domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

Orange Juice "Dying Day"



Grupo/Interprete:  Orange Juice
Canción:  Dying Day
Disco: You can't hide your love forever (1982)
Estilo: Indie Pop

Afortunadamente en los años 80 se hicieron canciones como esta.





Somebody is whispering
Tongues are a-twisting
My eyes are glistening
Say hello to your débutante
And say bye-bye to true love

I heard your bugle playing
The sweetest music to my eyes
I'm not afraid to say it
I'm close to tears

We'll run away
And I'll always believe
Until my dying day
My dying day

I say I'm not sorry
To cast you off, discourteously
When you talk so realistically
The thrill of love
Has gone for me

I heard your bugle playing
The sweetest music to my eyes
I'm not afraid to say it
I'm close to tears

We'll run away
And I'll always believe
Until my dying day
My dying day

sábado, 1 de octubre de 2011

Husker Dü "Makes no sense at all"




Grupo/Interprete: Husker Dü
Canción: Makes no sense at all
Disco: Flip your wig (1985)
Estilo: Noise Rock.



Walking around with your head in the clouds
Makes no sense at all
Sell yourself short, but you're walking so tall
Makes no sense at all
Is it important? You're yelling so loud
Makes no sense at all
Walking around with your head in the clouds
Makes no sense at all
Makes no difference at all

I don't know why you want to tell me
When I'm right or when you're wrong
It's the same thing, in your mind, the only time
I'm right is when I play along

You concern yourself with evidence
It's evident to me
Well you say you've got the tiger by the tail
But I don't see these things that way

domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

Wilco "Born alone"




Grupo/Interprete: Wilco
Canción: Born Alone
Disco: The whole love
Estilo: Rock alternatico, indie rock.


Esta canción se encuentra en el último disco de Wilco. La pregunta es: ¿Está agotado el proyecto musical Wilco? Quizás no, pero empieza a dar síntomas de eso. No quiero decir que el disco sea malo, sólo que a ciertas bandas se le exige más por su calidad y trayectoria. Otra cosa es el negocio y es que parece que si no tienes disco nuevo no merece la pena hacer conciertos ... creo que me estoy metiendo en un tema complicado que además no es objeto de este blog.



sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2011

R.E.M "Harborcoat"




Grupo/Interprete: R.E.M
Canción: Harborcoat
Disco: Reckoning (1984)
Estilo: Rock Alternativo.

Pues bien. Esta semana la banda de Rock alternativo R.E.M ha anunciado su disolución, esto ha sido hasta noticia en los Telediarios y precisamente eso es lo que me llama la atención: que R.E.M lleve más de veinte años siendo una banda de Rock de lo más popular y conocida, con todos sus singles en las radio formulas y sin embargo se les siga llamando "alternativos".
Según mi opinión R.E.M fue una de las mejores bandas de los años 80 y de esos años vienen sus mejores canciones. quizá el último disco de R.E.M que merezca la pena como tal sea Out of time (1991), a partir de ese disco sólo algunas canciones se pueden salvar y hubo mucho marketing, promoción y canciones de relleno.
Que R.E.M se separen no es una mala noticia, es algo lógico, pero debería haberse producido diez o quince años antes.
R.E.M tiene muchas grandes canciones y para mi esta es la mejor.



jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2011

Belle and Sebastian "Get me away from here, I'm dying"



Grupo/Interprete: Belle and Sebastian
Canción: Get me away from here, I'm dying
Disco: If you're feeling sinister (1996)
Estilo: Indie Pop.

Con esta canción comienza el primer disco de Belle and Sebastian, de eso hace ya quince años.







Ooh! Get me away from here I'm dying Play me a song to set me free Nobody writes them like they used to So it may as well be me Here on my own now after hours Here on my own now on a bus Think of it this way You could either be successful or be us With our winning smiles, and us With our catchy tunes and words Now we're photogenic You know, we don't stand a chance Oh, I'll settle down with some old story About a boy who's just like me Thought there was love in everything and everyone You're so naive! They always reach a sorry ending They always get it in the end Still it was worth it as I turned the pages solemnly, and then With a winning smile, the poor boy With naivety succeeds At the final moment, I cried I always cry at endings Oh, that wasn't what I meant to say at all From where I'm sitting, rain Falling against the lonely tenement Has set my mind to wander Into the windows of my lovers They never know unless I write "This is no declaration, I just thought I'd let you know goodbye" Said the hero in the story "It is mightier than swords I could kill you sure But I could only make you cry with these words"

miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011

Clap your hands say yeah "Maniac"



Grupo/Interprete: Clap your hands say yeah
Canción: Maniac
Disco: Hysterical
Estilo: Indie pop

Una de nuestras bandas indies favoritas, junto con The Drums y The pain of being pure at heart, va a sacar un nuevo disco el próximo 20 de septiembre. El disco se va a llamar Hysterical y por lo que he leído será bastante mejor que el segundo, con más vitalidad y optimismo. Maniac es el adelanto del disco, una canción brillante en sus dos acepciones como adjetivo, la canción brilla y desde luego es sobresaliente.





lunes, 22 de agosto de 2011

Adrian Borland "Summer wheels"



Grupo/Interprete: Adrian Borland
Canción: Summer wheels
Disco: Harmony and destruction (2002)
Estilo: Rock alternativo

Adrian Borlan fue el líder de The Sound, una gran banda de los años 80. Tras la disolución de The Sound, inició una carrera en solitario, publicando cinco discos hasta su muerte en 1999. "Harmony and destruction" es su disco póstumo, en el cual estaba trabajando cuando decidió poner fin a su vida un 26 de abril.


The Candyskins "Black and Blue"



Grupo/Interprete: The Candyskins
Canción: Black Blue
Disco: Space I'm In (1991)
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo, Power pop

The Candyskins es una de las muchas bandas con la suerte esquiva. Son ingleses y estuvieron en activo durante la década de los 90, donde publicaron tres discos muy buenos. La canción "Black and blue", se encuentra en el primer de los discos publicados, "Space I'm in" (1991) y cualquiera de las once canciones restantes es igual de buena.




miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011

Tacones "Dificil"



Grupo/Interprete: Tacones
Canción: Dificil
Disco: requien final (1981)
Estilo: pop, new wave.


Gracial al fenomenal y recomendable blog Sangre Española (http://sangrespanola.wordpress.com) he podido volver a escuchar esta canción casi treinta años después. Tacones es uno de los muchos grupos de finales de los 70 o principios de los 80 que fueron masacrados musicalmente por las discográficas con sonidos muy lejanos a la esencia de las bandas. Quizá esta canción sea la única excepción.
Como dato para confirmar lo anterior la producción del disco fue de Tino Casal y hubieron arreglos de Luís Cobos y Teddy Bautista.


Moby "We are all made of stars"



Grupo/Interprete: Moby
Canción: We are all made of stars
Disco: 18 (2002)
Estilo: Alternativo, Tecno Ambient

Este fin de semana tendré la oportunidad de ver a este genio de la música y es que el festival Electromar 2011 se hace a 150 metros de donde vivo.



Growing in numbers
Growing in speed
Can't fight the future
Can't fight what I see

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
'Cause we are all made of stars

Efforts of lovers
Left in my mind
I sing in the reaches
We'll see what we find

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
'Cause we are all made of stars

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
'Cause we are all made of stars

Slow slow slow, come come
Someone come come come
Even love is goin' 'round
You can't ignore what is goin' 'round

Slowly rebuilding
I feel it in me
Growing in numbers
Growing in peace

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
'Cause we are all made of stars

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
'Cause we are all made of stars

People they come together
(People they come together)
People they fall apart
(People they fall apart)
No one can stop us now
(No one can stop us now)
'Cause we are all made of stars
(We are all made of stars)

We are all made of stars
People they come together
We are all made of stars
(People they fall apart)
We are all made of stars
(No one can stop us now)
'Cause we are all made of stars
(We are all made of stars)

viernes, 27 de mayo de 2011

A.C Newman "There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve"



Grupo/Interprete: A.C Newman
Canción: There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve
Disco: Get Guilty
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo, Indie Pop

A.C Newman fue miembro de Zumpano y en la actaulidad lo es de The New Pornographers, lo que de momento no le impide mantener una carrera discofráfica en solitario. Esta canción es de su segundo disco



there are maybe ten or twelve
things i could teach you
after that, well i think you're on your own
that wasn't their opening line
that was the tenth or the twelfth
make of that what you will
make of that what you will

once there was a haunted loop
of your deep fallen tears
forehead resting on a record shelf
amid moving boxes stacked
i'm still waiting for the right words
make of that what you will
make of that what you will

and the eyes they were
a color i can't remember
which says more than the first two verses
and it is the devil you know
that will slam the door harder
make of that what you will
make of that what you will
make of that what you will
make of that what you will

sábado, 21 de mayo de 2011

Super Deluxe "What´s up with me"



Grupo/Interprete: Super Deluxe
Canción: What´s up with me
Disco: Via Satellite (1997)
Estilo: Power Pop






what's up with me
would you believe
i'm not exactly what i'm supposed to be
a grand cliche on holiday
from what i read i guess a dead giveaway
a reluctant dilettante
with no favorite work of art
or beloved poem that i wrote in rome or somewhere
i get every lesson a la carte
and a purple heart starved for air
je parle francais while i'm away
though i never have a thing to say
what's up with me complatency
far too obvious for you to agree
an idiot savant wondering if he's dumb or smart
struck by cupid's arrow
or a poison dart filled with fear and how
everything might fall apart
ending at the start insincere
what's up with me
born a scorpio
my deviations on display
well i feel all wrong though i'm a-okay (so they say...)
i know better than to act this way
hell i put you on touche
what's up with me

champs elysee
suddenly she's there
telling me that i'm to blame
je suis content
getting what i want
though i whisper the wrong name
au revoir
no small faux pas
thinking of you

sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011

Magnapop "Lay it down"



Grupo/Interprete: Magnapop
Canción: Lay it down
Disco: Hot Boxing (1994)
Estilo: Indie Rock, Punk Pop



A sense of worth
A sense of same
A sense of what is in your name
Of what it means to let you down
And pretend when you're around

Lay it down for the last time
And then turn away
Lay it down for the last time
Surely show your rage

I'm sorry doesn't matter
And it makes you mad
And if it always stays the same
Then you'll never see it
I'm sorry doesn't help it
And it turns you away
You know there's something there
And it's tearing away at

The part that kills your faith
The part that kills your faith

A sense of worth
A sense of same
A sense of what is in your name
Of what it means to let you down
And pretend when you're around

Lay it down for the last time
And then turn away
Lay it down for the last time
Surely show your rage
Lay it down for the last time
And then turn away
Lay it down

I'm sorry doesn't matter
And it makes you mad
And if it always stays the same
Then you never see it
I'm sorry doesn't help it
And it turns you away
You know there's something there
And it's tearing away at

The part that kills your faith
The part that kills your faith

A sense of worth
A sense of same
A sense of what is in your name
Of what it means to let you down
And pretend when you're around

Lay it down for the last time
And then turn away
Lay it down for the last time
Surely show your rage

Lay it down for the last time
And then turn away
Lay it down for the last time
Surely show your rage
Lay it down for the last time
And then turn away
Lay it down

Astrid "Plastic Skull"

ESCUCHA ESPECIALMENTE RECOMENDADA




Grupo/Interprete: Astrid
Canción: Plastic Skull
Disco: Strange Weather Lately (1999)
Estilo: Indie Rock.


domingo, 1 de mayo de 2011

The Mockers "Mary Alice"



 "Somewhere Between Mocksville and Harmony"(1995), fue el primer disco de esta banda estadounidense de power pop muy vinculada con España, Tony Leventhal y Seth Gordon se conocieron de niños en un colegio en Estepona.




I was walking down the street one day
Thinking 'bout the things I'd like to say
But it doesn't matter-it's okay
She never listens anyway

CHORUS
Who can it be, who can it be
Who can it be who's calling me?
Mary Alice, please won't you tell us
What is going on inside your head
I know I need you and don't believe you
When you say get someone else instead

I saw a person in my mind
The girl I thought I'd never find
But when I found her she was more
Than I had ever bargained for

CHORUS

When I saw you , I knew it must be true
That I would do anything you want me to

CHORUS

Kisses "Bermuda"


El duo angelino Kisses publicó el pasado año su primer disco "The heart of nightlife", indie pop electrónico que te traslada a los años 80 y que recuerda a los grandes de este género: Depeche Mode

Carey Ott "I Wouldn't Do That to You"


Carey Ott es un cantautor chicaguense que a mediados de los 90 lideró, con muy poca fortuna, una banda llamada Torben Floor. Años después, ya en solitario, ha publicado dos discos. Lucid Dream es su disco publicado en 2006. Indie Pop, con el sello personal del autor y la influencia del Country Rock que cualquier nortemericano lleva en las venas.

Como dato curioso la canción de este disco "Am I just one" ha salido en la serie "Anatomía de grey".




Looking at the soft skin of yesterday's light fall upon you
Rising up off the pillowy haze that we gaze through
It's the song that I sing because I have to
I make a choice to raise my voice but you're hard to refuse

I wouldn't do that to you
I wouldn't do that to you
I couldn't drag it out
You couldn't settle me down
I wouldn't do that to you

Peel off the yellowing pages of memories in black and white
When love was just a sweet idea we could lie beside
And it's a price that we pay because we want to
But it's worse to see the hurt when she's so much to lose

I wouldn't do that to you
I wouldn't do that to you
I couldn't drag it out
You couldn't settle me down
I wouldn't do that to you

(To you, to you)

Trying on the tough skin of Saturday night falls around you
I'm thinking of the billowing blaze that surrounded you
Now it's the song that you sing because you have to, not 'cause you want to
And it's the hardest thing to choose when there's so much to lose

I wouldn't do that to you
I wouldn't do that to you (no)
I couldn't drag it out
You couldn't settle me down
I wouldn't do that to you

viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

Pavement "Spit on a stranger"


Grupo/Interprete: Pavement
Canción: Spit on a stranger
Disco: Terror twilight
Estilo: Noise Pop, Lo-Fi.




However you feel,
whatever it takes,
whenever it's real,
whatever awaits,
whatever you need,
however so slight,
whenever it's real,
whenever it's right.

I've been thinking long and hard about the things you said to me,
like a bitter stranger,
and now I see the long, the short, the middle and what's inbetween,
I could spit on a stranger,
(pour/pull me out)
you're a bitter stranger.
(pour me out)

Whatever you feel,
whatever it takes,
whenever it's real,
whatever awaits me,
whatever you need,
however so slight,
whenever it leads,
whenever it's right.

Honey I'm a prize and you're a catch
and we're a perfect match,
like two bitter strangers,
and now I see the long,
the short of it and I can make it last,
I could spit on a stranger,
(pour me out)
you're a bitter stranger,
(pour me out)
I could spit on a stranger,
(pour me out)
you're a bitter stranger.
(pour me out)

I see the sunshine in your eyes,
I'll try the things you'll never try,
I'll be the one that leaves

viernes, 22 de abril de 2011

Creedence Clearwater Revival "Fortunate Song"







Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they're red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no Senator's son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh
But when the tax men come to the door
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no military son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate son, no, no


martes, 19 de abril de 2011

Pele "Sly Times"


Banda británica seguidora del deporte llamado Soccer y de una de sus grandes referencias: Edson Arantes do Nascimento "Pele". La canción es como la de querida Milagros de "El Último de la fila". Por cierto NUNCA se pondrá en este blog canción de esa gente, para eso ya están los bares que ponen al tio ese que se llama Fito y su ... .


Ahora que corren malos tiempos, ... Cuando fuimos los mejores. Loquillo




sábado, 16 de abril de 2011

Guided By Voices "Glad Girls"


Guided by Voices es una banda de Ohio, formada en 1985, que sigue activa en la actualidad. Desde 1987 llevan publicados veintidos discos. Esta canción se encuentra en Isolation Drills, disco de 2001




Hey hey, glad girls only want to get you high
And they're alright

There will be no coronation
There will be no flowers flowing in the light
That passes though me now
In the light that passes through me

Hey hey, glad girls only want to get you high
And they're alright

There will be no graduation
There will be no trumpets blowing in the light
That passes through me now
In the light that passes through me

With the sinking of the sun I've come to greet you
Clean your hands and go to sleep
Confess the dreams
Of good and bad men all around
Some are lost and some have found
The light that passes though me now
Yeah the light that passes through me

Hey hey, glad girls...