“Marquee Moon” by Television

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Marquee Moon, the classic post-punk debut by Television. The album received critical acclaim upon release but more importantly has influenced generations of artists– largely credited as leading to the birth of indie rock in addition to current bands such as Wilco and The Strokes. Listening to the title track below, you can hear the similarities almost immediately, between the jazz-influenced rhythms and the interplay between lead and rhythm guitar. Although the band would only release one other album before splitting up and attempting a brief comeback nearly fifteen years later, Television still remains one of the most influential bands in rock history.

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