It would be very weird to see Ryan bumping into Phoebe
Posts Tagged: Ryan Adams
‘You’re not the only one singling out Ryan Adams as a hot talking point, and it’s sad’
the two brothers looked very close
When did we expect our artists to be flawless?
Ryan on Instagram and Twitter
driving a car with an unknown woman after attending a concert in Los Angeles
‘he said that he’s heard that PaxAm is in the process of being sold’
Ryan Adams has completely disappeared from his fans’ lives
The album is back on two websites, Best Buy and Amazon!
the ‘believe the victims’ leitmotiv suddenly disappears
oh my god, whatever, etc…
I really wonder where these friends and people are today
start by dragging David Bowie and Jimmy Page into the muck you hypocritical fuck faces.
‘It seemed like he had the power to propel people forward’
Sharon Van Etten is at Amoeba on Thursday
a feeling of privilege strongly associated with a photo pass
a good week to discover tons of new bands!
“I cant’ talk to you now, I’ll get in trouble”.
‘This is your place man’
We don’t understand the pacing
He disappears into his aloneness
Ryan’s first great work since 2008’s Cardinology
It certainly adds some spice to the night
Babetown covering Adams covering Oasis in Taylor Swift’s style?
It’ll be alright
He is a reassuring force of nature
When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…
Ryan is aging really badly, he looks like a recovering alcoholic with a pudgy tired face. He is 40 years old but he looks 60 and he has an intensity that borders on the tedious. I really loved him circa Gold, but in 2015 that joke ain’t funny anymore…
‘My ongoing tribute to the classic Ryan Adams album ‘1989”, he writes below his cover of Welcome to New York’… ‘My reinterpretation of the classic Ryan Adams album ‘1989’’ he writes below Blank Space’. And there is a twist, it’s Father John Misty covering Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift in the style of the Velvet Underground, my head is spinning with the idea, but Tillman’s take on Lou Reed is actually right on, and Ryan Adams’ input has been lost in translation.
If you don’t like Taylor, maybe this will introduce you to her but other wise except for the first four songs, which would make a great EP, it ain’t happening. After awhile the entire concept staggers to a stand style. Why do I want to listen to slow depressing versions of songs I already own to much much better effect? Answer: I won’t.
I stumbled on this story and it took me a while before realizing it was not a joke…. Is Ryan Adams’ creative pipe drying out that he is recording a whole album of others’ songs? Or is he riding the Taylor Swift’s successful wave? I am not sure this new project is quite bizarre: Ryan Adams is recording Taylor Swift’s famous album 1989 in its entirety in the style of the Smiths.
Come Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams – I offered up Ryan’s name as a musician as great as any in rocks golden age and got pooh poohed the othe day. He is too prolific not to be hit and miss. And this souvener from a two day stand late last year proves his problem is the same as Prince’s in the 1990s and maybe Steve Earle’s today… he doesn’t know when enough is enough. Still, a gorgeous version of a great song – B+
That whole idea [actors making music] for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick’… Err, hello Johnny, aren’t you constantly making or playing music with all your musician best friends? Friends like Marilyn Manson, Patti Smith, Ryan Adams, and so many others?
Paul didn’t play the nostalgia vibe too much, of course there were plenty of old songs, but some new ones too, and his dynamism on stage and simplicity while talking to the huge crowd was so comforting. From my seat, he looked like a tiny ant at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but he ignited the sea of people, and the sing-alongs were heart warming
At the end DeRogatis’s review is just this, a review, an opinion from a single guy. Why does it matter so much to Ryan Adams that a fat guy sitting behind his computer doesn’t like him? DeRogatis is just writing some blurb for some dark corner of the internet
Typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his i phone. Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there. Thats us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.
It’s simple, my car radio has been stuck to 88.5 KCSN forever and even Macca occasionally gives them a phone call to show his support when he is in town.
“Cold Roses” was glorious country folk, “Dear Chicago” blues pop, “The Door” as great as anything in his repertoire, “Lucky Now” a case made for Ashes And Fire… the set less had momentum and more was steadily perfect with horrendous interruptions
So what do we make of the setlist? Quite a bit from the new one, a handful of oldies, some obscurities, tons of stuff I want to hear but he won’t be playing. Tracks off that double that wasn’t a double with Cardinals. “Oh My Sweet Carolina” as close to a must play as there is. Personal fave “Crossed Out Name”.
Does it mean Ryan Adams made a classic rock album? I am sorry to say I am not overly excited about the idea although I may change my mind with repeated listenings… Why making a Petty album when you are Adams?
I have every intention of going to see him at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday November 22nd, because he was so good at Newport, because he has his new band behind him and because, well, because he owes me one. A hundred bucks a pop by the way.
I’m too old to care who likes my records. It’s all bullshit anyway. People make judgments about records but the music is eternal. I like ‘Be Here Now’. I don’t even care if Noel Gallagher doesn’t like it, because you know what? I will take two bong hits and that record will blow my mind.’
At Newport he seemed better able to move from one extreme to the other while maintaining a sort of benign self-regard. With such a huge back catalog, Adams can really pick and choose and at Newport he chose to be a classic rocker near his peak.
Do You – Spoon – Here is a song even Spoon agnostics but unequivocally approve of, a sticky, handclapping, nonsense syllabicating masterstroke, which I noticed when I caught em at Governors Ball and am now insane about – A
Adams’ confident (and very male) vocals, at the sonic image of the iconic bands of this period. The only fragile, emotional and insecure part of Adams may only seen through the lyrics, ‘All my life been shaking wanting something/ Holding everything I had like it was broken /Gimme something good /Gimme something good /Gimme something’…
The struggling, stranger rocker before he straightened his life out takes a love of his life and ties it to a specific time and place (nyc the week before 9-11), struggles through a freezing cold and adds an image for all time: “I was holding your arm, you were holding my trust like a child” and then it’s over. “I’ll always love you, love New York”.
Roving Eye – James Chance – Not only does Chance blow like a dream that is emerging out of a nightmare, he sings like a white boy coked out yelping twitching basket case channeling James Brown in the best way and this is a Ze Records peak from the early years.
As the song is blasting through my speakers, I can tell you this is not a joke, this is a furious tune with a hardcore spirit – more in the vocals than in the music – and a fast rock n’ roll pit-moshing number. It’s short and fast like a bullet (or a Black Flag song), with several aggressive punches in the stomach and some fun madness