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Times Are Gonna Get Harder

Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band
Times Are Gonna Get Harder

German born singer-songwriter Roger Matura performs a collection of original folk songs on his second album for Folkways Records. The album explores a number of social and political themes ranging from protest songs (“End of the Rainbow”), a prayer for world peace, and “Advocate of the Poor,” which criticizes the wealthy’s exploitation of the less fortunate. Also included is “Thinkin’ about a Distant Friend in the Night,” a tribute to a friend of Matura’s who died of cancer at a relatively young age. The Niss Puk Band adds a jazzy horn driven soundtrack to the music. The recording was co-produced by Matura and Moses Asch. An introduction written by Christine Muller and the tracks’ lyrics are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Dream City Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 7:23
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Sojourner's Lament Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 2:48
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No Need to Get Nervous (Part I) Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 2:44
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End of the Rainbow Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 4:26
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No Need to Get Nervous (Part II) Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 2:19
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Thinkin' About a Distant Friend in the Night Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 3:18
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Times Are Gonna Get Harder Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 4:56
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New York (You're Bringin' Me Down) Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 4:39
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Only a Sparkle of Time Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 3:37
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Advocate of the Poor Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 6:31
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Modern Times Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 10:53
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Road to Heaven Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 2:31
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