High Noon – Highlights & Rarities From 50 Years
Release date: November 11, 2016
Everybody say yeah!
Highlights from the first-ever career-spanning boxed set, produced and compiled to celebrate 50 years of the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet—NRBQ!
Founded in 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky, NRBQ has given their dedicated fan base decades of great recordings and exceptional live shows in countless festivals, clubs, colleges, and concert halls. No style of music is safe around NRBQ—their first Columbia album, for example, ranged from Eddie Cochran to Sun Ra and their own diverse compositions have been covered by artists including Bonnie Raitt, Dave Edmunds, She And Him, Steve Earle, Los Lobos, and Widespread Panic. There are very few bands that have lasted for half a century, and the list of those that are still at the top of their creative game is even smaller.
Their legendary live shows are programmed on the spot, drawing on their own classics (“Me And The Boys,” “RC Cola And A Moon Pie,” “Wacky Tobacky,” “Ridin’ In My Car,” “12 Bar Blues” and “Christmas Wish”) along with great new material and countless other surprises. Their fans include Keith Richards, Wilco, The Replacements, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., and Bob Dylan among others and their songs have been featured on The Simpsons, Weeds, and Wilfred.
With more than 30 albums recorded across 50 years they, have proven themselves to be peerless as musicians, songwriters and performers. So to celebrate 50 years of NRBQ, Omnivore Recordings is proud to present High Noon: Highlights & Rarities From 50 Years including a couple special tracks not included on the boxed set!
After so many years of brilliant, unpredictable, joyfully exciting musical explorations on stage and in the studio, it’s time to honor NRBQ. Fifty years of celebrating is worth celebrating!
Flat Foot Flewzy Captain Lou– NRBQ with Lou Albano Do The Primal Thing I Don’t Think Of… Down In My Heart Ridin’ In My Car(Live) Me And The Boys Mona Over Your Head(Alternate Version) Wacky Tobacky Waitin’ On My Sweetie Pie Party In My Head Never Take The Place Of You Only You RC Cola And A Moon Pie(Single Version) Dummy Sweet And Petite