Tree House ~ Steve Broderson
Ten Songs was my first Adam Again CD (I had actually seen their performance at the Ichthus festival right after "New World of Time" came out, but didn't pick up a cassette.) Ten Songs was in constant rotation on the playlists of everyone in our college-era band, and as such became one of the defining CDs of that time in my life.
Tree House had always been one of my favorite tracks because of its racial reconciliation message. This arrangement isn't as long as the original... I took out about 2 minutes worth of breaks and extended jams.
Background vocals were courtesy of my daughter, Alaina, and La'Shelle Allen—two massively talented young ladies. I played everything else. I especially enjoyed trying to tap into Greg Lawless' off-the-rails guitar approach, and I apologize to Paul Valdez for using a pick on the bass. I understand he doesn't think much of that... Horn section and the saxophone were samples.
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from the album "Ten Songs by Adam Again"
When I think about Apartheid, I can hardly believe that a
system like that actually exists in the same world I live in. But then again, I
realize that the same kind of divisions exist throughout life. The basic need to
be superior to others is one that works to destroy friendships, churches, even
nations. "Drop the ladder down."
Some kids from the apartments