Delicate Tension

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Delicate Tension
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Studio album by R. Stevie Moore
Released November, 1978
Recorded 1976–1978
Genre Psychedelic rock, punk rock, lo-fi
Label H.P. Music HPS-30735, Cordelia CD036 (CD)
Producer R. Stevie Moore
R. Stevie Moore chronology
Stance
(1978)
Delicate Tension
(1978)
Everything (Tout)
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Delicate Tension is the second 12" vinyl record album by the DIY home recording pioneer and one-man band R. Stevie Moore. The album was issued in a small pressing by his uncle Harry Palmer's H.P. Music in late 1978. It mainly contains Moore's new songs and sound experiments captured since his recent move north from Nashville to New Jersey, all recorded on 1/4 track 7½ ips reel-to-reel stereo tape decks.

The intricate album cover graphics were designed and handmade by the artist.

Delicate Tension was reissued on compact disc in July 2004 by Cordelia Records in the UK. It included 10 bonus tracks, including the complete Stance e.p. from September 1978, as well as rare photos and an extensive e-mail interview by Jenkins.

The tenth song, "Norway" also appeared on Moore's 1986 album Glad Music.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by R. Stevie Moore

  1. "Cool Daddio" – 2:40
  2. "Delicate Tension" – 3:55
  3. "Schoolgirl" – 2:00
  4. "Don`t Blame The Niggers" – 3:29
  5. "Zebra Standards 29" – 4:31
  6. "You Are Too Far from Me" – 5:13
  7. "Oh Pat" – 1:20
  8. "Apropos Joe" – 3:10
  9. "Funny Child" – 2:04
  10. "Norway" – 2:40
  11. "This Wednesday" – 1:33
  12. "Some Voices" – 0:25
  13. "I Go Into Your Mind" – 2:10
  14. "Horizontal Hideway" – 1:05
  15. "Don`t Let Me Go to the Dogs" – 5:13

Bonus Tracks: "Stance" 12"ep

  1. "Ist Or Mas" – 8:09
  2. "Dance Man" – 3:12
  3. "Manufacturers" – 4:36

Cordelia Bonus Tracks:

  1. "My Little Automobile Is Sad" – 2:44
  2. "Caffeine Boy" – 2:39
  3. "Let's" – 2:11
  4. "Thinking" – 5:45
  5. "New Strings" – 2:40
  6. "Bulk of Knowledge" – 1:59
  7. "Adjacent Species Like You" – 3:13

Personnel[edit]

  • R. Stevie Moore – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Mark Cudnik - mailed drum tracks on 1-5, 14
  • Irwin Chusid - drums on 11

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