Clip: New Television album?
Television Ponder Studio Return, Reissue Classic Albums with Bonus Tracks
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[Posted Wednesday, August 6th, 2003 06:00:00 Pitchfork Central Time]
Marnie Christenson reports:
Television-- the original minimalist guitar rock band (and most routinely
name-dropped influence to all things New York art-rock) is apparently
talking about getting back into the studio. Although they've been touring
together in their original form since 2001, their last recorded material
appeared in 1992 (the self-titled Television for Capitol). In a recent
interview with Billboard guitarist Richard Lloyd remarked: "We have quite a
few new songs which get performed live, and we also talk about recording
from time to time." He goes on in a rather vague manner, stating that the
band don't exactly have record-company funding, but may record anyway... on
their own time.
In the meantime, we can expect several reissues from the seminal proto-punk
band this fall. Most notably, Rhino Records is repackaging the group's twin
late '70s classics Marquee Moon and Adventure with the requisite additional
artwork, new liner notes, lyrics, and unreleased bonus tracks. Among the
goodies are alternate versions of "Marquee Moon," "Friction," and "See No
Evil," the never-released title track to Adventure, a remix and alternate
instrumental version of "Ain't That Nothin'," ultra-rare early single
"Little Johnny Jewel" and an early version of "Glory." Both reissues are
due September 23rd.
Also premiering on the 23rd is Live at the Old Waldorf, a live gig recorded
June 29th, 1978-- only a few months before the band's initial breakup. This
recording is being made available by Rhino Handmade, and will only be
offered online. The tracklist could not be verified by Rhino Handmade at
the time of this writing, but will likely mirror various bootlegs of the
02 Venus De Milo
05 Ain't that Nothin'
07 Marquee Moon
09 Little Johnny Jewel
You might also have noticed that a reissue of Television frontman Tom
Verlaine's 1987 solo effort Flashlight hit the bins on the Collector's
Choice label this week, also with spiffy lyrics and liner notes.
Television will also be playing three shows in September, and there's
always the potential for more. In the meantime, Lloyd will continue to tour
in November and December with Rocket From The Tombs, as the stand-in for
long-since-deceased Peter Laughner. Here are the three upcoming Television
09-21 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09-25 Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya Ax
09-27 Fujinomiya, Japan - Asagiri Jam Festival
.: Pitchfork News: Television to Play East Coast, Reissue Marquee Moon
.: The Wonder: http://www.marquee.demon.co.uk
.: Collector's Choice: http://www.ccmusic.com/index.cfm
.: Rhino: http://www.rhino.com