R. Stevie Moore
"Tra La La La Phooey!"

Comfort Stand - unveiled 25 January 2004

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01. Say Man
recorded 25 May 1986, Montclair NJ, for a French New Rose v/a compilation, "Play New Rose For Me" - NR artists covering NR artists (Bo Diddley was signed to NR) - mailed electro drums and percussion programmed by Billy Anderson & Mark Cudnik in Nashville TN; voiceover by John Savory - written by Ellas McDaniel.

02. Reefer
recorded November 1985, Montclair.

03. A Clever Combo
recorded November 2001, Just In Dreams Studio (24 trk ADAT), South Orange NJ, by RSM and The Breetles - drums by Bill DiMartino; rhy gtr and 2nd vcls by Chris Breetveld; keys by Dr. Timothy Korzun; engineered by Tom Lucas - written by CB.

04. Technical Difficulty
recorded summer 1978, in Irwin Chusid's basement, SO NJ.

05. But You Love Me, Daddy (with Jim Reeves)
recorded 15 October 1959 at RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, produced by Chet Atkins - studio musicians - written by Kathryn Tweedy.

06. Cease All Relationships (Phlegm Soundtrack excerpt)
recorded 1995, Montclair.

07. Why Am I Here?
recorded January 2003 (16 trk ADAT) by Billy Anderson & Roger Ferguson in Nashville - BARF played drums, bass, acou gtrs, perc and bkg vcls - elec slide & 12 str gtrs, mellotron, synthesizer and lead vocals overdubbed by RSM at home, Bloomfield NJ - written by BARF.

08. Adult Tree
recorded 22 May 1974, Nashville - lyrics by Billy Anderson.

09. Traded My Heart For Your Parts (vcl by Llynda More)
recorded spring 2001, Casa de Townes, Nashville - guitar by Mark Gendel.

10. I've Begun To Fall In Love (Midi-Bran Piano Roll)
computer midifile converted July 2001 by Otis Fodder, Seattle WA (from original 1975 RSM version).

11. You Must Be Out Of My Mind
recorded 6 October 2002 (16 trk ADAT), Nashville - engineered by Anderson; bkg vcls by Ferguson, wrap insert by Justin Hennessy.

12. You And Me
recorded 9 June 1975, Nashville.

13.Jessica Sandwich
recorded live 1983 at WFMU, East Orange NJ - voices by Boota Theatre (RSM, Irwin Chusid, Jim Price, Frank Balesteri, Terry Folger & Chris Bolger).

14. Signal
recorded summer 1986, Montclair - stunt drums by Cudnik, Nashville.

15. Records
recorded 2 January 1977, Madison TN.

16. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
recorded 6 February 2003, Bloomfield - bkg vcls by Krys Olsiewicz - written by Brooker/Reid.

17. Grease Theme
recorded 1968, Madison - RSM with Roger Ferguson, Mike Burroughs & Myron Bryant.

18. Philosophy Of The World
recorded 14 July 1997, Montclair - written by Wiggin.

19. Prayer Pathetique
recorded spring 1972, Nashville - pump organ by Victor Lovera.


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amglogo.gif AMG REVIEW: One of the first releases on Otis Fodder's net-based label, Comfort Stand Recordings (, Tra La La La Phooey! is a mildly bewildering compilation that covers, quite literally, the breadth of R. Stevie Moore's decades-long recording career, from a vocal performance by the nine-year-old Stevie at a session run by his Nashville studio-star father Bob Moore, and a freaky Mothers of Invention-like skewed pop song recorded in 1968 by a 16-year-old Stevie and his high school band, all the way through his years as the pioneer of the home recording underground. Moore's amazing versatility is on full display, with songs that range from the delightful Merseybeat of "You and Me," and the early synth pop of "Technical Difficulty," to more challenging exercises like the Residents-like instrumental "Cease All Relationships (Phlegm Soundtrack Excerpt)." The set also includes a few examples of Moore's unparalleled range as a cover artist, from a dead-on recreation of Bo Diddley's "Say Man," to a sincere and delightful rendition of the Shaggs' "Philosophy of the World." There's even a collaboration with label owner Fodder on a Conlon Nancarrow-like recasting of Moore's '70s classic "I've Begun to Fall in Love." While Tra La La La Phooey! might be a little overwhelming for the complete R. Stevie Moore novice, its wild eclecticism is a valid representation of the many and varied riches awaiting.

––Stewart Mason, All Music Guide


April 09, 2005
Reviewer: Irwin Chusid (iC2)
Subject: not representative

Though I myself have recorded with R.Stevie,
this is really NOT a representative collection
of what he can do musically...he's such a
"bull-in-a-China-shop" type of artist...
these tracks are mostly sophmoric -
worth downloading tracks 3 and 7, though...
which are quite sublime - cheers, Irwin

August 07, 2005
Reviewer: RSMKO

This Comfort Stand release IS representative. In every way.

Disregard previous blip. Misinformed that.

-the artist in residence

August 43, 2005
Reviewer: Automatic Sam (Portugal)
Subject: Subjective

% must confess I don't appreciate much the cleaner versions of some songs from "Hobbies Galore". -probably because i worship the original ones... Why should i love you, Part of problem, Dogs.... &On the other hand, the "Greatesttits" cd seems to work better. the thing is... knowing the other great stuff, it's impossible not to have the feeling that it's not enough to grasp the big picta. snap!

some songs seem to fit in the same "category"... like DontLetMeGo...Dogs, You are too far from me, technical difficulty, i wish i could sing, love Has doubt... 'baroque synth pop'? dunno.... discovered that term recently... read it somewhere. it's probably something beyond it.

A unique breed of music.... something like Here Comes the Warm Jets meets White Album at Robert Wyatt's house. (in my mind's Ear)

But i definetly think that the "Tra La la Phoeey" thing works best. A travel through time.... uncronologically wild variety... Radio show. Like the tapes.

"Tra la la" was first thing i heard from you. and it automatically caught my attention.

but that's me. a weirdo fan.
terminal case of demented ear.