I haven’t listened to RyRy for a long time… But since the shit hit the fan (no pun intended) for him, I went back and downloaded everything he’s done… Pretty much everything from the last 10 years sounds so derivative, I wonder how the fuck he still has an audience. Rewind twenty years to him playing those solo shows like the exit/Inn gig, it’s timeless perfection of a sort, and you wonder just where it all went wrong… Heroin comedown, maybe? That run in 2005 was his peak IMO. Should have quit then. Allowing taping now would be like listening to the Speaking Clock.
Like you, I stopped really listening a long time ago and you know how much I used to love going to the gigs but it just was not doing it for me anymore.
In terms of new material, the last batch of songs that stopped me in my tracks was when the Elizabethtown material started circulating, and I’m guessing they would have been written circa, 2005.
They say that Marc Bolan only had 5 songs and just kept rewriting the same 5 songs over and over.
Anyhow, I’d be interested in hearing a best of comp covering my missing years of 2009-2019 so I can catch up.
Be more of an EP to be honest.
10 songs at the most
0 songs needed or interested in here. I thought I had deleted all of his stuff in digital and then a really good song of his came up on my shuffle because it was listed under Unknown Artist. It kind of pissed me off. I’ll admit that I don’t understand how someone can listen to this guy now. It’s kind of odd to know that some of your friends are thinking, “Hey, that guy is a total cunt and took advantage of women. Should we make a new Ryan Adams mix now?”.
Fuck all of you.
no one is making a mix
New mix is called the Skype Sessions
That kind of leakage, we don’t need.
Edit - this was in poor taste…
Just curious…do you listen to Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, etc?
I know where you’re going with this but the broad answer is no but not for the reasons you’re injecting into this conversation.
Just curious. I’ve seen a lot of people on other message boards disown RA while continuing to listen to other musicians who have done the same or worse. To each their own, but I try hard to separate the music from the person, as I think most musicians would disappoint us if we knew the truth about them.
Ryan Adams’ music was a significant part of my music listening experience; a sizeable, recognizable part of it. I have a lot of good memories tied to this artist who I absolutely adored in spite of his personal issues. Hell, we, my ex wife and I, named our son Ryan. I get what you’re saying and totally understand. I can appreciate those other artists for their music. They didn’t have a special place in my feels though.