In 1967, using the name "Rod Riguez" (given by his record label), he released a single, "I'll Slip Away", on the small Impact label. He did not record again for three years, until he signed with Sussex Records, an offshoot of Buddah Records. He used his preferred professional name, "Rodriguez", after that. Blue Goose released his two studio albums as well as a compilation album, At His Best, that featured unreleased recordings from 1973 – "Can't Get Away", "I'll Slip Away" (a re-recording of his first single), and "Street Boy". At His Best went platinum in South Africa, which at one stage was the major disc-press source of his music to the rest of the world.
Original track comes from the single "I'll Slip Away, You'd Like To Admit It" (Impact 1031), August 1967, released as Rod Riguez. Lyrics in description below. And I'll forget about the girl that said no. Then I'll tell who I want where to go. And I'll forget about your lies and deceit. And your attempts to be so discreet. And you can keep your symbols of success. Then I'll pursue my own happiness.
B You'd Like To Admit It 2:30. Arranged By – Coffey (tracks: B), Harry Balk (tracks: A), Theodore (tracks: B) Mastered By – PCMTR Producer – Harry Balk Written-By – Rod Riguez. First catalogue number on both labels.
Released on The Best Of Impact Records CD (Collectables COL-5883) in November 1997. People from all walks of life, people like you and like me. If I were to meet Mr. Rodriguez, I'd say to him, "Hola Señor Rodriguez, gracias para la musica y las memorias!" ("Hello, Mister Rodriguez, thanks for the music and the memories!"). Rodriguez has written many special songs. Here are my reactions to a few on this excellent 'Best of' set. 'I Wonder' - When dating someone new I used to wonder how many times she might have had sex before. Then I grew past that and just hoped I'd be next. Another photo from back cover of album, also originally reversed!
You were the girl that laughed when I tried You were the one that smiled when I sighed You didn't like my style or my songs Now tables turned and you find you were wrong. So when I see you again I'll just grin Cos' I'm glad that you had better sense than to mess up my life. You haven't changed and I know that you won't You stare at my back, then pretend that you don't You were too cute and correct to be mine Now I'm kinda glad that we didn't find time
Do you know the lyrics for this track? . In most of his songs he takes a political stance on the cruelties facing the inner city poor.