Legendary Rock and Roll guitarist.
Founding member of Television. Masterful storyteller.
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 Television 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 Roll was published in November 2017 with a second edition being released in paperback on November 2. Along with the book, Richard Lloyd presents his new album The Countdown via Plowboy Records. Including a bit of material from his past, the new album is a case of good things coming to those songs that wait.
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.
l Iike to say I’m an anthropologist from another planet observing human nature and expressing my observations through rock’n’roll.”