Albums and All That, Starting with the letter R as in Romeo, Part 4


June 14th, 2023

59 mins 51 secs

Season 5

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Duran Duran [00:29]
"Save a Prayer"
Harvest ST-12211 1982
Do you want New Wave or do you want... a ballad? How about both?!

The Roland Kirk Quartet featuring Elvin Jones [06:04]
"Mystical Dream"
Rip, Rig & Panic
Limelight LS 86027 1965
Roland Kirk - tenor sax, Jaki Byard - Piano, Richard Davis - Bass, Elvin Jones - Drums. Remember the name of this album when we get to Albums and all that begin with the letter Y as in Yankee.

Herb Alpert [08:40]
A&M Records SP-3714 1979
Herb Alpert helps NBC out with a little instrumental for the then upcoming 1980 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Sir Eugene Goossens Conducting The London Symphony [11:06]
"Introductio - Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth)"
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps)
Everest 3047 1960

Manfred Mann's Earth Band [15:54]
"Blinded by the Light"
The Roaring Silence
Warner Bros. Records BS 2965 1976
More popular than The Boss's original. Could definitely edit out the noodly scoodly guitar solo break if you ask me. This album has probably the most disconcerting cover art in my collection.

Robert Gordon with Link Wray [23:03]
"Red Hot"
Robert Gordon with Link Wray
Private Stock PS 2030 1977
Solid cover of Billy "The Kid" Emerson's Sun Records stomper. Gordon's first outing following a stint with the Tuff Darts.

Roger Miller [25:26]
"Whistle Stop"
Story and Songs from Robin Hood
Disneyland 3810 1973
Tell 'em Roger... er, Alan-a-Dare.

Lou Reed [29:22]
"White Light/White Heat"
Rock 'n' Roll Animal
RCA AYL1-3664 1980 (1974 original release)
Lou gets all glam with the rendition of the Velvets' excitable number.

P.J. Soles [34:27]
"Rock 'n' Roll High School"
Rock 'n' Roll High School (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Sire SRK 6070 1979
Who else but Riff Randell (P.J. Soles)?

Robert Gordon [36:40]
"Black Slacks"
Rock Billy Boogie
RCA PL 13294 1979
Indeed, more from Mr. Gordon, this time deftly handling the Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones' classic.

The Cramps [38:26]
"Heartbreak Hotel"
Vengeance Records 669 1987
Lux, Poison Ivy, Candy del Mar, and Nick Knox recorded live at the Galaxy in Auckland NZ in 1986.

Tim Curry [43:07]
"Sweet Transvestite"
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Cast
Ode Records OSV-21653 1978 (1975 original release)
None other than Frank N Furter.

Cash Pony [46:28]
"Moon Mobile"
self-released  2018
The Bay Area's very own.

Waylon Jennings [50:41]
"I've Always Been Crazy"
Rowdy Country
K-Tel WU 3680 1983
Same Waylon, same. This single went to number one on the Hot Country songs in 1978, despite Waylon getting busted on possession of cocaine charges the previous year. Outlaw indeed.

The Beatles [54:56]
"I'm Looking Through You"
Rubber Soul
Capitol Records SW 2442 1983 (1965 original release)
Now there's some stereo separation for you. It was a toss-up between this and "Think for Yourself", but I was feeling this track more. In the key of Ab for those of you playing along at home.

Music behind the DJ: "That's a Nice Cap" by George Martin & Orchestra

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