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There are two Robert Gordons. 1) An American rockabilly revivalist. 2) A British techno producer.

1) Robert Gordon (b. 1947), or simply “R.G.” as his friends call him, grew up in Bethesda, M.D., a suburb of Washington D.C. Unlike many of his heroes, he had a relatively comfortable childhood. “Heartbreak Hotel” was the wake-up call for a new generation, and Gordon was no exception. Even though he was only nine years old in 1956, he still clearly remembers the impact of hearing it for the first time, and adds that it is this song that made him want to pursue a musical career. Some of his other early influences include Jack Scott and Gene Vincent.

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2) Robert Gordon is a Sheffield-based producer and co-founder of Warp Records. Most of his output is under pseudonyms (including “Track With No Name” as Forgemasters which was Warp’s first release), but he has put out a handful of EPs and a full-length under his own name.

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  • Levi_Bronson

    Badass.

    18 Jan 2:47pm Reply
  • soapy_q

    Great show in Hamilton. I think he's cooler at 65 than he ever has been!

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • RaiqueThrasher

    Rock Billy Boogie is a great album!

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LastGoldenBoy

    the best

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ArleynAmadrowix

    Just discovered him. I am loving this. [2]

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • luckystoned

    i think he is one of the best........

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • GMenRVA

    I'm rediscovering you music because some of my friends say that my band, The G-Men, sound a bit like you--a real compliment!

    6 Jun 2009 Reply
  • peeves111

    Just discovered him. I am loving this.

    9 Feb 2009 Reply
  • whirleygig314

    'Sup guys. I go to Robert Gordon's College. Is this awesome, y/n?

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • chinacat1967

    LOVE RED HOT. R.G. HAS A FINE VOICE, & HE WAS SOOOOO FINE LOOKING BACK HIS DEBUT.

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
  • SillyMusicLover

    Can't believe my eyes and ears! Streamable "Fire"! But still dozens of the best songs left beyond the bounds of last.fm...

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • awffle

    more scrobbles!

    15 Jul 2008 Reply
  • yodonvito

    yep...you're right! He's so good! Luckily I own his records and listen to him when I want to, but it'll be great to listen to his stuff on last.fm radio! =)

    8 Mar 2008 Reply
  • SillyMusicLover

    When at last he'll become streamable?! Such a great artist, but all his best is still impossible to hear at last.fm!

    15 Feb 2008 Reply
  • yodonvito

    He's 60 years old and I don't think he's doin coke like Rolling Stones...that's why you can say he's getting older! :) BTW, his new record with Chris Spedding is great! =)

    13 Oct 2007 Reply
  • ChefBoyardee

    I saw him performing on Sunday. He did some great songs but you can really tell he's getting older.

    10 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Pijaczyna

    It's not good if as good artist as mr Gordon is so underrated.

    9 Sep 2007 Reply
  • tarbox

    Robert Gordon is a fucking GOD who walks among us. The number of listeners on last.fm is a totally tragic thing... not only for Robert Gordon, who would probably appreciate some more LP sales and kale generally.... but for the mass of people who either don't know or don't care. He's the shit, the real live shit, walking the walk and all that. Awesomeness personified.

    22 May 2007 Reply
  • yodonvito

    He's so good....I love his first two records with Link Wray...very good stuff...and DDT66, you're damn right...he's so underrated!!! Ultimately, a fuckin great artist!!! :)

    26 Apr 2007 Reply
  • DDT66

    The man deserves more credit than he is given. Talented performer, excellent vocalist, best taste in guitar players and without him I doubt there would have been the rebirth of Rockabilly in the late 70's and early 80's...including the Stray Cats. The Pointer Sisters wouldn't have had their hit with the Springsteen penned Fire, either - as it was written for Gordon and Wray to play. RG Roolz!

    27 Aug 2006 Reply
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