Friends of Mine

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Adam Green is a funny one. He sings about Jessica Simpson and thinks it's hard to be a girl, but he's starstruck by your mom. Green's a charmer, that's for sure, and his second album of poetically quirky songs is amusing in that Tenacious D meets Ben Folds for brunch kind of way. Friends of Mine rides the waves of Jane Scarpantoni's string arrangements, and such a feature allows Green's smart-mouthed lyrics to be a little less jarring, but candid all the same. This is also Green's first album recorded entirely in a studio, and the warmth surrounding Friends of Mine makes that obvious. There's a little tender care sewn throughout, for Green loves his friends and singing...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Adam Green is a funny one. He sings about Jessica Simpson and thinks it's hard to be a girl, but he's starstruck by your mom. Green's a charmer, that's for sure, and his second album of poetically quirky songs is amusing in that Tenacious D meets Ben Folds for brunch kind of way. Friends of Mine rides the waves of Jane Scarpantoni's string arrangements, and such a feature allows Green's smart-mouthed lyrics to be a little less jarring, but candid all the same. This is also Green's first album recorded entirely in a studio, and the warmth surrounding Friends of Mine makes that obvious. There's a little tender care sewn throughout, for Green loves his friends and singing for them, too. So if you don't find the love in "The Prince's Bed" and "Frozen in Time," you're a cold sucker. "We're Not Supposed to Be Lovers" reminds you of that childhood crush who didn't like you back and the fantasy of how you'd seek revenge. Green may be a bit dejected, but Friends of Mine is silently laughing. He lets it all come out on the bass-driven rockabilly romp "Salty Candy." Just when you think Green's one of those lovesucker saps who can't see beyond his broken heart, the kid mocks you and mocks you again. Friends of Mine is clever and the child lurking inside will deck the astute adult self taking over, so watch out.
Rolling Stone - Christian Hoard
Friends of Mine shows off [Green's] promise as a songwriter, if not his maturity as a lyricist.
Blender - Ben Sisario
Green's gift for jarring impropriety... is thankfully intact and made newly weird by his deeper voice and James Taylor-like arrangements.

Green's gift for jarring impropriety... is thankfully intact and made newly weird by his deeper voice and James Taylor-like arrangements.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2007
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • EAN: 5050159810727
  • Catalog Number: 5981072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bluebirds (2:08)
  2. 2 Hard to Be a Girl (1:41)
  3. 3 Jessica (2:37)
  4. 4 Musical Ladders (2:20)
  5. 5 The Prince's Bed (2:29)
  6. 6 Bunnyranch (1:35)
  7. 7 Friends of Mine (2:49)
  8. 8 Frozen in Time (2:12)
  9. 9 Broken Joystick (1:24)
  10. 10 I Wanna Die (1:49)
  11. 11 Salty Candy (1:39)
  12. 12 No Legs (2:02)
  13. 13 We're Not Supposed to Be Lovers (3:08)
  14. 14 Secret Tongues (2:09)
  15. 15 Bungee (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adam Green Primary Artist
Jane Scarpantoni Cello
Antoine Silverman Violin
Joan Wasser Violin
Steven Mertens Bass, Bongos, Drums, Tambourine
David Gold Viola
Matt Romano Drums
Matt Romano Drums
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Jane Scarpantoni String Arrangements
Dan Myers Engineer
Phil Knott Insert Photography
Sonya Kolowrat Publicity
Adam Green Composer
Ben Ayres Publicity
Amanda de Cadenet Cover Photo
Galen Pehrson Composer, Graphic Design, Art Direction
Steven Mertens String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Adam Green's Gemstones!!

    Yes yes all of Adam Green's CD's are marvelous.. so do not forget to pick up his new album Gemstones, which is coming out soon! It is utterly and completely fantastic.

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