A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
I'm referring to albums where one musician plays all the instruments (and possibly also produces the tracks) as opposed to albums by solo artists with a crew of studio sidemen.
At the moment I'm really digging Emitt Rhodes Recordings 1969-1973 and the last couple releases by Richard X Heyman - Actual Sighs and his brand new one - Tiers/And Other Stories. I'm curious as to what your favorites in this somewhat obscure genre might be...
my favorite literal one man band is Abner Jay. Hasil Adkins is killer. Reverend Deadeye and Scott H. Biram are two great modern literal one man bands. if you like your rock and roll raw do not miss either one of these dudes in concert.
my favorite one man albums are Prince's first couple and Vivadixsubmarinetransmissionplot by Sparklehorse.
Quinn - Cool! But I'd say don't even bother trying to find the Sonata Form CD, it was a limited release and I had to chase it for two years before finding a copy. "Cornerstone" and "Basic Glee" are two of my favorite Richard X Heyman CD's. I think the KC Bowman can still be found on the usual online CD outlets.
Oh, and P.S. Come on without, come on within...
I have both of those Heyman albums and love them both. I will keep an eye out for KC Bowman.
Anything by Todd Rundgren, he's in a class by himself on this topic.
But I am ecstatic to see the mention of Adam Schmitt up above.
Any lovers of power pop generally, and of Tommy Keene especially, need to hear his 3 records.
It's criminal he didn't keep going...he's move into producing only now, I gather....but his albums are tremendous....