Last Word


Credit is not always appropriately allotted, but Tom Verlaine’s seminal New York band Television literally founded the CBGB’s punk scene. Initially playing cool virtuoso to Richard Hell’s gutter poet, the revered guitarist went on to craft an enigmatic solo career which included work with Jeff Buckley. His anxious vocal delivery and frenetic guitar style have influenced generation after generation of punky upstarts, most recently and obviously with fellow New Yorkers, the Strokes. With two astonishing new releases at the ready – one vocally endowed (Songs and Other Things) one instrumental (Around) – we asked Verlaine, “What do you think music’s primary cultural role is today? Do you think it still has a revolutionary zeal, and if not, what would it take to regain that?” Ken Scrudato

THE SPRING ISSUE


Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /nfs/c02/h04/mnt/21984/domains/somamagazine.com/html/site/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/libs/controllers/sfsi_frontpopUp.php on line 51

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /nfs/c02/h04/mnt/21984/domains/somamagazine.com/html/site/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/libs/sfsi_widget.php on line 164

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /nfs/c02/h04/mnt/21984/domains/somamagazine.com/html/site/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/libs/sfsi_widget.php on line 188
Facebook
Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
Email