domingo, 31 de octubre de 2010

Shonen Knife "Twist Barbie"



Grupo/Interprete: Shonen Knife
Canción: Twist Barbie
Disco: Let´s Knife
Estilo: Power Pop, Punk Pop

Trio japonés femenino con descarada influencia de Los Ramones





sábado, 30 de octubre de 2010

The Posies "So Caroline"


Grupo/Interprete: The Posies
Canción: So Caroline
Disco: Blood Candy (2010)
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo, Indie Rock

Otros que vuelven a publicar un album de estudio tras cinco años de inactividad y en este caso también ha merecido la pena la espera. Para mi gusto uno de los mejores discos de la banda desde "Amazing Disgrace".
Hace algunos post hablaba de 1980 como un gran año para la música con grandes discos, pues bien, dentro de unos años se hablara de 2010 como un gran año, de momento quedan dos meses para que acabe el año y la cosecha se puede calificar de excelente.




I can’t make another history choice
I don’t want to decide
I don’t want to get stuck where the yearbooks reside

So, Caroline
You’ll be the only friend of mine
Close enough to remain tethered and tied
So, Caroline
You’ll be the only friend of mine

I keep dreaming of a map of the world
I keep searching the sky
I keep seeing the traffic signals passing me by

So, Caroline
You’ll be the only friend of mine
Close enough to remain tethered and tied
Ain’t it so, Caroline?
You’ll be the only friend of mine

And with friends like you who needs anyone else?
With friends like you...

Took a second glance like a fighting chance when I heard your name
Such a singular favor to return then begin again

So, Caroline -You’ll be the only friend of mine
Close enough to remain tethered and tied
So, Caroline -You’ll be the only friend of mine

Ain’t it so, Caroline?
You’ll be the only friend of mine
Close enough to remain tethered and tied
Ain’t it so Caroline?
You’ll be the only friend of mine

viernes, 29 de octubre de 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers y la versión de The Relatives "American Girl"


Grupo/Interprete: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Canción: American Girl
Disco: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Estilo: Rock´n´roll




Grupo/Interprete: The Relatives
Canción: American Girl
Disco: Dirty Little Secrets (2004)
Estilo: Rock´n´roll

Hay ocasiones que la versión no aporta absolutamente nada




Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin'
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die tryin'
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

Well it was kind of cold that night,
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,
Out on 441 like waves crashin' on the beach
And for one desperate moment
There he crept back in her memory
God it's so painful when something that's so close
Is still so far out of reach

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

sábado, 23 de octubre de 2010

The Go Betweens "Quiet Heart"


Grupo/Interprete: The Go Betweeens
Canción: Quiet Heart
Disco: 16 Lovers Lane (1988)
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo.


A estas alturas no es ningún secreto que la banda de Brisbane es una de mis favoritas y "16 Lovers Lane" es, posiblemente, uno de los mejores discos, y esta canción es COJONUDA.



The heater's on
The windows are thin
I'm trying hard
To keep this warmth in
I turn to her
She's sound asleep

Someplace I don't know
Doesn't matter how far you come
You've always got further to go

Chorus
I tried to tell you
I can only say it when were apart
About this storm inside of me
And how I miss your quiet, quiet heart.

Two hours on
My eyes are open
There's bad blood between us
What did I say
That made you cry?
Our dream won't die
Doesn't matter how far you come
You've always got further to go.


Chorus

What is that light?
that small red light ...
Scorpio rising
Doesn't matter how far you come
You've always got further to go

Chorus

martes, 12 de octubre de 2010

lunes, 11 de octubre de 2010

Dinosaur JR "Get me"


Grupo/Interprete: Dinosaur Junior
Canción: Get me
Disco: Where you been (1993)
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop.



I don't see you, I won't call you
I don't know enough to stall you
Is it me, or is it all you?
Guess, it's on and on
On a day, maybe I'd show you
But it's the least of all I go through
But the thing is I don't know you
And it's on and on

Trembling words Don't make my eyes close
And if anyone then you'd know
I can't find out 'cause it won't show
And it's on and on
Every dream is shot by daylight
And I pray that maybe you're right
But if you don't, maybe I might
'Cause it's on and on

When it takes too long I lose it
I'll just hang while you abuse it
If you knew then why'd you choose it
'Cause it's on and on
You're not gonna get me through this are you
You're not gonna get me through this are you

Anytime I'm there to show you
But if it takes too long I know you
Out the door just leavin' me screwed
And it's on and on
Everytime I try to fight it
It's so hard to seem excited
And if you don't turn then I'll bite it
And it's on and on
You're not gonna get me through this are you
You're not gonna get me through this are you

I don't see you, I won't call you
I don't know enough to stall you
Is it me, or is it all you?
Yes, it's on and on
Every dream is shot by daylight
And I pray maybe that you're right
But if you don't maybe I might
Cause it's on and on

domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010

The Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"


Grupo/Interprete: The Cult
Canción: She Sells Sanctuary
Disco: Love (1985)
Estilo: Pop Rock, Rock Gótico, Neo Psicodelia




Oh, the heads that turn
Make my back burn
And those heads that turn
Make my back, make my back burn

The sparkle in your eyes
Keeps me alive
And the sparkle in your eyes
Keeps me alive, keeps me alive

The world
And the world turns around
The world and the world, yeah
The world drags me down

Oh, the heads that turn
Make my back burn
And those heads that turn
Make my back, make my back burn, yeah

Yeah-hey...

The fire in your eyes
Keeps me alive
And the fire in your eyes
Keeps me alive
I'm sure in her you'll find
The sanctuary
I'm sure in her you'll find
The sanctuary

And the world
The world turns around
And the world and the world
The world drags me down
And the world and the world and the world
The world turns around
And the world and the world and the world and the world
The world drags me down

Ah...

Hey-yeah...

And the world
And the world turns around
And the world and the world
Yeah, the world drags me down
And the world
Yeah, the world turns around
And the world and the world
The world drags me down

Sanctuary
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
Sanctuary

viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010

The Replacements "Color me impressed"



Grupo/Interprete: The Replacements
Canción: Colo me Inpressed
Disco: Hootenanny (1983)
Estilo: Punk, "Garage"

Canción brillante de esta banda, disuelta en 1991. Que grande Paul Westerberg.

sábado, 2 de octubre de 2010

The Killer Barbies "Downtown"



Grupo/Interprete: The Killer Barbies
Canción: Downtown


Versión de este clásco de Petula Clark por parte de la banda de Silvia Superstar, no está mal la versión pero le falta algo de fuerza y descaro.

Airbag "Territorio Dagger"



Grupo/Interprete: Airbag. Estepona, Málaga, España
Canción: Territorio Dagger
Disco: ¿Quién mató a Airbag? (2005)
Estilo: Punk Rock, Power pop



Barenaked Ladies "Be my Toko Ono"


Grupo/Interprete: Barenaked Ladies. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1990-activa)
Canción: Be My Yoko Ono
Disco: Gordon (1992) Primer disco
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo



If there's someone you can live without,
then do so.
And if there's someone you can just shove out;
do so.

[Chorus]
You can be my Yoko Ono
You can follow me wherever I go
Be my, be my,
Be my Yoko Ono.

Isn't it beautiful to see two people so much in love?
Barenaked as two virgins hand in hand and hand and hand in glove.
Now that I'm far away it doesn't seem to me to be such a pain.
To have you hanging off my ankle like some kind of ball and chain.

[Chorus]

Oh no, here we go, our life is just one big pun.
Oh no, here we go as Yoko sings
Aieee!

I know that when I say this,
I may be stepping on pins and needles;
But I don't like all these people
slagging her for breaking up the Beatles.
(Don't blame it on Yokey)
if I was John and you were Yoko,
I would gladly give up musical genius,
just to have you as my very own, personal Venus.
(Hit it)