“Ballad of a Detroit Spider”

Toward the end of “Losering,” I wrote that if Ryan Adams ever did a comedy album I would buy it the day it came out. That was in response to a death-metal version of “16 Days” he’s been known to play onstage. And in a similar vein, here’s another DRA novelty album that would be fun to put together: A compilation of the impromptu onstage songs he makes up during shows, like this one from Detroit the other night — which is along the same lines as “No Shirt,” a ditty he busted out at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit last fall. This time, Ryan rescued a spider from guitarist Mike Viola’s microphone and launched into “Ballad of a Detroit Spider,” with the rest of the band gradually joining in. As onstage messing-around goes, it’s actually pretty good (even if it does go on a touch too long).

ADDENDUM (10/23/2016): From 2014 in Milwaukee, “Ode to the Security Guard.”

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: