R. Stevie Moore - Apologies To Mr Gottlieb (2009)




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Published on May 2, 2010

Edited by Nuno Monteiro. Filmed by Michael Jodry and RSM. Song available in the spoken-word collection Fakebook (2009). Buy it @ http://www.rsteviemoore.com/tp/fakebo...

Song originally written/recorded in 1974 for the DIY Rock Opera "Apologies to Mr Gottlieb". Available as bonus tracks on Next (1974). Buy it @ http://www.rsteviemoore.com/tp/next.html

"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

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.

©1974 r.stevie moore



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