Ring of Fire High Quality Video and MP3 (below). Adam is on FIRE, another HOT performance tonight, true to who he is as an artist and not afraid to take risks. A very creative, current, unique, revolutionary and sexy version of ‘Ring of Fire’ using a middle eastern scale. Ring of Fire is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written with his wife June Carter. This was personally my FAVORITE Adam Lambert’s performance vs. Black or White and Satisfaction. To me this is one of those catchy songs that you just can’t get out of your head once you hear it a couple of times.
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Here’s the FULL video with the introduction and judges comments:
Another version, shorter, smaller but with slightly higher quality:
Screenshots from this episode:
The other contestants performed:
Matt Giraud – So Small (played piano)
Scott MacIntyre – I recognized his song, but for the life of me I can’t
remember the name of it. (played piano)
Michael Sarver – Ain’t Goin’ Down Till the Sun Comes Up
Allison Iraheta – Blame It on Your Heart
Kris Allen – To Make You Feel My Love (sat on a stool)
Lil Rounds – Independence Day
Danny Gokey – Jesus, Take the Wheel (partial standing O)
Alexis Grace – Jolene
Anoop – You Were Always on My Mind
FINALLY… my personal comments:
First off, I’m a studio musician and I’ve been a musician for 13 years. Like a lot of people would objectively agree, the music industry in general has been at its lowest since 2004. With ‘lowest’ I (we) mean poor melodic composition and songwriting, no uniqueness/originality, technique, lack of connection and less passion in delivery.
As a musician I feel this is driven mainly the struggles a musician must endure to make a living, the mainstream media and how many ‘sell out’ artists make it in the business. Musicians making music to make sure it sells, instead of to make sure is a phenomenal melodic composition that connects with people. There are other factors but that’s beyond the scope of this forum.
Beyond Adam Lambert being good looking and his image (well, I’m a straight male), I’m really a fan of Adam Lambert’s art. I TRULY believe in him as an artist. For me, tonight with ‘Ring of Fire,’ he showed how willing he is to take risks, stay true to himself despite all the pressure and to even push his own boundaries. I thought his performance was very catchy and simply BRILLIANT.
While I found myself today watching ‘Black’ for the 100th time in a Pearl Jam concert (where the singer tries hard not to cry because he is so connected to the lyrics of his song), or listening to the Beatles, Led Zeppellin, Pink Floyd, and many of the bands that American Idol praises, I actually think that the music industry is just starting to make a huge come back and people like Adam Lambert are leading the way.
Yes, it is rebellious and it feels like another music revolution.
Cheers to the future of classic: ADAM LAMBERT.
Thanks for hearing me out