American band formed in 1973 in New York during the birth of punk and having a major impact on punk, new wave and alternative music with their first album titled "Marquee Moon" in 1977. Their sound was based around minimalism, and the raw sound of garage rock of the 60's, a far cry from what may be considered "punk" today. While they may be labeled a protopunk band, their influence comes in at a later date than other bands under such label.
Tom Verlaine (Guitar/Keyboard/Lead Vocals)
Richard Lloyd (Guitar)
Fred Smith (Bass Guitar)
Billy Ficca (Drums)
Television's "Marquee Moon" belongs in every rock music lovers collection.