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Short, Sharp, Shook

by Roger Manning

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Side two 34:12


'Short, Sharp, Shook'
Lefty Bootlegs and Demos
Music, Words and Sounds

60 minutes

1992, cassette only release. Ghetto for a load of 'political' songs and joyous soundbites. Live and porta-studio stuff. A review: rogerm.net/press/ssspress.html

'Produced' by Joe Folk at the Broome Closet and Mighty Management, NYC 1992
Dedicated to Pacifica Radio Network, especially WBAI NY to which the artist contributes.
All songs © by Roger Manning
Art Because It's Made in Soho Publishing, ASCAP
Cover photo by Jack Dawkins

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Lyric database: rogerm.net/roger_words

[Initially this project consisted of the montage of songs and sounds that take up the first 20 minutes.]

- D.C. w/Lynelle E. 1/19/91

1) The Dallas Blues - taped by Jon F.

- D.C. 1/19/91 and WBAI soundbites

2) Wake Up and Smell the Blood Blues - bootlegged by Matt A. Johnson at Jacob's Run Wilmington NC

- Times Square 1/16/91
- Toll both N.J. turnpike and D.C. 1/26/91 w/Kristen J, Kristen A, Colleen M and 300,000 others
- Amy G on WBAI

3) The Pacifica Blues - taped at Wetlands NYC by Kristen J

- WBAI w/Fred G and Paula
- WBAI w/Delphine B and Paul D

4) Tompkins Square Blues #99 - taped by Tim at Gargoyle Mechaninique, NYC

-- [End of the original 20 minute piece] --

5) Real Estate Blues
6) East 8th Street Blues
7) 13th Street Blues

- WBAI w/Paul D

8) East 8th Street Blues #2


- Percussive thing w/Evil Jim Friendly, WBAI soundbites, Fran L of L.E.S.
- Caller on WBAI

9) Fare Well Loisaida Blues
10) New Bourgeois Blues

- on WBAI w/caller and Fred G

11) Radical Blues - w/Evil Jim

- WBAI caller

12) C.0. Blues
13) West Valley Blues #2 - taped by Sander H at Gargoyle Mechanique NYC with Fred H on WSPQ Springville NY
14) Hitch hiker's Blues #2
15) A White House Blues
16) The Annex Blues - taped the Cat's Cradle NC, Caleb on sound
17) Lefty Rhetoric Blues (tape flip version) WBAI w/Fred G, taped by Steve R

- To Folk or to 'anti-folk'? - NYC 7/90


released October 6, 2015


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Roger Manning New York, New York

The first Roger Manning album was released by California punk recording label SST (Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.). I toured the US and occasionally bits of Europe for over 10 years performing wordy-solo-rock accompanied by bass-heavy amplified 'acoustic' guitar. There's been a bit of re-emergence since 2007 and the album release in December 2014. ... more

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