Editors’ Notes This 1978 live recording captures Television at their peak, floppy-fringed and glorious. The versions here of “Ain’t That Nothin’” and “Venus de Milo” are unprecedented in their purity, while “Foxhole” and “See No Evil” charge like angry outbursts from a hostile world. Listen to the ear-bending take of “Little Johnny Jewel,” resplendent with methodically expounded and extended guitar interplays between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd, and you’ll hear Television sounding like their true selves: a hybrid of art-scene punk, John Coltrane, and The Grateful Dead. Their covers of The 13th Floor Elevators, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan beautifully articulate the band’s inherent detachment.

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The Blow-Up
1
4:00
 
See No Evil
2
3:22
 
Prove It
3
5:00
 
Elevation
4
4:50
 
I Don't Care
5
3:04
 
Venus de Milo
6
3:31
 
Foxhole
7
5:04
 
Ain't That Nothin'
8
6:13
 
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
9
7:50
 
Little Johnny Jewel
1
14:56
 
Friction
2
5:01
 
Marquee Moon
3
14:45
 
Satisfaction
4
7:18
 

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