“Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams
Had a video been available for this song three weeks ago, when I highlighted two of my favorite songs of the summer, it would have been included as well. In fact, I’ve probably listened to no song more over the past two months.
In a summer in which Tom Petty has got a lot of attention for his new release, and a year in which his sound has influenced current groups like the War On Drugs, Ryan Adams may well have out-Pettied Petty. Every ounce of what was great about the early 80s classic rock that was a mainstay at the pools of my youth is present on this tune. It was made for summers at pools and lakes.