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15

BRYAN ADAMS-GET UP-“FRESH GARAGE RETRO ROCK- REVIEW BY JOHN EMMS

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Bryan Adams comes off sounding very fresh in a garage retro rock vein on his sparkling new album Get Up.

In fact, I feel 20 years younger just sitting here with this baby cranked up.

Thunderbolt, and Do What Ya Gotta Do smack you upside the head with guitar crunch, while Don’t Even Try sparkles with mid 60’s Beatle-esque vibes.

Adams simply is joyous when he belts out  “A battered Vox and a beat up Gibson, that’s all you need to get the job done” on That’s Rock n’ Roll

And he makes you a believer. 

Working with Jim Vallance and the remarkable Jeff Lynne on the new cd Adams sounds like he has found a new voice.

“We had a ball making this record,” Adams says through his new album bio. 

“The thing was, we ended up doing a song every other month and eventually we had an album. What’s interesting is we’d never discussed the idea of ‘making an album’ together, it just happened!”

If this is what “just happened” sounds like,  then I’m going to plug in my guitar and amp soon as I finish this review.

Elsewhere We Did It All has gorgeous chord changes and a vocal that’s as good as anything Adams has ever done.

You Belong To Me is Canuck groove via ELO and Go Down Rockin whips up Reckless, The Rolling Stones and Oasis in under 3 minutes.

The four recordings of the new material with just Adams on acoustic guitar and solo voice on this album will floor you.

Back in 1965 on the single Do You Believe In Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful John Sebastian wrote “I’ll tell you about the magic, and it’ll free your soul, But it’s like tryin’ to tell a stranger ’bout rock and roll

Adams has got that magic on Get Up, make no mistake!!

THIS cd is available this Friday-Oct 16th 2015.

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, singer-songwriter, radio podcast host and Sun Media contributor.

JOHN also has a blast Rockin the blues rock/roots with THE SHAFTMEN

CHECK THEN OUT

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-worlds-gone-crazy/id673101570

JOHN is on TWITTER

https://twitter.com/emmsreviews

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