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William K sent me a very nice email thanking us for the work we do (ALL of us of course), and he
says he "wants to give back" for the music that he has discovered here.......and he backs it up by providing a couple of items (one in particular for me) for our perusal......

First up we have the music for the original soundtrack to "The Man Who Fell To Earth"....unsure as to whether I've heard this one before or not, some top-talent appears on the album to be sure......let me run down the track list for you, because it's William K's OTHER project here that I really am excited about and wish to rave about a little bit.......

STARDUST-MUSIC FOR THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH-01 STOMU YAMASHTA-33 1/3/02 BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-Mars, Bringer of War/03 LOUIS ARMSTRONG-Blueberry Hill/04 BOUERMAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-Neptune The Mystic/06 FRANK GLAZER-Enfantillages Pittoresques (Picturesque Childishness)/07 BOUERMAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-Venus Bringer of Peace/08 STORMU YAMASHATA'S RED BUDDA THEATER-Mandala/09 ROY ORBISON-Blue Bayou/10 STORMU YAMASHATA & COME TO THE EDGE-One Way/11 STORMU YAMASHATA-Wind Words/12 JIM REEVES-A Fool Such As I/13 STORMU YAMASHATA'S RED BUDDA THEATER-Memory of Hiroshima/14 JIM REEVES-Make the World Go Away/15 JOHN PHILLIPS-Hello Mary Lou/16 ROBERT FARNON-Silent Night/17 TRUE LOVE-Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly/18 GENEVIEVE WAITE-Love is Coming Back/19 ARTIE SHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA-Stardust........

Well, once again, you can't say I don't strive for some variety......really never would have forseen Artie Shaw, Jim Reeves, Bing Crosby and whomever on my blog, but they are welcome as anyone else, provided someone supplies thier stuff so someone else can enjoy it.......see comments section for link.

Now, his other submission is the one that fascinates me.......Television was/is one of my all time favorite bands, LOVED thier stuff....."Marquee Moon" was one of my favorite albums, "Adventure" was underrated, and OOOOOOHHHHH those live shows.......anyway, one thing I have always thought about Television is HOW HARD IT WOULD BE TO DO A COVERS PROJECT ON THEM.......the oddball guitar-interplay, Tom Verlaine's one of a kind vocals, the twisted, artistic lyrics.........I honestly don't remember even a single GOOD version of a Television song......they were that unique and amazing.....however, whomever created this (unsure if William K created it, it is listed as "Keith's Downloads").......OK, not necessarily FANTASTIC covers, but covers nonetheless.....hey I NEVER would have taken THIS on, and this is a (mega) FAN speaking!

So, what do we have here? Well, several tracks are solo efforts by either Tom Verlain or Richard
Lloyd, so with those we know what to expect.......a little bit more surprising would be something like "Marquee Moon" by Army of Halfwits, Eggplant taking on the great "Breakin In My heart".....or how strange would a Matthew Sweet/Suzanna Hoffs duet on "Marquee Moon" sound? The mind reels......Rain Parade's take on "Ain't That Nothin'" (one of my faves) is quite enjoyable, Siouxsie & the Banshees are perfect for "Little Johnny Jewel", Echo & the Bunnymen turn in a good live version of "Friction".......QUITE a worthwhile effort, in particular if you are a fan of Television on the scalw that I happen to be.......COMMENT BACK on these and please let William K know you enjoyed his posts.......if he's got more projects as twisted as the "Television Covers" on the back burner, he'll always have a home here!

TELEVISION COVERS PROJECT-01 RICHARD LLOYD-Fire Engine/02 ARMY OF HALFWITS-Marquee Moon/03 BIRDLAND-See No Evil/04 CHRIS CONNELLY-Souvenier From a Dream/05 CHRIS STAMEY WITH YO LA TENGO-Venus/06 ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN-Friction/07 EGGPLANT-Breakin In My Heart/08 FOETUS & CHROME CRANKS-Little Johnny Jewel/09 JULIE'S HAIRCUT, DOWNTOWN LOVE TRAGEDIES, WHO IS HE & WHAT IS HE-J Song Structure (? copied it as written)/10 KRONOS QUARTET-Marquee Moon/11 LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS-Glory/12 MARIE ET LES GARCONS-Little Johnny Jewel/13 MATTHEW SWEET & SUSANNA HOFFS-Marquee Moon/14 NUMBER ONE CUP-Little Johnny Jewel/15 ORCHESTRE ROUGE-Friction/16 REM-See No Evil/17 RAIN PARADE-Ain't That Nothing/18 RICHARD LLOYD-Heart of Gold/19 SIMON RAYMONDE-Days/20 SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES-Little Johnny Jewel/21 SONIC YOUTH-That's All I Know (Right Now)/22 TENNIS-Guiding Light/23 TERRY HALL-See No Evil/24 THE BLUE AEROPLANES-Breaking In My Heart/25 THE CHURCH-Friction/26 THE WATERBOYS-That Was the River/27 THE WINDBREAKERS-Glory/28 TOM VERLAINE-Cold Irons Bound/29 TOM VERLAINE-Fever/30 TOM VERLAINE-The Hawk/31 TROTSKY ICEPICK-Venus De Milo


That is just wonderful..........William K, we LOVE cover projects round here, never thought I'd see someone get a Television coers tribute together, it's great, imaginative, and took my totally by surprise.......PLEASE DO NOT be a stranger, as they say: The more great guest posters/contributors we have, the less work I have to do (the most important thing!)

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