Friday, May 03, 2019

Shine a Light and Get No Answer

From 1994, please enjoy Kevin Salem and "Lighthouse Keeper," the opening track from his debut album Soma City.

I hadn't thought about either song or album for years, but for some reason they popped into my head unbidden yesterday. In any case, let's just say the song is pretty much the greatest Television track that Tom Verlaine and company never did, and that the guitar work is so spectacularly perfect that I'm really glad I had switched to bass before I first heard them. I dig Salem's singing too.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


Blue Ash Fan said...

There's some great stuff on his second album, Glimmer, too.

Billy B said...

Nice. I get the Television thing. This cat is a better singer than Verlaine.

Also, this is a bit funkier than TV.

pete said...

good song