Television- Marquee Moon 7” (1977)

Let’s put this into context- This 7” single is 32 years old.
I found it in a box of rubbish in 1986. I was literally going through somebody’s rubbish when I found it. It was naked- no sleeve.
So there’s a bit of surface noise. That’s an understatement.
There are millions of pristine versions of this music available out there in blogland.
It just made me think though- when you’re looking for a rare record for every copy that’s nestling comfortably in someone’s collection, armoured in a polythene sleeve, protected from dust and extremes of temperature, there are probably an equal number that were chucked out in the rubbish.
It emphasises the essentially ephemeral nature of pop music. I remember one kid who used a box of Elvis 78’s as airgun targets…


  1. One man's trash, is another's treasure - and that one is TREASURE! Long live Verlaine and TV!

  2. I saw Richard Lloyd play that solo a few years back. Quite possibly one of the best things I've ever seen live.

  3. Three months late, Scott, but here ya go, and yey, it's a burning gig! Links still valid despite the age of the post - in passing, say thanks to GoMonkeyGo!

    "Through Fields of Fire
    Richard Lloyd - Live at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (6/22/01) Part 1
    Richard Lloyd - Live at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (6/22/01) Part 2

    Go get it at: http://thenewdisease.blogspot.com/2008/09/through-fields-of-fire.html

    with mucho respect to GoMonkeyGo, y'old anarchist, and relistening to it now ..

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  4. That really cracked me up about the Elvis 78s!
    I'm gonna download this cos of its history, although I have several of those pristine versions you mention!
    A friend of mine found a ton of albums on a local (Brighton,E.Sussex) rubbish tip - she "doesn't do" vinyl so she gave 'em to me, and they included a mint condition "Sandinista", a gatefold Pink Fairies' "Never Never Land", and quite a few other goodies. I wonder why someone would take the trouble to go all the way out to the tip when they could've dropped them off at the P.D.S.A. or sommat!! Anyway, I was chuffed, cos, although there weren't any real rarities there, it was enough to kickstart another frenzy of record-collecting for me heheh. Cheers Walker ;)

  5. Hey, this is fuckin' great - scratches, jumps and all!! cheers ;D


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