September 28, 2006

Mixmasters please report to the dance floor

You love it? You hate it? Pitchfork says it is a blatant publicity stunt (but hey, they can’t spell “blatant” so I don’t know if I trust them), Rolling Stone calls Adams a freestyle rap prodigy, and Stereogum just wants Ryan to come back and leave some rambling comments on their site.

Check out the new rap that’s streaming on the recently redone Tron-tastic Ryan-Adams.com. I absolutely enjoyed the laugh it gave me, and think it shows a brilliant sense of self-effacing humor. Come on people, lighten up!

Look Who Got A Website – MC Ryan McFresh (aka Ryan Adams)

Ryan recently wrote on a fan message board about his time in the studio & his recently achieved sobriety, and ends with this note:

“i also am stoked that at least one or two songs a record have some rap.
i am really bad at rap.
its awesome.”

Update 9/29: Rap II
Drunk Santa – Funky Ryan DeeLyte
(oh, and he rapped in Manchester last night. Live. At least he knows he’s bad at it!)

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13 Comments »

  • Not bad! To me it sounds like Ryan has been listening to the Dismemberment Plan!

    Trellick Tower — September 28, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

  • updated by witches…wit..wit..witches

    Satisfied '75 — September 28, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

  • holy OMG – the witches part at about 2:30 in has me in hysterics. frickin’ hystercal. what a slutty crackhead. ((kidding!))

    c — September 28, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

  • That’s the reason I want my home internet connection back, right there.

    I just ordered the M Ward album this morning, btw.x

    lism. — September 29, 2006 @ 2:21 am

  • hey, did you see last night’s setlist?
    not only did Ryan rap they covered Dio’s Holy Diver and Billy Ocean’s Carribean Queen too.
    too funny
    -tom

    -tom — September 29, 2006 @ 6:40 am

  • that was so awesome ;)

    Amy — September 29, 2006 @ 8:56 am

  • That is the coolest stuff ever.

    Stephen K. — September 29, 2006 @ 9:53 am

  • he (or, in fact, the entire band) rapped in cambridge the other night too, and i really hope someone posts an mp3 of it somewhere.

    ~rx

    Anonymous — September 29, 2006 @ 11:46 am

  • Ryan is so great, I don’t care that so many people say they can’t stand him. I ‘get’ him completely. -Erik

    wakeboarder69 — September 29, 2006 @ 11:47 am

  • I like him, but this whole rap business is a bunch ‘o bunk.

    Dainon — September 29, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

  • H

    He did rap at Manchester, but the set list you posted was a spoof. The proper set list was:

    Magnolia Mountain
    Tears Of Gold
    Please Do Not Let Me Go
    A Kiss Before I Go
    Let It Ride
    Goodnight Rose->
    To Be Young
    Stella Blue
    Cold Roses->
    Bartering Lines
    Beautiful Sorta
    Blue Hotel
    DJ Reggie Rap”Why Don’t They Play All The Hits?”
    What Sin->
    29->
    Trains
    Dear John
    Nightbirds
    Shakedown->
    Caribean Queen (Billy Ocean cover!)
    Holy Diver (Dio cover !!)
    The End->
    I See Monsters (slow then rocking)

    Chris Tottington near Manchester

    Anonymous — September 30, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  • it’s so bad it’s good. I had to play it on my radio show this week :)

    man I want to hear the billy ocean cover.

    feist coming to you tomorrow.

    Mike — October 1, 2006 @ 12:31 am

  • Pitchfork can’t spell a LOT of things. Tastemakers my ass!

    Dan — October 1, 2006 @ 6:26 pm

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