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R. Stevie Moore
Aquapop/CDRSMCLUB 001
Issued June 2000

  • 01. Daze
  • 02. Linger Longer Lucy
  • 03. Mooremusic
  • 04. Human Race
  • 05. All Fall Long
  • 06. Evelyn Place Tapes1
  • 07. M & M's
  • 08. Guitarstevie
  • 09. I Wasn't Drinking (I Was Just Tired)
  • 10. Premierdrums
  • 11. Oh Daddy
  • 12. But You Love Me, Daddy
  • 13. 7 Second Delay
  • 14. Evelyn Place Tapes2
  • 15. Dewey Decimal System
  • 16. Smooth Sailing
  • 17. Sort Of Way
  • 18. Mooremusic
  • 19. Incense And Peppermints
  • 20. Everybody's Got Something To Hide
  • 21. Julie London
  • 22. The Holocaust Parade
  • 23. Music To Watch Girls By
  • 24. A Song For You To Listen To
  • 25. Gregs Calls
  • 26. Dates
  • 27. The In Sound
  • 28. Big Gal
  • 29. Evelyn Place Tapes3
  • 30. Harmonicousins

Total Time = 72:35

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Special thanks to Krystyna Olsiewicz, Roger Ferguson, Billy Anderson, Chris Breetveld, Jim Price, Frank Balesteri, Martin Newell, Rob Murphree, Adrian Belew, Dave Gregory, Toby Thomas, Mitch Friedman, Ken Freedman, Andy Breckman, Myron Bryant, Chris Bolger, Bryan Gore, Yukio Yung, Mike Hopper, Bob & Kittra, Keith Klingensmith, Paul Wilkinson, Latelle LaFollette, Frank Hannibal, Atsushi Ikeda, Jeff Grimshaw, Alfred Boland, Desi Arnaz and Max Janoff.



Issue #28 Jan-Feb 2002
by Brad San Martin
If you were R. Stevie Moore, you'd be pissed off, too. Here's a musician who has over nearly three decades continued to put forth great, challenging and impossible-to-catagorize work that maintains the immediate zing of the best pop music. And yet, he isn't a household word. What gives? I guess the world ain't fair. The good news is that R. Stevie is unafraid to go direct to the consumer with his Web site. With more than 300 albums available (as mostly cassettes or CD-Rs), Moore is a genuine homegrown, one-man industry. Although 'Love Compartment' isn't his most recent disc (two or three have come along since it's June 2000 release date), it's a great sampling of where he's at today. If you haven't spent time with R. Stevie in a while, start here and play catch-up. Over the course of 30 tracks, he dismantles and reconstructs commercial jingles, rap, country and his own heavily Sparks-influenced rock. Covers of Jim Reeves, Adrian Belew and Martin Newell share space with keen new creations like the skewered post-Beatle-isms of 'Linger Longer Lucy' and gorgeous lament 'All Fall Long'. It's all filtered through Moore's perverse imagination (where else can you hear a rap tune in which chicken condon bleu plays a prime role?), yet it rings thoroughly sincere. What do you mean you haven't heard of him?


Seemingly inspired by the D.I.Y. pop possibilities afforded by MP3s and the Internet, along with a return to live performance after a long layoff, 2000's Love Compartment is R. Stevie Moore's sharpest and most pop-oriented disc in some time. After the Francophone female vocals of the fragmentary "Daze," the album gets off to a brilliant start with "Linger Longer Lucy," the sort of yearning, romantic pop song that has been Moore's secret weapon since the early '70s. Nothing else here quite reaches that height, although songs like the haunted, ghostly ballad "All Fall Long," the sprightly '60s-style sunshine pop of "Dewey Decimal System" and "The Holocaust Parade" (a collaboration with Terry Burrows of the Chrysanthemums that sounds like XTC in its Dukes of Stratosphear mode), a new version of Moore's '70s nugget "Dates" (featuring XTC's own Dave Gregory on lead guitar), and an achingly sincere falsetto version of Martin Newell's brilliant "I Wasn't Drinking (I Was Just Tired)" are prime Moore. The mocking faux-rap of "M&M's" shows that Moore pays more attention than most 48-year-olds to current musical trends, and the goofy lyrics — basically describing a date in terms of what he and his lady friend ordered for dinner — are filled with his trademark humor. The rest of these 30 songs is a typical mishmash, including a few covers originally recorded for various tribute albums and a couple of remakes of early Moore tunes ranging from the '70s (the angular rocker "Sort of Way") all the way back to the '50s (a good-natured remake of Jim Reeves' novelty hit "But You Love Me Daddy," the original of which had featured a seven-year-old R. Stevie Moore, the son of bassist and producer Bob Moore, singing the chorus) alongside a few relatively concise instrumental improvisations and even a prank call Moore made to his friends at fringe radio mecca WFMU during a pledge drive. In its good-humored eclecticism and occasional flashes of pop genius, Love Compartment is Moore's most characteristic and enjoyable set in well over a decade.

—Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

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