Review Revue: Tom Verlaine – Cover

Tom Verlaine - Cover

Yet again, I come to you on this Thursday somewhat surprised. I’ve covered the first two Television albums, plus Richard Lloyd’s Field of Fire, but this is my first time bringing you one of Television guitar genius Tom Verlaine’s own solo albums. Cover was certainly well-loved in the halls of KCMU – if not perhaps a bit too well-loved. But if an album’s main flaw is that some people think it’s spent too long in rotation, I’d say it’s probably doing pretty well.

You just missed your chance to see the current version of Television in Seattle (including Jimmy Rip, who plays on Cover), but he does have some East coast dates coming up. (Side note: Am I the only dummy who just now put it together that Tom Verlaine, of Television, has the initials T.V.? Anybody else? Anyone?)

“T.V. is back!! His 4th LP (solo) after 2 years, and stronger than ever. Oh yeah, if you don’t know, Tom is originally from the band Television (and my very personal hero). Rejoice!”

“Could be his best solo effort yet. Check out ‘Travelling.'”

“Who said T.V. wasn’t any good anymore? This is some of the best programming since ‘Petticoat Junction.'”

“Hey!! This is good!!”

“T.V. is great! ‘5 Miles of You’ is real nice.”

“‘O Foolish Heart’ is pretty. Yes.”

“Actually, while this has its good points, I’m getting rather sick of hearing this so often.”

“Please put me back in H! I’m lonely.”

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  1. Eric Leckbee
    Posted October 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Holy shit – Tom Verlaine = TV. Never caught that before and now I feel dumb. Plus I now need to hunt this record down

  2. Posted October 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh good, if you never noticed I don’t feel so bad.

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