TVD Radar: NRBQ, New single and All Hopped Up vinyl reissue in stores 10/26

VIA PRESS RELEASE | NRBQ’s new single, “April Showers,” is set for digital release by Omnivore Recordings in late September. The song will be featured in the new Dianne Dreyer film Change in the Air, which was scored by NRBQ’s Terry Adams and Bill Frisell and opens in theaters on October 16, 2018. The digital release includes two additional tracks to promote Omnivore’s reissue of All Hopped Up, which is due out October 26, 2018. The two bonus songs, live recordings of All Hopped Up’s “It Feels Good” and “Still in School,” time-travel back to that album’s original record-release party on April 23, 1977.

Omnivore Recordings will re-issue the 41-year-old All Hopped Up on CD and vinyl, faithful to its first release, with the same front and back artwork and with the original sequence. Both formats will include new liner notes from John DeAngelis and extra images, and the vinyl will be released with a deluxe gatefold jacket.

All Hopped Up, NRBQ’s fifth album, was an album of firsts. The quartet of Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, Al Anderson, and Tom Ardolino — the line-up that would tour and record for two decades of the band’s 50+-year career — made its first recorded appearance here. All Hopped Up was the first on NRBQ’s own independent label, Red Rooster Records (which would go on to release such NRBQ classics as Kick Me Hard and Tiddlywinks, as well as the first-ever vinyl reissue of The Shaggs’ legendary Philosophy of the World). It was the first album to feature songs from guitarist Al Anderson, and the drumming of Tom Ardolino. It was also the first to include extensive contributions from the Whole Wheat Horns — Donn Adams on trombone and Keith Spring on saxophone.

As the liner notes conclude, “[The album] has outlived concurrent 1970s musical trends like punk rock, new wave, and disco, and it sounds fresher, livelier, and better than ever!” The same can be said for NRBQ! Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin will start their Still Hopped Up tour with West Coast dates, beginning November 1 in California.

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