Adam Schmitt – Garden of Love —Powerpop Friday

Thanks for the suggestions on new artists to cover…I’ve started to listen to more powerpop artists that I knew existed. In the next few weeks, I’ll feature more.

This one is by Adam Schmitt released in 1991. He is a singer/songwriter from Urbana, Illinois. There is not much on this guy except that his debut album was hailed as brilliant by the critics. There are no lyrics anywhere for his songs.

I started to listen to his debut album World So Bright and the songs are indeed very good powerpop. I’m also posting the album’s title track World So Bright.

This bio is by Heather Phares from Allmusic

Singer/songwriter Adam Schmitt first won acclaim in the early ’90s when his 1991 debut album, World So Bright, and 1993 follow-up, Illiterature, had critics hailing him as a young pop genius. However, when his label Reprise didn’t want to release a third album from him, Schmitt decided to record other artists instead, engineering, producing and mastering music for Tommy Keene, Hum, Beezus, Robynn Ragland, and others in his home studio. By 1998, Schmitt was ready to concentrate on his own music again, but his perfectionism and production work delayed the release of his third effort until the middle of 2001. That album, Demolition, was issued by Parasol; Schmitt started out as a producer by working with many of the label’s artists.



Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

9 thoughts on “Adam Schmitt – Garden of Love —Powerpop Friday”

    1. Yes it does…I was thinking that. It has been a lot of fun digging around for these songs. Lyrically these pop songs are not Dylan but it’s the over all sound they produce.

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      1. I think it’s really admirable of you digging up these songs from artists who may not have gone onto anything, but have added in some way their own sound. Sometimes it’s a bit hit and miss, but it gives us the listener a different perspective.

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      2. Thanks it’s been a fun process. I look forward to finding new ones. I usually package at least one well known one with a couple of lesser ones.

        I have people recommending me a few bands to listen to and I’m discovering new music…which is a good thing. .I have enough for many more Fridays.

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      3. I think that’s what I look forward to most: interacting with others and widening my scope and appreciation of music. I’ve noticed you have a good fellowship of enthusiastic followers. That’s important.

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      4. Yes most are willing to give songs a try… I can’t ask for much more.
        I’ve learned a lot about newer music while reading blogs as well as older ones I didn’t know. As we have talked about… the more trivia and music I can learn the better.

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      5. I think from day dot we mostly come across music we like because people have suggested it or we have just had to listen. They open doorways. It amazes me still how little I know about what great music is out there. Thankfully I have blogs like yours and hans to introduce me to new things.

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    1. Yea it is fun finding these artists that usually were praised by the critics but for some reason…record companies or internal friction didn’t go anywhere.

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