5. TELEVISION – MARQUEE MOON

I have listened to this album so many times I think I know every note and nuance! This is a perfect album in every way. Tom Verlaines precise, clear and emotional guitar playing offset with Richard Lloyds rhythm guitar, Fred Smiths bass and the great drumming of Billy Ficca. The lyrics are poetic and Tom Verlaines singing is strained and emotional. The title track Marquee Moon is a masterpiece. Every track is pure perfection. It’s unbelievable that this was released 37 years ago. It still sounds as fresh as the first day I heard it!

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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