TELEVISION

The Blow-Up

(ROIR) Used 2xLP $20.00

An essential document for anyone who feels Marquee Moon and Adventure inadequately capture the rawness and spontaneity that fueled Television’s on-stage improvisations. The sound quality is not exactly pristine, but the exciting and frequently breathtaking performances, recorded in 1978 during band’s final tour, reveal how their intricate, layered sound could ever get tagged “punk.” Six songs from Marquee Moon and two from Adventure appear, plus covers of “Satisfaction,” “Knockin’ on Heaven's Door,” and the 13th Floor Elevators’ “Fire Engine.” The real treasures are the 15-minute versions of “Little Johnny Jewel” and “Marquee Moon,” loaded with the improvisational fireworks. Blue and green vinyl. Sealed