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.
by Mike April 24, 2007
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The early 21st century drug of choice. A shared illusion, making its addicts think they have friends, a life, access to good information, and the critical thinking skills to form valid opinions. Fatal in large doses.
Paul spent the day eating Cheetos and watching Television, then had a light heart attack in the evening.
by Who, me? August 18, 2003
Mankind's greatest and worst achievement.
I looked at an educational program and then watched Pimp My Ride.
by Matt March 14, 2005
The downfall of mankind. Also known as the idiot box.
by IkeM October 25, 2003
The electronic form of the plague.
I thought he was dead but he was just watching Television.
by Mike Bendixson December 05, 2005
The greatest invention ever known to man. Also see tv
if it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight
by Biddy March 06, 2005
The cathode ray tube is the retina of the mind's eye.
Long live the new flesh!
by Dr. Brian O'Blivion May 06, 2004
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