An Intellectual Country Song About Joan Baez

Adam Selzer

An Intellectual Country Song About Joan Baez
Performed By Adam Selzer
Album UPC 634479246937
CD Baby Track ID 1617064
Label Adam Selzer
Released 2003-01-01
BPM 104
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh0657418
Year 2003
Spotify Plays 72
Writer Adam Selzer
Pub Co Adam Selzer
Composer Adam Selzer
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Illinois


A mostly-acoustic rock album, full of character sketches, fake history lessons, and the odd sing-along anthem, all with the lyrical flair that distinguishes Selzer, who is also a published young adult novelist and professional ghost-buster.


Back to the starting place!

Casting aside the cabaret feel of Suburban Post Modernist, Adam gets back to his singer-songwriter side with this collection of mostly acoustic numbers, backed by the ever-capable Revolving Door All-Stars. The album brings about the feeling of a vinyl rock album from the early 70s, the sound of a rollicking troubadour in the vein of Warren Zevon. There are fewer novelty songs here (just the lovely "intellectual country song about joan baez," followed by the funky, spooktacular "your neighborhood gives me the creeps"), but, like Zevon, even the sad songs have a bit of a sarastic smile behind them.

While a few songs are set in the fictitious Cornersville Trace (the setting not only of his previous album, but of his books), "Clark Street Carols" is more of a Chicago album, full of transient hotels, dying poets trying to get the last laugh, guys having affairs with a soldier's girlfriend, and convicted criminals plotting one more escape.

This is Adam's most solid, affecting album by a country mile.

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