Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ryan Adams: Steal My Records

Usually, I try to post about relatively new or somewhat under the radar bands.  However, today I felt like posting something different.  Ryan Adams has been around for quite awhile, and has been largely popular at that.  Sometimes there are songs that you just can't get out of your head.  Today, for me, that song is "Come Pick Me Up."  I've always been fond of it, ever since my friend Jenn pointed it out to me in the movie Elizabethtown.  It's the kind of song that hurts in a good way.

If (somehow) you haven't heard of Ryan Adams.  The first band of note he was part of was Whiskeytown, which was an alt-country band.  In 2000, Adams began his solo career with the release of Heartbreaker.  In 2001 Ryan Adam released Gold which featured his first break out hit "New York, New York."  While the song was recorded previous to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, it became a song of comfort in the trying days and months that followed.  Ryan Adams joined up with The Cardinals in 2004.  From 2004 to 2009 Ryan Adams and The Cardinals released four studio albums, which added to the five solo Ryan Adams releases.  In 2009 Ryan Adams took a break from music, only to return the next year.  He tried his hand at hard rock and metal music with Orion.  Later in 2010 he released Cardinals III/IV which was recorded in 2006.  Earlier this year Ryan Adam hinted that a new album Blackhole could be released around Christmas.

For me, however, nothing says Ryan Adams like this song.  Here's Ryan Adams and The Cardinals performing "Come Pick Me Up" live on Letterman.

Ryan Adams is on facebook.

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