when i have a bad day i replay the beginning of this video more than a few times.
Also one of the best versions of “To Be Young”, in my opinion.
Music is my thing. It’s my thing; it’s what I love. It’s what I do. It’s football to me; it’s Christmas to me; religion to me; poetry to me. It’s all those things, and I believe that it’s possible for people to compartmentalize their lives so they can be who they are and still function in the real…
Details about the studio where these excellent Ashes & Fire preview videos were filmed have finally come to light in Ryan Adams’ revealing new interview with The Guardian: As it turns out, they were shot at Adams’ very own all-analog studio, recently built in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles. Appropriately named after his record label, PAX-AM studios feature this jaw-dropping collection of vintage gear: a Motown recording console, a mixing desk used by the Beatles and the Doors, Elvis’ engineer’s old vocal mics. “And these,” our favorite alt-country metalhead told Dave Simpson on a tour of the space, “are the speaker mains used on Master of Puppets!” Watch him pull at your heartstrings with album cut “Chains of Love” above.
Last week’s Iron Maiden cover was a welcome treat to tide us over until Ryan Adams’ Ashes & Fire arrives in full next month, but here’s an even better glimpse of what’s to come: the title track, performed live for an intimate studio take via the album’s official pre-order listing. Between this tune and the first single, “Lucky Now,” I feel safe in saying that we can look forward to one of Adams’ best efforts yet. Get psyched for October by watching the clip above.
How good is this?
REALLY FUCKING GOOD.