RICHARD LLOYD Stock Audio (Ex-Television, 2012)

Richard Lloyd Stock Audio2Stock Audio (2012)
(Sort Of) Unreleased Music From The Ex-TV Star

RE-UPPED, FROM 2012: Those involved in video production and content licensing know all about “stock audio.” It’s music that has been created (or legally cleared) for use as background music for videos, films, television and various multi-media projects. We hear it all the time but don’t often think much about it. Ex-Television guitarist, Richard Lloyd, has produced some stock music himself. It’s not just instrumental background rumblings either, as much of this material comes in the form of structured song composition with vocals. As far as I know, none of this material has ever been on any album and seems to have first been made available this year, 2012 – though, we have no idea when it was actually recorded. Listen to two examples below, the driving instrumental “We Will Climb” and the Television/Big Star/Twilley-esque, “Want You To Stay.” This is some excellent stuff and requires no video embellishment for your entertainment pleasure. We’ve got a similar project from Eno in the archives called Textures (HERE). NOTE: This is the first time this music has been “offered” outside of the industry, so act fast… it may not last long. Find bonus track versions of Television’s Marquee Moon (1977) and Adventure (1978) HERE in the archives.

Want You (3:21)
Murder Boogie (5:36)
We Will Climb (6:34)
Diogenes (1:36)
Want You To Stay (3:03)
Tasting Quicksand (2:01)
Pull (4:13)


  • Willard
    October 26, 2012 - 13:28 | Permalink

    Search HERE
    (always try Mediafire links more than once, they sometimes give false negatives)

  • scottdammit
    October 26, 2012 - 15:06 | Permalink

    Thank you! Now I want to make a film to use the music in the background!

  • Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 - 15:43 | Permalink

    …All and any sounds revolving around – Verlaine / Hell / Lloyd – is always VERY much appreciated. Thanks .. ~junko

  • Duncan Walls
    October 26, 2012 - 16:46 | Permalink

    Wouldn’t you also call this ‘Library Music’ as I’ve seen a whole genre labeled?

  • Willard
    October 26, 2012 - 17:03 | Permalink

    Sure. Hopefully it’ll be less noticeable this way.

  • buzzbabyjesus
    October 27, 2012 - 15:42 | Permalink

    These sound good. Incredible tone. I’m real fond of the Fire Engine on Where The Pyramid meet the Eye. Thanks!

  • Willard
    October 27, 2012 - 16:11 | Permalink

    Oh yeah… forgot about that Lloyd track. Since it’s in the archives (HERE), thanks for the reminder Buzz.

  • buzzbabyjesus
    October 28, 2012 - 10:03 | Permalink

    Glad to be of service.

  • ansina
    October 28, 2012 - 18:39 | Permalink

    Thank you!

  • miles
    October 29, 2012 - 01:32 | Permalink

    A very tasty, although all too brief recording! Could these tracks possibly be outtakes from prior releases and the collection simply called Stock Audio? The photo appears to be an alternate shot of the one used on ‘Field of Fire.’ Either way, I appreciate your sharing it.

    I’ve always liked Lloyd’s playing and sound. Also his work with Lloyd Cole. I enjoy visiting your site too. Hope you’re doing well, Willard. Cheers.

    • Willard
      October 29, 2012 - 09:26 | Permalink

      Hi MIles, nice to hear from you. We created the cover and title just to put a face on the tracks. The music, as best we know, first surfaced in 2012 via services that offer this sort of thing. Exactly when they were recorded, however, is unknown to me. They could be his own outtakes or newly recorded, I’m not expert enough on his music to have a clue, but the titles aren’t recognizable to me. Hope things are well in your world.

  • November 2, 2012 - 10:27 | Permalink

    Apparently Lloyd is living in Minneapolis these days:

  • Vaughn
    June 13, 2014 - 11:55 | Permalink

    I met Mr. Lloyd once, he was sitting in with the Health and Happiness Show and they were opening and acting as a pick-up band for the great, Texas songwriter, Butch Hancock, at the Electric Lounge in Austin, TX. I bought him a drink and we chatted for a few minutes. He was friendly, warm and gracious to this devoted fan. The show was fab.

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