“This record really called out to me: I was still living in Florida at the time it was released, surrounded by Allman Brothers and Skynyrd, but I was more of an Anglophile – I liked urban sounds. When Television came out, I thought that Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd were able to take the Allman Brothers aesthetic and transfer it to something different that was hip and urban.
“There was a jam mentality around at the time, but it wasn’t a New York thing; it was a Southern thing or it was coming out of San Francisco. Television kind of said, ‘OK, you can solo, but you can be cool.’
“I couldn’t really tell who was playing what, but I didn’t care, either. I just liked the way the guitars sounded, the interplay. It wasn’t country or pseudo-country or whatever was happening where I was living – it was very fresh and compelling.”