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11th Jan '16 11:53:49 AM CassandraLeo
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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Completely averted, despite Television's frequent categorisation as a PunkRock band (this may be because they played it when it was still an UnbuiltTrope). Some of the band's songs have standard chorus/verse structure, but still manage to be more complicated than average punk songs, and some leave all semblance of normal structure behind entirely and take off into the stratosphere (good examples of this being "Marquee Moon" and "Little Johnny Jewel").


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* TitleTrack: ''Marquee Moon'' has one. One was recorded for ''Adventure'', but it was left off the initial releases of the album and wasn't released until the 2003 Rhino remaster. This is an AvertedTrope on the band's SelfTitledAlbum.
28th Dec '15 3:27:24 PM aye_amber
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** WeUsedToBeFriends: ...until their personal and professional relationship fell apart. Factors included Verlaine gradually taking creative control of the band and Hell's heroin use.

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** WeUsedToBeFriends: ...until Until their personal and professional relationship fell apart. Factors included Verlaine gradually taking creative control of the band and Hell's heroin use.
25th Jul '15 1:33:13 AM sharkcrap11
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Verlaine's solos are generally improvised.


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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Lower than usual for a PunkRock band, as befits their unusual sound (for the genre, at least)- Television's work ranges from a 2 ("Guiding Light", "Days") up to about a 5 on a few rare occasions ("Foxhole" is a good example, powered as it is by a [[Music/TheRollingStones Stones-y]] groove). Most of their work is in the 3-4 range, though.
17th Mar '15 4:16:19 PM DavidDelony
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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Smith, Verlaine, Lloyd and Ficca.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Fred Smith, Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd and Billy Ficca.]]
22nd Nov '14 2:00:00 PM MarkLungo
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* ReCut: On the original LP release of ''Marquee Moon'', the title track, right in the middle of the album, had to be significantly edited to fit on the disc. For the CD re-release, the song was restored to its full length.



* ShoutOut: The "F-R-I-C-T-I-O-N" in "Friction" is a ShoutOut to [[Music/VanMorrison Them's]] "Gloria." Verlaine dated Music/PattiSmith, who did a famous cover of the song.

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* ShoutOut: The "F-R-I-C-T-I-O-N" "[[SpellingSong F-R-I-C-T-I-O-N]]" in "Friction" is a ShoutOut to [[Music/VanMorrison Them's]] "Gloria." Verlaine dated Music/PattiSmith, who did a famous cover of the song.



* ReCut: On the original LP release of ''Marquee Moon'', the title track, right in the middle of the album, had to be significantly edited to fit on the disc. For the CD re-release, the song was restored to its full length.
22nd Nov '14 1:06:01 PM DavidDelony
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* ShoutOut: The "F-R-I-C-T-I-O-N" in "Friction" is a ShoutOut to [[Music/VanMorrison Them's]] "Gloria." Verlaine dated Music/PattiSmith, who did a famous cover of the song.
21st Nov '14 10:01:27 PM DavidDelony
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* UnbuiltTrope: For a band that's considered one of the very first punk bands, they don't sound very punky at all with the complex songs full of jams. If they had more keyboards, they probably would have been classified as a ProgressiveRock band.
21st Nov '14 9:58:48 PM DavidDelony
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Verlaine's solos are generally improvised.
6th Oct '14 1:17:44 PM m8e
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Television were a cult PunkRock[=/=]Music/NewWave band from the USA, active between 1973-1978, 1992-1993 and since 2001. Its core lineup includes guitarist/vocalist Tom Verlaine, guitarist/vocalist Richard Lloyd, bassist/vocalist Fred Smith and drummer Billy Ficca. Early on, their line-up also included guitarist Richard Hell, who would go on to front the Voidoids, another influential punk group.

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Television were a cult PunkRock[=/=]Music/NewWave PunkRock[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band from the USA, active between 1973-1978, 1992-1993 and since 2001. Its core lineup includes guitarist/vocalist Tom Verlaine, guitarist/vocalist Richard Lloyd, bassist/vocalist Fred Smith and drummer Billy Ficca. Early on, their line-up also included guitarist Richard Hell, who would go on to front the Voidoids, another influential punk group.
16th Sep '14 5:25:33 PM Patachou
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* ''Marquee Moon'' (1977)

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* ''Marquee Moon'' ''Music/MarqueeMoon'' (1977)
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