Adam Green CD
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Adam Green is the first solo album offshoot from the Moldy Peaches. It features the same blend of obscene playground humour, touching observations and bedroom lo-fi that dominated their debut and indeed much of the so called "anti-folk" scene. But, without Adam's accomplice in crime, Kimya, this is a more gentle affair--sadly, gone are the noisy stomps about how to grow up "super cool" or, ahem, crack. In fact, other than the Stones and Dylan inspired mash of ""Baby's Gonna Die" musically at least, this is relatively subtle stuff compared to Moldy Peaches.
Adam focuses on strum-and-hum-along acoustic numbers with the odd splattering of saxophone ("My Shadow Tags On Behind") or suitably lo-fi computer effects that are more ZX Spectrum than Cubase ("Apples I'm Home", "Computer Show"). But it's the dirty, sad stories and the silly rhymes that pull you in. This is not a good choice for those unaccustomed to Kimya and Adam's obsessions--hanging out in guitar shops, comics, fumbling sex and yes, dressing up as Robin Hood/Peter Pan (two of Adam's stage costumes). But for those already hooked on the anti-folk sound, in particular Jeffrey Lewis' tragicomic busking, Adam Green is certainly worth checking out. --Caroline Butler
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As for his lyrics: those who bought The Moldy Peaches might be expecting the crude jokes of Downloading Porn With Davo, but, although Mozzarella Swastikas is in his usual style, the rest of the songs concentrate less on getting laughs. They are much funnier for it. His lyrics are inherently witty, but he spoils them when he tries too hard be funny. Some of the lines in the album are very good too, and, although they're clever, are still delivered with his naive charm: "Papa was smart, but momma said I wasn't. Now I've got a million dollars; but who doesn't?". The smartest lines are, consequently, the most satisfying.
The best moment on the album, in my opinion, is his fantastically eloquent Leonard Cohen spoof, Her Father And Her. It picks up exactly on Cohen's poetic style and use of metaphor and twists it, and could easily have come off Songs Of Leonard Cohen, if the lyrics made a bit more sense. He even gets the voice right (although they do sound pretty similar anyway). It is easily the most fulfilling chuckle on the album, but stands up as an excellent tune as well.
Adam (we're on first name terms) is still finding his feet as a solo artist, but the album has glimpses of his dizzying potential as a songwriter. Definitely one to watch.
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