Marbles (5)

New York City power pop quartet the Marbles formed in 1974. Singer/guitarist Howard Bowler co-founded the group with his brother, drummer David Bowler, and the David's former Columbia University classmate Jim Clifford on bass. Keyboardist Eric Li completed the lineup. By 1975, the Marbles were regular headliners at the legendary Bowery venue CBGB's, where they shared bills with the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads. In addition to their identical pudding-bowl haircuts and conservative dress, the quartet also stood in stark contrast to the prevailing NYC culture thanks to a harmony-rich pop sensibility. In 1976, the Marbles nevertheless joined Television and Patti Smith on the landmark Ork label with their debut single "Red Lights." The group then cut several tracks for a proposed CBGB compilation that went unreleased, and was a featured artist in Amos Poe's seminal punk film Blank Generation.



VCR-004 Marbles (5) - Marbles album art Marbles (5) Marbles(LP) Vinyl Countdown VCR-004 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

81977 Marbles (5) - Red Lights album art Marbles (5) Red Lights(7", Single) Ork Records 81977 US 1976 Sell This Version
7122S13 Marbles (5) - Forgive And Forget / Computer Cards album art Marbles (5) Forgive And Forget / Computer Cards(7") Jimboco Records 7122S13 US 1977 Sell This Version