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138. Ten Songs By Adam Again – Adam Again

TEN SONGS BY ADAM AGAIN (1988)

ADAM AGAIN

This second release from the amazing band Adam Again was such a tremendous leap forward in quality writing, production and performance from the debut that it is nearly staggering. What “In A New World of Time” only hinted at became fully realized in this impressive collection.

Soul, groove, alternative, rock, world music and even flashes of Black Gospel ooze out of the grooves on this amazing project. Lyrically deep and introspective the genius that was Gene Eugene Adrusco began to develop in a much more obvious way.

Tree House is a funky groove that was 2 minutes too long to be rock radio friendly but contained such an infectious groove that the six minutes felt like four. Beat Particular is a silky, sexy groove that just reeks of cool while never coming off as pretentious.

The album highlight for me continues to be “Trouble With Lies.” Something about the groovy backing vocals and sparse production just makes it a stand out. There is just so much going on in this song musically that it demands repeated listens. The cover of the Bill Withers classic “Ain’t No Sunshine” does the song justice.

This great album pointed toward what would follow, especially on the amazing Dig album to be reviewed later. This industry has lost several amazing singers, songwriters, musicians and produces, but few that match Eugene. He is missed even a decade later.

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  1. shawnuel
    March 1, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Since this is an Adam Again album review……I always hoped that AA would do a cover of the old Paul Clark song, “I Need You” From the Hand to Plow album. I could easily hear Michele Palmer (AKA Riki Michele) sing the groovy girl backing vocals on that song. Plus, it is ridiculously funky.

  2. Charles
    March 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I was working at a Christian bookstore in the local mall when this LP came out. I was getting tired of the owners playing the same old Sandi Patti-esque music day in and day out, so I asked them if, in the evenings, I could play more rock oriented stuff. To my great relief (and surprise)they didn’t hesitate to say, “yes”. I put this LP on, and the teen crowd started coming into the store wanting to know who was on. The crowd got even bigger when “Trouble with Lies” came on. It really is a great groove. I sold half the stock of this LP that night alone. And to this day, it’s still a great album… just as fresh as ever.

  3. Ecron Muss
    March 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Astonishing how funky Gene was able to make the drum machine riffs. The choir work added so much too.

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