Search This Blog

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


  1. When he's good he's brilliant but unfortunately there is a fair load of pish.

  2. Your relationship with Ryan sounds much like mine, except I got off the bus a little earlier.

  3. And mine, though I quit around the time of the first Cardinals record.

    I did enjoy his Taylor Swift tribute album though. There's hope for him yet.