Scraps (album)

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Scraps
Studio album by NRBQ
Released 1972
Recorded July, 1970/December, 1971
Genre Rock
Label Kama Sutra (original)
Rounder (reissue)
Producer Eddie Kramer
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (favorable)[2]
Robert Christgau (B)[3]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[4]

Scraps is an album by the rock band NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet), released in 1972 on Kama Sutra Records, which also released their next album, Workshop. It is the group's first album with guitarist/vocalist Al Anderson, who would remain with the band for over twenty years. Anderson replaced previous guitarist Ken Sheehan. Anderson was prohibited from singing lead vocals on the album due to an existing contract as a solo artist with Vanguard Records. Frankie Gadler, the group's original vocalist, sings lead on most of the songs, although Joey Spampinato, credited as Jody St. Nicholas, sings on "Only You" featuring the use of a toy piano.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Working" (Terry Adams) - 3:20
  2. "Magnet" (Adams, Joey Spampinato) - 3:30
  3. "Don't Knock at My Door" (Spampinato) - 2:59
  4. "Tragic Magic" (Adams) - 1:52
  5. "Only You" (Spampinato) - 2:46
  6. "Who Put the Garlic in the Glue?" (Adams) - 2:01
  7. "Get a Grip" (Adams, Steve Ferguson) - 4:29
  8. "Boys in the City" (Spampinato) - 2:29
  9. "New Tune" (Adams) - 2:35
  10. "Scraps" (Adams) - 4:06
  11. "It's Not So Hard" (Spampinato) - 2:44
  12. "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive/Things Are Getting Better" (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen/ Cannonball Adderley) - 3:15
  13. "Do You Feel It?" (Adams) - 2:51
  14. "Ain't It All Right" (Ferguson, Adams) - 2:23
  15. "Just Close Your Eyes and Be Mine Ruby" (Adams) - 3:18
  16. "Hymn #9" (Adams) - 1:14
  17. "Trouble at the Henhouse" (Spampinato) - 2:13

Note: Tracks 15-17 were not on the original LP; they were first issued on the 2000 CD reissue.

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Sheehan: guitar on 1, 9, 10
  • Steve Ferguson: guitar on 14
  • Donn Adams: trombone on 4, 12
  • Doug Wray and Link Wray: background vocals on 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scraps (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Mann, James. "NRBQ: Scraps < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ "CG: nrbq". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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