Television - Live...Long Island 1978 - CD RELEASED 13/11/20
Influential rock band Television are considered to be one of the forefathers of punk and alternative rock music. Musically accomplished, their unique, often delicate approach to playing influenced almost every guitar-based band in the post-punk era. The band's debut album, 'Marquee Moon', is considered a classic of the rock genre, while the second album, 'Adventure', became a commercial and critical success, establishing Television as a band to be taken seriously.
Unlike many of the garage and punk bands that would follow in their wake, the members of the classic line up of Television – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, Billy Ficca, and Fred Smith – crafted their songs, spending many hours rehearsing and refining their sound.
After only two albums, Television disbanded in 1978, and it is in this final year - as the band was reaching its creative peak - that this concert in Long Island was broadcast by WLIR-FM radio.
Tom Verlaine – vocals, guitar, keyboards; Billy Ficca – drums; Fred Smith – bass, vocals; Richard Lloyd – guitar, vocals.
1. WLIR Intro / 2. Fire Engine / 3. Prove It / 4. Foxhole / 5. Falling / 6. Careful / 7. Ain't That Nothin' / 8. Little Johnny Jewel/Killer Guitar Jam/Johnny (reprise) / 9. See No Evil / 10. Elevation / 11. Friction / 12. Knockin' On Heaven's Door / 13. Marquee Moon/Jam/Moon reprise / 14. (Can't Get No) Satisfaction