“It was worth waiting fifteen years” (David Fricke of Rolling Stone)
After coming together in 1973, New York’s Television subsequently parted and went their separate ways 5 years later after the release of second album, Adventure. The reasons for their disbanding a combination of clashes between band member’s fuelled by their independent and strongly held artistic visions, along with Richard Lloyd’s drug abuse. After parting, both Lloyd and Verlaine pursued solo careers, while Ficca became the drummer for the new wave band The Waitresses.
Fourteen years later in 1992, Television reformed and in a time where Grunge was rising and dominating the sound waves, their eponymous third album was still very much rooted in an alternative, New Wave sound.
Taken from this album comes Mars, an edgy little number with a sultry, smokey-tinged melody and slightly deranged vocals..and if these aren’t the perfect ingredients for a hearty little listen, I don’t know what is! Check it out above…