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Old 08-31-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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You think you've heard everything...

I always think I'm on the cutting edge of music, and have really heard everything worth hearing...but then, I get surprised.

I listened to Marquee Moon by Television for the first time today, and can honestly say that it's one of the best records of the 70's. Such great guitar playing, passionate vocals, and great songs. It's not that what is played is all that difficult, but it's that it just keeps on COMING! I'd heard Marquee Moon (the song) before, but hearing it again today...I was like this the whole time.

Zeppelin + Yes + Sex Pistols = Television

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Canadiens1160 recommended Marquee Moon to me and I've been a Television fan ever since! It's a brilliant album. The guitar duelling between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd is superb. I don't think there is a single bad song on it. It did take me a while to get used to the odd timing in the chorus of Elevation, however.
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they covered U2's Elevation??

now i gotta check it out
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It did take me a while to get used to the odd timing in the chorus of Elevation, however.
Yes, I noticed that too.

The only song I don't care for so far is Torn Curtains...that's it. The rest is all gold.
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For some reason Torn Curtain reminds me of Shadows and Tall Trees quite a lot in the closing slot on the album.

See No Evil is now one of my favourite album openers. When I record my awesome chimey rock album, I want an opener like that

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See No Evil is now one of my favourite album openers. When I record my awesome chimey rock album, I want an opener like that

If you make an opener like that, I'll buy the whole album.
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The first time I listened to "Marquee Moon" I felt like I understood Edge so much better, it's like his starting point.
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they covered U2's Elevation??

now i gotta check it out
you're joking, right?
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Re: You think you've heard everything...

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I always think I'm on the cutting edge of music, and have really heard everything worth hearing...but then, I get surprised.
Never assume this, there's way to much music out there for anyone to have ever heard everything "important" in their life time. The more you hear, the more you realize is out there.


Anyways, yeah, lots of people accuse Edge of ripping Television off. They definiitely have a point, at least to an extent.
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I think Verlaine is Edge's favorite guitar player... or something?

anyway... I love Marquee Moon too, "See No Evil" and "Marquee Moon" are my favorite songs, but the whole record is awesome
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anyway... I love Marquee Moon too, "See No Evil" and "Marquee Moon" are my favorite songs, but the whole record is awesome
word, same here

I don't get it when people say Edge "ripped off" Verlaine though. There is influence certainly, especially in really early U2 (like, Street Mission - listen to the way Bono sings, too), but I've never heard Edge do anything like the solo on Marquee Moon, for example. Edge's style is more minimalist and of course made heavy use of delay.
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Television is a great band, but my musical discovery peaked when I found an old 2 Live Crew tape in my attic.

"Me So Horny" mayhaps?
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word, same here

I don't get it when people say Edge "ripped off" Verlaine though. There is influence certainly, especially in really early U2 (like, Street Mission - listen to the way Bono sings, too), but I've never heard Edge do anything like the solo on Marquee Moon, for example. Edge's style is more minimalist and of course made heavy use of delay.
Exactly. I hear it, but I don't think it's quite as obvious a "rip-off" as some might say.
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I don't get it when people say Edge "ripped off" Verlaine though. There is influence certainly, especially in really early U2 (like, Street Mission - listen to the way Bono sings, too), but I've never heard Edge do anything like the solo on Marquee Moon, for example. Edge's style is more minimalist and of course made heavy use of delay.
Same here. I hear more of Will Sergeant (Echo And The Bunnymen) and Bernard Sumner (Joy Division) in The Edge's early playing, to be quite honest.
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Bernard Sumner. My favourite guitar player ever.

Marquee Moon is a great song. I don't care too much for the album, but the song is awesome. I just listened to it for the first time in a month about an hour ago. It was really good to hear it again.
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