[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Marquee Moon (February 8, 1977)"][/caption] Yeah, I dig this album. Marquee Moon has a fantastic clarity from start to finish, despite the more complex and mingling guitars, comparing them to other pioneer punk rockers like Blondie. I'm realizing that something I love about albums is when they sound complete. When a recording has an unfinished sound to it, I don't like it. But sometimes that's done on purpose, and I do like that! But when it all doesn't quite fit together, that sucks. Track Listing
- See No Evil
- Marquee Moon
- Guiding Light
- Prove It
- Torn Curtain
This album has lots of that "underground" music-scene energy. Its got a bit of a wild, rugged, hard edge to it, but its all executed with fantastic precision and skill. I picture a bunch of really talented friends playing together in their garage with the door open. No?
Oddly enough, the members of the band had a lot of problems as they continued recording past their debut (which was Marquee Moon) and then eventually had members come and go as a result. So the fact that they sound like a group of good friends playing together is funny.
The title track is epic. Its a 10 minute and 40 second anthem with a wicked instrumental break. Then it continues with "Elevation", another great tune that actually reminds me of The Cardigans' "Lovefool". That syncopated guitar really fools me!
Anyway, this is a great album with a fantastically clean sound that is still diverse and has many instrumental complexities, especially between the two guitars.
I wouldn't say this is my favourite album, but I did enjoy it. And maybe it will grow on me more. Who knows. But I'd love to hear your thoughts. I know some of you out there are really passionate about this album!