Direct from NRBQ's private archives comes "The Scraps Companion," a never-before-released recording of a 1972 live performance, also featuring rare outtakes from the sessions that produced the Q's classic (and recently reissued) album "Scraps." This CD is not available in any store -- the only place it can be found is at NRBQ shows and right here!
On April 30, 1972 while on tour to promote the then-new "Scraps" album, NRBQ gave a live performance for a small invited audience at Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis, TN. The show was locally broadcast on radio station WMC-FM, but remained widely unheard by fans elsewhere. Until now, that is, with the release of "The Scraps Companion," a fascinating sonic snapshot of the early-70s Q.
There are plenty of NRBQ favorites to be heard here, including "Magnet," "Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Working," "Get a Grip," "RC Cola and a Moon Pie" and "Ain't It All Right," plus some tunes never before heard on any official Q release, such as Al Anderson's "Mare, Take Me Home" (originally recorded by Al's former band, The Wildweeds), Sonny Rollins' "Valse Hot" and the Q's raucous interpretation of the theme from "I Love Lucy."
In addition to the 15 songs from the live performance, the "Companion" also features 6 tracks recorded on the first day of the "Scraps" sessions, including Thelonious Monk's "Misterioso," a charming acoustic version of "Boys in the City" and the old Delmore Brothers standby "Blues Stay Away From Me."
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