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T.V. Tube Heart: An interview with Tom Verlaine

John Tobler, ZigZag, July 1978

I get the impression that the first album was the album that the record company wanted you to make and the new album is more the album you wanted to make. Any truth in that?

Um. There was no pressure from Elektra to make any kind of album really. They just have some confidence in us that the other labels didn't. We had four labels interested in us after three years of playing around New York, and some guys immediately start talking about producers, and who we shall do a record with. Elektra's attitude is so much freer than the other guys. No pressure.

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