Even if you've never heard of Magazine or the Bad Seeds, you may appreciate the straight-ahead rock of
. He played bass with both those groups, but he's also a songwriter capable of writing some complex and hard-hitting tunes.
He's previously released eight albums of music as a solo artist. His newest disc is scheduled to go public in January.
Today's track gives a preview.
Adamson's deep voice and crooning delivery remind me of
. The music behind that voice is dark, grinding guitar rock. It's the perfect soundtrack for a midnight drive down a lonely highway.
Here's a press release about the forthcoming album:
Barry Adamson, of the legendary Magazine and Bad Seeds, will unleash his next album in late January 2012. He is giving us the first taste with “Destination”, a roaring garage anthem for the road with jet-fuel energy. The video is available on
where you can also get the mp3 ...
Thirty-four years on from the first album he played on, the seminal Magazine's post-punk classic "Real Life," Barry has made an album that touches on the sonic stepping stones he's used year by year to pave his way to the present. The memories and experience from performing and taking his work across the world with Magazine, the Bad Seeds,
, The Gun Club, writing for
, being nominated for the Mercury Prize, scoring an Olivier award-winning ballet, scooping the Best Short Story gong at
Piemonte Noir festival for his debut work of fiction and writing, directing and editing a movie whilst simultaneously heading back to grace the stage with a reformed Magazine during their triumphant 2009 tour have directly informed this album, coloring it with a steady, sure–handed experience that emanates from the swagger and fingertip fire of rock numbers to emotive, yearning noir ballads and new wave inflicted power pop.
Barry has ultimately channeled himself to make an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson, gravitating finally to the core of who he is and revealing his findings to startling results.