gig of the week
COMPILED BY GREG CORMACK
"Really into that Ryan Adams record," you say down your nose in one of your more pompous moments. "You know, the fellow from Whiskeytown?" The unfortunate fact is that too many do not know at all and walk away stunned by your sudden affection for that most evil of all men, Bryan Adams.
Its a ridiculous conversation and one that has already been had too many times. After this weeks gigs, it will surely take place many times more.
Heartbreaker, Adams solo debut, was one of the special finds of last year. Although it follows the standards of Bob Dylan faithfully, Heartbreaker is very much a record of its own time. Certainly much more so than Wilco or even Whiskeytown themselves, both bands who seem to be always wishing they were 20 years older.