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A key album in R. Stevie Moore's early career, 1976's Stevie Moore Returns is an effortlessly eclectic set ranging from prog rock-influenced instrumentals (like the melodic, almost jazzy "Melbourne," and the colder, electronic "Magnusifence"), to scrappy little pop songs (an interesting new version of Moore's early standard, "Sort of Way," with a peculiar bongo-like drum track, or the joyous, Modern Lovers-like "Milk Shake") with plenty of Moore's patented experimentalism on display. This time out, the experiments involve an interest in funk and disco (in particular, the powerful "Everybody Is So Ignorant" works up a good wah-wah-powered head of steam), and the hilarious "Frank Jones Interview," where Stevie takes a radio station promo disc from Monument Records (the label his father, Nashville session legend Bob Moore, both co-owned and recorded for) and inserts his own increasingly daffy and desperate answers to Frank Jones' unctuous questions in place of his Dad's. The CD version of Stevie Moore Returns includes one of the more delightfully odd items in R. Stevie Moore's early catalog, The Voice/Lake Inferior, a mostly spoken word collection of surreal stories, stream of consciousness autobiography, found sounds, and tape loop experiments, like the gorgeous, mysterious "Quo Pah." Segments from the three-part "The Voice" would eventually appear on Moore's first LP, Phonography (under the titles "Explanation of Artist," "The Voice," and "Mr. Nashville"), as would "Melbourne," the soon-to-be-legendary "Goodbye Piano," and two of Moore's finest early pop songs, "I Wish I Could Sing" and "I Want You In My Life."


Born: 18 January 1952 in Nashville, TN

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most difficult to categorize musicians in rock, R. Stevie Moore is a true original. Bypassing the traditional recording industry more thoroughly than just about any internationally known singer/songwriter ever has, Moore self-released literally thousands of songs through the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club, a mail-order operation that has hundreds of individually dubbed cassettes and CD-Rs in its catalog. The handful of traditional LPs and CDs Moore has released since 1975 are primarily...
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