|Stop and Smell the Rogaine|
27 October 1981
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Stop and Smell the Rogaine is a 1981 solo album by Barry Wom. It followed a long hiatus, during which time he quit the record industry and began his life-long dream to become a hairdressor in two locations. He originally intended to remain in retirement, but the release of the documentary mega-hit The Rutles: All You Need is Cash created anticipation for each member to return to music. Barry, capitalizing on this, decided to begin recording again.
But there was a catch: instead of dedicating the themes of his music to loneliness, lunch, or Halloween, he would now primarily use his records as a chance to advertise his many salons. This allowed him to essentially use his entire solo career as a tax write-off for his primary business, tax dodging of course being his core passion in life. Thus, 1981's Stop and Smell the Rogaine re-introduced the world to Barrington Womble.
- Public Service (two locations in Reading) (McQuickly)
- Wrap My Bun (O'Hara)
- Hairdressing is My Madness (Nilsson)
- Hair Extension (McQuickly)
- Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Rogaine (Womble, Nilsson)
- Dead Giveaway (aka "The Combover song") (Womble, I.J. Waxley)
- Shave Your Goatee (B.B. King, Rod Stewart, Stilton Price)
- Sure to Straighten (Pinkpins, Lunch, Campbell's Soup)
- You've Got Nice Volume (Stills, Tetris)
- Back off Buzz-Cut (McQuickly, Nilsson)