Lloyd's parts. On Marquee Moon, Richard doubletracked every note he played.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 17:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost the guitar solo credits etc are def on the rhino cd reish

saw the reformed television twice this decade, and both times the tension between verlaine and lloyd was self-evident in the way that they played together, stood on stage together, glared at each other (mostly tom) etc etc - i wouldn't say that either of 'em was 'better' on the night, tho' the second time around (2004) the whole group was noticeably sloppier - the first time i saw 'em (at the Tortoise curated ATP in 2001) the version of 'little johnny jewel' they delivered was stunning and tom v was on fire

in 2006 i saw verlaine and ripp play a really sweet duo set at the 100 club - ripp was v. much the accompaniest and subservient to the master, and verlaine seemed much more engaged w/ the material and event, even when playing a few of the old hits - i don't ever expect to see tom in action so close up and personal, and he was def. on form that night - so he still has it, still

Ward Fowler, Friday, 8 May 2009 17:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i've heard some of the Ripp/Verlaine duo (mostly instrumental) -- really lovely stuff!

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 17:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

btw if yr interested in hearing a bunch of vintage Television bootlegs, I did a long overview at my blog a couple weeks back: http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/ I'll get around to the reunion years someday.

tylerw, Friday, 8 May 2009 17:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

hmm: http://aquariumdrunkard.tumblr.com/post/677685931/indieandyy-careful-by-local-natives-originally
Aquarium Drunkard will be digitally releasing L’Aventure on June 22, featuring 8 Los Angeles bands each covering a track from the 1978 Television LP, Adventure.
1.The Henry Clay People: “Glory”
2.Foreign Born: “Days”
3.The Happy Hollows: “Foxhole”
4.Local Natives: “Careful”
5.The Deadly Syndrome: “Carried Away”
6.Imaad Wasif [ft. Lykke Li]: “The Fire”
7.Dirt Dress: “Ain’t That Nothin’”
8.Growlers: “The Dream’s Dream”
don't know any of these bands ... good/bad/eh?

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

local la bands, seen most of them, none of them are that bad but nothing really that special about any of em

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^ tyler--any chance that you could re-post No Glamour-- later TV @ Academy '92?

nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, sure i'll re-post that one. totally an amazing set. blows away the s/t record. lloyd's solo on 1880 or so = craaaaaazy.
i'm in the process of putting together a couple of comps covering unreleased Television songs from the 70s and the 00s for the blog, too.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Venus de Milo has no arms, fwiw

ksh, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^ thanks tyler--sounds great!

nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

this covers thing has me thinking -- are there any really *great* television covers? i liked chris stamey's mellow take on "venus" ... feelies do a good see no evil. clientele did a nice version of "the fire" a few years back.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

[ft. Lykke Li]

Huh? How'd she get involved? (swedish pop princess (imo :))

willem, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 22:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

LOL Upthread somebody said Television was a rip-off of early U2. I fervently pray that they were kidding.

'Marquee Moon' remains one of the great guitar-oriented rock LPs, a distinction that was certainly not damaged by the inclusion of "Little Johnny Jewel" on the reissue. The arrangements are also spot-on, the melodies infectious. The other records are also very good. 'The Blow-Up' is a terrific sounds-like-you're-there live recording & the s/t comeback disc was better than I thought it was going to be. 'Adventure' isn't as crazy-good as 'Marquee Moon' but I think it suffers only by comparison. Pretty solid throughout & it makes me wish they had continued long enough to do a 3rd LP so we could really judge its sophtware (sic) slump qualities more accurately. BUt - there ya go...

ImprovSpirit, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 01:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

don't know the answer to those questions, but here's what fred smith does when he's not bass-ing for Television: http://cereghinosmith.com/

tylerw, Monday, 12 September 2016 14:07 (two years ago) Permalink

awesome - i love it when rock stars age and start getting into esoteric shit, like roger daltrey's fish farm or neil young's model train obsession. and lincvolt. and pono.

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 12 September 2016 14:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Saw an interview where Verlaine said that if Jimmy Rip was living near him, and not in Argentina now, that Jimmy would likely have encouraged him to record. Verlaine introduced one song as being one of his earliest tunes that never made it to a recording, and then added, maybe we will record it the next time we go into a studio.

curmudgeon, Monday, 12 September 2016 14:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Television has had new material in setlists since the early 00s (as I've probably noted before in this very thread), but it seems like Verlaine is deeply disinterested in actually putting any of it out. Crazy that his last solo record is a decade old now. That old tune he mentioned is "I'm Gonna Find You" the original of which you can find on that Season In Hell comp. It's good!

tylerw, Monday, 12 September 2016 14:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Their new record, per Ripp, is pretty much tracked but does not have finished vocals. This was the state of things like... 2 years ago? I'm not holding my breath but I'm not hopeless either.

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 12 September 2016 15:00 (two years ago) Permalink

x-post --Can't remember where I read that, but I also saw this Jimmy Rip interview:

And are you working on anything new?
The first year I was in the band we recorded like seventeen songs that are still sitting on a hard drive. I think Tom pulls them out every once in a while and works on them a little bit. They sound really good, they sound just like Television. We're just waiting for Tom to finish them. There's a really good record there, we play a couple of new songs every show.

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/jimmy-rip-new-york-punk-legends-television

curmudgeon, Monday, 12 September 2016 15:02 (two years ago) Permalink

They've been doing that long "Persia" song for awhile now

curmudgeon, Monday, 12 September 2016 15:03 (two years ago) Permalink

ha, yeah that song is 20 years old now!
i'd welcome a new Television album ... I like all their records.

tylerw, Monday, 12 September 2016 15:04 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

new album, reportedly? called "sleep all day"? on RedMusic/SuperEgo?

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 1 April 2017 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

unless the post to the television forum was an april fools joke? in which case, i took the bait.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 1 April 2017 19:05 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm assuming it's a 4/1 thing until proven otherwise

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Check it tomorrow.

Mark G, Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:20 (one year ago) Permalink

haha, yeah, probably a april fools joke ...
however, i think this is real:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8RZZrgW0AA6QOb.jpg:large
http://www.everythingiscombustible.com/

tylerw, Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Funny that , just listening to a Tom Verlaine '84 show when I saw this thread.
Also just been reminded that there was a book about the band that came out about 10 years ago. & I'd stuck it on my Amazon wish list then forgotten about it until a couple of days back.
Sonic Transmission by Tim Mitchell. Anybody read it? Is it any good?

Stevolende, Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:40 (one year ago) Permalink

I belatedly thought of checking for sonic transmissions on the kindle store and it's on there (last time I looked for it I was on a Nook). I downloaded the free sample chapter. Will report back. Apprently there's a missing chapter from the kindle edition though?

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Monday, 3 April 2017 14:22 (one year ago) Permalink

i haven't read it -- i picked it up in a bookstore a long time ago and was kind of annoyed by the pages I read (can't remember why though). maybe i was just in a bad mood. Bryan Waterman's 33 1/3 on Marquee Moon is probably the best thing I've read on the band.

tylerw, Monday, 3 April 2017 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that and the television section in From the Velvets to the Voidoids

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Monday, 3 April 2017 14:36 (one year ago) Permalink

new album, reportedly? called "sleep all day"? on RedMusic/SuperEgo?

― Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 1 April 2017 19:04 (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Don't know about an April1, more likely a speculative from (quite a few) years ago.

Mark G, Monday, 3 April 2017 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

that should be a good read. he's supposed to be one really weird dude

global tetrahedron, Monday, 3 April 2017 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

lloyd? yeah the memoir should be bonkers.

tylerw, Monday, 3 April 2017 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink

i paid for lloyd's 'alchemical guitarist' tutorial videos a while back and they're totally incomprehensible but clearly he's spent a lot of time and energy on this occult system of music. wish i could get on his wavelength.

stanley weebeard (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 3 April 2017 16:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I "follow" Lloyd on Facebook and he's a, uh, unique character

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 April 2017 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

my friend took lessons with him for a couple of years here and he definitely garnered a lot from it

i see he's playing at bowery electric pretty soon

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Monday, 3 April 2017 16:12 (one year ago) Permalink

It only took me six years to get around picking up the 33-1/3 book. I kind of got burned out on that series as too many were dull slogs for me, including Lethem's Fear of Music. This one is great though. I like how part of it is investigative research to show the conflicting differences in the various accounts, interviews, oral histories and myth making.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 8 April 2017 12:52 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

So looks like Richard Lloyd has a new book out

Some Dusty in Here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 01:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

I read Lloyd's book. Lots of funny stories about his escapades--the best one involves his driving a car up on a sidewalk, getting the front wheel caught somehow on a wire and having the car hang perpendicular. His account of making Marquee Moon is really good, and in general it's fine. He discounts the third Television album, but I think it sounds great these days and the live footage I've seen of them playing that material is just great, and saw them in NYC on that tour in '92. Saw him play Nashville--he lives in Chattanooga now--last summer and also thought he was superb, tho he can't exactly sing. I even like Rosedale, his last solo album, kinda has a basic rock 'n' roll edge that reminds me of late Hendrix and, on some cuts, ZZ Top if they'd been junkies in the Bowery in 1977. Quite credible album.

eddhurt, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 01:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Thanks. Wonder how it will stack up next to Grant & I

Some Dusty in Here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I have tickets to see him in New Haven in a few months. I have no idea what to expect.

kwhitehead, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like the third TV album a great deal.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

Why Rosedale? It’s not named after place in Queens is it?

I always thought his tune “Misty Eyes” was based on “Love Is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia.

Some Dusty in Here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

On Lloyd's Facebook page, someone posted : Terry Ork was such a Genius & very much ahead of his time ! Richard , can you shed some light on what it was like to work with him ???

His response: Just read my book, with an Amazon link.

He also posts Youtube videos of musicians he likes such as blues guitarist Magic Sam.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Why Rosedale? It’s not named after place in Queens is it?

I always thought his tune “Misty Eyes” was based on “Love Is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia.

― Some Dusty in Here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, February 5, 2018 9:44 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think it's a reference to "crossroads" as done by the cream

budo jeru, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 05:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Guys, Rosedale is a town in Mississippi, in the delta, on the river. Down Highway 1. It's in Robert Johnson's song. Lloyd's album is quite listenable--the songs are good and the playing really is "Dolly Dagger"-era Hendrix gone gaga. He did all of side 1 of Marquee Moon. Lloyd's one of the most free-jazz of electric guitarists but he keeps it such control. He even did "Number Nine" and "Thought You Wanted to Know." I'd seen him w/ Television and with Rocket from the Tombs, so it was just great to stand close and watch his hands. The only mistake in his book I found is "Fred Marr" for "Fred Maher," so I assume it was dictated--but who was reading the proofs? I'm with Alfred Soto, though, the third TV album is underrated. I'm also a fan of Verlaine's schneideries and find him droll and wonderful--Dreamtime is a marvelous album, one of the most New York records ever made.

eddhurt, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

that is, he did Marquee when I saw him in 2017.

eddhurt, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

I rate the third TV album very very highly myself. My favorite solo Tom is Flashlight. The drum sound may be dated but in terms of guitar thinking and lyric writing it's the best thing he did after MM.

Songs and Other Things is also great musically and lyrically but something bothers me about the mix. Live, those songs killed.

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

This might have been the first thing I read about Television: "Somebody Somewhere Must Stand Naked," by Patti Smith, in the October 1974 issue of Rock Scene, Lisa & Richard Robinson's pulp mag (invaluable resource for a po' little boy down in the boondocks, where Creem never seemed to be on the same newsstand twice, and you had to trek to Collegetown to get the Voice) http://www.thewonder.co.uk/rckscene.htm
After it was published, a bunch of UK crits and musos flew to NYC---hopefully it turned out better than when Clive Barnes sent Paul Simon to scope, whereupon, according to Creem, "in an all-time classic fuckup, they picked that night to play the whole show dead drunk." Aw how bad/unusual could that have been? Anyway, Eno did produce them demos of course, and maybe the Smith vision->night flight helped that to happen.

dow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Another piece preserved by The Wonder: Trouser Press ed. Ira Robbins writing for a 2001 issue of Mojo, going way back in there for quite a while (in which Lloyd mentions the Penthouse mention that led to a bunch of orders for the Ork single, when mailorder rock was quite a novelty; I was certainly too much of a wuss to try it---think this skin mag piece was the Tosches show review I read, with a mention of Sonny Sharrock, another first for me):
http://www.thewonder.co.uk/mojo.htm

dow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

(Skin mags were another handy boondocks music resource; some of xgau's contributions are on his site.)

dow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Guy I know is playing bass with Richard Lloyd but unfortunately I am going to have to miss the show.

Rudy’s Mood For Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:44 (six months ago) Permalink

when is it?

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 5 April 2018 18:23 (six months ago) Permalink

Tomorrow at Bowery Ballroom. Tonight in New Haven.

Rudy’s Mood For Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 April 2018 18:28 (six months ago) Permalink

bowery electric, i think you mean. he's also playing for free at the hoboken arts festival in may. (as are dream syndicate.)

his latest record rosedale is pretty good. you need to suspend disbelief, a little bit -- he has embraced his terrible vocals to a point where they almost become a feature. the songs are tightly wound and well constructed with some almost stonesy layering of guitars in spots. billy ficca plays on most of the tracks, chris frantz on a couple. there's one where ficca channels his inner mitch mitchell.

Thus Sang Freud, Friday, 6 April 2018 11:46 (six months ago) Permalink

ooh did not know about ficca being on there!! Is he in the live band that's playing tonight?

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Friday, 6 April 2018 14:38 (six months ago) Permalink

ficca and fred smith must be very chill dudes to have put up with the two television guitarists over the decades

tylerw, Friday, 6 April 2018 14:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Indeed.

Rudy’s Mood For Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 April 2018 14:50 (six months ago) Permalink

And yes the correct venue is The Bowery Electric.

Rudy’s Mood For Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 April 2018 14:50 (six months ago) Permalink

fred smith on stage certainly appears to be the chillest of all chill dudes, the ne plus ultra of chill

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Friday, 6 April 2018 15:03 (six months ago) Permalink


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