Tuesday, September 26

Tele vision - I Need a New Adventure (studio alts)

alt. versions & instrumentals
Bearsville Studios, N.Y.

soundboard recording (quality: VG+) 

01 Ain't That Nothin'
02 Adventure
03 Glory
04 Days
05 Foxhole
06 Carried Away (aka Vibrato Song) 
07 Ain't That Nothin'
08 Careful (aka I Don't Care)
09 Glory
10 Carried Away
11 Up All Night
12 Grip of Love
13 Last Night (Piano Song)
14 The Dreams Dream
15 Glory
16 The Fire*

*This song appears nowhere else, in any form

All tracks are alternate studio versions. About half are instrumental tracks without vocals. 

Fred Smith - bass
Billy Ficca - drums
Richard Lloyd - guitar, vocals
Tom Verlaine - guitar, vocals

ROB SEZ: There may not have been a dB's without Tele vision. Chris Stamey went to NYC while in high school, caught this band playing live, and concluded, "That's what I want to do." If you'd like an audio peek at the band's studio work-in-progress in 1978, this one's for you. Please enjoy.




  1. Thanks very much for this. Looking forward to pushing play

  2. Many thanks for this and all your curatorial efforts!

  3. Many thanks, Rob-in-Brevard, glad to see another link to this go up on the web!

    To return the gift, I have been upping lossless rips of my collection of studio and live Television/Tom Verlaine to a Portuguese friend of mine's blog. The following are indispensable studio recordings - 1974-75 demos, Adventure outtakes and Flashlight outtakes, all links live as of today:

    http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/2017/08/television-adventure-studio-session.html (alternate link if this one goes dead)

    There are a ton of live recordings of both Television and Verlaine on circle's site: search at http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/search/label/Television

    Not to be missed are the following:
    http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/2014/03/television-bottom-line-new-york-usa.html (last gig before 1978 break-up)
    http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/2014/05/television-paradiso-amsterdam.html (1977 European tour)
    http://darkcircleroom4.blogspot.com/2014/05/television-masonic-temple-auditorium.html (1977 American tour)
    http://floppybootstomp-ii.blogspot.com/2015/11/television-live-hartsdale-ny-1977-re.html (1977 American tour).

    Those interested in what happened to Richard Lloyd should check out his 2017 gig at http://southernshelter.com/category/richard-lloyd-group/.

    Cheers and thanks, Dave Sez.

    1. An impressive set of links. Thank you kindly, Dave.

  4. Hey Rob you're most welcome! Enjoy ... and cast an eye over here too: https://protopunkapothecary.blogspot.com/search?q=Tom+Verlaine, https://protopunkapothecary.blogspot.com/search?q=Richard+Lloyd and https://protopunkapothecary.blogspot.com/search?q=Richard+Hell ...

    cheers, Dave Sez.


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