File Under: Ryan Adams Does Not Sleep. After condensing five finished LPs into the grab bag Demolition and touring solo as a piano-playing, occasionally tantrum-throwing troubadour, Adams obviously needed to get his punk on. Posing as guitarist ”Warren Peace” alongside Jesse Malin of New York City glam-punk faves D Generation on this vinyl-only one-off, Adams pays tribute to the loud-‘n’-fast-rules school of late-’70s/early-’80s California punk. Very fast, in fact — seven of the 10 largely instrumental bashers (the buried vocals sound mostly canine) clock in under a minute. As a formal exercise, it’s funny, even touching. But even Adams would admit Black Flag’s Damaged is a better investment. EVEN PUNKS GROW UP Malin’s impressive, roots-rockish, Adams-produced solo debut, The Fine Art of Self-Destruction, is due late January.
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