Monday, October 15, 2007
I just got done reading an article about how Ryan would slip in some lyrics that didn't fit in songs while being reviewed by Lost Highway Reps. I just had to write something about it because that is the coolest thing an artist has done to keep his dignity intact. Whatever road he is on keep on following it. LONG LIVE GREAT MUSIC!! Cheers Ryan!
Monday, October 8, 2007
When the first of the vault series came out in the early 90's I was about 16 years old. I already had their best of ( Skeletons From The Closet) and was hooked from day one. The day that I got the first Vault series was a moment in my life that I will never forget or want to. It was one of those few times that everything was very clear, musically speaking. This was the one moment that many other heads have shared that made it so very clear that no matter what this was not just a flash in the pan taste of the month band but something you could hold on to and turn to for the rest of your life. This is a band that after 13 years still gets me off EVERYTIME I listen to them. So now I'm 29 and still can't wait for the next Dicks Picks or the Vault series. I was definitly not let down with Three From The Vault. This is a dream show. It starts with a couple ditties then the whole catalogue opens up. You got Pigpen's swamp water voice that makes you fell like he's talking to you. The first disk ends with with a very powerful China/Rider thanks to Billy K. . The second disk has a very beautiful Bird Song but the most mouth watering treat is The Other One/Cryptical/Drums/The Other One. That trio alone is worth the price. You just can't go wrong with a NY show with the the core band (no Donna Jean or Mickey).
This is an album that I could not wait for to come out. It always sucks when you get your hopes up for an album then it doesn't reach your expectations. I fell in love with Ryan Adams the day I heard Heartbreaker, and proceeded to buy everything else I was missing from his catalogue. Those are purchases that I do not regret at all. When Ryan gave us the trio of Cold Roses, Jacksonville, and 29 I was the most musically satisfied I had been in a long long time. There is plenty of time between 29 and Easy Tiger to compulsively listen and relate to all the previous. So when Easy Tiger Tuesday came I did the I cant wait to listen to the whole thing right away so I'll just listen to the opening of each song. This is the worst mistake I've ever made with any album. I've owned Time Out Of Mind since it came out and I just realized Cold Irons Bound is so kick-ass. Anyway my point is that you should get your mitts on this album anyway you can.