Ryan Adams says he won’t cover another album after he famously covered Taylor Swift’s 1989.
The singer-songwriter fielded a question from music blog Pass The Aux on Monday afternoon, asking if Adams would consider putting his own spin on Oasis divisive third album, Be Here Now.
“Thanks but not gonna cover an album again,” he replied. “1000 jabs later what we made for fun has been made to be somethin else … Learning to share less.”
(That includes his oft-discussed, never-heard cover of The Strokes’ debut album Is This It.)
Despite the “jabs” Adams references, his 1989 cover album was well received; Swift herself wholeheartedly loved the project. Father John Misty quickly released tongue-in-cheek, Velvet Underground-inspired covers of Adam’s covers of Swift’s “Blank Space” and “Welcome to New York.”