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Adam Green @ East Brunswick Club (Melbourne) 14/12/08 with Crayon Fields

January 15, 2009

So, I haven’t done a proper entry on here in ages because a) I am lazy and b) I suck. But I have one! Here! Now! To show you all! From December the 14th! I know, it seems like that was aaaagggges ago, but oh well. I have been back-logged on reviews and am finally catching up!
Anyway…..
Despite it being a Sunday night, with many of Melbourne’s punters on their trip home from the weekends Meredith Festival, East Brunswick Club was packed full of fan ready to hear Adam Green kitsch folk rock songs.
I unfortunately missed the Harpoons, the opening act for the night, though managed to catch Crayon Fields, warming up the crowd in the middle position with they’re light hearted, delicate pop songs. Though the set was plague with a problematic keyboard, they soldiers onwards. There was something completely endearing about this band, they had a gentle nature and softly spoken songs that seemed to appeal to the room of people clearly prepared to hear the ‘craziness’ that is Adam Green!
He paraded the stage wearing a pair of jeans and pink vinyl jacket, shirtless, of course. This set the scene for his whole set of Iggy Pop-esque dancing and continuous crowd surfing while belting out his “anti-folk” songs about sex, drugs, crappy pop singers and other subjects of questionable matter. He was odd and exuberant and extreamly hard to capture a semi-good photo of due to his constant moving while belting out his outlandish and often tasteless rock and roll tales, with a band of extras on additional instruments surrounding him. To be honest, I don’t actually know much Adam Green other than his ‘Friends of Mine’ album, but I was in luck as he played a lot such as Bunnyranch, We’re Not Supposed To Be Lovers, Musical Ladders, Friends of Mine and of course crowd pleaser, No Legs, with his songs often linked by a chorus of REM’s Losing my Religion, his impromptu cover song puzzling his cohorts. The lack of seriousness to Adam Green’s performance was refreshing and fun, his songs a bizarre commentary on subject to taboo for everyday conversation.
A delightful image that will stick with me forever – Adam Green shooting a giant snot ball from his nose and the look of mixed amusement and disgust from the drummer, during closing song, Jessica.
Adam Green’s MySpace!
Crayon Field’s MySpace!
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elyse permalink
    January 16, 2009 7:01 am

    Hey-wow, sounds like he didn’t even bother to get changed after MMF earlier that day! I will never forget that pink jacket.
    I thought he was really fun and entertaining, and the guitarist in his band was quite spunky!

  2. Alexandra permalink
    January 16, 2009 9:05 am

    Feck yes!

    I took a few photos.
    He was sexy as.

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