The only asterisk to consider here — aside from the fact that these O.G. art punks are well into their 60s — is that key member, guitarist Richard Lloyd, left Television in 2007, going on to do such things as drafting Little Pete from The Adventures of Pete and Pete to play bass in his Jimi Hendrix cover band, which played “Purple Haze” and other popular favorites at a 2009 5 Spot gig. (Though he canceled a June 2012 show in Nashville due to illness.)
So anyway, for a band whose innovative two-guitar attack is built around the interplay between singer-guitarist Tom Verlaine and his co-pilot, guitarist Lloyd, you could argue that Television without the latter is like Tango and Cash without Cash. For an idea of what it’s actually like, check out the video below of the band (including Lloyd replacement, guitarist Jimmy Rip) playing an almost-13-minute-long version of the title track from their seminal masterpiece at recent show in Brooklyn. Then, below that, check out a classic 1978 clip of the band in full force on The Old Grey Whistle Test.