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Glad Music

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Released  February 1986
Length  52:00
Artist  R. Stevie Moore
Label  Spunky Monkey Music
Recorded  1979, 1983-1985
Glad Music (1986)  (1952-19??) (1987)
Release date  February 1986
Producer  R. Stevie Moore
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Genres  Lo-fi music, Punk rock, Psychedelic pop
Similar  Delicate Tension, Teenage Spectacular, Phonography, Contact Risk, (1952–19??)

Glad Music is the sixth 12" vinyl record album by DIY home recording pioneer and one-man band R. Stevie Moore. It was the second of four RSM albums released by New Rose Records in Paris, France. Glad Music differed from most Moore record albums by being almost exclusively recorded in a professional 8 & 16 track studio. Never officially reissued on compact disc, the expanded CD-R version is available by mail from the artist.


The record sleeve's art design mimics the UK version of The Beatles' 1964 soundtrack album A Hard Day's Night. The title "Glad Music" was a nod to the music publishing company of the same name.

The first song, "Norway" has already appeared on previous R. Stevie Moore albums, like 1978's Delicate Tension.

A music video has been made for the second song, "I Like to Stay Home", featuring Moore lip-syncing to the song while a drummer keeps changing masks.

The ninth song off the album, Why Should I Love You?, was covered by the English indie rock band The Vaccines in 2012 for Record Store Day. The song "Along Comes Mary" is a cover of a 1966 song by The Association.

Side one

  1. Norway (3:01)
  2. I Like to Stay Home (4:07)
  3. I Wouldn't Mind Dyin' (2:31)
  4. He's Nuts (4:14)
  5. Part of the Problem (3:42)
  6. Don't Let Me Go to the Dogs (4:09)

CD-R bonus tracks:

  1. Your Dancing Ears (3:34)
  2. Glib Contempt (4:35)

Side two

  1. Why Should I Love You? (3:23)
  2. I Love You So Much It Hurts (3:13)
  3. Shaking' in the Sixties (2:40)
  4. Along Comes Mary (2:54)
  5. Colliding Circles (3:49)
  6. Time Stands Still (2:53)
  7. The Strange (7:38 - CDR extended version)


2I Like to Stay Home4:06
3I Wouldn't Mind Dyin'2:33


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