Thursday, 4 February 2016
Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
Enfant terrible Ryan Adams and I have a bit of a chequered history.
I followed him from his Whiskeytown years through to the time he hooked up with The Cardinals.
From King Tuts to a sold out Barrowlands.
Then we parted company. As he became more prolific (three albums in 2005) the quality began to suffer. An ego the size of Texas combined with industrial quantities of drugs is probably a bad combination and he gradually disappeard up his own backside.
I walked out a concert at the Carling Academy as he spent more time wittering inanely rather than singing.
Recently, however, he has shown signs of growing up with his last two albums being somewhat of a return to form.
Whereas I got his first three solo albums upon release Rock'n'Roll was a charity shop acquisition picked up by Mrs CC much further down the line.
It's not bad at all.
Ryan Adams - 1974
Ryan Adams - Note to Self: Don't Die