r. stevie moore

R.Stevie Moore is a musician: improviser, composer, arranger, ... you name it. He was born in 1952, and has released over 400 (yes, four hundred) homemade albums.
His legendary first homemade LP, "Phonography", got released in 1976 (!!), and it is said that Mr.Frank Zappa owned an original pressing (of 100 copies) of this album.

www.rsteviemoore.com  -  www.rsteviemoore.com/tapelist.html

In his gigantic discography, Mr.Moore also includes a couple of Frank Zappa compositions.

R.Stevie Moore also covered Zappa's 'Cruisin' For Burgers' for "Lemme Take You To The Beach", the Zappa surf album on  Cordelia records.

the YouTube movies: http://www.rsteviemoore.com/youtube.html

The picture on the right was taken from "The Chill Room"



selected discography

1 r. stevie moore: phonography
    (1976, lp, usa, vital records vs-0001)
2 r. stevie moore: delicate tension
    (1978, lp, usa, hp music hps 30735)
  r.stevie moore: pow wow
    (1978, k7, usa, private release nj24) - incl. 'let's make the water turn black' (frank zappa)
3 r. stevie moore: everything you always wanted to know about r.stevie moore...(but were afraid to ask)
    (1984, 2lp, france, new rose rose 31)
4 r. stevie moore: what's the point?!!
    (1984, lp, usa, cuneiform rune 1)
5 r. stevie moore: verve
    (1985, lp, uk, hamster ham 15)
6 r. stevie moore: glad music
    (1986, lp, france, new rose rose 83)
  r.stevie moore: man of the year vol.1 & 2
    (1986, 3k7, usa, private release nj165) - incl. 'mom and dad' (frank zappa)
  r.stevie moore: man of the year vol.3 & 4
    (1986, 3k7, usa, private release nj165)
  r.stevie moore: live at the speakeasy vol.2
    (1986, 2cdr, usa, private release) - incl. 'mom and dad' (frank zappa)
7 r.stevie moore: r. stevie moore (1952-19??)
    (1987, lp, uk, cordelia ericat 021) - re-issued on cd with bonus material in 2014
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8 r.stevie moore: teenage spectacular
    (1987, lp, france, new rose rose 132)
9 r.stevie moore: warning
    (1988, lp, france, new rose rose 157)
10 r.stevie moore: has-beens and never-weres
    (1990, lp, uk, heliotrope hlt2)
11 r.stevie moore: greatesttits
    (1990, cd, france, new rose/fan club fc 070)
12 r.stevie moore: contact risk
    (1993, cd, usa, fruit of the tune 888)
13 r.stevie moore: revolve
    (1995, 10" mini-lp, ger, pink lemon jar 004)
14 r.stevie moore: objectivity
    (1997, cd3, ger, jar music jar 014)
15 r.stevie moore: the future is worse than the past
    (1999, cd, ger, megaphon/pink lemon 008)
16 r.stevie moore: dates
    (1999, cd-r, usa, private pressing) = with dave gregory
17 r.stevie moore: love compartment
    (2000, cd-r, usa, cdrsmclub)
18 r.stevie moore: the jinx
    (2001, cd-r, usa, cdrsmclub)
19 jad fair & r. stevie moore: fairmoore
    (2002, cd, usa, old gold)
20 r.stevie moore: hundreds of hiding places
    (2002, cd, ger, megaphon/pink lemon pink 022)
21 r.stevie moore: hobbies galore (his best 24)
    (2003, cd-r, usa, cdrsmclub no #)
22 r.stevie moore: nevertheless optimistic
    (2003, cd, usa, innova recordings innova 601)

various artists: noises for the limb - a tribute to the bonzo dog band
    (2003, cdr, uk, wood records) - limited edition of 499 copies  //  feat. zoogz rift & r.stevie moore

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23 r.stevie moore: tra la la la phooey!
    (2004, mp3/cdr, usa, comfort stand records cs 008)
  various artists: lemme take you to the beach
    (2004, cd, uk, cordelia records cd035) - all compositions by frank zappa

  r.stevie moore: platformat
    (2005, cd, usa, private release)
  r.stevie moore: zeitgeist
    (2006, cdr, usa, private release) - incl.zappa sample
  various artists: the miraculous healing of the daughter of henry the glass cat
    (200?, cd, uk, cordelia records cd038)
  cracked latin: alone with you
    (2011, cd, usa, transparency 0329)

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  r.stevie moore: hearing aid
    (2012, lp, usa, megaphone / knock 'em dead)

random notes

from the 2004/06 UM newsletter:

What do you mean? You don't have the "Lemme Take You To The Beach" album yet?

You don't talk Surf? Nope, that's no excuse. Order your copy today.

Here's a short chat with R.Stevie Moore, musician,  improviser, composer, arranger, ... and contributor to "Lemme Take You To The Beach".

UM: Hello mister Moore. Please fill us in. Who are you & where are you from?

RSM: Robert Steven Moore, fiddy two since fiddy two, from Nashville Tennessee, now imprisoned in New Jersey. I'm not living very extravagantly, I'll tell you fer sure.

UM: What kind of music do you normally play? Are you a Surf kind of person or band? Is it your way of life? Do you really want to live in California?

RSM: I normally play styles A to Z. What else is there? I dunno what a Surf kind of person is, but I think I recognize what a Surf kind of person USED to be. I could've been one back then, were I not so
landlocked. I always enjoyed visiting Florida's sunny beaches, but never dreamed of mounting a surfboard. Oh, I was a pretty good water-skiier (pulled across the lake on a fast motorboat). So, no, it is not my way of life. Yes, I want to live in California very much so. What else is there?

UM: Do you have records out?

RSM: I have records IN. Boxes full.

UM: How did you find out about Alan's Zappa Surf Project?

RSM: I was privileged to have an LP released on Alan's Cordelia label in 1987, so we've been mates for eons.

UM: Were you already playing a Zappa Surf Classic before you heard of Alan's project, or did you start working on it after you found out about the project? Have you played other Zappa compositions?

RSM: I quickly worked up & recorded my new submission immediately upon receiving his kind invitation. I have played FZ songs since I bought Freak Out on its orig date of issue. Recorded a handfull as well.

UM: How did you choose the Zappa composition? Is it your favourite Zappa composition or just the one that needs a Surf Treatment?

RSM: "Cruising for Burgers", always a personal fave, how it closes side 3 of Uncle Meat. Funny, there was some recent discussion of this tune on an FZ newsgroup, folks typically trying to rank their favorite (of the many released) versions, and them mostly preferring later live 'band' remakes. Not me, no way. My new instro interpretation mirrors the (superior) original MOI version, but not nearly 'surfy' as much as downright 'clunky'! The difference between us is not very far.

UM: Thank you, mister Moore. And it is indeed a very fine 'Cruising For Burgers' that you play on "Lemme Take You To The Beach".

for Moore info: www.rsteviemoore.com  -  www.rsteviemoore.com/tapelist.html

Bloomfield NJ USA
Version 1.0

Hi y'all,
Sorry about this annoying desperation hardsell advert, but I hear everybody's doing it! So why not me try? See what happens...

Just to gently remind you of several essential RSM new releases and issues, am hoping to hear back from you $oon often. Great gifts for grads and dads.

Newest prime works:




...then there's R. Steven's stunning mail collaboration with Lane Steinberg:

...and announcing the first official pressing of 2004's wondrous duo

and the long planned, finally completed THOROUGHLY YEARS : Phonography II (1973-1976).

Moviebuffs collect the almighty DVDR's:


Whew, my cup runneth over. Supper's ready. Come and get 'em. While dey still hot. Another new album'll be right 'round de corner (this time produced by none other than Mr. Phil Spector).

So follow the big boy around:

Regret yet relieved to inform you there R no upcoming live performances planned. Been there done that.

Welcome to the newly expanded 1000+ rsmspace database. Plz stay if you wish.
Forward this to your adventurous friends.

Thanks as always for your genuine support. Smart art in abundance, what could be better? It's been a long haul. Please treat yourself asap. Love you much if you keep in touch. Music is the best, but only if it's good enough.
Mine is.

You may be excused now.
Your stubborn kinda fella,



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