Tom Verlaine (1949-2023)

Tom Verlaine has died. Frontman and guitarist of Television, Verlaine – born Tom Miller – was a musician and guitarist whose influence on modern rock music is immeasurable, despite his band always remaining a cult – albeit a large cult – concern. He has certainly been one of my favourite players, alongside bandmate Richard Lloyd, […]

Iterations: Television – “Marquee Moon”

One of the greatest <insert term here> ever. No matter what you put in that phrase – “Songs”? “Recordings”? “Title tracks”? “Performances”? – it would be accurate. Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd’s interlocking guitars and alternating solos are just epic and a clinic in awesome. Effusive much? Yes, but I can’t not hear that opening […]