Solid Rock special release, 2018
This CD was
given away to people who pre-ordered the book "Why Should The Devil
Have All The Good Music" (by Gregory Alan Thornbury, 2018) from the
Solid Rock Shop. The text given in the song listing comes from the CD
cover. Scroll down to see two pics of a Back Country Seven program.
Moses In The Wilderness
Larry at 16, recording on a reel-to-reel recorder a song he'd written
earlier. The song eventually surfaced on the album "Upon This Rock",
six years later.
Surfing On Stone Waves
At 17 years old, already captivating a crowd at a Campbell High School
Hootenanny while his band The Back Country 7 wait in the wings.
Run Maggie Run
The earliest known recording of Larry's folk group The Back Country 7,
which included his sister Nancy Norman and future People bandmate Gene
Love On Height Street
Taken from an acetate pressing of a cast rehearsal recording of the play
Alison that Larry was involved with and wrote songs for.
Her Comes The Ice Cream Man
One oÍ the many songs Larry wrote and demoed while under contract
as a staff songwriter for Beechwood/Capitol Records, taken from a Capitol
Another acetale transfer of a song written while Larry was a Capitol staff
writer assigned to compose "hit songs" for other artists.
I Don't Wanna Lose You
A lesser-known version of a well known song from the album "Street
Demo recording lor the song originally intended for "So Long Ago
Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
A Bob Dylan cover of unknown origin, most likely recorded in Hereford,
England in 1980 or 1981.
Why Can't You Be Good
Unmixed basic track with Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones and his Les
Knocking On Heaven's Door
Recorded in Salem, Oregon for the limited edition "Sessions"
'Til Kingdome Come
From the 2005 Solid Rock Army "fan club" single. Recorded in
13. Six Feet Of Chain
One of the three tracks Larry sang on for the Thriftstore Masterpiece
"Trouble is a Lonesome Town" record which was eventually finished
in 2013. His vocals were later replaced for the final release, leaving
him on just the two other songs.
Trouble Is A Lonesome Town
Another track from the Thriftstore Masterpiece album. This was the last
song Larry ever recorded. The lyrics were fitting: "Lord, l'd like
to leave this town".
can be found in the discography; see the first People LP (album #1), "Upon
This Rock" (#3), "Street Level" (#4), "So Long Ago
The Garden" (#7), "Streams Of White Light Into Darkened Corners"
(#9), "Barking At The Ants" (#15), "Down Under (But Not
Out)" (#24) and "Before and After" (unreleased, album #5
in part II)