NRBQ (sometimes known as "The Yellow Album") (Rounder) 1999. Atsa My Band (Edisun) 2002. Keep This Love Goin' (Clang!) 2011. Brass Tacks (Clang!) 2014. God Bless Us All (Rounder) 1987. Diggin' Uncle Q (Rounder) 1988. Honest Dollar (Rykodisc) 1992. Tokyo (Rounder) 1996. You Gotta Be Loose (Rounder) 1998. Live from Mountain Stage (Live performances from the Mountain Stage radio show) (Blue Plate) 2002. Live at the Wax Museum (previously unreleased concert from 1982, with guest John Sebastian) (Edisun) 2003. Ludlow Garage 1970 (previously unreleased concert from 1970) (Sundazed) 2006.
NRBQ – Honest Dollar. Label: Rykodisc – RCD 10240. Earliest copies had an actual dollar inside signed by "The Boys". Reply Notify me Helpful.
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Honest Dollar was announced as the first album in a series of releases that would bring quality live material from NRBQ's tape archives to their loyal fans, but while a number of live albums from the Q have arrived since, this seems to have been the sole release in this specific series. and that's probably just as well. Conventional wisdom has it that on a good night NRBQ are one of America's great live bands, and while I would certainly agree with that assessment, Honest Dollar doesn't capture the band anywhere close to the top of their game
But then they wouldn't be NRBQ, the band for which repetition and predictability equals death. Honest Dollar features 17 wildly diverse live tracks spanning the last decade's-worth of NRBQ life on the road, 11 of which have never previously been set to disc by the group. The collection serves as a perfect introduction to NRBQ's rootsy, off-center pop fused with blues, jazz, country, and rockabilly.
Terry Adams, NRBQ's keyboardist and on-stage emcee, selected the album's 17 tracks from 10 years of the band's private tape library. The songs range from a goofy 1981 version of the vaudeville number, "The Dummy Song," to a 1991 rave-up take on Little Richard's "Lucille," from a sweetly lyrical Lovin' Spoonful instrumental (with John Sebastian on harmonica) to a shameless deconstruction of the "Batman Theme. None of the songs has been on NRBQ's other live albums, and 11 have never been on any NRBQ album. NRBQ - "Honest Dollar" (Rykodisc). To hear a Sound Bite from this album, call 202/334-9000 and press 8106. LOS LOBOS - "Kiko" (Slash/Warner Bros. For a Sound Bite, press 8107.
In 1989, NRBQ took one last chance with the major labels, signing with Virgin for the album Wild Weekend. The album fared better commercially than most of their LPs, but it was still well short of a hit, and their next disc was an archival live release for Rykodisc, 1992's Honest Dollar. In 1994, Rhino Records (who had previously compiled an excellent NRBQ anthology, Peek-A-Boo) released Message for the Mess Age, which proved to be Al Anderson's last album with NRBQ.
|Ridin' In My Car||3:02|
|That I Get Back Home||3:04|
|Ain't It Good||5:55|
|Deep In The Heart Of Texas||3:02|
|I Love Air Conditioning||1:34|
|Never Take The Place Of You||3:41|
|The Dummy Song||1:35|
|The Dummy Song||1:23|
|It's A Sin To Tell A Lie||1:52|
|RCD 10240||NRBQ||Honest Dollar (CD, Album)||Rykodisc||RCD 10240||US||1992|
|RCD 10240||NRBQ||Honest Dollar (CD, Album, wit)||Rykodisc||RCD 10240||US||1992|