MEET THE R. STEVIE MOORE!



MEET THE  R. STEVIE MOORE!
cherred An Introduction To The Godfather of Home Recording

Cherry Red (UK) CDM RED 348 - issued 4 March 2008 / Get Back (Italy) 2Lp 180g Vinyl Sept 2009
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LYRICS

[01] I WANNA HIT YOU
[02] 'INTERVIEW FRAGMENT'
[03] YOU AND ME
[04] HOBBIES GALORE
[05] COOL DADDIO
[06] GOODBYE PIANO
[07] I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE
[08] DON'T LET ME GO TO THE DOGS
[09] PLAY MYSELF SOME MUSIC
[10] SHOW BIZ IS DEAD
[11] HORIZONTAL HIDEAWAY
[12] SCHOOLGIRL
[13] OH PAT
[14] ANSWERS
[15] I HOPE THAT YOU REMEMBER
[16] PUTTIN' UP THE GROCERIES
[17] WHY SHOULD I LOVE YOU?
[18] DEBBIE
[19] SHE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HERSELF
[20] ONCE AND FOR ALL
[21] TEEN ROUTINES
[22] I WISH I COULD SING
[23] THINKING
[24] ADULT TREE



All songs written, performed and produced at home alone by R. Stevie Moore 1974-1986, except lyrics on 24 by Billy Anderson, percussion on 10 by Irwin Chusid and drumtracks on 1, 5, 11, 12, 16 & 23 by the late Mark Cudnik.

1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 19, 22 & 24 recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.
4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20 & 23 recorded in Montclair, Maplewood or Caldwell, New Jersey.
15 & 21 recorded in a New York City studio.

All compositions published by Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP), except 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22 co-published by H.P. Music (ASCAP) / Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP).

This compilation conceived and produced by Richard Anderson (with thanks to Paul Northcott) and R. Stevie Moore. Front cover and under tray image -max- and R. Stevie Moore. Liner notes by Nuno Monteiro and Richard Anderson. Back cover photograph courtesy of Aric Mayer. Other photographs courtesy of RSM's own archives. All contributions to this package are greatly appreciated by both R. Stevie Moore and Richard.

Mastered by Alan Wilson.

The artist gives decades of thanks to Krystyna Olsiewicz, Harry Palmer, Billy Anderson, Roger Ferguson, Irwin Chusid, Chris Bolger, Jon Child, Vito Capurso, Mitch Friedman, Patrick Mathe, Terry Burrows, Lane Steinberg, Alan Jenkins, The Janoffs and Victor Lovera.

www.rsteviemoore.com
www.youtube.com/rsmtv
www.myspace.com/thersteviemoore

Cherred press sheet:

Over the last 40 years, the legendary R Stevie Moore (son of Nashville s veteran bass session man Bob) has dedicated his life to the crafting of hundreds of home recorded albums and sound diaries, most of which have been released on his own self-run label. His mastery of song craft, combined with an impressive ear for production and an unmatchable work rate, have resulted in a good degree of underground recognition, although mainstream success has managed to consistently elude him until now.

Covering everything from Psych-Pop to Hip Hop, Spoken Word to Found Sound, his oeuvre is as beguiling as it is intriguing, making him both a much loved Lo-Fi figurehead (receiving high praise from artists and press alike) and a significant contributor to the untold history of recorded music. This comprehensive release, compiled in collaboration with Stevie himself, provides a fascinating introduction to the most accessible areas of his early work, covering material recorded between 1974 and 1986.

Far from a complete overview or Best Of (an impossible task given the size of his repertoire), it's best viewed as a gateway into a vast, freeform world of music for music's sake a place where freedom roams, one man is king and just about anything can happen, provided it can be caught on tape.


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Dateline 17 September 2009: "MEET THE R.STEVIE MOORE" Now AVAILABLE on 180gram 2LP SET! Get Back is the label (Italy), Abraxas is the distributor, but finding and purchasing a copy is, so far, tricky & pricey. Forced Exposure has it. AmazonUK has it. Amazon.Com has it. You know the drill, vinyl junkie: GRAB IT when and if you can NOW.


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Original Meet www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJgXvtsqkxI


MEET BACK!



BIOGRAPHIC HINTS AND SUCH
I am R. Stevie Moore, the one you've heard or read about.
I can feel sixteen or thirty six, incidentally.
I am your first commonplace Southern original composer.
I also delve into about fifty other arts & crafts.
I appear somewhat just out of high school full of ambition.
I let my music contain that awkward innocence, as well.
I really can't do anything about my tendencies, except grow older.
I have always been a prisoner of viewing life and philosophy from Tennessee.
I am a Sixties child, always enthralled with the show business of rock 'n roll.
I was never close enough to touch it.
I have listened to more records than anyone in the world.
I have liked almost all of it.
I write a lot of songs over random-played drum tracks.
I want to befriend all of my rock heroes.
I shall make some great records if you encourage me enough.
I believe I'm making you an offer here.
I might remind you of somebody, maybe your brother.
I come to your town in peaceful artistic form, with great expectations.
I must work to fit in, I'm sure.
I can become physically and mentally involved with a simple tape deck.
I like to do everything that can be done with one.
I am proud of my personal music catalog.
I don't think there can be anything like it anywhere.
I really have no statement, other than this.
I am turning into a complex man.
I can't help it.
I am happy this way.
I love almost all punk rock, but I wouldn't want to be one.
I have a large mustache most of the time.
I sometimes lose it to boredom.
I know I can always start a new one.
I never get enough sex.
I can wear some strange clothes.
I wonder why I can't begin to play a horn.
I really miss all of my former girlfriends, sometimes.
I hope my bed saves my life again.
I thank you by stopping this stupid shit.



(original unedited version)





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CHERRY RED NEWSLETTER & INTERVIEW

MEET THE R. STEATLES!


RSM is looking for brandnew videoclips made BY YOU for these songs
(which appear on the new Cherry Red release MEET THE R. STEVIE MOORE)!

Here is a list of titles which have never been youtubed (yet)...
please help!

* I Wanna Hit You - WATCH
* You and Me
* Hobbies Galore
* Don't Let Me Go To The Dogs - WATCH
* Horizontal Hideaway
* Schoolgirl
* Oh Pat
* I Hope That You Remember - WATCH
* Puttin' Up The Groceries
* Once and For All - WATCH
* Teen Routines - WATCH
* Adult Tree
* Terribly Honest

let's, shall we?

~m008e

ALL MUSIC GUIDE SEZ:

A full 40 years after Nashville high school student Robert Steven Moore received his first multi-track tape recorder from his session musician father Bob Moore, Meet the R. Stevie Moore! is the highest profile release so far by the father of DIY home recording. Given the sheer volume of songs Moore has recorded in the intervening decades -- the online catalogue at his website now lists over 400 CDs, all but a handful self-released -- no single anthology can cover the best of his work. Even limiting these 25 songs to the years between 1974 and 1986 (generally considered Moore's most consistently solid period, and certainly his most productive), there's still at least two or three more CDs' worth of worthy contenders that didn't make this anthology. (No "Manufacturers"? No "Part of the Problem"? No "Bloody Knuckles"?) That said, it's difficult for an R. Stevie Moore fan to argue with this selection of tunes, a top to bottom solid and well-sequenced anthology that focuses on Moore's very real gifts as a pop songwriter, equally adept at both smart, funny rockers (the British Invasion-inspired "You and Me," the Sparks-like "She Don't Know What To Do With Herself") and wistful ballads (the simply gorgeous acoustic reverie "Hobbies Galore" and the richly melodic "Play Myself Some Music," the near-perfect jangle of "I Wanna Hit You," the best song Big Star never wrote). To give a fully-rounded portrait, the anthology also contains a couple of Moore's trademark oddball tunes, "Goodbye Piano" and "Puttin' Up the Groceries" as well as some of his more creative experiments, such as the chipmunk-voice disco-synth fragment "Horizontal Hideaway" and (included as an unlisted bonus track following the manic falsetto rocker "Adult Tree") the transcendently spooky electronic waltz "Terribly Honest." Perhaps the most representative anthology so far released of R. Stevie Moore's enormous output outside of some of his own occasional best-of CD-rs, Meet the R. Stevie Moore! should in fact create some new converts. There's plenty Moore where this came from. ~ Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

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