martes, 30 de marzo de 2010

Glen Phillips "Men just leave"


Grupo: Glen Phillips, Santa Barbara, CA, ex miembro de de Toad the Wet Sprocket, banda disuelta en 1998.
Canción: Men just leave
Disco: Abulum (2001)Primer disco en solitario
Estilo: pop Rock Alternativo



She came from Austin, Texas, she liked his custom van
And his pit bull Francis
Even when he took a chunk out of her hand
They liked to dance in the desert and screw in the sand
He said they'd always be together
But when her belly got big she never saw him again

One and one ends up to be three
Don't need to have love don't need to be sweet
When the air gets heavy and it's hard to breathe
The women get stuck, the men just leave

They were high school sweethearts from Portland, Maine
He was a writer's block poet
And though she'd never read a line she still had faith
They ended up in La Jolla, she sold Mary Kay
He dreamed about getting published
And when her belly got big he ran away

One and one ends up to be three
Don't need to have love don't need to be sweet
When the air gets heavy and it's hard to breathe
The women get stuck, the men just leave

There's a place in the desert where the men all meet
Park their vans in the shade
Talk about Kerouac and the works of the Beats
Let their dogs play together, they drink beer and they sing
They've all got a secret treasure
The wallet picture in their pocket
Of the kid they never see

Bowling for Soup "(ready or not) Omaha Nebraska


Grupo: Bowling for soup, Wichita Falls, TX, formado en 1994
Canción: (ready or not) Omaha Nebraska (Disco Recopilatorio)
Disco: Goes to the movies (2005)
Discográfica: Jive Records
Estilo: punk Pop





Somebody pinch me
Coz I cant beleive im here
This is somethin that i've dreamed of all my life
Dreamed of all my life

And I cant beleive
That it all comes down to this,
And this is something that i've waited for all my life,
Waited for my whole life

And now its 2 men on,
2 men gone, better up

(lets go)

Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska,
Coz here we come

 
Somebody pinch me
Coz I cant beleive im here
This is somethin that i've dreamed of all my life
Dreamed of all my life

And I cant beleive
That it all comes down to this,
And this is something that i've waited for all my life,
Waited for my whole life

And now its 3 and 2
Me and you, better off

(lets go)

Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska,
Coz here we come
Here we come
Here we come

(2,3,4)

Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Coz here we come

Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not
Omaha nebraska,
Coz here we come

Ready or not (doo doo dooo)
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not (doo doo dooo)
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Ready or not (doo doo dooo)
Omaha nebraska
Omaha nebraska
Coz here we come
Here we come
Here we come

domingo, 28 de marzo de 2010

Billy Pligrim "Get me out of here"


Grupo: Billy Pligrim
Canción: Get me out of here
Disco: Billy Pilgrim (1994)
Discográfica: Atlantic
Estilo: Folk Contemporaneo, Hard Acoustic




People live below me up above me to the sides
Even if I wanted to I got no place good to hide
Concrete is my color and commerce it's my pride

Get me out of here
No one should live like this
Get me out of here
From the subway's steamy kiss
Take me to the country and dip me in some bliss
Get me out of here'Cause I can't live like this

Alone along the crowded streets among the circus freaks
I saw Jezebel and Claribel and they were begging mister please
You can help me too I said and gave them my T.V.

Chorus

Cause I can't live like

My hands are twitching brain is frazzled
Carryin on in fits
I can't carry on in this frenzied state I'm in

The last time that I saw you, you were wearing a disguize
And hiding from some lawyers who were buzzing gray haired flies
Dried out bloodshot eyes have you forgotten how to cry

Chorus

Cause I can't live like
Out of here
Cause I can't live like
Out of here

viernes, 26 de marzo de 2010

Teenage Fanclub "Baby lee"


Grupo: Teenage Fanclub
Canción: Baby Lee
Disco: Shadows (2010)
Discográfica: Merge
Estilo: Power pop, indie pop.

Cinco años despues, la mejor banda de la historia de la musica, vuelve a publicar un disco.



The Legends "Something Good"


Grupo: The Legends, Banda sueca creada en 2003
Canción: Something Good
Disco: Public Radio (2005) Segundo disco
Discográfica: Labrador
Estilo: Indie Pop

Camera Obscura "Lets get out of this country"


Grupo: Camera Obscura (Escocia) Creado en 1996
Canción: Lets get out of this country
Disco: Lets get out of this country (2006) Cuarto disco.
Discográfica: Merge
Estilo: Indie Pop




Let’s get out of this country
I’ll admit I am bored with me
I drowned my sorrows and slept around
When not in body at least in mind
We’ll find a cathedral city
You can convince me I am pretty

We’ll pick berries and recline
Let’s hit the road dear friend of mine
Wave goodbye to our thankless jobs
We’ll drive for miles maybe never turn off
We’ll find a cathedral city you can be handsome I’ll be pretty

What does this city have to offer me
Everyone else thinks it’s the bee’s knees
What does this city have to offer me?
I just can’t see
I just can’t see

Let’s get out of this country
I have been so unhappy
Smell the Jasmine my head was turned
I feel like getting confessional
We’ll find a cathedral city you can convince me I am pretty

What does this city have to offer me
Everyone else thinks it’s the bee’s knees
What does this city have to offer me
I just can’t see
I just can’t see

domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

Green Day "Church on Sunday"


Grupo: Green Day
Canción: Church on sunday
Disco: Warning (2000)
Discográfica: Reprise Records (Time Warner Company)
Estilo: Punk rock (bajo sospecha)




Today is the first day of the rest
Of our lives
Tomorrow is too late to pretend
Everything's allright
I'm not getting any younger as long
As you don't get any older
I'm not going to state that yesterday never was

Bloodshot deadbeat and a lack of sleep
Making your mascara bleed
Tears down your face
Leaving traces of my mistakes

(When I say)
If I promise to go to church on Sunday
Will you go with me on Friday night?
If you live with me, I'll die for you
And this compromise

I hereby solemnly swear to tell
The whole truth
And nothing but the truth is what
I'll ever hear from you now
"Trust" is a dirty word that comes
Only from such a liar
But "respect" is something I will earn..
If you have faith

sábado, 20 de marzo de 2010

Alex Chilton, Big Star "Nobody´s Fool y Blue Moon"

Grupo: Alex Chilton, Big Star
Canción: Nobody´s Fool y Blue Moon
Disco: High Priest (1987) y 3rd (1975)
Discográfica: Rycodisk
Estilo: Power pop, pop rock alternativo

Willian Alexander Chilton, nacido el 28 de diciembre de 1950, fallecido el 17 de marzo de 2010












viernes, 19 de marzo de 2010

The Beatles y una version de Riddim "Here comes the sun"

Grupo: The Beatles, Riddim
Canción: Here comes the sun
Disco: Abbey Road; Disco Verde Tributo a The beatles












Hace unos dias con unos amigos tuve una conversacion interesante, entre un gintonic y otro conversabamos sobre que es una version y que es una adaptacion o tributo a una cancion pero no una version. Sostenian mis interlocutores que para hablar de version la cancion debe ser distinta en cuanto a tratamiento musical o letra, a mi me parecia que eso no es asi. En cualquier caso, aqui no hay duda, pues el tratamiento de Riddim es muy distinto al original. Ya iba siendo hora que pusiera una cancion de los padres de todo esto. Si bien es cierto que a The Beatles se les puede considerar asi, hace lustros que fueron superados por discipulos aventajados.


Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right
It's all right

martes, 16 de marzo de 2010

The Who " The dirty Jobs"



Grupo: The Who
Cancion: The Dirty Lobs
Disco: Quadrophenia (1973)
Discografica: MCA
Estilo: Mod, Rock and Roll



I am a man who looks after the pigs
Usually I get along OK.
I am man who reveals all he digs,
Should be more careful what I say.


I'm getting put down,
I'm getting pushed round,
I'm being beaten every day.
My life's fading,
But things are changing,
I'm not gonna sit and weep again.


I am man who drives a local bus
I take miners to work, but the pits all closed today.
It's easy to see that you are one of us.
Ain't it funny how we all seem to look the same?


We're getting put down etc.

My karma tells me
You've been screwed again.
If you let them do it to you
You've got yourself to blame.
It's you who feels the pain
It's you that feels ashamed.


I am a young man
I ain't done very much,
You men should remember how you used to fight.
Just like a child, I've been seeing only dreams,
I'm all mixed up but I know what's right.


I'm getting put down etc.

lunes, 15 de marzo de 2010

domingo, 14 de marzo de 2010

The Clash "We are The Clash"



Grupo: The Clash
Canción: We are the Clash
Disco: cut the crap (1985)
Discográfica: Epic
Estilo: Rock´n´roll, Punk, New Wave

Una de las bandas mas importantes de Rock, si bien Cut the crap, fue un autentico fiasco, pretendian volver a sus raices y consiguieron un disco que parecia una parodia a ellos mismos. Triste final para una gran banda.



Punk rockers, hip-hoppers
Brit poppers, show stoppers
Beboppers, hair droppers
Are you ready to sing?

Right wing, left wing
I want something
Easy to say
Bout what do you think

[Chorus:]
We ain't gonna be treated like trash
We got one thing
We are the Clash
What?
We are the Clash
It's like a patch
You can strike that match

[Verse:]
With my guitar now
The Cuban's last dance
I see them where they beatin' from
And the injuries stay

Beating on a drum
Did they tell them 'take it in'
Got the nervous sort of feelin'
Where the fat boy blew

[Chorus:]
We ain't gonna be treated like trash
We got one thing
We are the Clash
That's right
We are the Clash
It's like a patch
You can strike that match

[Verse:]
Home fires burnin'
In motorcycle city
The rockin' gods will choose
If I'm worthy to live (rock rock clash city rockers)
The first to next engine
In jail at forty-six
And there's no more between ya..
To imitate respect

[Chorus:]
We ain't gonna be treated like trash
We got one thing
We are the Clash
Don't take no shit
We are the Clash
Do ya hear me?
It's like a patch
You can strike that match

sábado, 13 de marzo de 2010

The Kinks "Get back in line"


Grupo: The Kinks
Canción: Get back in line
Disco: Lola vs. the powerman and the money-go round (1970)
Discográfica: Reprise
Estilo: Pop Rock

Banda londinense creada en 1963. Fundamentales, geniales.



Facing the world ain't easy when there isn't anything going
Standing at the corner waiting watching time go by
Will I go to work today or shall I bide my time
'Cos when I see that union man walking down the street
He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat
Then he walks up to me and the sun begins to shine
Then he walks right past and I know that I've got to get back in the line
Now I think of what my mamma told me
She always said that it would never ever work out
But all I want to do is make some money
And bring you home some wine
For I don't ever want you to see me
Standing in that line
'Cause that union man's got such a hold over me
He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat
Then he walks up to me and the sun begins to shine
Then he walks right past and I know that I've got to get back in the line

sábado, 6 de marzo de 2010

Manic Street Preachers "Motocycle Emptiness"


Grupo: Manic Street Preachers
Canción: Motocycle Emptiness
Disco: Generation Terrorist (1992)
Discográfica: Columbia
Estilo: Indie Rock



Culture sucks down words
Itemise loathing and feed yourself smiles
Organise your safe tribal war
Hurt maim kill and enslave the ghetto

Each day living out a lie
Life sold cheaply forever, ever, ever

Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness
Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness

Life lies a slow suicide
Orthodox dreams and symbolic myths
From feudal serf to spender
This wonderful world of purchase power

Just like lungs sucking on air
Survivals natural as sorrow, sorrow, sorrow

Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness
Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness

All we want from you are the kicks you've given us
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness
Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness

Drive away and it's the same
Everywhere death row, everyone's a victim
Your joys are counterfeit
This happiness corrupt political shit

Living life like a comatose
Ego loaded and swallow, swallow, swallow

Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness
Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness
Under neon loneliness motorcycle emptiness
Under neon loneliness everlasting nothingness

James "Hymn from a Village"


Grupo: James
Canción: Hymn from a village
Disco: James 2 (single de 1985)
Discográfica: Factory
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo, indie pop

Banda originaria de Manchester, formada en 1982 y disuelta en 2001, con regreso en 2008 con Hey Ma. Esta gente fue un referente en la segunda mitad de los 80 y primeros 90 con canciones ya posteadas aqui, esta misma y otras que iran cayendo con el tiempo. Pop rock elegante, sin caer en la pedanteria y una vocacion de realizar canciones "bailables".




This songs made up, made second rate
Cosmetic music, powderpuff
Pop tunes, false rhymes, all lightweight bluffs
Second-hand ideas, no soul, no hate
Wasn't mean to be
Built on complacency
The nightmares ride away
When you refuse to play
Oh go and read a book
It's so much more worth while
Being a song-smith crook
Study death in style
Death in style

This language used is all worn out
A walking corpse that won't play dead
Disease dragged on from bed to bed
Pay for your twist, paid for shout
Wasn't meant to be
Built on complacency
Open your eyes and see
That lie is not for we

Raise a rope and a knife
Cut it out - the lie
I don't want to decay
Take the short cut away
Oh go and read a book
It's so much more worthwhile
Being a song-smith crook
Study death in style
Study death in style

Heard you calling through the drumbeat
Answered with sticks and bones
Scream, shout, and dance about the campfire
You can hear the question, can you feel the reply?

Heard you calling through the drumbeat
Heard you calling through the drumbeat
Can you hear the question, feel the reply?
Can you hear the question, feel the reply?
Hymn from a village
The hymn from a village

The Jayhawks "I´m gonna make you love me"


Grupo: The Jayhawks
Canción: I´m gonna make you love
Disco: Smile (2000) Sexto disco
Discográfica: Universal Distribution
Estilo: Country Rock Alternativo




The world never ends
It's only the beginning
And we can't pretend
To discover it's meaning
We talked for hours at a time
Then I came to my senses
You're more than a friend
You're my perfect lover

I'll never be all you want me to
But that's all right

I'm gonna make you love me
I'm gonna dry your tears
And we're gonna stay together
For a million years

It's the least I can do
Just to make you my baby
No words could describe
Oh, pinch me I'm dreaming

Your hair's long and black
As it lays 'cross my pillow
When I stare in your eyes
I get lost in your glory

I'll never be all you want me to
But that's all right

I'm gonna make you love me
I'm gonna dry your tears
And we're gonna stay together
For a million years

When you were a little girl
Your great big world came tumbling down
So sad

Yeah, the river it bends
But it flows to the ocean
And baby here I am
I'm your sea of devotion

I'll never be all you want me to
But that's all right

I'm gonna make you love me
I'm gonna dry your tears
And we're gonna stay together
For a million years....