jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009

The Kinks y Young Fresh Fellows "Picture Book"


Grupo: The Kinks Canción:
Canción: Picture Book
Disco: Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
Discográfica: Reprise
Estilo: Proto Pop Rock



Grupo: Young Fresh Fellows
Canción: Picture Book
Disco: This One´s for thew ladies (1989)
Discográfica: Frontier
Estilo: Indie Pop



Picture yourself when you're getting on,
Sat by the fireside a-pondering on.
Picture book, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago.
Picture book, of people with each other, to prove they love each other a long time ago.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Picture book.
Picture book.
A picture of you in your birthday suit,
You sat in the sun on a hot afternoon.
Picture book, your mama and your papa, and fat old Uncle Charlie out cruising with their friends.
Picture book, a holiday in August, outside a bed and breakfast in sunny Southend.
Picture book, when you were just a baby, those days when you were happy, a long time ago.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Picture book.
Picture book.
Picture book.
Picture book.
Picture book,
Na, na, na, na na,
Na, na, na, na na,
A-scooby-dooby-doo.
Picture book,
Na, na, na, na na,
Na, na, na, na na,
A-scooby-dooby-doo.
Picture book, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago.
Long time ago,
Long time ago,
Long time ago,
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Splitsville "Yearbook"


Grupo: Splitsville
Canción: Yearbook
Disco: Ultrasound (1997) Segundo disco
Discográfica: Big Deal
Estilo: Power Pop


I've got a homeroom in my heart
A lesson plan I should have started once
But never did
Grade incomplete
I've got your yearbook in my head
It's filled with words I never said
Handwriting legible but none too neat

What can I do?
Pictures of you
Keep making me turn back pages
To redefine
These moments in time
But what does it matter anyway?

A Precious Moments figurine
Shoplifted porno magazines
Each frozen memory tastes bittersweet
Just like the night of our fist kiss
The fleeting glimpse of future bliss
Turned out to be the class
That I won't repeat

Each snapshot comes with it's own
Cache of conflictin' feelings
Four years of public wounds
Which probably won't end up healin'
Administered by teacher
Principal and guidance counselor
It almost makes me wish
I had the sense to stay the hell out

And what can I do?
Pictures of you
Keep making me turn back pages
To redefine
These moments in time
That I'll probably never understand. . . .

Airbag "Roswell 1947"




Grupo: Airbag
Canción: Roswell 1947 *
Disco: ¿Quien mató a Airbag?
Estilo: Punk-Rock



Soy de Roswell, me llamo Mark
y soy granjero,
un 3 de julio algo cayó
detrás de mi granero.

Sería un pájaro, sería un avión,
nunca lo sabremos,
sería un globo metereológico
de algún país del extranjero.

Encontré trozos de metal
desperdigados en mi pajar,
nunca había visto nada igual,
ni siquiera parecido.

Aquí nunca había sucedido
algo por el estilo,
ser portada en todos los periódicos
de Estados Unidos.

Fue un ovni,
el ejército lo reconoció
y, aunque el gobierno no,
yo estoy convencido.

Esa noche en Nuevo México
vimos algo mágico,
salió hasta en el periódico,
vino hasta el ejército.

Horas más tarde se ocultó
casi toda la información,
el gobierno tergiversó
y lo convirtió en secreto.

Por qué cambiaron su versión
nunca lo sabremos,
ante toda aquella expectación
de todos en el pueblo.

Fue un ovni,
el ejército lo reconoció
y aunque ahora digan que no
o digan lo que digan ...

Esa noche en Nuevo México
vimos algo mágico,
salió hasta en el periódico,
vino hasta el ejército ...

El enigma continuará,
nadie sabe nada
y los que saben
callan y callan.

Esa noche en Nuevo México
vimos algo mágico,
salió hasta en el periódico,
vino hasta el ejército.

Esa noche en Nuevo México
vimos algo mágico,
salió hasta en el periódico ...

* Esta canción está basada en hechos veridicos o no.

La Banda del Tren "Soy un esclavo de la noche"



Grupo: La Banda del Tren
Canción: Soy un esclavo de la noche
Disco: Terminal Norte (1993)

Eran asturianos y quizá no tuvieron suerte, en cualquier caso me llama la atención lo considerado que era su jefe en aquellos tiempos. Inocente! El Jefe claro.


miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2009

Pixies "Stormy Weather"


Grupo: The Pixies
Canción: Stormy Weather
Disco: Bossanova
Discográfica: Elektra
Estilo: Pop-Rock Alternativo-noise?

Una de las mejores canciones de esta banda. Si no estais de acuerdo, se admiten comentarios.


hold my head
we'll trampoline
finally through the roof
on to somewhere near
and far in time
velouria
her covering
travelling career
she can really move
oh velveteen!

my velouria, my velouria
even i'll adore you
my velouria

say to me
where have you been
finally through the roof
and how does lemur skin
reflect the sea?

we will wade in the shine of the ever
we will wade in the shine of the ever
we will wade in the tides of the summer
every summer
every summer
every
my velouria
my velouria

forevergreen
i know she's here
in California
i can see the tears
of shastasheen

my velouria, my velouria
even i'll adore your
my velouria

lunes, 26 de octubre de 2009

domingo, 25 de octubre de 2009

Linda Rostand y Lemonheads "Different Drum"


Grupo: Linda Rostand
Canción: Different Drums
Disco: Different Drum (1974)
Discográfica: Capitol



Grupo: Lemonheads
Canción: Different Drums (Single)
Disco: Different Drum (1991)
Discográfica: Atlantic


Dos formas de entender la canción compuesta en 1972 por Mike Nesmith. Si bien es cierto que la canción la popularizó Linda Rostand.

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum
Oh can't you tell by the way I run
Every time you make eyes at me
Wo-oh

You cry and moan and say it will work out
But honey child I've got my doubts
You can't see the forest for the trees

Oh don't get me wrong
It's not that I knock it
It's just that I am not in the market
For a boy who wants to love only me

Yes, and I ain't saying you ain't pretty
All I'm saying is I'm not ready
For any person place or thing
To try and pull the reins in on me

So good-bye I'll be leaving
I see no sense in this crying and grieving
We'll both live a lot longer
If you live without me

Oh don't get me wrong
It's not that I knock it
It's just that I am not in the market
For a boy who wants to love only me

Yes, and I ain't saying you ain't pretty
All I'm saying is I'm not ready
For any person place or thing
To try and pull the reins in on me

So good-bye I'll be leaving
I see no sense in this crying and grieving
We'll both live a lot longer
If you live without me

sábado, 24 de octubre de 2009

The Ramones "I wont´n let it happen"


Grupo: The Ramones
Canción: I wont´n let it happen
Disco: Mondo Bizarro (1992)
Discográfica: Radioactive
Estilo: Punk Rock



Got my socks baby said are new
The things she said, well, maybe they're true

But it's not gonna happen
I won't let it happen
Not again

Easy come, easy go, easily
But that's not how I want it to be

It's not gonna happen
I won't let it happen
Not again

Sitting all alone by the telephone
When are you coming home
Hey!

Easy come, easy go, easily
But that's not how I want it to be

And it's not gonna happen
I won't let it happen
Not again

The Muffs "Don´t waste another day"


Grupo: The Muffs
Canción: Don´t waste another day
Disco: The Muffs (1993) Primer Disco
Discográfica: Warner Bross
Estilo: Punk Rock



Why can't you see
It was never meant to be
All this time is all a waste to me

It's gone nowhere
I see it in your eyes
All the lies and compromise to me

I see you talking and I never hear a word you say
There's something inside telling me
Don't waste another day
Waste another day away

In all my life
I wanted someone who
Looked at me as if I were a queen

[Repeat Chorus 2x's]

Model Rockets "Daredevil Girl"


Grupo: Model Rockets
Canción: Daredevil Girl
Disco: Hi Lux (1984)
Discográfica: Lucky
Estilo: Power Pop

Una de la mejores canciones de este disco de debut de esta banda producido por Scott McCaughey (antiguo miembro de The Young Fresh Fellows)


viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009

AC-DC "TNT"·


Grupo: AC-DC
Canción: TNT
Disco: TNT (1975)
Discográfica: Albert Productions
Estilo: Aussie Rock




oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi

See me ride out of the sunset
On your colored TV screen
Out for all that I can get
If you know what I mean
Women to the left of me
Women to the right
Ain't got no gun
got no knife
Don't you start no fight

(Chorus)
Cos I'm
T.N.T.
I'm Dynamite
T.N.T.
And I'll win the fight
T.N.T.
I'm a power-load
T.N.T.
Watch me Explode

I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean
I'm a Wanted man
Public Enemy Number One
Understand
So lock up your daughter
And lock up your wife
Lock up your back door
And run for your life
The man is back in town
So don't you mess around

(Chorus)

(Guitar Solo)

T.N.T. oi oi oi
T.N.T. oi oi oi
T.N.T. oi oi oi
T.N.T. oi oi oi

T.N.T.
I'm Dynamite (oi oi oi)
T.N.T.
And I'll win the fight (oi oi oi)
T.N.T.
I'm a power-load (oi oi oi)
T.N.T.
Watch me explode

Los Flechazos "Tres Días"


Grupo: Los Flechazos
Canción: Tres Días
Disco: Preparados, listos ya! (1991)
Discográfica: DRO
Estilo: Pop Revival

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2009

Los Esqueletos "Radio 222" Ep.


Grupo: Los Esqueletos
Disco: Ep Radio 222 (1983)
Discográfica: Hispavox
Estilo: Mod Revival

Añado en este post el único disco editado de esta banda madrileña de primeros de los 80. Su estilo está cerca del mod revival de finales de los 70, que en España llegó a principios de los 80. Bandas como Los Escándalos, Opera Pop, Los Elegantes, Brighton 64, Telegrama, La Banda del Tren o Garage son algunos de los representantes de este estilo en España.

Canción: Radio 222


Canción: Intrusos en mi jardín


Canción: Sólo necesito un poco de diversión

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2009

The Killer Barbies "Love Killer"


Grupo: The Killer Barbies
Canción: Love Killer
Disco: Dressed to Kiss (1995) Primer Disco
Discográfica: Subterfuge
Estilo: Punk Rock

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Julian Cope "World shut your mouth"

ESCUCHA ESPECIALMENTE RECOMENDADA



Grupo: Julian Cope
Canción: World shut your mouth
Disco: Saint Julian (1987) Cuarto disco
Discográfica: Island
Estilo: Pop- Rock Alternativo

Este compositor e interprete Galés lleva desde 1984 publicando discos en solitario. Esta es una de sus canciones más conocidas. En 1978 forma parte de la banda "The Teardrop Explodes". Sin duda estamos ante uno de los genios musicales de nuestro tiempo, que por desgracia pasan desapercibidos para el gran público.



She's flying in the face of fashion now
Seems to have a will of her own
She's flying in the face of fashion, yeah
Seems to have it all chromed
The time was going, so frequently
She said if I try harder again
She's flying in the face of fashion now
Sells the world annually to a friend

She's singin' world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

She always used to live so secretly
I'd be seen in the avenue sound
And taking on the role of the four winds now
Having tea there out in the crowd
She's flying in the face of fashion, yeah
Seems to have a will of her own
In lieu of what you're saying so frequently
She seems to have it all adds up

She's singin': world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth (fade)

martes, 20 de octubre de 2009

Derribos Arias "Branquias bajo el agua"


Grupo: Derribos Arias
Canción: Branquias bajo el agua
Disco: Branquias Bajo el agua EP (1982)
Discográfica: GASA
Estilo: No me atrevo a clasificar a esta banda





branquias bajo el agua es el baile de actualidad
branquias bajo el agua, ideales go-gós
siente la tentación de arrojarte de una vez en mi pecera
¡cielos! los peces asustados..

algas cianofíceas
algas verdeazuladas
"branquiando" entre las algas
danzando entre las algas

inmersión en la pecera
inmersión en mi pecera
inmersión en tu pecera
¡listos..! para la inmersión

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

Celibate Rifles "Ice Blue"


Grupo: Celibates Rifles
Canción: Ice Blue
Disco: Sideroxylon (1983) Primer disco
Discográfica: Hot
Estilo: Nuevo Rock Americano (Hecho en Australia)




Give me something to believe in, a reason to try
Teach me how to live, 'cos I know to die
Opalescent eyes on my kitchen floor
Took too much now, she don't have to take anymore
Was she going to or coming from
Drowning in the river where the red rose runs
Was it in her background in her home
Was lonely with smack better than being alone

A modern sacrifice, oh how romantic
She's always telling me, my life's so tragic

She don't come around my back door
Don't come around here like she used to before
Ice blue fingers on my window pane
Tell me that I won't see her again
She'd laugh and say I wonder what it's like to die
She says there's no love here, don't ask me why
I Can't find a reason for the things I do
It's so boring for me, is it boring for you?

A modern sacrifice, oh how romantic
She's always telling me, my life's so tragic

Van Morrison. Dedicado a Andrés Montes



Grupo: Van Morrison
Canción: Domino
Disco: It´s too late to stop now ... (1974)
Discográfica: Mercury

Durante los cinco de meses de vida de este blog sólo he hecho referencia a la actualidad cuando España fue campeona de Europa de baloncesto. Hoy voy a hacer otra excepción, poniendo esta canción, una de las favoritas de uno de los discos favoritos de Andrés Montes, el cual, como es sabido, fallleció el pasado viernes. No tenía ni idea de futbol (como yo) y de baloncesto andaba justo (para eso estaba Daimiel) pero reconozco que me partía con sus comentarios de madrugada viendo la NBA.
Parte del artículo entrevista que concedió a El Pais el 30 de agosto de 2006
Con fama de melómano, la recomendación que tiene más clara es la musical. It's too late to stop now, de Van Morrison. "Me impactó. Hay quien dice que es el mejor directo de la historia, es del 74 de la gira que hizo por Estados Unidos. Todos los temas son buenísimos, Gloria, Domino, o Caravan. Lo tenía en vinilo y hace 30 años me ofrecieron 3.000 pesetas, ahora seguro que valdría un dineral. Es una obra cumbre".


HASTA SIEMPRE

sábado, 17 de octubre de 2009

The Stooges: "I wanna be your dog" Paralisis Permanente: "Quiero ser tu perro"


Grupo: The Stooges
Canción: I wanna be your dog
Disco: The Stooges (1969)
Discográfica: Elektra
Estilo: Proto Punk




So messed up I want you here
In my room I want you here
Now we're gonna be Face-to-face
And I'll lay right down In my favorite place
And now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Well c'mon
Now I'm ready to close my eyes
And now I'm ready to close my mind
And now I'm ready to feel your hand
And lose my heart on the burning sands
And now I wanna be your dog
And now I wenna be your dog
Now I wanna be your dog
Well c'mon



Grupo: Paralisis Permanente
Canción: Quiero ser tu perro
Disco: El Acto (1982)
Discográfica: DRO
Estilo: Punk




Estoy muy solo te quiero aqui
tirado en el suelo, te quiero aqui
verte cara a cara, mirarte bien
verte cara a cara pegandome
Ahora quiero ser tu perro
tumbado en mi cama te quiero aqui
sola en mi cuarto, te quiero aqui
ahora quiero ser tu esclavo
tenerte cerca y hacerte daño
Ahora quiero ser tu perro

The Alarm "Where were you hiding when the storm broke?"


Grupo: The Alarm
Canción: Where were you hiding when the storm broke?
Disco: Declaration (1984) primer disco
Discográfica: IRS
Estilo: Pop-Rock Alternativo




Born into a war and peace
Forced to choose between a right and wrong
Each man kills the thing he loves
For better or for worse
Face to face with a ragged truth
Mixed up and torn in two
And turned your back on the only thing
That could save you from yourself

Where were you hiding
When the storm broke
When the rain began to fall
When the thunder and the lightning struck
And the rain and the four winds did howl

After all time building up
Comes inevitable knocking down
(one by one )
Comes receivers liars gamblers
Pick pocket entourage
(two by two)
Selling out is a cardinal sin
Sinning with a safety net (three by three)
They say that all things come in threes
Here comes the third degree

Where were you hiding
When the storm broke
When the rain began to fall
When the thunder and the lightning struck
And the rain and the four winds did howl

All cards are marked
And all fates will collide
The truth is the truth
Or the truth is surely a lie
Get back in your shelter
If you can't come down off the fence
And one more question
Where were you?
Where were you?

Where were you hiding
When the storm broke
When the rain began to fall
When the thunder and the lightning struck
And the four winds did howl
Where were you hiding
When the storm broke
When the rain began to fall
Where were you hiding
When the storm broke
When the rain began to fall
Where were you hiding

Four
Winds
Howl

viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

Teenage Fanclub, The Shazam "The Concept"


Grupo: Teenage Fanclub
Canción: The Concept
Disco: Bandwagonesque (1991) Segundo disco
Discográfica: DGC
Estilo: Indie Pop




Grupo: The Shazam
Canción: The Concept
Disco: What a Concept!: Tribute to Teenage Fanclub (2004)
Discográfica: Not Lame
Estilo: Indie pop


She wears denim wherever she goes
Says she's gonna get some records by the status quo
Still she won't be forced against her will
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...
Says she don't do drugs but she does the pill
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
Says she likes the group 'cause we pull in the slack
Says she likes my hair 'cause it's down my back
When she's at the gig she takes her car
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...
And she drive us home if it is in a bar
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...
(Instrumental)
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
Aaaah... Aaaah... AaaahI didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
(Pause)

Los Mendrugos "El ritmo de la pelea"

Grupo: Los Mendrugos
Canción: El ritmo de la Pelea
Discográfica: La fabrica magnética (tal y como se indica en el comentario)
Estilo: Crueldad melódica


Como es la entrada 300 de mi blog, me quiero permitir el lujo de poner a unos amigos, pero amigos de verdad, de los de tomar copas y eso. Juanjo, Juanfra, Carlos y Rubén, fueron Los Mendrugos, una banda de rock de Cartagena de los años 90. Espero que os guste y si no ponerme de vuelta y media por mendrugo.


jueves, 15 de octubre de 2009

The Clash "Spanish Bombs"


Grupo: The Clash
Canción: Spanish Bomb
Disco: London Calling
Discográfica: EPIC
Estilo: punk rock pero del bueno



Spanish songs in Andalucia,
the shooting sites in the days of ’39.
Oh, please leave, the VENTANA open.
Federico Lorca is dead and gone:
bullet holes in the cemetery walls,
the black cars of the Guardia Civil.
Spanish bombs on the Costa Rica -
I’m flying on in a DC-10 tonight.

Spanish bombs; yo te quiero infinito.
Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón.
Spanish bombs; yo te quiero infinito.
Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón.

Spanish weeks in my disco casino;
the freedom fighters died upon the hill.
They sang the red flag,
they wore the black one -
but after they died, it was Mockingbird Hill.
Back home, the buses went up in flashes,
the Irish tomb was drenched in blood.
Spanish bombs shatter the hotels.
My señorita’s rose was nipped in the bud.

Spanish bombs; yo te quiero infinito.
Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón.
Spanish bombs; yo te quiero infinito.
Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón.

The hillsides ring with “free the people” -
or can I hear the echo from the days of ’39
with trenches full of poets,
the ragged army, fixing bayonets to fight the other line?
Spanish bombs rock the province;
I’m hearing music from another time.
Spanish bombs on the Costa Brava;
I’m flying in on a DC-10 tonight.

Spanish bombs; yo te quiero infinito.
Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón.
Spanish bombs; yo te quiero infinito.
Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón,
oh mi corazón,
oh mi corazón.

Spanish songs in Andalucia:
mandolina, oh mi corazón.
Spanish songs in Granada, oh mi corazón,
oh mi corazón,
oh mi corazón,
oh mi corazón.

miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2009

The Raspberries "I wanna be with you"


Grupo: The Raspberries
Canción: I wanna be with you
Disco: Fresh (1972)
Discográfica: Capitol
Estilo: Power Pop

Una de las bandas pioneras del power pop. Activos de 1970 a 1975. Su lider Eric Carmen tuvo una brillante carrera en solitario.

Devo "Whip It"


Grupo: Devo
Canción: Whip It
Disco: Freedom of Choice (1980)
Discográfica: Warner Bros.
Estilo: Dance Rock

Unos clásicos, unos pioneros. La banda se creó en 1972 en Akron (Ohio) y estuvo en activo hasta 1991. Su estilo cerca del tecno, la música de baile, pero siempre dentro del rock. Influencias de Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Tangenine Dream y Brian Eno. A su vez varias bandas se vieron influencias por Devo, sin ir más lejos: Aviadro Dro.




crack that whip
give the past the slip
step on a crack
break your momma's back
when a problem comes along
you must whip it
before the cream sits out too long
you must whip it
when something's going wrong
you must whip it

now whip it
into shape
shape it up
get straight
go forward
move ahead
try to detect it
it's not too late
to whip it
whip it good

when a good time turns around
you must whip it
you will never live it down
unless you whip it
no one gets away
until they whip it

i say whip it
whip it good
i say whip it
whip it good

crack that whip
give the past the slip
step on a crack
break your momma's back
when a problem comes along
you must whip it
before the cream sits out too long
you must whip it
when something's going wrong
you must whip it

now whip it
into shape
shape it up
get straight
go forward
move ahead
try to detect it
it's not too late
to whip it
into shape
shape it up
get straight
go forward
move ahead
try to detect it
it's not too late
to whip it
whip it good

martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

The Drums "Let´s go Surfing"


Grupo: The Drums
Canción: Let´s Go Surfing
Disco: The Drums EP (2009)
Estilo: Post Punk



Con este nombre tan poco original se presenta esta banda de Brooklyn (Nueva York) a los cuales la crítica no deja de elogiarles. Lo cierto es que son buenos y divertidos, pero estando The Pain of Being Pure at Heart, dudo mucho que sean el mejor disco del año.


domingo, 11 de octubre de 2009

Los Pistones "El Parque"


Band: Los Pistones
Song: El Parque
Album: Primeros Tiempos
Label: Twins
Style: Pop Nueva Ola Española

Los Pistones no fueron una de las grandes bandas de la llamada "movida", si bien llegaron a tener algún pequeño éxito casualmente con sus peores canciones. Esta es una de las canciones perdidas de esta gente. Sin ser una fenomenal canción (tampoco es mala), refleja el espíritu de aquellos años: canciones divertidas y directas.