Five-song disc contains new ‘Q compositions as well as unique arrangements of songs by Roy Orbison and Rodgers & Hammerstein released on the heels of Omnivore’s 2016 5-CD box set, High Noon.
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 High Noon – A 50-Year Retrospective, Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perin 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 six-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 classic “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, “If you don’t talk happy, and you never dream, then you’ll never have a dream come true.”
Wake up, and enjoy Happy Talk!
Head On A Post Yes, I Have A Banana Only The Lonely Blues Blues Blues Happy Talk