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Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:29 am
by lorca00
Not sure if this idea has been discussed already but it seems to me that the last two albums which Adam released are the notes/journals/drafts of songs and verses from his father. Anyone else have this same suspicion? We know that Leonard kept and collected boxes full of his “yellow” notepads. Could it be that Adam is using these notepads for material to record the unreleased songs of his father? I believe he is which is fine. However he should admit the words are his father’s and I honestly believe they are. I’m grateful to hear any unreleased writings of Leonard but there should be some dignity and credit to go along with it. As Leonard would have said "Caveat emptor" or "Let the buyer beware".

Re: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:40 pm
by HugoD
Why would you suggest such piracy? One would think you have more than a wild guess to pose such an accusation.
Please produce some evidence before making such claims, for now they seem highly inappropriate.

Re: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:31 pm
by HelenD
There is one song on Adam's last album which was written by Leonard and credited to him. All the others are (as far as I know) Adam's own work and, although may have a slight influence in some parts from his father's work, are completely different to anything produced by Leonard.

In my opinion, Adam is a very good songwriter and singer and his work is somewhat overshadowed by who he is rather than judged on its own merits.

Re: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:17 am
by lorca00
HugoD wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Why would you suggest such piracy? One would think you have more than a wild guess to pose such an accusation.
Please produce some evidence before making such claims, for now they seem highly inappropriate.
What type of proof are you looking for besides the obvious rhyme patterns, the phrasing of the lines and the words used...there are many more subtle references that are very obvious but this would turn into a paper for a master’s thesis which I don’t have time to write. I would suggest that most of the songs that appeared in the last two albums of Adams are Leonard’s unrealised B-Side songs/notes of lyrics/unfinished poems...etc... from the time of New Skin for the Old Ceremony and Death of a Ladies of A Man. I am only suggesting the words are Leonard's...not the musical arrangements. I also believe on the second album We Go Home, Adam become more bold than the first album in regards to recycling Leonard’s drafts and using them for himself.

Re: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:30 am
by Josef Von Wolff
Hmm. It's possible. But who cares. Not like
He can write great lyrics. His voice is good. His music also. But he don't know where to go to get the Lyrics. I know a guy that can write better lyrics than most of them including Lenny. Even better than Bob. But hey, if Adam is using his dad's words then good for him. They are his inheritance and are his to use. Still won't come close to my friend lyrics.

Re: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:37 am
by Josef Von Wolff
Nah. His lyrics aint any good. Just crappy average. Adam is a great musician.
But no gift for writing. Hell, I can write better than him. And Leonard. And bob Dylan.