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(TV) intro to tv
Mine happened during this odd weekend when local radio station Triple
J(Sydney, Australia) played a bunch of seminal albums back to back. It might
have been the DJ's faves or voted, I don't know. I know that weekend I went
through a great bunch of blank tapes in disbelief that WHOLE albums were
being played. I remember 'horses' and the first Modern Lovers, The Clash,
Violent Femmes I think. Then Television. The DJ who played this was the one
with the most 'on the money' tastes so I listened intently. He told the
whole Television story, setting it up with a tale of the take of Marquee
Moon being just a rehearsal, they didn't know they were being recorded. My
curiousity was piqued, I pressed record and sat back and .... I loved it.
Bought a copy on vinyl down at a market by Bondi Beach, got Adventure for a
birthday present, discovered this list, got the funpack, found myself last
year wandering around New York freezing my ass off asking for directions to
Subterranean etc, finding a copy of the 12" of Little Johnny Jewel in a
record store in Princeton, New Jersey. The ride hasn't stopped. For those in
London wanting a cheap thrill, check out the Rough Trade store in Talbot rd
for a Television/Blondie '78 tour poster which from the looks of it, has
weather the 22 years on that wall nicely. Also, those of you wanting
Television/Richard Hell shirts, I'd check out this website
www.smashinggrandpa.com - I haven't ordered from them nor can I vouch for
them (apparently their shirts will be sold in London soon) but they've got
Marquee Moon/Blank Generation shirts and I've been wanting to get/make one
of those for a long time now.
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