Richard Lloyd

The Countdown by Richard Lloyd (8/10)

When your recorded debut was playing guitar on one of modern rock’s most influential albums (Television’s Marquee Moon), then you’ve set a pretty high bar for yourself. Lloyd in his solo career has always favored the traditional verse-chorus pop song format, but let’s just politely say that he ain’t no Shakespeare lyrically, although, interestingly enough, he does reprise a line about ‘the smell of water’ from Marquee Moon here. But his guitar approach is impeccable, hitting riffs and tones worthy of Hendrix and Keith Richards.

Rating: 8/10

Plowboy Records
Producer: Richard Lloyd and Ben Ewing