LET'S!


LET'S!
R. Stevie Moore

To-Go Records TGR004, Nashville
Cassette C-50 + DIGITAL
, Dec 2019
Original concept, compiler & colour cover design by Alfred Boland
Let's thank Megan Loveless & Jacob Corenflos



_ _ _ All instruments overdubbed by RSM, except drums as noted.



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[01.] Let's! (Moore/Cudnik) 2:12

(DJ:
it's 10:40 on this sunny memorial day
WHY-FM
and we switch now from scandinavian jazz
to an artist who's been breaking
some really new ground lately:
from Nashville Tennessee,
here's the StevieMooreTrio, with "Let's!")

let's try to understand why we have so many problems we cannot solve
let's define what it is that makes our world revolve
let's never underestimate what we can to do rise up above
let's avoid overcomplicating reasons we're in love

(DJ:
come here baby,
i wanna tell you something:
if we do things together,
our chances of success are better!)

let's watch some television to relieve our conflict, Channel 9
let's try to get ahead before we start to fall behind

let's go out and get some fresh air, we could catch a movie or a bite
let's visit Uncle Jay, he's expecting us tonight
let's learn about the 70's so we can make the 80's right

let's move on
let's move on
let's move on
let's move on.
1978
Drums by Mark Cudnik


[02.] Joy to the World 2:01 joy to the world the lord is come let earth receive her king let's every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing and heaven and nature sing and heaven yes heaven and nature sing he rules the world with truth and grace and fred and jim and moe the wonders of his righteousness and wonders of his love and wonders of his love and wonders, those wonders of his love 1977
[03.] Same 2:43 wake up tomorrow, you drop by and you are looking so high i say be gone, you cry you weren't expecting me to say goodbye it's just like yesterday it's just another day it's just like everyday it's the same the same thing all over again and over again come back the next day, oh my you haven't done a single thing i'm expecting too much i cannot help but i'm losing touch this is the last day i've got this is the last day you've got this is not quite the same. 1979 r.stevie moore
[04.] Live Band 2:57 (announcer) "ok? ok, ladies and gentlemen right now it's time to begin the show if you will please extinguish all cigarettes and lower your voices we're ready if you're ready, won't you all welcome jesus christ!" hello i'm here to sing praises but i don't know this particular song in fact i don't feel like learning it right now because it's too late and i gotta get up early in the morning and buy some tires for my new ryder truck i wanna have my own live band i got the whole world in my hand i can play lead guitar and be showcased right at the front of the stage with music like this, though i'm not sure you'd quite understand i don't know a single person who can play the bass well and drums? my god nobody around here's got the soul like this one makes me feel so alone makes me feel misplaced i don't even know how to begin to recruit other players especially when they're all in grammar school i wanna have my own live show and i want it to succeed like my tapes do with dancers and lights, incredible sights and sounds i know i could do it but not all by myself, i need 7 or 8 volunteers progressive simplicity it really isn't asking too much now is it? the act would require 2 other guitarists but why should there be any vibe-outs? if you can do what i'm doing that's all there is to it we would all have fun contributing to a whole it would be tremendous, needless to say but it's impossible as i see it like, you gotta know your chords and have a super memory and by all means don't get in the way you gotta know how to play you must learn it quick your brain's gotta tick you gotta have style look at me and smile let's have a band the best in the land NO! i guess i'm just dreaming but goddammit i want it so much because i'm getting so good my music is finally perfect for a concert isn't it? i wanna have my own live band i got the whole world in my hand i wanna have my own live band i got the whole world in my hand i wanna have my own live band i got the whole world in my hand i wanna have my own live band i got the whole world in my hand. 1976
[05.] Advertising Agency of F King 4:43 i don't wanna see you telling other girls about our nights i don't wanna hear an explanation of your female rights i don't wanna go to bed with you no more i don't wanna give you head no more i don't wanna know about exaggerations of my size i don't wanna be a god-like statue or a sweepstakes prize i don't believe i'll go to bed with you no more i don't wanna give you head no more oh yeh i know that i appear to sound rough oh yeh i seem to come across too tough but i don't wanna have an advertising agency of fucking i don't wanna put it in just so that you can tell your friends i don't wanna put you down but little girl this is the end i don't wanna go to bed with you no more i'd rather sleep alone instead once more oh yeh i know that i appear to sound rough oh yeh i seem to come across too tough but i don't wanna have an advertising agency of fucking no i don't wanna have you. 1978 r.stevie moore Drums by Mark Cudnik
[06.] Jesus Rocks 3:00 rock 'n roll on sunday morning i was still in bed you woke up and got dressed up for church left on your moped but you put some music on and it was very loud and the sun was shining in the sky no clouds, 'cause jesus rocks jesus rocks jesus rocks jesus rocks and the radio was playing all my favorite songs suddenly a man came on to preach something is wrong i don't wanna hear no gospel i just can't believe heaven ain't religious as they say to me, 'cause jesus rocks jesus rocks jesus rocks jesus rocks then you came back home all dreary you looked very bored you say you aren't satisfied with the house of the lord come into my power pop world throw your bible down there's no such thing as salvation if you don't get down jesus rocks jesus rocks jesus rocks jesus rocks. 1978 r.stevie moore
[07.] I Am Freaking Out 2:16 i wanna tell you everything I know but i can't cause it's making me so insane got to be cool in everything I do but I can't get the message into my brain i am freaking out i am freaking out i am freaking out i am freaking out i really try on everything i do but i can't cause it's making me so upset got to assist with everything i miss but I cannot remember what i forget i am freaking out i am freaking out i am freaking out i am freaking out 1978 r.stevie moore
[08.] New Wave 4:10 everybody's talking 'bout the new direction rock and roll is heading and the debut albums coming every day i am very happy just to know i'm taken care of when it comes to satisfaction in the records that i play 1980's coming, don't you feel it are you smart enough to take it and accept it as a renaissance of change are you keeping up with all the fever and the pace of every musical involvement today, i say new wave dick clark meets stanley kubrick don kirshner don't you like new wave electric underground that just wants to be loved, yeah everybody labels it and uses it to wipe their ass they criticize the lack of expertise it has to show then again there are some folks who listen to it every chance they get just to escape from all the barry manilows david bowie started it and roxy music strengthened it and now the latest incarnation's eno and devo ten or twenty years from now i hope r.stevie moore will be included in the list of telling music where to go new wave bill haley's great great grandson listens to trouser press new wave electric avant garde that just wants to be purchased, yeah i'm the only one i know who feels so much regard for XTC and talking heads and the ramones and robert fripp i don't have the time for anything but 10cc and residents and johnny rotten and i can't forget cheap trick anybody listening can understand ambition but i'm going just a little overboard with this whole trip how it means so much to me how little it must mean to you the future is depending on the hip (eat shit!) new wave what's wrong with robert stigwood he should adore the trend new wave recorded suicide that just wants to live. 1978 r.stevie moore Drums by Mark Cudnik _ _

Cassette Side Two [09.] Oh Yeah 3:37 baby i want your love tonight baby i want your titts tonight baby i want to hold you tight baby i want your soul tonight baby i want your lipps tonight baby i want your treatment right oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah baby i want your thing tonight baby i want your butt tonight baby i want your skin of white oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah baby i want your love tonight baby i want your nutts tonight baby i want to hold you tight baby i want you tonight oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah. 1978 r.stevie moore
[10.] Think About Living With Me 3:04 the time has finally come, that we should live as one you're lookin' for a place, i got extra space think about living with me think about living with me the time has finally come, freakin' out is no fun let's beat the system now, i know exactly how the time is finally here, to make it very clear we've paid our dues alright, the day has come to unite think about living with me think about living with me tell the whole wide world you've given up being alone tell them you're my girl and tell them our love is grown UP the time has finally come, that we should live as one you're lookin' for a place, i got extra space the time is finally here, to make it very clear we've paid our dues alright, the day has come to unite. think about living with me think about living with me 1984 r.stevie moore Drums by Lee Miller
[11.] I See Stars 4:45 CQ40 well, every time in the morning when i brush my wisdom teeth and somehow the object slips it forces my big tongue to block my breathing and i gag and heave and choke and then i see stars*** every time i stop what i am doing and i turn the tv set on well, everybody tortures me with fame and fortune bad entertainment breaks rules why do i see stars? they don't see me i see stars (little flashes of light in my brain) they don't see me every time a magazine hits newsstands there's somebody on the cover that you know they never put a poor man with bad teeth on it they never give nobody a chance to become movie stars. 1984 r.stevie moore
[12.] Misplacement 4:43 i couldn't find what i was looking for cause the employees in the dining area had changed the room what was i to do i had my orders to locate you it didn't matter that it took up time cause the personnel director says that everybody is cool as long as i stayed busy i'd search for you where'd they put you? misplacement where you hiding now misplacement have you seen pow wow oh what a mess, what a fucked up day when the assistant manager insists i don't deserve a lunch hour it's so important to the company, so i plea i can't decide where to look for her cause she could be in one of hundreds of hiding places please sir give me a break, cause i am trying so hard now you see what you are doing to wreck my job you give me no choice but to resign what else can i do, cause the money's no good i'm exhausted little girl, you're gonna get it next time i see you kissing the boss's ass it's not fair, i was so dedicated to work hard you blew it for me. 1978 r.stevie moore
[13.] He's Nuts 5:40 he never hitched no ride on american roads he never stooped so low just to carry his load he's a rock 'n' roll poot in a matching suit he's nuts he never had no name but his daddy was cool he never got the jokes concerning his tool he's a rock 'n' roll poot with a song to boot he's nuts he never cleans his plate cause his mummy is gay he never sees no fun when his friends come to play he's a rock 'n' roll poot with a little bit o' loot he's nuts whoa, he's nuts. 1974 r.stevie moore
[14.] Let's Rest Together 2:34 [non tape digital only bonus track] i just got back from working all day for you and now you say you are so exhausted too come here to me let's rest together can you fall asleep? let's rest together we got so much to do still but it can wait i know you want to start supper, i just ate we'll take a break let's rest together we'll take that break let's rest together let's rest together might as well take drugs and watch channel 13 postpone all your housework with mr. clean unplug the phone let's rest together leave us alone let's rest together let's rest together now now now. 1986 r.stevie moore +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LET'S! Photo by Mimi Gibson

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