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Gemstones by Adam Green

Release Date: Feb 22, 2005
Record label: Rough Trade
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Having shrugged off the naive anti-folk of the Moldy Peaches, Adam Green is growing up. And while his melodies skip from Roy Orbison-like balladry to Doors-style tribal madness, his stream-of-consciousness lyrics and crude humour reveal that he is still young, cool and confused. There's a blues homage to crack cocaine and a pithy attack on George Bush that includes the denouement: "I would dance on NBC and say 'George Bush shook hands with me!'/ And then I'd go and choke on a cock." Yet Green is capable of turning nonsensical imagery into touching poetry.

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