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Peek a Boo:Best of Nrbq 1969-1989

NRBQAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 30, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • ASIN: B0000032NB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Flat Foot Flewzy
2. Magnet
3. Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin'
4. Mona
5. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
6. RC Cola And Moon Pie
7. That's Alright
8. I Got A Rocket In My Pocket
9. Ridin' In My Car
10. Still In School
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Me And The Boys
2. You Can't Hide
3. Never Take The Place Of You
4. Feel You Around Me
5. Captain Lou
6. Things To You
7. 12 Bar Blues
8. Rain At The Drive-In
9. A Girl Like That
10. How Can I Make You Love Me
See all 17 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Peek-A-Boo: Best of 1969-89 1. Flat Foot Flewzy 2. Magnet 3. Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin' 4. Mona 5. Deaf, Dumb And Blind 6. RC Cola And Moon Pie 7. That's Alright 8. I Got A Rocket In My Pocket 9. Ridin' In My Car 10. Still In School 11. I Want You Bad 12. It Comes To Me Naturally 13. I Love Her, She Loves Me 14. Green Lights 15. Get Rhythm 16. Wacky Tobacky 17. It Was An Accident 18. Christmas Wish 1. Me And The Boys 2. You Can't Hide 3. Never Take The Place Of You 4. Feel You Around Me 5. Captain Lou 6. Things To You 7. 12 Bar Blues 8. Rain At The Drive-In 9. A Girl Like That 10. How Can I Make You Love Me 11. Crazy Like A Fox 12. Here Comes Terry 13. Every Boy, Every Girl 14. Whistle While You Work 15. It's A Wild Weekend 16. If I Don't Have You 17. Little Floater

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I have heard NRBQ's name mentioned for years (they've been around for thirty), but I hadn't given them a good listen until I bought this 2 cd set on impulse. Conclusion: I've been cheating myself for years! This eclectic blend of rock, blues, rockabilly, and country has everything music can offer. It's fun, but not simple by a long shot. All their songs are well crafted. And the songs they didn't write they make their own with arrangments no one could come up with in a million years. Even their lyrics are clever. You can tell a lot of thought goes into their song writing. Their music is foot-tapping fun that also appeals to your intelligence, your heart, and your very soul. It's no mistake Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and Bonnie Raitt are on their fan list (Bonnie Raitt covered a couple of their songs on her cd's) I'm not being paid to say this. In fact, this is the first review I've ever written about any artist anywhere. Their music makes you feel glad to be alive. What more can I say? They simply have to be heard to be believed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Motley Crue of Geeks Everywhere! March 2, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I swear, anyone with more than one Dave Matthews CD should be slapped and forced to listen to NRBQ. These guys are God's gift to pop music - maybe more kids would PLAY music if they could hear NRBQ instead of Eminem. Whistle While You Work is a whimsical poppy tune, Captain Lou Albano is a total rip, and RC Cola and a Moon Pie is one of the best pop songs in history. This is a rare treat ... two discs of music that just can't compete with the excess and the slick production of Limp Biscuit and Brittney Spears. And Amen to that!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reissue! Reissue! December 17, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I have been familiar with these guys since they first appeared in the clubs of New England, and when (after shifting from cassettes and reel tapes to CD's) it was time to rebuy their stuff, I was gratified to see that so many of their releases are available....and disappointed that my favorite (the "scraps/workshop" double album) was not! Anyone who doesn't like this band learned their taste from MTV, God love 'em.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PEEK-A-BOO! July 6, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I love NRBQ for their sense of humor, their refusal to be pigeonholed within a specific genre, and most of all for their extraordinary musicianship. I've seen them play twice and I can tell you they are a GREAT live act. Along the way, they've also happened to record some terrific tracks. Some of the highlights from their first 20 years are collected on PEEK-A-BOO. Personally, I would have chosen the version of "Get Rhythm" from GROOVES IN ORBIT and "It Comes To Me Naturally" from DIGGIN' UNCLE Q (both of which kick up a real storm) but that's a minor complaint. As an overall view of NRBQ's career, it's a terrific collection. All the "favorites" are here (eg.- "Me And The Boys", "I Got A Rocket In My Pocket", "Riding In My Car", and others) and every one of their albums up to that point is represented as far as I can tell. I have them all on vinyl, but PEEK-A-BOO is just the thing when I need a quick fix of the only group I've ever felt comfortable calling "my favorite band".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide Range Of Material May 13, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is a wondeful retrospective of NRBQ (New Rhythm & Blues Quartet)- I hope a second volume is someday released.
What is so remarkable about this set is you won't be able to believe that all the cuts are from the same band! They play all music genres expertly.
A real surprise is the gentle little ballad, "I Love Her, She Loves Me"- a simple song, with simple lyrics, that is simply beautiful. I understand this song has become somewhat of a Wedding staple. Deservedly so.
"It Was An Accident" is a zany little number thathad me rolling on the floor. Every song has merit here- there is no filler.
NRBQ has been described as the ultimate Bar band- and this set shows them at their best. However, I believe they are so much more than just a "bar" band- you simply cannot pigeonhole this group.
Sometimes country, sometimes rock and roll, always wonderful- the fact that they lack a lot of top 40 success is amazing.
Simply put, the best rock and roll band out there!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Looking at the paucity of reviews proves not enough people know about this band; a crime in any country.

Most people PROBABLY know "Me and the Boys", but there are also 34 other songs on this set just as good, or better, than that one.

The Q's music gets back to the basics of rock and roll (not ROCK. There is a difference...); catchy songs, straight forward playing, and you can dance to it.

My faves are "Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin'", "RC Cola and a Moon Pie" (and you WILL be shouting along to the chorus; it cannot be denied!), "Mona", "Ridin' in My Car", "It Was a Accident", "Me and the Boys", "Never Take the Place of You" (flat out gorgeous harmonizing), "12 Bar Blues", "Things to You", "Crazy Like a Fox" (recorded live at Lupo's, which is practically down the street from me. Seemed like the Q were there at least once a month!).

This is such good time music. It will put a smile on your face.

So... if you love no nonsense rock and roll do what I did, take the plunge. You will be glad you so did.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a personal favorite... I love these guys!
This i my absolute favorite collection of NRBQ songs! BUT BE CAREFUL!!! This is a 2 disc set!! IF sellers aren't advertising it as a 2 disc set, you may want to contact the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Phillip Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Bar Band in the World
NRBQ, check them out on You Tube and you'll know why they are the best bar band in the world. Major good stuff here! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robert Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Most overlooked band in history ?
OK, my title is a bit over the top, but if I had a nickle for every time someone said to me, "who IS that?" while I was listening to NRBQ I'd have a nice stack of bills. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Big Fat Daddy Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this band in college in New Haven
Light, poppy, instrumental and pubertal. What a throwback to the 70s and 80s. Hard to beat this pure sound. Get it!
Published 10 months ago by P. Turek
3.0 out of 5 stars Went thru the 60's and 70's unaware of NRBQ
A dual cd package. Probably 6 or 7 tunes I really like, the rest are somewhat mundane. Enjoy the group overall though.
Published 11 months ago by lectro pro
5.0 out of 5 stars great CD
My original copy was damaged. Glad I could replace it! This band is one of my all time Favorite bands.
Published 18 months ago by Roger Edward Glover Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Track listing
1. Flat Foot Flewzy Listen
2. Magnet Listen
3. Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin'
4. Mona
5. Deaf, Dumb and Blind
6. RC Cola and a Moon Pie
7. Read more
Published on August 21, 2011 by -aquarius-
5.0 out of 5 stars A great sampler/introduction to a great band
NRBQ is a band that plays in a wide range of styles, are highly virtuostic, can be overly eccentric, dig very deep into covering songs from all walks of life, and have no fear into... Read more
Published on January 26, 2011 by Scott B. Saul
5.0 out of 5 stars Question...
Could someone please tell me if the two cds of this set come in a slipcase or not?Thanks...
Published on November 18, 2008 by George Galateros
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be re-issued
I have no idea why this essential item is out of print, but it's by far the best best-of for Q fans and anyone else who loves pure pop. Read more
Published on October 18, 2008 by Bradley F. Smith
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