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Adam Again

Name: Adam Again
Origin: Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Funk Rock
Years Active: 1982-2000
Labels: Brainstorm
Galaxy21 Music
Past Members: Gene “Eugene” Andrusco, Riki Michele, Greg Lawless, Paul Valadez, Jon Knox, Dan Michaels

History

Adam Again was a rock band founded and led by vocalist Gene Eugene, with Riki Michele on vocals, Paul Valadez on bass, Jon Knox on drums, Greg Lawless on guitar. Dan Michaels often played saxophone.

Members of Adam again were originally part of an earlier group called Martus before forming Adam Again.

Gene Eugene's mystical voice — often mistaken for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe — remained the least-changing element in a band that Thom Jurek of allmusic has described as “inventive and artfully canny.” Adam Again's style was rock and acoustic with strong hints of funk and traces of soul running throughout. The band never achieved commercial viability and quit touring and recording together in 2000 after Eugene died in his recording studio, the “fabulous” Green Room.

Discography

In a New World of Time

1986 Blue Collar Records (BCR004A)

Gene Eugene - Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Riki Michele - Vocals
Greg Lawless - Guitar
Paul Valadez - Bass

Produced by Gene Eugene and Wally Grant
Artwork by Howard Finster

  1. Life in the First Degree
  2. She's Run
  3. Your Line is Busy
  4. You Can Fall in Love
  5. In a New World of Time
  6. Walk Away
  7. Miracles
  8. Morning Song
  9. (God Can) Change Your World
  10. Reason With Me

Ten Songs by Adam Again

1988 Broken Records (7-10-050267-5)
2002 Lo-Fidelity ‎(20-06042)

Played and Sung by Gene Eugene, Greg Lawless, Paul Valadez, Riki Michele
Nathan Alford, Jr. - All percussions

Produced by Gene Eugene

  1. Tree House (6:53)
  2. Beat Peculiar (8:23)
  3. Who Can Hold Us (4:29)
  4. Babylon (1:45)
  5. I've Seen Dominoes (6:16)
  6. Trouble With Lies (5:16)
  7. Ain't No Sunshine (2:38)
  8. Eyes Wide Open (5:52)
  9. Every Word I Say (5:46)
  10. The Tenth Song (5:47)

Homeboys

1990 Broken Records (710051567X)
2016 Lo-Fidelity (LOFICD041)

Gene Eugene - Vocals, guitar, Rhodes, B-3 organ
Riki Michele - Vocals
Greg Lawless - Lead guitar
Paul Valadex - Bass
Jon Knox - Drums

Keyboards – James Werning

Produced by Gene Eugene

  1. Homeboys (3:42)
  2. The Fine Line (4:32)
  3. Hide Away (2:51)
  4. Bad News on the Radio (3:52)
  5. Inner City Blues (5:44)
  6. Dance Around in Circles (2:39)
  7. This Band is Our House (5:56)
  8. Save Me (4:11)
  9. Occam's Razor (3:35)
  10. No Regrets (5:24)

Dig

1992 Brainstorm Artists International ‎(7100523672)
2016 Lo-Fidelity (LOFILP005)

Gene Eugene - Vocals, guitar, Rhodes
Riki Michele Vocals
Greg Lawless - Guitar
Paul Valadez - Bass
Jon Knox - Drums

Produced by Gene Eugene and Ojo Taylor

  1. Deep (4:17)
  2. It Is What It Is (What It Is) (3:43)
  3. Dig (3:26)
  4. Hopeless, Etc. (4:53)
  5. Songwork (5:29)
  6. Worldwide (2:07)
  7. Walk Between the Raindrops (3:31)
  8. Hidden, Hidden (3:26)
  9. River on Fire (5:46)
  10. So Long (4:20)

Perfecta

1995 Brainstorm Artists International ‎(BRD4016)

Gene Eugene - Vocals, guitar, Moog, Rhodes
Riki Michele - Vocals
Greg Lawless - Guitar
Paul Valadez - Bass
Jon Knox - Drums

Produced by Gene Eugene

  1. Stone (4:58)
  2. Strobe (2:31)
  3. All You Lucky People (4:23)
  4. All Right (4:33)
  5. Harsh (6:10)
  6. Air (3:49)
  7. Dogjam (5:37)
  8. L.C. (5:06)
  9. Relapse (6:49)
  10. Every Mother's Way (3:57)
  11. What's Your Name? (4:57)
  12. Unfunny (3:30)
  13. Try Not to Try (3:55)
  14. Don't Cry (4:23)

Worldwide Favourites

1999 KMG Records (KMGD8693)

This album is a collection of songs from each album, with liner notes from Gene Eugene. The only new song is “Sleepwalk,” a trip-hop outtake from the Dig sessions..

  1. Worldwide (2:07)
  2. It's All Right (4:33)
  3. Hide Away (2:51)
  4. Bad News on the Radio (3:54)
  5. Strobe (2:31)
  6. Eyes Wide Open (5:53)
  7. Dig (3:27)
  8. Stone (4:58)
  9. Homeboys (3:42)
  10. The 10th Song (5:32)
  11. Deep (4:18)
  12. You Can Fall in Love (5:47)
  13. All You Lucky People (4:26)
  14. Sleepwalk (3:51)
  15. River on Fire (5:46)
  16. Relapse (6:49)

Live At Cornerstone 2000: Gene Eugene / Adam Again Tribute

2000 Millenium Eight Records (M8D-1067)

Disc 1: Cornerstone 2000
  1. Tribute By John Thompson (1:02)
  2. Introduction by Riki Michele (1:48)
  3. Riki Michele and Karin Bergquist - Strobe (2:30)
  4. Riki Michele and Karin Bergquist - Dance Around in Circles (2:44)
  5. Derri Daugherty - Worldwide (2:26)
  6. Steve Hindalong - Hide Away (3:01)
  7. Michael Roe - Deep (4:53)
  8. Michael Roe - Dig (3:55)
  9. Michael Roe - Stone (4:53)
  10. Sim Wilson - Don't Cry (5:23)
  11. Tribute by Michael Knott (0:49)
  12. Michael Knott - Hopeless Etc. (4:11)
  13. Michael Knott - It is What It is (3:50)
  14. Michael Knott - Homeboys (3:30)
  15. Michael Knott - Relapse (6:13)
  16. Michael Knott - All You Lucky People (4:13)
  17. Various tributes to Gene
Disc 2: Adam Again Live at Cornerstone 1997
  1. (introduction) (0:17)
  2. Hopeless, Etc. (4:05)
  3. It is What It is (What It is) (3:46)
  4. Deep (false start) (2:32)
  5. Deep (4:23)
  6. All You Lucky People (5:07)
  7. Strobe (3:16)
  8. Stone (5:00)
  9. Worldwide (2:13)
  10. Dig (3:31)
  11. Dance Around in Circles (5:12)
  12. Untitled (1:31)
  13. Homeboys (9:35)
  14. (band introductions) (0:16)
  15. River on Fire (5:25)
  16. So Long (6:00)
Disc 3: Adam Again Live At Cornerstone 1995
  1. Occam's Razor (3:55)
  2. Dig (3:39)
  3. Deep (4:12)
  4. Beat Peculiar (5:29)
  5. Dance Around in Circles (4:53)
  6. Ain't No Sunshine (3:44)
  7. So Long (4:45)
  8. Hidden (4:31)
  9. Stone (5:04)
  10. It is What It is (What It is) (4:51)

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