December 20, 2006 Playlist

Long Songs on the Longest Night of the Year
"Marquee Moon" by Television 1977
Television  "Marquee Moon"  1977 (USA)
This is one of the more "famous obscure" albums.  Television is lumped in with the NYC punk movement of the late 70's, although they never had much in common with what most people think of as "70's punk."  For some reason critics like to compare their sound to the Grateful Dead, though I don't see it (the sixties, sure, but the clean, chiming sounds of The Byrds seems a more obvious reference point, and the garage rock of groups like Count Five and 13th Floor Elevators.)  The title track of this album is one of the all-time classic "long songs", clocking in at nearly 10 minutes, but without a wasted note.
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys - Machine Gun (live)
The Mothers (Frank Zappa)
- The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa with Captain Beefheart - Willie The Pimp
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
- Mirror Man
Archie Shepp - My Angel
John Coltrane - Kulu Se Mama
Charles Mingus - Nostalgia In Times Square
Television - Marquee Moon  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Husker Du - Reoccuring Dreams
Frank Zappa - Beat The Reaper / Waffenspiel
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
Born Dec 21, 1940
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