R. S T E V I E M O O R E ' s
F i r s t A l b u m
(100 copies pressed)
Somewhere in Nashville, Tennessee sits (in a bathtub) a young chap by the name of Stevie Moore. In his living room, two tape decks are set up. Microphones and wires are strewn everywhere. Over the space of several years (1974-1976), our hero sits down with his tape recorders and (all by his lonesome) puts down a heap of tracks featuring many of his multiple musical talents. This record is an edited distillation of a few of those, intermixed with some chit chat and narration by the venerable Mr. Moore. The result is an outrageous collec- tion of musical
brain spewage that sounds, at times, like Thunderclap Newman, Todd Rundgren, and the Bonzo Dog Band. The sound quality isn't exactly spectacular, but you get the idea, and listening is a lot of fun, as the entire TP staff can attest. The better tracks (in case you want to call up your local dj and request them) are called "Goodbye Piano," "I Wish I Could Sing," "She Don't Know What To Do With Herself", and a little ditty entitled "Theme From A.G." "AG" turns out to be Andy Griffith, and the track is simply a multi- guitared reading of that fabulous whistling tomboy music from the old show. A true slash of genius, and the killer cut of the record. Don't rush out looking for Phono- graphy. It'll find you.
•Ira A. Robbins, NYC •Trouser Press magazine •December 1977