Well folks, first we brought you Dylan sideman (amongst other gigs) Rob Stoner's ultra-rare major label album, Patriotic Duty (see HERE). But now, thanks to the extreme generosity of our new friend Pachi (who, as you can see, got his copy signed by the man himself), we can present you the FAR rarer 1983 album on the re-born Sun Records, If You Want It Enough.
And this one is a bullet, hell it's a full clip - these 10 songs shoot by in less twenty-eight minutes! While some might prefer the powerful and polished sound of Stoner's debut that he made while workin' for MCA, this both-guns-a-blazin' follow-up suggests that ganging up with a re-armed Sun Records sharpened his aim even further.
So, while there's no Dylan covers this time, songs by both Pomous/Shuman and Lennon/McCartney do get revved-up rockabilly readings. Seven of the remaining tracks are Stoner originals co-written with one Ruby Stoner. One of our commenters, Karate Boogaloo, mentioned that Ruby Stoner, who is interestingly credited with "all arrangements", is Rob's ex-wife. Also of note is that she is the only other hand in this one-man show, for which Rob Stoner plays all the instruments and sings all the vocals!
So let us know what do you think of Stoner's two album solo career (and make sure to leave a BIG thank you note for Pachi) in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the link for If You Want It Enough).
Rob Stoner's Homepage!
Interview with Rob Stoner