Classic Album Sundays presents Television 'Marquee Moon'
Mar 23, 2014
21 and over
The Panther Room
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY
Television's influence over the nascent post-punk scene centered upon
the Bowery Mecca of CBGB's and the critical acclaim their debut album
received upon its release should have been reason enough for music
fans to clamor to the record shops to snap up 'Marquee Moon'. However,
by Seventies music biz standards, sales totaling 80,000 records were
underwhelming, relegating the band to cult status. This is partly
because even groundbreaking alternative underground scenes have their
own rules, and Television broke nearly all of them.
Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant
to this LP such as Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground and the
Thirteenth Floor Elevators, followed by the story and contemporary
relevance of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up
and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile
hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply.
Sunday, March 23, 5 - 8 pm