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You might think that after 50 years, a band might want to settle down and
just relax. If you do, you don’t know the Q!
Hot on the heels of last years critically acclaimed box set High Noon: A 50-Year History of
NRBQ, Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin took a few days off from
their never-ending touring schedule, entered Harmonium Studio, and finished this new five-song
EP, bound in a beautiful six-panel package.
Available on CD and Digital, Happy Talk contains two originals and the Qs spontaneous take on
Roy Orbison’s Only the Lonely, along with the bands years-in- the-making arrangement of
Rogers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific tune Happy Talk, which serves as the EPs title track.
According to founding member Terry Adams, Ive been crazy about the song Happy Talk since I
was a kid; I bought every version I could find and still do. Ive always wanted to record it. To get it
right, you must realize that its in its own place that’s entirely separate from any song ever
written.
As NRBQ continues a career now reaching into six decades, they show no signs of slowing
down. As the song says, You gotta have a dream/if you don’t have a dream/How you gonna
have a dream come true?
Dream on, and enjoy Happy Talk!