Greg Adams (writer)

Greg Adams (born 1970 in Muncie, Indiana) ran the independent reissue record label Beehive Rebellion Records before writing for the All-Music Guide, penning liner notes for numerous reissue record labels and compiling greatest hits anthologies as an A&R coordinator. Beehive Rebellion issued two releases in the 1990s: a reissue of the New Zealand band Electric Blood's previously cassette-only album Electric Easter (featuring Robert Scott of The Bats) [1] and a reissue of Sex Clark Five's Strum & Drum! that contained the band's complete self-released Records to Russia recordings.[2] The latter was ranked by Goldmine magazine as one of the 50 best U.S. power pop albums of all time.[3] An intended third release, a reissue of the Electric Blood cassettes Acoustic Splendour and Actual Stuff, to be titled The Man Who Tasted Shapes, never materialized.[4] The label was reactivated in 2013 to release the album An Instructive Amusement by Cozy Catastrophes.[5][6]

Adams wrote over 1,000 album reviews and artist biographies for AMG and contributed to 10 books in the All-Music Guide series in addition to writing liner notes for and/or producing over 60 releases on record labels such as Bear Family,[7] Collectors' Choice Music,[8] ERIC Records,[8] Omni Recording Company,[8] Bloodshot Revival,[8] Soundies,[8] Hit Parade,[8] and Complete 60s.[8] From 2000-2008 he hosted Rhythm Ranch, a thematic oldies radio program on WFHB.[9]

Adams conducted pop singer Georgia Gibbs' last interview, which was published on the Eric Records website.[10]


  1. Robbins, Ira. The Trouser Press Guide to 90's Rock: The All-New Fifth Edition of the Trouser Press Record Guide, Fireside Books, 2007, pp. 66-67.
  2. Robbins, Ira. The Trouser Press Guide to 90's Rock: The All-New Fifth Edition of the Trouser Press Record Guide, Fireside Press, 2007, p. 639.
  3. Borack, John. Buyer's Guide: 50 Greatest US Powerpop Albums - Goldmine, Kinda Pop!, 1996, retrieved 2011-11-29.
  4. Wilfully Obscure, Electric Blood - Electric Easter (1984/1994, EST Tapes/reissue Beehive Rebellion),, 2010-12-14, retrieved 2012-01-09.
  7. Adams, Greg. "Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Greg Adams". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  9. Heberlein, L.A. Rough Guide to Internet Radio, Rough Guides, 2002, p. 116.
  10. Adams, Greg. "Excerpts from Greg Adams' Final Interview with Georgia Gibbs on July 28, 2006". Eric Records.

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