Heyman, Richard X.
Living Room
Rare & Collectible Vinyl Records

Heyman, Richard X.

Living Room
Sealed 1988 Original With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. “As The Title Suggests, These 14 Songs Were Recorded In A Living Room Studio In Manhattan, With Heyman Himself Playing All Of The Instruments Except For Three Bass Parts, A Guitar Line, And A Piano And Vocal Part, Courtesy Of His Wife, Nancy Leigh, On The Wistful "Union County Line." The Homemade Provenance Of The Album Keeps It From Sounding Too Slick And Studio-Bound (Like, Unfortunately, Hey Man!), Though Heyman's Craft And Care Are Obvious In The Sweetly Overdubbed Vocals And Just-So Arrangements. Most Importantly, However, This Is A Fine Collection Of Songs, With Non-Clichéd Melodies And Hooks Married To A More Intelligent And Intriguing Collection Of Lyrics Than The Usual "Oh Girl I Do/Don't Love You" Power Pop Babble. The Alienated "Call Out The Military" And The Rattling "Wouldn't That Be A Riot" (Possibly The First Power Pop Song To Make Good Lyrical Use Of The Word "Davening") Are The Best Of The Bunch, But Only The Sour-Grapes Whine Of The Anti-Critic Screed "Local Paper" Falters Lyrically. Living Room!! Can Be Difficult To Find, But It's Worth The Effort; This Is One Of The All-Time Great Power Pop Albums.” – Stewart Mason, All Music Guide.

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  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: N.R. World
  • Catalog ID: NR 21755
  • Condition:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 113407

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