Keep This Love Goin'

Keep This Love Goin'



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Seven years after they last released a studio album, NRBQ are back -- well, sort of. NRBQ quietly called it a day in 2004, the same year they released the album Dummy, and since then keyboard man, songwriter, and de facto leader Terry Adams has been touring and recording with a new combo, the Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet. However, for the album Keep This Love Goin', Adams has rechristened his Rock & Roll Quartet NRBQ, even though he's the only original member of the group on board (longtime Q drummer Tom Ardolino does sit in on two numbers and contributes cover artwork). Given that Adams has had plenty to deal with in recent years (most notably being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004), it's hard to fault him for wanting to look back to his musical salad days, and Keep This Love Goin' strives to match the sound and mood of NRBQ's golden era. This is very much a group effort rather than an Adams solo set, with Scott Ligon and Pete Donnelly contributing vocals and songwriting as well as guitar and bass, and the songs certain reflect the playful eclecticism of NRBQ at their best, from the slightly twisted R&B of "Sweet and Petite" and the bluesy boogie of "Red's Piano" to the sweet pop melody of the title track, the Tchaikovsky-quoting playfulness of "In Every Dream," and the jazzy introspection of "My Life with You." And Adams' keyboard work is as superb and singular as ever, while Ligon, Donnelly, and drummer Conrad Choucroun are a fine band, fluid and able to keep pace with Adams' always shifting musical moods. Despite all this, while Keep This Love Goin' might look and sometimes sound like an NRBQ album, this music doesn't quite capture the ineffable groove and unique vision of the band's best music; NRBQ fans will almost certainly enjoy it, but few will be fooled into thinking it's the real thing, good as Adams and company may be on these sessions.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
Label: Clang
UPC: 0614511778428
catalogNumber: 511
Rank: 102544


  1. Boozoo and Leona
  2. Keep This Love Goin'
  3. I'm Satisfied
  4. Here I Am
  5. Let Go
  6. Gone With the Wind
  7. Sweet and Petite
  8. My Life With You
  9. In Every Dream
  10. The Animal Life
  11. Talk
  12. Red's Piano

Album Credits

Performance Credits

NRBQ   Primary Artist
Terry Adams   Piano,Vocals,Clavinet
Tom Ardolino   Drums
Tyrone Hill   Trombone
Dave Gordon   Trumpet
Norm DeMoura   Background Vocals
Pete Donnelly   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Conrad Choucroun   Drums,Vocals
P.J. O'Connell   Background Vocals
Scott Ligon   Bass,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Terry Adams   Producer
Tom Ardolino   Cover Art
Howie Gano   Engineer
David Greenberger   Art Direction
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Norm DeMoura   Engineer
Pete Donnelly   Engineer
Scott Ligon   Producer
Perryman   Composer
Anne Rolland   Cover Design
Lili Chilson   Cover Drawing

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