For five decades, NRBQ have created groundbreaking music that traverses genres, forms, and styles. While their studio albums and compilations can attest to their many transformations, it’s on the stage where NRBQ’s music truly thrives. Today, Omnivore Recordings released Turn On, Tune In, a two-disc, CD/DVD set that captures the band – Terry Adams (keyboards/vocals), Scott Ligon (guitar/vocals), Casey McDonough (bass/vocals) and John Perrin (drums) – live on Sirius XM’s The Loft and onstage at WFMU’s Monty Hall in Jersey City. The 21-track collection is also available in digital and 2-LP/DVD configurations.
Turn On, Tune In captures the restless and relentless spirit of NRBQ with first-time live recordings of many of the tracks and six songs that are previously unrecorded. The CD includes six complete songs from Sirius XM and the full 15-song set from WFMU. The latter performance also appears in full on the DVD. WFMU DJ Bob Brainen contributes liner notes that contextualize the performances and offer insight into the spirit of the band and their songs. Both originals and covers (Goffin and King’s “Don’t Ever Change,” The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby”) are given rip-roaring treatments by the famously eclectic band.
Turn On, Tune In captures the spirit of freeform radio at its finest.The CD/DVD, LP, and digital configurations are out today from Omnivore Recordings. Check out a full track listing and place your orders below!
– Tracks 1-6 : Recorded at SiriusXM in Washington, DC on Nov. 30, 2015
– Tracks 7-21 : Recorded at Monty Hall for WFMU in Jersey City, N.J. on Aug. 20, 2017; also available on DVD program