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'Everything is Combustible'—Richard Lloyd's New Autobiography Provides a Firsthand Look at the Punk Revolution

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As a founding member of Television, guitarist Richard Lloyd helped kick-start the punk revolution at New York City’s CBGB nightclub in 1974.

Even before then, he’d led a colorful life, hanging out with Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Led Zeppelin while still in his teens. In Everything Is Combustible, Lloyd recalls these and other adventures from rock’s heyday, relating it all with sharp insights and dry wit.

Along the way, he reveals how the experiences informed his knowledge of music and guitar and provides the first complete account of Television’s career, making this book indispensible for fans of the group and Lloyd’s distinctive guitar work.

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