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Stream: Ryan Adams’ 1984 punk record

on August 26, 2014, 9:53am

After years of folk rock, alt country, and even a bit of metal, Ryan Adams finally indulged his love of punk by launching a new project called Pornography and releasing an EP for Record Store Day 2013. A few months later, Adams helmed Fall Out Boy’s own hardcore EP.

Recently, the singer-songwriter once again explored his inner Johnny Rotten by releasing a vinyl-only 7-inch entitled 1984, his “homage to the halcyon days of the earliest releases from Dischord, SST, Touch & Go and their ilk.” While physical versions of the record have since sold out, it’s available to stream digitally below. The entire release spans 10 tracks and clocks in at just under 13 minutes.

If you’re used to sensitive and thoughtful Adams, hearing him howl and wail over lo-fi guitars and thudding drums for 13 blistering minutes is going to be huge culture shock. But a truly rockin’ one nonetheless.

Adams’ next release comes with his self-titled 14th studio album, due out September 9th via Blue Note and his own Pax-Am label. For decidedly un-punk sounds, check out “Gimme Something Good” and “My Wrecking Ball”.


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August 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I believe this article may be incorrect. 1984 is not 30 minutes.

More like just under 13 minutes.

This youtube video appears to just play it twice?

I own the 7″. 30 minutes could not fit onto a 7″ record anyway.

Alex Young
August 27, 2014 at 10:13 am

Gotcha, fixed!

August 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I think this article is incorrect when it mentions that 1984 clocks in at just under 30 minutes.

It’s more like 13 minutes or so.

August 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Yeah, the YouTube clip loops the record, it’s not the actual run time!


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