Like a shot of adrenalin into an already adrenalized (work with me in this) late 70’s New York music scene Television’s 1977 debut album Marquee Moon differed greatly from the punk esthetic in the sense that the band’s sound offered a clean and textured sound coupled with Tom Verlain’s sharp lyricism. Finally reissued on vinyl and cut from the analog master tapes AND mastered by Chris Bellman.. the reissue tones down the harsh brightness of the original pressing allowing for a more pleasing listening experience when played at a loud level.. which is how this album should be heard! Definitely worth picking up if you never could pick up an original copy o the Three Men With Beards reissue from a few years ago. By the way, the title track is the full uncut ten minute pls version.
Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn is a collaborative cover album venture featuring the bands Stardeath and White Dwarfs, New Fumes, Linear Downfall, Spaceface and of course The Flaming Lips covering King Crimson’s prog-rock masterpiece In the Court of the Crimson King. Pressed on randomly colored vinyl and limited to only 500 copies this album was sold at shows and a few select record stores. Hopefully it will get a repress on vinyl again and even CD as this album is pretty amazing.