NRBQ Happy Talk
You might think that after 50 years, a band might want to settle down and just relax. If you do, you don't know the Q!
Hot on the heels of last year's critically acclaimed box set High Noon: A 50-Year History of NRBQ, Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin took a few days off from their never-ending touring schedule, entered Harmonium Studio, and finished this new 5-song EP, bound in a beautiful 6-panel package.
Available on CD and Digital, Happy Talk contains two originals and the Q's spontaneous take on Roy Orbison's "Only The Lonely, " along with the band's years-in-the-making arrangement of Rogers & Hammerstein's South Pacific tune "Happy Talk, " which serves as the EP's title track.
According to founding member Terry Adams, "I've been crazy about the song 'Happy Talk' since I was a kid; I bought every version I could find and still do. I've always wanted to record it. To get it right, you must realize that it's in its own place that's entirely separate from any song ever written."
As NRBQ continues a career now reaching into six decades, they show no signs of slowing down. As the song says, "You gotta have a dream/if you don't have a dream/How you gonna have a dream come true?"
Dream on, and enjoy Happy Talk!
CD/Digital Track List:
1. Head On A Post
2. Yes, I Have A Banana
3. Only The Lonely
4. Blues Blues Blues
5. Happy Talk
About Omnivore Recordings:
Founded in 2010 by highly respected, longtime industry veterans Cheryl Pawelski, Greg Allen, Dutch Cramblitt, and Brad Rosenberger, Omnivore Recordings preserves the legacies and music created by historical, heritage, and catalog artists while also releasing previously unissued, newly found "lost" recordings and making them available for music-loving audiences to discover. Omnivore Recordings is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA).
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