richard lloyd
September 12, 2004 05:21AM
Whenever Richard plays i seemed to be listening. Its like I'm too involved to do anything else. Oh oh oh.. he is so personable, I shall take the liberty to address him by his first name, Richard the great!
Re: richard lloyd
September 12, 2004 06:36PM
Criminally underappreciated guitarist. Television is one of my favorite bands ever. I have 2 of his albums. I'm a musician myself, and years ago I wrote a song with what I thought was a great riff, then I realised it was from "Field of Fire"
He came through town with Matthew Sweet and blew the place away. No one knew who he was, but I did immediately. He just burned all the way through every song. What ever happened to Matthew Sweet?
Re: richard lloyd
September 14, 2004 04:40PM
You know, I always used to think RL was the virtuoso in Television, but then when I went back thru those solos (as credited on Marquee Moon), I discovered that the ones that really stood out were Verlaine's. I was actually quite disappointed because I WANTED Richard Lloyd to be the better guitarist of the two. However, as a drummer myself, maybe I'm just not hearing the really impressive stuff.

I saw him earlier this year when he toured with the reformed (tho probably not in the clinical sense) Rocket From The Tombs and he was great.

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Re: richard lloyd
September 14, 2004 11:24PM
They definitely have a different context that they played in and that's crucial to the sound (of any dual guitar band). But Verlaine's stuff is probably what most would walk away remembering. The style is apparent if you listen to the solo stuff from each. What say anyone re their early 90's 'comeback'? I don't have a strong memory of the tour and the LP sounds like the best trax were front-loaded. What impresses me today is that it sounds 'out of time', it's an elusive sound.
Re: richard lloyd
September 15, 2004 12:36AM
The 90's return was one of the few comebacks that was welcome and justified. I like the third album better than Adventure. If I'm bored with my guitar I invariably start to play Marquee Moon from start to finish. Verlaine's "Warm and Cool" from the early 90's is also superb and one of the most played discs in my home.
Re: richard lloyd
September 15, 2004 07:19PM
I love "Warm and Cool" It's a good one for huggin and kissin under the cozy, cozy covers.

My favorite Verlaine solo would have to be Flashlight, followed closely by his first solo. The only thing I haven't heard is The Wonder, anyone else heard it?
Re: richard lloyd
September 15, 2004 03:23PM
I was definitely thrilled at the opportunity to see them in the early 90s, but I also don't have a really strong memory of a totally mindblowing show. I did listen to that reunion album again recently and was surprised how much I liked it. I also recently picked up the vinyl reissue of the live album ROIR put out in the early 80s (?) and some of it is pretty amazing.
Re: richard lloyd
September 15, 2004 11:40PM
since no one is asking isn't 4AM a great song on flash light?

i saw the boys last couple times around in the city (right before standing 5 feet away from lloyd and rocket from the tombs at maxwell's) and i used to think that lloyd is top 10 guitar guy and that verlaine is pouty and irascible and moody and pseudo-complicated and an angsty poseur; well, all of that is true, i think, but it's verlaine, girls. big time.

lloyd is top 25. and a swell guy.
Re: richard lloyd
September 16, 2004 12:30AM
Yeah, yeah I remember Rosie, she was working for Sammy the Fool,wasn't she? San Antone?

The one that tears me up every time is "The Scientist Writes A Letter" white I can hardly look at it...

Also, "Last Night" from the 1st solo, that's a haunting number. I guess I don't care a lot about the personal gossip side of things, the music is what will last.
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