I saw him touring Back to the Cat in Nottingham and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. The guy has presence! And his band were incredible, with them all getting their moment to shine. Adamson also went nuts with a stylophone, so that's a massive thumbs up right there.
Gotta agree with dubstooge (below) Oedipus Schmoedipus is a great album – it shows an absolute mastery over styles. Love it all, even on the 'dial n' drink' message tape Barry builds the tension and just rides with it. He rocks and I wanna hear more!
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theoryjean, go for Oedipus Schmoedipus. It covers most of his styles - warped big band, jazz, sleaze, disturbing and generally makes you go wow! If you put this on in the middle of a late night "session" with someone who hasn't heard it before it ALWAYS gets a reaction.
His bass-playing in Magazine was unbelievable. Then to see him develop such an individual style in his solo career was just too perfect to be true. His music is witty, touching and heartbreaking all at once. The man is a legend!