Nights at the Roundtable with former Captain Beefheart drummer and solo experimental artist Robert Williams and two tracks from his 1981 ep "Buy My Record" for A&M.
May 29, 2012

Robert Williams - a fling at the shamelessly commercial.

A track I heard almost non-stop when it was first released in 1981. Robert Williams' Buy My Record was an instant anthem on a lot of the free-form/New Wave Radio stations around the country at the time.

Trouble was, it came and went in a flash and not much has been heard from him since. Well, not if you're concentrating on the mainstream. Williams, a former drummer with Captain Beefheart and an experimental musician in his own right, has been issuing material since that 1981 release - just not on A&M.

But tonight it's that signature track. And since it's off the original A&M EP, it slides effortlessly right into the next track, Black Yard, which may or may not be familiar with you.

The 80's.

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