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 RTE.ie Entertainment - Ryan Adams - Demolition
These thirteen songs that Adams worked on from December 2000 and October 2001 - essentially between the albums 'Heartbreaker' and 'Gold' - have been released in demo form without any overdubs or retouches, just the tracks as they were originally laid down on tape.
Although this was originally mooted for release as a four album box-set, fortunately someone had the sense to realise that quality and quantity do not necessarily go hand in hand, especially when the hands in question belong to Adams.
Adams has always worn his influences on his sleeve and this time round he's been listening to early U2 ('Desire'), Leonard Cohen (the summery driftalong 'Jesus Don't Touch My Baby') and even Nick Drake (a softly plucked 'You Will Always Be The Same').
www.rte.ie /arts/2002/1106/adamsr.html   (307 words)

 Ryan Adams Trivia - Ryan Adams Facts - Ryan Adams Notes
Ryan has stated that his album 'Gold' is a love letter to Los Angeles and the lose of his ex-girlfriend, Winona Ryder.
Ryan stated in an interview during the press for his album 'Rock N Roll' his previous albums were suppose to represent decades.
Although Adams is not personally involved, his label's parent company, Universal Music Group, is engaged with the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office in prosecuting the first arrests on violation of the prerelease copyright provision law passed in 2005.
www.tv.com /ryan-adams/person/85123/trivia.html   (760 words)

 NME.COM - News - 'DEMOLITION' MAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ryan Adams is set to release 'DEMOLITION', a collection of 13 demo tracks recorded a year ago, on September 16.
The album is distilled from four different sessions Ryan Adams recorded between December 2000 and October 2001.
Ryan Adams has disappeared from view since he was reported to be going into the studio to work on the follow-up proper to 'Gold' several months ago.
www.nme.com /news/102514.htm   (207 words)

 groovevolt.com | get into the groove.
It seems that Ryan Adams chooses single-word titles for this albums (Heartbreaker, Gold, and the newly-released Demolition) because he does not need to waste his time trying to hook listeners with a clever moniker.
Adams released a solo album (the aforementioned Heartbreaker) in 2000, and many believed that Whiskeytown's time together as a band was short.
Indeed, after they released Pneumonia, the band broke up and Adams intensified his solo efforts by releasing his amazing second album (Gold); a disc that contained "New York"--a song that many adopted as a paean to the city after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks even though it was actually a song about love lost.
www.groovevolt.com /features/ryanadams.htm   (194 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rock 'n' Roll: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This album is a weird and wonderful project, it's as if Ryan Adams is challenging the listener to work out who he is copying this time, but he certainly doesn't make some of the tracks very difficult to figure out.
Ryan Adams does have a slight country sound and Rock N Roll is different from the other records he has releases butthis does not in any way make this an inferior record.
This album in my opinion is a welcome break from ryans past records, and shows that he has the versitility to move outside of his normal genre of music and play something a little different.
www.amazon.co.uk /Rock-n-Roll-Ryan-Adams/dp/B0000PCUHQ   (1568 words)

 Review | Demolition by Ryan Adams
Adams takes neither approach, giving each song production so full that the sense of halfheartedness in the album can only be attributed to his writing.
Adams has developed a hefty reputation for playing fast and loose with his music, first sabotaging Whiskeytown and then getting into the habit of writing the songs he would perform on his solo acoustic tours the afternoon of each show.
Demolition, if it had to exist in this form (which it most certainly didn't), should have been put on a shelf until Adams burned out or faded away or died in a car crash so that fans with a lingering hunger for more music could've been happily taken by the nostalgia mongers.
www.bluecoupe.com /rock/radamsdemo.html   (925 words)

 The Music Box: Ryan Adams - Demolition (Album Review)
Leave it to Ryan Adams — the most prolific songwriter working today — to create an album full of demos that sounds like quite the opposite.
Indeed, one is left wondering if these journalists even bothered to listen to the album at all, for if they had, they would have found a superb songwriter at the top of his game.
Granted, Demolition is a more understated affair than is typical for Adams — only the incredibly infectious Nuclear, the bass-driven Starting to Hurt, and the crunchy chords and jangly guitar of Gimme a Sign push beyond singer-songwriter fare into rock territory, and these admittedly are the weaker tracks.
www.musicbox-online.com /ra-demo.html   (354 words)

 Ryan Adams : iSOUND.COM
David Ryan Adams was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1974.
When he was 19, Adams and fellow members of The patty Duke Syndrome moved to nearby Raleigh, North Carolina in hopes to gain a wider audience.
The album contained the hit single, ‘New York New York.” The song, which was really written about Adams break-up with a girlfriend, became a hit patronage song after the September 11 attacks.
www.isound.com /ryan_adams   (426 words)

 In Music We Trust - Ryan Adams: Demolition
Adams handles all the instruments (guitars, synthesizer, bass, and drum machine), delivering a spellbinding array of acid notes and eerie psychedelic melodies, the airy folk resting underneath the gentle flow of creepy, comforting noise.
Adams makes it look so easy, hitting pay dirt no matter what he does, even when he makes an album of varying styles and sounds, somehow he pulls it together an makes it sound like a gem.
Adams could quit now and still be remembered fifty years from now as one of the period's best songwriters.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/56r59.html   (599 words)

 UGO.com Feature - Ryan Adams - Demolition Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When Steve Albini put out the follow-up to Big Black's highly successful Atomizer album (compare prices), the 1987 EP Headache, he included a sticker on the cover that said, "Not as good as Atomizer, so don't get your hopes up, cheese!" Ryan Adams should have done something similar for his latest effort, Demolition.
Ryan Adams has a killer grasp of melody, but he also knows when a good scream'll come in handy, and he uses it to great effect here.
Ryan Adams continues to solidify his position as one of rock's best songwriters.
www.ugo.com /channels/music/features/ryanadams   (901 words)

 Ryan Adams - Demolition review
Ryan Adams’s ‘Demolition’ sounds like a bunch of demos thrown together as a stop gap between his last record ‘Gold’ and whatever he’s going to do next.
With most artists, we’re sparred the album of thrown-together throwaways until at least the second decade of that artist’s career (even Adams’s former gal pal Alanis Morrisette’s similar ‘Feast on Scraps’ came five albums and seven years into her career).
Obviously Ryan Adams is a talented (if not terribly original) songwriter who can churn out serviceable tunes in the blink of an eye.
www.fazed.com /music/ryan_adams_demo.html   (266 words)

 Amazon.com: Demolition: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But Adams sometimes lapses into mimicry, as he does on "Nuclear" and "Starting to Hurt," both of which could be outtakes from a U2 album.
Ryan Adams is a great song writer and I judge his music and don't pay attention to the negative press regarding his personality.
Adams has left me with the distinct impression that he thinks of his songs as precious little jewels to be worshipped by adoring fans.
www.amazon.com /Demolition-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00006IRHZ   (1554 words)

 Ryan Adams - Demolition - Lost Highway Catalog
Not quite Ryan's "Basement Tapes," not exactly his "Odds and Sods," "Demolition" is a retrospective of a high-speed year in the life of a rising star - of days between gigs ("Tennessee Sucks"), of matters of the spirit ("You Will Always Be the Same," "Hallelujah"), and, mostly, of loves come and gone.
Ryan's touring musicians took on an alternate life as a garage band called the Pinkhearts - he even flummoxed the crowd at Austin's 2001 South By Southwest festival by turning his much-touted showcase into a raucous Pinkhearts set.
"Demolition" is being released just as Ryan goes in to record his official follow-up to "Gold," but don't expect him to stay focused on one project for too long.
main.losthighwayrecords.com /product.aspx?ob=disc&src=art&pid=665   (668 words)

 Ryan Adams: Demolition Vs. Matthew Ryan: Dissent From the Living Room [2002] Shaking Through.net: Head-2-Head: Music
The mythology concerning Demolition is that the prolific and apparently restless Adams, who pens songs at roughly the same rate as rabbits fornicate, had recorded enough material for four different albums, and his label, Lost Highway, originally planned to release all four at once as a box set.
But whereas Ryan Adams' star has risen steadily in contrast to his quote-unquote "edginess," Matthew Ryan's albums seem to have garnered less and less attention, even as they've each marked a rise in his abilities and the amount of fire in his belly.
But the strongest of these more traditionally Ryan numbers is the buoyant and bitter "Into the Sourdays," with Ryan subtly burying lines like "That's my wish for you/ to be thirsty and barely hold water" in a toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing arrangement.
www.shakingthrough.net /music/reviews/2002/ryan_and_ryan_2002.htm   (1097 words)

 A Review of The Phantom Tollbooth
Ryan Adams’ though, in a token of unprecedented humility on his part, is doing his best to find a way of citing his sources.
Adams toured solo and as a near-punk rocker, he seems to have written eons of songs that would have been left on the shelf ten years ago but live on through downloading in one form or another off the web.
Adams and listeners are more and more acutely aware that the man is a little too talented for his own good.
www.tollbooth.org /2003/reviews/radams.html   (1772 words)

 NPR : Ryan Adams' 'Demolition'
Adams recently sat down with All Things Considered guest host John Ydstie to talk about his latest CD, Demolition.
When he writes a new song, Adams says, he will often go into a studio with a band -- or sometimes, just a sideman -- and record a demo.
Listen to Ryan Adams' song "Nobody Girl" from his hit CD Gold, featured on NPR's All Songs Considered.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=830787   (408 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Gold: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Written almost entirely by Ryan Adams and producer Ethan Johns (more recently the man behind the Kings of Leon), for me this album is one of the greatest albums of the decade so far.
Ryan Adams has come a long way and Gold is definately his best album to date.
Ryan Adams "Gold" is one of the most brilliantly diverse albums i have ever heard, with a mixture of fantastic ballads, rock songs and country songs.
www.amazon.co.uk /Gold-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00005RHGU   (1069 words)

 Ottawa XPress - Music - Spin - Demolition - Ryan Adams
I pride myself as being a huge Ryan Adams fan, yet I didn't even know this CD existed in his catalogue until tripping upon a copy the other week.
Ryan Adams is a genius and Demolition proves this, showing the many different sides of the man. When you go from his present releases back to this CD you begin to see the early signs of what he was hiding in his belt and was slowly and shyly beginning to let out of the bag.
Demolition demonstrates both the hard rocking swagger of later release 'Rock N Roll' and the quiet, yet powerfully emotional side, enter later ''Love is Hell' collection.
www.ottawaxpress.ca /music/spin.aspx?iIDDisque=934   (393 words)

 Glorious Noise - Ryan Adams' Latest Ploy
I appreciate albums that are well composed and have their own distinct flow and feeing, but I'll just as gladly take any old collection of tunes from a good artist.
Ryan Adams gets a lot of shit from "alt.country" fans because he's so obnoxious in interviews and so obviously enjoying fame (who can blame the guy?), but I am a real fan of his music.
Ryan Adams is a great musician and the greatest of all have stolen from the greatest from before.
www.gloriousnoise.com /articles/2002/ryan_adams_latest_ploy.php   (3589 words)

 CMT.com : Ryan Adams : Biography
Ryan Adams was born Nov. 5, 1974, in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Adams' second release, Gold, was a highly ambitious and remarkably consistent work which helped confirm Adams as the alt-country artist with the most potential to break into the mainstream.
The prolific Adams released his third long-player Demolition (compiled from several different album sessions) in September 2002, and collaborated with singer-songwriter Jesse Malin in hardcore tribute band the Finger.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/adams_ryan/bio.jhtml   (447 words)

 Bullz-Eye.com - CD Reviews - Ryan Adams: Demolition
With last year's Gold, Ryan Adams established a new standard by which all of his (and many of his fellow singer/songwriter's) albums would be forever measured.
Conversely, it's the intoxicating ballads on Demolition that tend to shine the brightest.
The best thing about Ryan Adams (aside from the fact that he sparkles during an otherwise dismal period for his genre) is that as strong as his first few albums have been, his very best work could still be ahead of him.
www.bullz-eye.com /cdreviews/redrocker/ryanadams-demolition.htm   (450 words)

 Ryan Adams: Demolition (2002): Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Demolition is a fine addition to Adams' discography in that it gives an overview of the differing musical styles Adams has been exploring while his critical stock has been hitting overdrive.
Gold left many Adams fans listening in awe at the leaps and bounds by which he was growing as a songwriter.
Anyone under 45 who loves Ryan Adams should be slapped for selling out their rock and roll spirit & should be considered an enemy of the people.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/demolition   (616 words)

 NPR : Ryan Adams' Demolition
The 27-year-old North Carolina native is one of the most prolific songwriters in the "alternative country" scene -- a music genre that mixes traditional country twang with distorted guitar fuzz and raw, emotional lyrics.
Adams got his start with the seminal "alt country" group Whiskeytown.
In the years since leaving Whiskeytown for a solo career, Adams tells Ydstie he has been writing songs influenced by some of the great rock musicians of the past 40 years.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/nov/ryan_adams/index.html   (418 words)

 Amazon.com: Gold: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
(Adams sometimes writes about a girl by using the name of a city he associates with her; see also, "Dear Chicago.") But the very fact that this tune evoked the familiar Dylan song is precisely what makes this work so compelling and timeless.
Adams is so prolific an artist that he is generally an album or two ahead of his fans; by February of 2001 he was playing these rockers to rooms full of alt.country romantics who wanted to moon with him over the Heartbreaker songs.
If Adams were to eliminate 7 tracks from this album(8-12 and 14-15), it would surely be a 4 star album and a worthy choice for album of the year.
www.amazon.com /Gold-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00005QY5Y   (1825 words)

 Ryan Adams: Cold Roses (2005): Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Credited to Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, double album 'Cold Roses' is the first of three planned 2005 releases for the prolific singer-songwriter.
It's as if Adams is doing an imitation himself, of what he thinks "Ryan Adams" should be, or what fans at large expect: the roots rocker, the alt-country troubadour, all that clichéd Gram Parsons successor rubbish.
The album is just so soothing, and the record is complete, as it is not just about him, but also the band.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/coldroses   (910 words)

 Ryan Adams - Demolition | Album Review @ Music-Critic.com : the source for music reviews, interviews, articles, and ...
It's been just under a year (365 days to be exact - but this year was a leap year) since Ryan Adams released Gold, the album by which he truly broke into the mainstream music collective.
Over this time Adams has gone from former-Whiskeytown frontman to having his "New York" become an anthem for the 9/11 attacks, and having his "When The Stars Go Blue" be performed live by The Corrs with Bono.
As is usual with Adams, the high points are many, but are most prevalent on the album's lighter moments.
www.music-critic.com /rock/adams_demolition.htm   (464 words)

 Ryan Adams - Demolition - Review - Stylus Magazine
Adams could have probably rode to glory in the beat up Whiskeytown vehicle, but as the decade passed, the inner turmoil and public bickering of the group stretched to its breaking point, and his partnership with bandmates Caitlin Cary and Mike Daly erupted in a cloud of North Carolina dust.
As rumors of their then unreleased final album continued to spread, Adams retreated to the harrowing confines of his key inspiration: ancient country music.
The resulting album, 2000’s Heartbreaker, resonated with the depth of the oldest dustbowl ballads, and proved once and for all that Adams was an immensely talented and powerful musician.
www.stylusmagazine.com /review.php?ID=53   (820 words)

 2 Walls Webzine - music review - Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And even though Adams doesn't seem interested in the sincere emotional hurt that Bob Mould and Morrissey displayed, there are some good licks in here.
In fact, mixed in with the faux punk power chords here or the jangling 80's-style Rickebacker stumming there, there are enough moments of Ryan Adams originality to raise the hairs on your arms.
Hopefully Adams will soon outgrow this silly I'm-a-jerk phase and realize it: He's got alt country's prettiest voice, writes its prettiest songs, and is the movement's best hope for breaking through to the mainstream.
www.2walls.com /Reviews/Music/adams_ryan.asp   (588 words)

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