Richard Lloyd Live at Amoeba Hollywood & Amoeba San Francisco
Richard Lloyd Plays Two Shows at Amoeba
Richard Lloyd, founding member of the seminal rock band Television, is celebrating his new album The Countdown (out now on Plowboy Records) with two in-store events at Amoeba! He will perform a short mini acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood Wednesday, November 28th at 6pm, followed by an album and book signing. Bay Area fans can catch him at Amoeba San Francisco Thursday, November 29th at 6pm for a live reading, acoustic set, and album/book signing.
To meet Richard Lloyd and attend these events, purchase his new CD The Countdown + his latest book Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: the Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist (sold as a limited edition combo-pack) in-store only at Amoeba.
(Richard will be signing copies of his book and CD purchased at Amoeba only. No vintage/outside items or memorabilia please.)
A pivotal fixture of the 1970s New York rock scene, Television’s improvisational, intelligent brand of avant-garde punk earned their reputation as a landmark act of the historic CBGB’s landscape, as well as an influence for generations of punk and alternative bands. Lloyd’s technical guitar proficiency was a key component to the band’s unique sound, which established their debut Marquee Moon (1977) as one of the defining albums of the era. After the band disbanded, Lloyd would go on to lend his signature guitar licks to Matthew Sweet and John Doe, as well as releasing several critically-acclaimed solo albums. Additionally, his recent memoir Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades Of Rock and Rollwas published in 2017 and now out on paperback.
On The Countdown, Richard Lloyd creates an honest, natural expression with his stylized guitar sound and swagger. “I can only be me,” he says. “I can’t turn into somebody else. So every record I make is just a progression. I never felt the angst necessary to be a punk. I was too young to be a beatnik and too old to be a hippy. I like to say I’m an anthropologist from another planet who is observing human nature and expressing my observations through rock’n’roll.”Adorned with his own personal paintings as the foundation for the front and back covers of the CD and vinyl, The Countdown continues the legacy of one of rock’s enduring pioneers.