At Yankee Stadium

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At Yankee Stadium
Studio album by NRBQ
Released 1978
Recorded November 1977
Bearsville Studios
Genre Rock
Length 35:30
Label Mercury Records
NRBQ chronology
All Hopped Up
(1977)
At Yankee Stadium
(1978)
Kick Me Hard
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

At Yankee Stadium is the sixth studio album from NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet), released in 1978 on Mercury Records. In keeping with the band's sense of humor, the album's title is a joke; the album credits read "Recorded at Bearsville Studios, November 1977 (not at Yankee Stadium)". The packaging includes photographs of the band members in an otherwise empty Yankee Stadium; these were taken as a birthday treat for bass player and founding band member Joey Spampinato, when his bandmates arranged a private visit to the ballpark. Spampinato, a Bronx native, is a lifelong Yankees fan.

The album was released in two versions. Early copies included the song "Ridin' In My Car", which had been previously released on All Hopped Up, an album N.R.B.Q. released on a minor record label (Red Rooster Records) the previous year. "Ridin' in My Car" was subsequently omitted from later versions of At Yankee Stadium."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Green Lights" (Terry Adams, Joseph Spampinato) – 2:54
  2. "Just Ain't Fair" (Spampinato) – 3:01
  3. "I Love Her, She Loves Me" (Spampinato) – 2:28
  4. "Get Rhythm" (Johnny Cash) – 2:58
  5. "That's Neat, That's Nice" (Adams) – 3:09
  6. "Ain't No Free" (Adams) – 3:24
  7. "I Want You Bad" (Adams, Phil Crandon) – 2:32
  8. "The Same Old Thing" (Sherlie Matthews) – 2:21
  9. "Yes, Yes, Yes" (Adams) – 2:53
  10. "It Comes to Me Naturally" (Al Anderson) – 3:00
  11. "Talk to Me" (Adams) – 2:41
  12. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Charles E. Calhoun) – 3:10

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