Item #28841 Alabama Wildman [Inscribed to Tom Verlaine]. Thurston Moore.
Alabama Wildman [Inscribed to Tom Verlaine]

Alabama Wildman [Inscribed to Tom Verlaine]

Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 2000. Very Good +. Item #28841

Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 2000. First Edition, one of 3000 copies printed. Signed by Thurston Moore to Television frontman Tom Verlaine with inscription, "To Tom / Atom Smasher / Rock On, Thurston 8 ' 2000." Octavo. 111 pp. Black and white photographs. Photo-illustrated boards. No dust jacket as issued. Boards gently rubbed along the edges with some light general smudging. Binding sound and pages unmarked.

A Near Fine copy with a significant association from Sonic Youth founding member to Television founding member. Moore has cited Patti Smith and the Velvet Underground as significant professional influences on his career, and Tom was no exception. In a 2021 interview Moore described a guitar-buying spree with band-member Lee Ranaldo. "I remember Lee pointing to a Jazzmaster saying 'Oh, that's the guitar Tom Verlaine uses on television [sic]. I said 'Say no more' and we got a couple of those."

Price: $1,500.00