US - New York - Full Moon 70 - 06/24/02
'Moldy Peache' Adam Green on the loose! Last year he and Kimya Dawson gathered a cult following
as the satiric lo-fi indie-duo Moldy Peaches. Adam Green is Adam's solo effort, and it's
another "back-to-the-bedroom-recording" case.
Green performs with a slack attitude, and you can sense his grin through the music. Vocals and
guitars charmingly in and out of tune. Adam Green holds 10 songs, and, well, even though it's
a nice half-an-hour, we're not talking classic album. Green has done most of the singing/playing
himself, accompanied by a few friends (adding electronic sounds, clarinet, jew's harp). Within the
lyrics you'll find some really odd'n'funny, and touching, moments. Favorite moments: the absurd ballad
"Mozzarella Swastikas", the out-of-this-world guitar solo on "Dance With Me", the wild'n'wonderful
"Computer Show", the '60s-rock-song' "Baby's Gonna Die Tonight", and the stunning (whispering-turns-shouting)
finale, "Can You See Me". A happy-sad tale with lyrics going: "...I've been popping out of closets
in Robin Hood suits / I've been spotted in pictures with navy recruits / Look at your costume, you
know that it's true / Anyone could pop in as you..."
The Arlo Guthrie of 2002?
Copyright © 2002 Håvard Oppøyen