Television - Prove It

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  • Alex Scott
    Alex Scott  4 weeks back

    Heard this on Peel in 1977. Bought the 12" on green vinyl two days later, Venus on the B Side. Bought the album within the week. Changed my life forever.

    • jungastein
      jungastein  3 months back

      This is an album I've never listened to entirely, I'm holding it in reserve till I need it

    • vinto34
      vinto34  4 months back

      I remember transferring this from vinyl to tape back in the 80s and had richard hell blank generation album on side 2 of the tape.


      Great days.

      • Tom Tanaka
        Tom Tanaka  5 months back

        Owen Wilson on the left is like: "Wow!"

        • Dante O'Malley
          Dante O'Malley  7 months back

          Television is like a bunch of good bands; very underrated I believe ❤️

          • Dante O'Malley
            Dante O'Malley  7 months back

            The Strokes do sound like Television and that is a good thing for them tho they weren’t too comfortable with the comparison I think❤️

            • Joey Song
              Joey Song  9 months back

              I used to watched the Television, but now I'm listening.

              • ΑΝΤΙ'
                ΑΝΤΙ'  9 months back

                This case is closed

                • Craig Beasley
                  Craig Beasley  9 months back

                  Chirp on! Ilove it.

                  • kimmo maki
                    kimmo maki  1 years back

                    The guitars/bass are just swell, but goddamn!! Them Billy Ficca drums just make it all climb up and up and up to the top.

                    • Buck Kahuna
                      Buck Kahuna  1 years back

                      Not a fast note in the guitar solo but it's one of the greatest in the history of the world.

                      • Azzo coccolino
                        Azzo coccolino  1 years back

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT68FS3YbQ4

                        • Jose Ortiz
                          Jose Ortiz  2 years back

                          sublime!!!

                          • truemansparks
                            truemansparks  2 years back

                            The guitar solo always grips me how can something be so simple yet so addictive!

                            • Procommenter
                              Procommenter  2 years back

                              You're a Catholic girl. You know of such things.

                              • phil harrison
                                phil harrison  2 years back

                                Genius..


                                The embryo for the Strokes entire career

                                • de strokes
                                  de strokes  1 months back

                                  saying it over and over ain't gonna make it true buddy

                                • Victor
                                  Victor  2 months back

                                  I said that out loud one time on the classroom, people didn't undestand one bit, they knew about The Strokes, but probably not about Television, it was funny.

                              • Indie Studio
                                Indie Studio  2 years back

                                This song is so fucking good

                                • Procommenter
                                  Procommenter  2 years back

                                  I was clinically dead when I quit breathing my fat Lizzy Taylor thin

                                  with ½ my blood gone after a grizzly bear attack that I couldn't win

                                  • Pedozzi
                                    Pedozzi  2 years back

                                    why does this entire album feel so nostslgicly happy and sad at the same time? I love it but i hate I cant explain it. Thanks for this music

                                    • pee girl
                                      pee girl  2 months back

                                      Yes! You put into words!! That's exactly how I feel about this album and band in general but I could never put it into words

                                    • Ronin 13
                                      Ronin 13  2 years back

                                      Oh! But most of all. The satisfaction that you did all your best, so you wont have to "prove it" anymore, even if you lost. "This case is closed".

                                    • Ronin 13
                                      Ronin 13  2 years back

                                      Life in Death, Joy in Failure, Nostalgia for Lost Beauty? Maybe a peace that comes from feeling that all war is over, but feeling a bit sad at the same time for all the broken dreams that couldnt be true.

                                  • Ancala Bond
                                    Ancala Bond  2 years back

                                    Is the bass tab just stand by me for the first minute or so?

                                    • Steve Barton
                                      Steve Barton  3 years back

                                      Should I listen to this again? And again? Did they prove it? I've been listening to this so long, so long.

                                      • Costas Makriyannis
                                        Costas Makriyannis  3 years back

                                        Bloody hell, this is fucking sublime.

                                        • JammastaJ23
                                          JammastaJ23  3 years back

                                          Tom Verlaine solos are the best

                                          • Julio Felisalle
                                            Julio Felisalle  3 years back

                                            prove it

                                            • olli manninen
                                              olli manninen  3 years back

                                              <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

                                              • Emmett McAuliffe
                                                Emmett McAuliffe  3 years back

                                                "a whisper woke him up"!

                                                • Charlotte Milner-Rawson

                                                  my mama told me to listen I this song and it's actually good

                                                  • DarkRider69
                                                    DarkRider69  1 years back

                                                    Blackdaygurl03 You gots a good mama.

                                                  • Hannu Takalo
                                                    Hannu Takalo  3 years back

                                                    Your mama is wise and thinking future.

                                                • Lisa Loreti
                                                  Lisa Loreti  3 years back

                                                  i haven't got a words........

                                                  • Vladimir Sánchez
                                                    Vladimir Sánchez  3 years back

                                                    Wonderful song.. great album..

                                                  • Miss Lemon
                                                    Miss Lemon  3 years back

                                                    Yeah!!!!!!

                                                    • Jose Perez Arriaga
                                                      Jose Perez Arriaga  4 years back

                                                      junto con the talking heads ,the ramones y television hicieron q los finales de los 70s fueran epicos

                                                    • Amparo Bermejo
                                                      Amparo Bermejo  4 years back

                                                      tio yo es que soy un jarcoreta berdadhero...
                                                      my names wild mick riot

                                                      • Nicholas Dodd
                                                        Nicholas Dodd  4 years back

                                                        dazzling guitar and yet never overplaying, brilliant

                                                        • Alex Valladares Pimenta

                                                          Muito bom! Very nice!

                                                          • axolotl 666
                                                            axolotl 666  4 years back

                                                            ... Prove it!

                                                          • Lucy Elias
                                                            Lucy Elias  5 years back

                                                            I like it

                                                            • Colin Surname
                                                              Colin Surname  5 years back

                                                              There's whiskey in the jar...

                                                              • sandro cantini
                                                                sandro cantini  5 years back

                                                                se dovessi elencare i personaggi più' importanti della mia storia musicale tom verlaine sarebbe sicuramente tra questi con david bowie lou reed iggy eric clapton allman brothers neil young led zeppelin

                                                                • Bob Albin
                                                                  Bob Albin  5 years back

                                                                  You need not be a technically great musician or singer to make a great music.   This song proves it.   

                                                                  • Evan M.
                                                                    Evan M.  4 years back

                                                                    @TheZooropaBaby Great musicians, but not from a technical standpoint. They're just incredibly imaginative. They have many times over admitted to having no knowledge of musical theory but rather having created their own sort of 'theory'. That's the point Bob was making, I think.

                                                                  • Bob Albin
                                                                    Bob Albin  5 years back

                                                                    @wonko the sane I've been fan of this band for 30+ years. I love their sound because it's not technically complex or tracked layer upon layer. I also love Verlaine's voice for what it is. This record is iconic in by book.

                                                                  • Will Maclachlan
                                                                    Will Maclachlan  5 years back

                                                                    @Bob Albin Bullshit.And whats so bad about this guys singing? He's a pretty standard singer, really.

                                                                  • Bob Albin
                                                                    Bob Albin  5 years back

                                                                    @TheZooropaBaby Agreed.

                                                                  • TheZooropaBaby
                                                                    TheZooropaBaby  5 years back

                                                                    Yeah, but Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd are a great musicians. Not the great vocalists or anything, but technically proficient

                                                                • Mike Reiss
                                                                  Mike Reiss  5 years back

                                                                  Saw this band last night. Great show.

                                                                • Herman Rosielle
                                                                  Herman Rosielle  5 years back

                                                                  Somewhere  got this on green vinyl as a 12 inch :) great remembrance

                                                                • Vitor Perrella
                                                                  Vitor Perrella  5 years back

                                                                  Trata-se da mais perfeita canção já escrita nos últimos 500.000 anos!!! Escrevo enquanto a escuto pela milésima centésima vez! Ars longa, vita brevis!

                                                                  • John Smith
                                                                    John Smith  5 years back

                                                                    When the dude says "confidential", he sounds like he's trying to hit on someone.

                                                                    • Benji Jizanthapuss
                                                                      Benji Jizanthapuss  2 years back

                                                                      Verlaine does have quite an inviting and charming tone there, good observation

                                                                  • ricardo ojeda
                                                                    ricardo ojeda  5 years back

                                                                    Dat heavy groove.

                                                                    • alan hunter
                                                                      alan hunter  5 years back

                                                                      prove it...

                                                                      • alan hunter
                                                                        alan hunter  5 years back

                                                                        SUPERB...

                                                                        • sandro cantini
                                                                          sandro cantini  5 years back

                                                                          band stellare chitarre lancinanti e struggenti ritmica unica e voce non perfetta tecnicamente ma incredibilmente romantica fanno dei television la più grande rock band di tutti i tempi

                                                                          • Andy Cers
                                                                            Andy Cers  6 years back

                                                                            Verlaine and Lloyd have in this record accomplished what few artists have: artistic immortality. I am convinced that the music of Television will endure into centuries and beyond. This entire album is so damn good it will live on into eternity. Does anyone think the same of Britney Spears?

                                                                            • Sphi Noyd
                                                                              Sphi Noyd  3 months back

                                                                              i'd say they're about on the same level

                                                                            • EM Saenz
                                                                              EM Saenz  1 years back

                                                                              Oops.

                                                                            • Robert Shields
                                                                              Robert Shields  4 years back

                                                                              +Andy Cers I agree. I have said similar statements: That there aren't any bands out today that have this kind of immortality like this group possesses. And I get quite a few angry commenters because of it. Modern music just doesn't have the same spark..a few do, but it's rare.