Friday, July 20

NRBQ - Live 1973 + 1980

December 1973
The Rusty Nail
Sunderland, MA 

soundboard recording (quality: VG++; 
very impressive recording, 4+ decades old!)

SAMPLE: Gonna Have to Ball (live 1973)

01 Talk to Me
02 Call Him Off Rogers
03 That’s Neat That’s Nice
04 Two Sides to Every Story
05 I Want to Know 
06 Dig 
07 There’s No Looking Back
08 Music, Music, Music /
     Rockin' in Rhythm
09 Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Girl
10 Mr. Pennington
11 Holy Cow
12 Gonna Have to Ball
13 Mona
14 Who Put the Garlic In the Glue?
15 Get Rhythm
16 Sorry Charlie
17 You Got It
18 Get On the Right Track Baby
19 Queen Talk
20 Bye Bye Love
The Surrey 
Rosendale, N.Y.
Feb. 2, 1980
soundboard recording (quality: VG+)
01 Shake, Rattle, Roll 
02 This Old House 
TERRY ADAMS: captain of the NRBQ ship
03 Things We Like to Do 
04 Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo  
05 I know You Like It 
06 Music Goes Round
07 Don't She Look Good 
08 Just to Hold My Hand 
09 It's Not So Hard 
10 Everybody's Smokin' 
11 Bargains 
12 Green Lights 
13 I Wanna Show You 
14 Petticoat Junction 
15 All By Myself 
16 I Want You to Feel Good Too  
17 Rats In My Room
01 Bye Ya 
02 Let the Good times Roll 
03 Who Put the Garlic In the Glue?
04 Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lies 
05 RC Cola & a Moon Pie
06 That's Neat That's Nice
07 Wacky Tobacky 
08 Never Take the Place of You  
09 Ridin' In My Car 
10 Ain't It Alright?
11 Wooly Bully 
12 Flat Foot Flewzy 
13 1972 
14 Cecelia 
15 Good Lovin'
16 Every Day Will Be 
     Like a Holiday 
17 Honey Hush 
18 Accentuate the Positive 
19 song intro
20 All Night Long
21 Good Night
ROB SEZ: In case anyone thinks Repercussion has turned into a "re-post only" blog, let today's post stand as a corrective. At least once a month, I will continue to post new material that hasn't appeared here before. Even if you're not currently a fan of NRBQ, this would be a good one to try if you're curious about this great American band — still in business 50 years after its founding.
REPERCUSSION: NRBQ has direct and indirect ties to The dB's. In his recent book A Spy In the House of Loud, Chris Stamey says NRBQ was "one of our favorite bands" that played with "irresistible verve and superior musicianship." Chris adds, "looking back, I think the dB's 'punk roots' at the time [ie, the late 1970s and early 1980s] were actually NRBQ and Richard Thompson as well as Television." Years later, Chris enlisted NRBQ founder/leader/vocalist/keyboard virtuoso Terry Adams to play on his 1991 solo album Fireworks. And as blog reader Pablo pointed out, both bands were signed to Bearsville Records at the time of the label's demise in the 1980s.
     (artwork for both shows is included)
Learn more about NRBQ' music at Wikipedia, AllMusic and the band's official site & FB page



  1. Thanks for this! NRBQ might be the most underrated band ever

  2. Agreed! I have 1 older NRBQ post, but I'm sure there will be others in the future...

  3. The 1980:s concert got the same disc twice, missing the files in disc 2.

    1. You're right. And it was screwed up for the FLAC as well as MP3 versions. I just fixed both sets, re-uploaded and created new links. THANK YOU for letting me know!

  4. Didn't both DBs and NRBQ get screwed by Bearsville Records? After the NRBQ album in 83 the band and label weren't getting along, and the label boss wouldn't put out another record by them but also wouldn't let them out of their contract... I think he was waiting for another label to buy out their contract but that never happened... Finally he died but many years were lost for them.

  5. That's right. I didn't realize NRBQ was in that same boat, but I know that when Bearsville Records went belly-up, the dB's album Like This had just been released. Not too long after that, Bearsville owner Albert Grossman died, which put the band in even worse limbo.


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