FTD released the soundtrack of Stay Away, Joe in their 7” format. Was it worth the effort?
The format is known by now, 3 panel package, with only one CD this time. The booklet is well done like usual too. Lots of photos, candid shots and memorabilia, besides the background information.
A CD with both US Male and Too Much Monkey Business should be a winner anytime, disregarding the remaining of the CD. Should be I said, because Dominic almost spoils it for me. I know a lot of people don’t like All I Needed Was The Rain either, but somehow I have a weak spot for that song… always pretty much liked it since I heard it for the first time on the Flaming Star LP.
To get back to the beginning, normally I get bored by too many outtakes of the same song, but in the case of US Male (including the SOB version) and Too Much Monkey Business (with some heavy drums) I can’t get enough. Those two songs are among the best he recorded during the 1960s.
This release turns out to be a pleasant CD – disregarding the presence of Dominic – with some brilliant moments.