Skip to product information
1 of 1


Television - Blow-Up (Vinyl)

Television - Blow-Up (Vinyl)

Regular price $24.46
Regular price Sale price $24.46
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Note: Join the waiting list on out of stock items to be notified once available!

Out of stock

View full details
View Artist: Television

  |  UPC: 053436824917

Television: Tom Verlaine (vocals, guitar); Richard Lloyd (guitar, background vocals); Fred Smith (bass, background vocals); Billy Ficca (drums).
Recorded live in 1978. Includes liner notes by Robert Christgau and John Piccarella.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The New York rock scene was never known for producing expansive instrumentalists. Its guitar heroes--a Robert Quine or even a jazz-traveler like Bill Frisell--tend to go inward. For a time, the seminal band Television, led by master guitarist and all-around dreamer Tom Verlaine, was a marked exception. While Verlaine wrote and sang crafty songs like "Venus de Milo" and "Prove It," his band is still remembered for nights of slashing interplay with 2nd guitar foil Richard Lloyd and Verlaine's Bolero solos on the punk flamenco epics "Little Johnny Jewel" and "Marquee Moon."
THE BLOW-UP, a double-CD reissue of a 1982 ROIR cassette-only release, captures Television at its peak in raw live performances circa 1978. "Marquee Moon" was Verlaine's very own "Dark Star." The explosive near-15 minute version included here seethes with barely controlled musical wanderlust. As befits ROIR's reputation, the sound is minimally acceptable but the music documented here easily transcends the shortcomings.

  • Genre: Pop
  • Format: Vinyl
  • RSD Release Date: n/a
Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Planet
Carbon-neutral shipping on all orders
shipping emissions removed
That's like...
miles driven by an average gasoline-powered car
We fund innovations in...


ALL albums listed on our website are 100% brand new and sealed. We only sell vinyl, and no other media format. We do not sell used vinyl. We also use industry-leading packaging to prevent damage during shipping. Shipping insurance is optional at checkout but is still highly recommended. Please Read our shipping and returns policy if you have any further questions.

We work hard to keep as many albums in stock as we possibly can. However, if the desired item is currently out of stock, we highly recommend joining the waitlist by entering your email address or phone number on this page. By doing this, we can notify you the second the item is back in stock. We will never spam or sell your information. :) 

Meta Artist: Television

Product Tags: New, Out-of-stock, Pop, Vinyl