Rock N Roll Pantheon

Deeper Digs in Rock: Richard Lloyd of Television

Nov. 20, 2017

In this episode of DDiR, Christian has the privilege of chatting with someone who basically helped create the world of punk, post-punk, alternative rock before Year Zero in New York City.  None other than Richard Lloyd, co-founder of the band Television and a spark that helped ignite the punk movement at CBGB's.   In his new autobiography, 'Everything Is Combustible' Lloyd recalls hanging out with Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Lee, and Led Zeppelin while still in his teens, and other adventures from rock's heydey, relating it all with sharp insights and dry wit.   Considered a foundational band of alternative rock, Television’s debut record, Marquee Moon, is widely viewed by critics and musicians as one of the greatest albums ever recorded.   As one half of Television’s unique guitar sound, and a legendary solo artist in his own right, Richard Lloyd’s music has influenced a range of bands and artists from U2, Johnny Marr and Joy Division to R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Wilco and John Frusciante.   For more info and to orser the book head here: http://www.everythingiscombustible.com   Diggers, now you can support the show by wearing cool rock n roll gear from TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rocknroll 

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