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Television's Marquee Moon [Paperback]

Item : Television's Marquee Moon [Paperback]
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Author Author : Waterman, Bryan
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1441186050
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781441186058
Publisher Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Pages Pages : 240
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100117530

Two kids in their early twenties walk down the Bowery on a spring afternoon, just as the proprietor of a club hangs an awning with the new name for his venue. The place will be called CBGB & OMFUG which, he tells them, stands for Country Bluegrass and Blues & Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers. That's exactly the sort of stuff they play, they lie, somehow managing to get a gig out of him. After the first show their band, Television, lands a regular string of Sundays. By the end of the year a scene has developed that includes Tom Verlaine's new love interest, a poet-turned rock chanteuse named Patti Smith. American punk rock is born. Bryan Waterman peels back the layers of this origin myth and, assembling a rich historical archive, situates Marquee Moon in a broader cultural history of SoHo and the East Village. As Waterman traces the downtown scene's influences, public image, and reputation via a range of print, film, and audio recordings we come to recognize the real historical surprises that the documentary evidence still has to yield and come to a new appreciation of this quintessential album of the New York City night.

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: Origin Myths, or, Just Trying to Tell a VisionChapter 1: Some Big Set-UpChapter 2: New York SatyriconChapter 3: Stunned into an Electric MetaphorChapter 4: Down in the Scuzz with the Heavy Cult FiguresChapter 5: Punk Is ComingChapter 6: Marquee MoonChapter 7: A Record Should Exhaust You by the Time It's DoneCodaBibliography

Bryan Waterman teaches American literature and culture at New York University. His previous books include, with Cyrus R. K. Patell,The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York City.The New York punk scene of the 1970s doesn't lack for documentation ... That Bryan Waterman still finds something new to say is impressive enough, but he expertly expands the context for Television's debut album and for the Bowery punk movement within New York's larger arts scene. At mol³#

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