Archive for the 'Ryan Adams' Category

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I hadn’t heard this in years. Pulled out a hard drive today in order send this track to a friend as we had just been discussing Gillian Welch’s Soul Journey LP from 2003. The following cover of “Revelator,” off Welch’s album of the same name, has a Crazyhorse feel with Ryan Adams leading the charge […]

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Conventional wisdom of late posits that Adams’ fashioning of the Cardinals as his constant band has been a godsend in terms of focusing him. But at what cost? Last year’s Easy Tiger was remarkably consistent but also remarkably boring. So does Cardinology continue that trend? Thankfully, the answer is no…with a few caveats. First, one […]

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

There has been a lot of Ryan Adams love, on AD, over the past few weeks gearing up for the release of the Cardinals new LP Cardinology (October 28th). In the meantime I have been digging through sleeves of old Ryan/Whiskeytown bootlegs. The below acoustic show is a favorite: recorded September 9, 2000, in Seattle, […]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I played this (live) Ryan Adams track on the SIRIUS show several weeks ago and have since received several emails inquiring as to its origin. “Dreams Of A Working Class Clown” is a, live, piano ballad Adams had in his regular rotation in the Spring of 2001 just prior to the release of Gold. It […]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

(Sevens, a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) At a brisk one minute and forty-three seconds Ryan Adams’ “Operator, Operator” is practically over before it really begins, ultimately leaving the listener wanting more. And really, isn’t that what we all want in a good pop song; something […]

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I’ve witnessed numerous incarnations of The Ryan Adams Show over the years; the good, the bad and the ugly. Last Wednesday evening, here in L.A., Adams and his band, The Cardinals, transcended all three coalescing into what was the tightest, most inspired, most professional and above all, most entertaining Adams show I’ve seen yet. Two […]

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Other than being an interesting project in its own right, the Cowboy Junkies Trinity Session Revisited has, personally, sparked an entirely renewed interest in the Junkies original recording (1987’s The Trinity Session). While I had in no way forgotten the strength of the original album, it had been a couple of years since I had […]

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Come March 4th, Whiskeytown’s second album, 1997’s Stranger’s Almanac, is getting the deluxe, two disc, reissue treatment. This marks the first Whiskeytown release since the post-humous 2001 release of Pneumonia, the band’s final studio album. No Depression dot net has the details — check it out: “Disc One of the two-disc set will feature the […]