The Proper Authorities

 
Public Service Announcement cover artwork

Public Service Announcement

Released Jan 16, 2006

The Proper Authorities’ debut LP featuring “The Ninth Life Jitters,” “Devastate,” and “Make a Choice for Me”

1. The Supermachine Looks Much Bigger on TV [2:21]
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2. The Ninth Life Jitters [3:58]
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3. Devastate [3:50]
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4. Penalty [3:47]
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5. Hypnotized [4:43]
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6. Losing the Now [4:39]
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7. The Way Back [3:37]
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8. A Mystery's Afoot: An Interlude [0:14]
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9. Whodunit [3:35]
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10. The Depth Of Things [5:47]
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11. Make A Choice For Me [3:31]
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12. Today [5:46]
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13. Time Limit [4:47]
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All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by Keith Adams. Copyright © 0 Authoritative Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved.


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Intercept and Devastate: Soft Target
Intercept and Devastate: Soft Target

A rubber duck picks the worst possible resting spot. Framed by lyrics from the song "Devastate" by the Proper Authorities.

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Public Service Announcement Cover Art 1
Public Service Announcement Cover Art 1

Inspired by the cover art for the Proper Authorities album "Public Service Announcement." White text version here.

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8 Down and 1 to Go: True, Chartreux
8 Down and 1 to Go: True, Chartreux

The profile of a gray cat, perhaps considering its tally of available lives. Framed by lyrics from the Proper Authorities song "The Ninth Life Jitters."

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8 Down and 1 to Go: Bad Luck Kitty
8 Down and 1 to Go: Bad Luck Kitty

Look into the eyes of a lone black cat cautiously walking along the street. Framed by lyrics from the Proper Authorities song "The Ninth Life Jitters."

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Intercept and Devastate: To the End
Intercept and Devastate: To the End

Youthful statues tenderly embrace in the midst of earth-shattering chaos. Framed by lyrics from the song "Devastate" by the Proper Authorities.

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8 Down and 1 to Go: Ninth Life Jitters
8 Down and 1 to Go: Ninth Life Jitters

Lyrics from the song "The Ninth Life Jitters" by the Proper Authorities.

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Intercept and Devastate: Broken Heart
Intercept and Devastate: Broken Heart

A cardboard robot holds and laments a damaged paper heart. Framed by lyrics from the song "Devastate" by the Proper Authorities.

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Press and Reviews

Listopia 2005: Top 10 Local 1 Man Wonders of '05 (by Ezra Waller)

Cincinnati CityBeat, 12-21-2005 issue [link here]

9. Determined to give Dave Grohl a run for his money, Cincy drummer Keith Adams (Giant Wow, former Sound Mind) came out of nowhere with a huge one-man Rock show dubbed The Proper Authorities. Public Service Announcement, his debut disc of heavy Progr…   [read more]

Locals Only: Locals Disc-O-Fever (Proper Authorities review by Ezra Waller)

Cincinnati CityBeat, 6-14-2006 issue [link here]

Among the explosion of ‘one-man bands’ that technology has made possible, the usual common thread is a lo-fi sound or at the very least an intimate feel. Keith Adams is having none of that. With Public Service Announcement, the veteran of local T…   [read more]

The Proper Authorities - Public Service Announcement (Talon First Records)

The Here And There E-Zine, 9-21-2006 issue [site disabled]

​What? Another review already? I am so far behind,again….forgive me. Maybe I’ll blame Keith Adams, aka The Proper Authorities. I put this CD on at long last and whoa, it’s tearin’ my s__t UP… this is a great album, nice crunchy rock-pop…   [read more]

The Year In Your Ear: A Look Back at the Best Locally-spawned CD Releases of 2006
(compiled by Mike Breen)

Cincinnati CityBeat, 1-3-2007 issue [link here]

Awards

  • 7th Annual Great American Song Contest

    "The Ninth Life Jitters" Top 5 in Rock / Alt category

  • 13th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest

    "The Ninth Life Jitters" Honorable Mention (Top 500)

  • Broadjam's 6-Pack Challenge 2006

    2nd Place (Top 3) in "Lights, Camera, Music" Challenge 15th Place (Top 20) in Overall 6-Pack Challenge

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