You Picked It!! – Television – ‘Marquee Moon’ – Album Review

Alright…You Picked It! And this one was really, really close. This was the most tightly contested one we have had so far and maybe even the most votes. Quickly, Duran Duran jumped out in first thanks to the Twitterverse, but the others caught up shortly thereafter. I had a 4 way tie for first up until the last few votes which pushed the winner ahead. There were only 3 points between first and last. The winner is Television and their album ‘Marquee Moon’ which was listed as a genre I rarely listen to which is because I thought they were Punk, but they didn’t sound like I thought they would so I was way wrong on that listing. They were more rock and garage rock to me and I should’ve been listening to them a long time ago. Here are the results.

  1. Television – ‘Marquee Moon’ – 7 votes
  2. Duran Duran – ‘Future Past’ – 6 votes
  3. Big Star – ‘#1 Record’ – 5 votes
  4. Dokken – ‘Tooth And Nail’ – 5 votes
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughan – ‘Soul to Soul’ – 4 Votes

Thanks to all for participating. The December choices will be up on Saturday!


As I had said above, I thought these guys were punk and a lot of people say they are. However, punk to me is really short songs with guys (or gals) that can’t really play all that great and just make a lot of noise quickly and haphazardly. This isn’t it at all. The songs on here are well constructed, thought out tracks that can go as long as 10 minutes. This doesn’t have the urgency of punk. This to me is more garage rock and straight up rock with lots of great guitars. This was not what I expected.

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You Pick It! – What Album to Review in November?

You, my reader, are going to pick an album for me to review each month.  It is really simple…first, I will give you 5 albums to choose from and second, you will tell me which one of those you would like to see reviewed on the site.  See…simple!

There are a few simple rules I have put in to place in my selections.  They are…

  • One has to be a new release (within the last month)
  • One has to be one I have never heard before (new releases don’t count for this one)
  • One has to be from a genre I don’t normally listen to at all or very often
  • And the last two are choices from my collection that I haven’t reviewed before

What are the 5 albums you ask?  Funny you should ask because I have those right here…

  New Release – Duran Duran – “Future Past”

  Never Heard Before – Big Star – “#1 Record”

  Not My Normal Genre – Television – “Marquee Moon”

  From My Collection – Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Soul to Soul”

  From My Collection – Dokken – “Tooth And Nail”

Let me know which one you would like to see and sometime in November, I will post a review of the album that gets the most votes. You have one week to decide and from there I will start listening to the album and do a review.

Thanks for participating!!