R. Stevie Moore

Man of the Year Volume 2

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The second volume in a series of four CDs (originally released in 1986 as a set of three 90-minute cassettes), Man of the Year Volume Two has an oddly hootenanny-like feel to it. Although all four of these albums were recorded simply with R. Stevie Moore sitting in front of a cheap four-track, with a single microphone and acoustic guitar, Man of the Year Volume 2 incorporates a few interesting '60s vintage covers, like the mournful, ghostly version of the Mothers of Invention's "Mom and Dad," and an oddly peppy, cheerful-sounding take on Bob Dylan's anti-boxing protest song "Who Killed Davey Moore?" (Elsewhere, on "Grammy Crackers," Moore rants about the current state of pop music, perhaps explaining the retro vibe). Elsewhere, Moore revisits a couple of his older songs, notably 1978's great "If You See Kay," and a somewhat ragged version of "Back in Time," and polishes a couple of songs he would perfect on 1987's Teenage Spectacular, "Hours of Delight" and "No Know."

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:43
2 2:02
3 0:41
4 4:01
5 0:29
6 1:42
7 2:07
8 3:01
9 2:05
10 0:27
11 3:45
12
1:57
13 2:07
14 2:15
15 2:08
16 1:56
17 5:02
18 1:10
19 1:34
20 1:15
21 3:28
22 1:39
23 7:02
24 1:23
25 0:59
26 3:13
27 1:38
28 3:15
29 1:40
30 2:20
31 0:13
32 1:29
33 2:24
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