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Ryan Adams Book- LoserRing- A story of Whiskeytown

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Teddy Ray, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    THe first proper biography of the best songwriter of the past 20 years...

    Ryan fans MUST get it.
  2. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    just finished reading this. so good.
  3. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Does he mention Ed "eDFROMOHIO" Crawford, formerly of fIREHOSE?
  4. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    but of course.....ed was great of course but ryan willl never reach the heights of strangers almanac...ever again. that was long before crawford. wandscher, skillet, caitlin etc
  5. simeon

    simeon No fixed engagements

    You got that right, Teddy. SA is an outstanding album.
  6. Rasher

    Rasher Quadrophenia land

    It is a great album, although RA seems to hate it.

    Faithless Street is my personal favourite, but there really isn't much in it between the three of them. I still find it astonishing that one so young could have had so much talent - and still has.
    I'll be in North Carolina later this year, which should be interesting to see the landscape of these albums.
  7. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    youre going to visit me then? ill take you on a personal tour of the areas Ryan grew up in/came of age in...
  8. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    i love it too. crazy when you consider how it was recorded and thrown together!

    Ryan is notorious for backpeddling and releasing stuff then hating it. its part of his mystique.
  9. Rasher

    Rasher Quadrophenia land

    I will most definitely meet you for a beer if you are around there in late August, Teddy.
  10. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Ryan Adams isn't bad, I've seen him a few times. He seems to have cleared up his drinking and drug binges, which means he'll be around for a few more years.

  11. Martin D

    Martin D Libertarian Division

    He's too up his own arse to be any good, for me
  12. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    I never quite got his love song to Kevin Costner.
  13. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    ie early days he wasn't. on his best days he could(and I am not exaggerating) stand toe to toe with any songwriter in history.

    there are some legendary shows from the mid 90s that demonstrate this quite clearly.

    the best songwriter of my generation, and IMO, as good as Dylan when hes on..
  14. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    Oh, i live here, so ill defintely be around!

    youre more than welcome here in Southport! quite a nice selection of bars as well in wilmington , myrtle beach, etc(each within 30 mins of me)
  15. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    the tradeoff is that his music sucks now.
  16. Rasher

    Rasher Quadrophenia land

    My mother's aunt had a hairdressing salon in Myrtle Beach during the 1930s & 40s.
    I personally don't think his writing has faded much at all. maybe it's changed, but Ashes & Fire is a fantastic album and I play it constantly, and more importantly for the future, so does my 14 year old daughter.
    Mid-career, I doubt anyone has ever written a better and sadder song than September. It gets me every time.

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