"Moore has not entirely forsaken his progressive rock tendencies, however, as evinced by the surprisingly appealing album-length rock opera "Apologies to Mr. Gottlieb" that takes up a full half of this two-disc set. A playfully obscure fable about the music industry that unfolds over the course of 17 songs, instrumentals, tape-loop freak-outs, and spoken word interludes, the work is as a whole much less pretentious than the likes of Tales From Topographic Oceans. In fact, its daffy surrealism and charmingly DIY quality links it to lo-fi concept albums that would come a good quarter century later like the Music Tapes' First Imaginary Symphony for Nomad or Masters of the Hemisphere's I Am Not a Freemdoom. Next/Apologies to Mr. Gottlieb has a few faults ("Hot Bloose" proves that Moore has not given up his unfortunate affinity for overlong guitar noodling), but it's yet another pivotal step in his artistic development." Stewart Mason, All Music Guide
APOLOGIES TO MR GOTTLIEB Hey Mister Gottlieb, please Don't die with the Aborigines I beg you to take me Why won't you take me? Hey Mister Gottlieb, please You're a jukeboxking indeed I'm sure he's successful Your kind of party's alright I'm naked in the night Like you
Hey Mister Gottlieb, please I'm sorry that I would sneeze like that It's a fact, sir: I love your act, sir He Mister Gottlieb, please Now you got me in a freeze I'm sure I'm successful I wanna be in your band I'm certain that I can like you
Someone told me???? You need a drumman! A healthy wealthy man A rich bitch-of-a-man A kind of art fan, too? Hey Mister Gottlieb, please listen.