Personal Injury is pleased to present R. Stevie Moore’s legendary album Glad Music, originally released on the French label New Rose in 1986. Glad Music is regarded as one of the highlights of RSM’s 400+ album discography and was featured as one of his six most “essential” albums inThe WIRE’s recent cover article.
“After nearly two decades of compiling lo-fi four-track bedroom recordings for his self-released cassettes, Glad Music is the first album Moore has recorded in a proper studio. The difference is startling. Glad Music is R. Stevie Moore at his most accessible.” – Stewart Mason, All Music Guide
“Despite plaudits from the likes of Trouser Press and increasingly favourable treatment in the UK inkies, Moore was unable to convert his critical reputation into sales. Laid down in a professional recording studio, Glad Music feels like a last failed stab at connecting with an audience. It’s as though Moore suspects that, all along, that was the problem. Consequently, although it’s almost conventional, it is, thanks to glistening steel-string acoustic guitar, often beautiful.” – Matthew Ingram, The WIRE (2012)