Ron Nagle - Bad Rice
  • 61 Clay
  • Marijuana Hell
  • Frank's Store
  • Party In L.A.
  • That's What Friends Are For
  • Dolores
  • Capricorn Queen
  • Sister Cora
  • Somethin's Gotta Give Now
  • Family Style
  • House Of Mandia
  • Berberlang
  • Francine
  • Frank's Store (Alternate Mix)
  • Dolores (Alternate Mix)
  • Bad Rice Radio Spot 1
  • Bad Rice Radio Spot 2
  • From The Collection Of Dorothy Tate
  • 61 Clay (Demo)
  • People Have Told Me
  • Out In The Hall
  • Showdown
  • Say My Name
  • Half As Much
  • Who You Gonna Tell
  • So Long Johnny
  • Sleep For Me
  • Rudy My Man
  • Wasted Paper
  • Alice Valentine
  • Saving It All Up For Larry
  • 61 Clay
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:45) [11.52 MB]
  • Marijuana Hell
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:58) [12.02 MB]
  • Frank's Store
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:11) [14.83 MB]
  • Party In L.A.
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:52) [11.82 MB]
  • That's What Friends Are For
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:34) [13.4 MB]
  • Dolores
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:23) [12.98 MB]
  • Capricorn Queen
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:46) [11.57 MB]
  • Sister Cora
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:07) [12.38 MB]
  • Somethin's Gotta Give Now
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:07) [10.07 MB]
  • Family Style
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:44) [11.5 MB]
  • House Of Mandia
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:00) [12.11 MB]
  • Berberlang
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:27) [15.41 MB]
  • Francine
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:18) [12.81 MB]
  • Frank's Store (Alternate Mix)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:00) [16.68 MB]
  • Dolores (Alternate Mix)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:53) [14.14 MB]
  • Bad Rice Radio Spot 1
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:00) [7.54 MB]
  • Bad Rice Radio Spot 2
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:04) [7.68 MB]
  • From The Collection Of Dorothy Tate
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:13) [10.32 MB]
  • 61 Clay (Demo)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:33) [8.78 MB]
  • People Have Told Me
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:59) [9.78 MB]
  • Out In The Hall
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:15) [10.38 MB]
  • Showdown
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:44) [11.49 MB]
  • Say My Name
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:48) [11.67 MB]
  • Half As Much
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:35) [13.45 MB]
  • Who You Gonna Tell
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:24) [13.01 MB]
  • So Long Johnny
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:35) [13.45 MB]
  • Sleep For Me
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:11) [12.54 MB]
  • Rudy My Man
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:13) [8.01 MB]
  • Wasted Paper
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:49) [11.69 MB]
  • Alice Valentine
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:17) [15.05 MB]
  • Saving It All Up For Larry
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:59) [16.66 MB]
Biography
Release date: 1/27/2015

Cult classic reissued and expanded, on CD for the first time!

Between being a member of San Francisco rock group the Mystery Trend in the mid-’60s, and his later work with musical partner Scott Mathews (together known as Durocs), artist and maverick songsmith Ron Nagle made one solo album. Released in 1970, Bad Rice remains a classic showcase for Nagle’s trademark blend of Stones-y raunch, Beach Boys lilt and Newman-esque black humor.

The record included guest appearances by both Ry Cooder and Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels), and was produced and arranged by the legendary Jack Nitzsche (Phil Spector, Neil Young, Rolling Stones), along with Nagle’s mentor, legendary S.F. DJ Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue. Though released to great critical acclaim at the time, Bad Rice came and went without much impact. Those who trusted the roll that the white-hot Warner Bros. label was on at the time, picked it up and have lauded the album’s unique song craft and picaresque character sketches ever since. Thus, the cult of Bad Rice came about.

For the first time ever on CD, Omnivore Recordings is proud to present Bad Rice in expanded form for this special reissue. It includes alternative mixes and outtakes from the album, along with an entire second disc of period demos drawn from the archives of Ron Nagle, as well as detailed liner notes by longtime Nagle observer Gene Sculatti and many previously unseen photos.

A true renaissance man, Nagle has subsequently become one of the world’s foremost ceramic sculpture artists while keeping a hand in music as a songwriter for others (Barbra Streisand, The Tubes, Sammy Hagar, Dave Edmunds, and Leo Kottke, among others). Additionally, Ron worked as a sound designer in film (Cat People, The Exorcist), but it was Bad Rice that was named by the readers of Billboard magazine in the late ’90s as their most desired reissue.

Here, finally, is Bad Rice!
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