Saturday, October 31, 2009

Adam Again - "Perfecta"

Adam Again - Perfecta
1995, Brainstorm

1. Stone
2. Strobe
3. All You Lucky People
4. All Right
5. Harsh
6. Air
7. Dogjam
8. LC
9. Relapse
10. Every Mother's Way
11. What's Your Name?
12. Unfunny
13. Try Not To Try
14. Don't Cry

Adam Again has never been a band to repeat themselves. Such as the case with Perfecta which, again, sees the band altering their sound ever so slightly. All traces of funk are gone now as well as the quirky rhythms I enjoyed so much on Dig. The whole album has the "recorded live" kind of vibe. The lyrics are a lot darker as well. I think Gene was working through his divorce and other struggles on this album. I'd be hard pressed to say I like this as much as Dig, but it has grown on me over the years. It's pretty easy to find these days so it is worth picking up.

Useless fact: "Don't Cry" originally appeared on the Brow Beat - a compilation of unplugged tunes by bands like The Choir, Undercover, and the Lost Dogs.

1 comment:

  1. I just never could get into this one. I've tried numerous times, but to no avail. I don't really dislike it (in fact, I like some of the songs), but it just kind of seems to drone on after awhile -- it just seems relentlessly blah...or something. It's hard to put my fnger on what I think is wrong with it.

    Maybe when I'm as old as you I'll start to get it.*

    *(Yes, that last sentence was a joke, since I'm a good bit older than you.)