Rock n Roll is the fourth studio album by Ryan Adams, released on November 4, 2003. The album features the hit single "So Alive," and includes guest appearances by Adams's then girlfriend, actressParker Posey, former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bass player Melissa Auf der Maur, and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Adams describes the album as "the most rock thing I have ever done," and notes that in spite of the album's mixed reception, recording it was "fun as fuck."
The album was recorded in two weeks, in response to Lost Highway's refusal to release Love is Hell. The ensuing standoff was resolved "by being very diplomatic," according to Adams. Rock n Roll became the primary product, while Love is Hell was released quietly as two separate EPs, and eventually combined into a single release.
The album was recorded at Stratosphere Sound, guitarist James Iha's studio in Chelsea, Manhattan,New York.
|1||This Is It (written by Ryan Adams, Johnny T Yerington)|
|2||Shallow (written by Ryan Adams)|
|3||1974 (written by Ryan Adams)|
|4||Wish You Were Here (written by Ryan Adams, Brad Rice)|
|5||So Alive (written by Ryan Adams, Johnny T Yerington)|
|6||Luminol (written by Ryan Adams, Johnny T Yerington, Tony Shanahan)|
|7||Burning Photographs (written by Ryan Adams, Johnny T Yerington)|
|8||She's Lost Total Control (written by Ryan Adams)|
|9||Note To Self: Don't Die (written by Ryan Adams, Parker Posey)|
|10||Rock N Roll (written by Ryan Adams)|
|11||Anybody Wanna Take Me Home (written by Ryan Adams)|
|12||Do Miss America (written by Ryan Adams)|
|13||Boys (written by Ryan Adams, Johnny T Yerington)|
|14||The Drugs Not Working (written by Ryan Adams)|
|15||Funeral Marching (written by Ryan Adams)||Japanese bonus track|
|16||Hypnotixed (written by Ryan Adams)||Frencn bonus track|
|Title||Times played||Debut||Last played|
|This Is It||57||2003-11-14||2009-03-15|
|Wish You Were Here||46||2002-03-04||2008-09-30|
|She's Lost Total Control||17||2003-11-14||2003-12-14|
|Note To Self: Don't Die||29||2003-11-14||2008-10-16|
|Rock N Roll||1||2003-11-14||2003-11-14|
|Anybody Wanna Take Me Home||43||2003-11-19||2021-09-21|
|Do Miss America||22||1999-07-22||2004-01-22|
|The Drugs Not Working||10||2003-11-14||2004-01-18|
|Funeral Marching (bonus track)||Never played live|
|Hypnotixed (bonus track)||Never played live|
Music video by Ryan Adams performing So Alive. (C) 2003 UMG Recordings, Inc.