Sonntag, 19. Mai 2024

New Songs On Sunday

After Bayern Munich lost yesterday, we finish second in the Bundesliga table. Unbelievable when you consider that Stuttgart have been relegated several times in recent years and the fans have only been presented with poor home cooking. Only against this background does this slogan make sense - after all this shit, we're going on a journey.

Last Friday Barry Adamson released Cut To Black his new album. When the storm of punk swept through the UK in the mid-70s, Adamson learnt bass to join Manchester new wave band Magazine. He also helped out briefly with the Buzzcocks and briefly with The Birthday Party in the 80s. When band leader Nick Cave founded The Bad Seeds after they broke up, Adamson stayed on board for three years. No longer just a bass player, he not only played various instruments but also contributed as a songwriter. In recent years, his records have been more orientated towards the film music of the 60s and less towards concise songs. With this record, he has left this path and created a small masterpiece. A mixture of gospel, soul, blues and rock and roll. Since Dexy's Midnight Runners debut I never heard a better homage to soul music.

3 Kommentare:

Ernie Goggins hat gesagt…

Congratulations to Stuttgart. My team play their last game this afternoon and will probably be second as well (in theory we can finish top but it is highly unlikely)

JC hat gesagt…

Delighted for Stuttgart've been on quite the emotional rollercoaster in recent years. Champions League? Should be fun!!!

Oh, and that Barry Adamson album is on my 'must get' list.

Khayem hat gesagt…

I echo your comments about Cut To Black, another career high for Barry Adamson. I've played it at least a dozen times since last Friday. I also had the great privilege of seeing Barry live in concert for the first time last night (22nd). I'll post about it soon but needless to say, it was an excellent night. He played about half the songs from Cut To Black and they all stood up well.