miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2012

Gin Blossoms "Follow you down"




Grupo: Gin Blossoms
Canción: Follow you down
Disco: Congratulation ... I´m Sorry (1996)
Discográfica: A&M
Estilo: Pop rock Americano (del norte evidentemente) power pop


Una de las mejores canciones de la banda de Arizona, que se encuentra en su tercer disco. La banda se disolvió después de la publicación de este disco y diez años después ha vuelto publicando dos discos en 2006 y 2010.







Did you see the sky
I think it means that we've been lost
Maybe one less time is all we need
I can't really help it if my tongue's all tied in knots
Jumping off a bridge, it's just the farthest that I've ever been
Anywhere you go, I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go, I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down, but not that far
I know we're headed somewhere, I can see how far we've come
But still I can't remember anything
Let's not do the wrong thing and I'll swear it might be fun
It's a long way down when all the knots we've tied have come undone
Anywhere you go, I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go, I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down, but not that far
How you gonna ever find your place
Running in an artificial pace
Are they gonna find us lying face down in the sand
So what the hell now, we've already been forever damned
Anywhere you go I'll follow you down...

viernes, 10 de agosto de 2012

Violent Femmes "Gone Daddy gone"




Grupo/Interprete: Violent Femmes
Canción: Gone daddy gone
Disco: Violent Femmes (1983)
Estilo:Post Punk, New Wave

Temazo de la banda de Gordon Gano que está en su primer disco y que el próximo año cumple 30 años.





Beautiful girl lovely dress
High school smiles oh yes
Beautiful girl lovely dress
Where she is now I can only guess
Cause it's gone daddy gone 
Your love is gone
Gone daddy gone 
The love is gone away
When I see you 
Eyes will turn blue
When I see you 
Thousand eyes turnin blue
Tell by the way you that you switch and walk
I can see by the way that you baby talk
I can know by the way you treat your man
I can love you baby til it's a cryin
Beatiful girl lovely dress
15 smiles oh yes
Beautiful girl lovely dress
Where she is now I can only guess

lunes, 6 de agosto de 2012

Mark Kleiner Power Trio "So good to see you"





Grupo/Interprete: Mark Kleiner Power Trio
Canción: So good to see you
Disco: Love Tonight (2002)
Estilo: Pop Rock, Power pop

Diez años se cumplen de la publicación del único disco des este trío de power pop de Vancouver. Rollo The New Pornographers y todo eso. Muy divertidos.



    

domingo, 5 de agosto de 2012

Suede "Beautiful Ones"




Grupo/Interprete: Suede
 Canción: Beautiful Ones
 Disco: Coming UP (1997)
 Estilo: Brit Pop, alternativo, Neo Glam

Suede o The London Suede (se llamaron también así para evitar confusiones con una banda de Rap de igual nombre) es una de las muchas bandas que se incluyeron en ese movimiento artificial creado por la prensa musical británica llamado Brit Pop. 
Ya vimos, hace unos  días en la Ceremonia inaugural de los JJOO de Londres 2012, lo importante que es para los británicos la música pop y rock. Y es que durante muchos años, el pop y el Rock ha supuesto para Gran Bretaña una importante fuente de ingresos. Por todo ello, la prensa musical británica, como si de la prensa deportiva española se tratara, crea movimientos musicales (v. gr. El Brit Pop), lideres de esos movimientos (V. gr. Oasis) y los archienemigos de esos líderes (v. gr. Blur).
Suede es Brit Pop, por ser ingleses y hacer música en los años 90. Con un estilo y un sonido inconfundible han publicado seis discos y se separaron en 2003 para regresar en 2010 más para hacer conciertos que para publicar nuevos discos.



martes, 31 de julio de 2012

New Order "Age of Consent"






Grupo/Interprete: New Order
Canción: Age of Consent
Disco:  Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Estilo: Pop Rock Alternativo, dance alternativo.

Segundo disco de la banda resultante del trágico final de Joy Division y su canción insignia.





Won't you please let me go
These words lie inside they hurt me so
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you
Just what you want me to

I saw you this morning
I thought that you might like to know
I received your message in full a few days ago
I understood every word that it said
And now that I've actually heard it
You're going to regret

And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
You're not the kind that needs to tell me
About the birds and the bees

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you

I've lost you [x5]
I've lost you [x5]
I've lost you [x5]

lunes, 30 de julio de 2012

The Cars "Too Late"

Grupo/Interprete:The Cars
Canción: Too Late
Disco: Move like this
Estilo: Pop Rock

Después de catorce años , el año pasado The Cars publicó un disco. Hasta ahí todo normal: una banda de éxito de los años 80 que vuelve a reunirse, sacando un disco para hacer conciertos y caja. Pero el caso de The Cars es diferente a otras bandas que han vuelto para recordar sus viejos éxitos y ver lo bien o mal que el tiempo les ha tratado. Y digo que es diferente, porque Move like this, es un pedazo de disco, a la altura o mejor de alguno de los discos que publicaron en la década de los 80. Es un retorno honrado y un ejemplo es la canción que acompaño con este post, digna de la banda de Rick Ocasek y fiel a su estilo.





i could dream about 
things that never end 
wishes on a star 
and something round the bend
i remember times 
things were pretty clear 
i felt the pressure pawns 
threw away the fears
i believe in you 
and your sultry side 
and i would never jump 
your never ending ride
my feet are on the ground 
i'm in the lost and found 
i might sway and tip 
but i'll never jump the ship
i'm never gonna get that crazy 
i'm never gonna be shot down 
you know it takes a lot to faze me 
whenever you're around
and you say 
it's too late 
and all the storms in life 
you have to contemplate 
and you say 
it's too late 
when the mornings rise 
you got to celebrate yeah
well you may cross the line 
or suck a clementine 
but i know for sure 
i need you never more 
there's dreams on the fridge 
there's lovers on the binge 
nobody really knows 
that's just the way it goes
i'm never gonna get that crazy 
i'm never gonna be shot down 
you know it takes a lot to faze me 
whenever you're around
and you say 
it's too late 
and all the storms in life 
you got to contemplate 
and you say 
it's too late 
when the mornings rise 
you got to celebrate 
yeah yeah
well i can take a fall 
or hang it on the wall 
no matter what you think 
i'm always on the brink 
but you can throw a twist 
and i can move like this 
they give you lots of slack 
then something pulls you back
i'm never gonna get that crazy 
i'm never gonna be shot down 
you know it takes a lot to faze me 
whenever you're around
and you say 
it's too late 
and all the storms in life 
you got to contemplate 
you say 
it's too late 
when the mornings rise 
you got to celebrate yeah 
yeah yeah

domingo, 29 de julio de 2012

Squeeze "Up the junction"


Grupo/Interprete: Squeeze
 Canción: Up the junction
 Disco: Cool for the cats (1979)
 Estilo: New Wave


"Cool for the Cats" es el segundo disco (y uno de los mejores) de esta banda londinense y Up the function es una de las mejores canciones del disco. Se ve claramente la influencia de The Beatles y The Kinks, algo que  Chris Diffort y Glenn Tilbrook nunca han negado. New wave londinense ahora que está de moda Londres y la música británica, después de la ceremonia de apertura de los JJOO


I never thought it would happen
with me and the girl from clapham
out on the windy common
that night i ain't forgotten
when she dealt out the rations
with some or other passions
i said “you are a lady”
“perhaps” she said. “i may be”
We moved in to a basement 
with thoughts of our engagement
we stayed in by the telly 
although the room was smelly
we spent our time just kissing
the railway arms we're missing
but love had got us hooked up
and all our time it took up
I got a job with stanley
he said i'd come in handy
and started me on monday
so i had a bath on sunday
i worked eleven hours
and bought the girl some flowers
she said she'd seen a doctor 
and nothing now could stop her
I worked all through the winter 
the weather brass and bitter
i put away a tenner each week to make her better
and when the time was ready 
we had to sell the telly
late evenings by the fire
with little kicks inside her
This morning at four fifty 
i took her rather nifty 
down to an incubator
where thirty minutes later
she gave birth to a daughter
within a year a walker
she looked just like her mother
if there could be another
And now she's two years older
her mother's with a soldier
she left me when my drinking
became a proper stinging
the devil came and took me
from bar to street to bookie
no more nights by the telly
no more nights nappies smelling
Alone here in the kitchen
i feel there's something missing
i'd beg for some forgiveness 
but begging's not my business
and she won't write a letter
although i always tell her
and so it's my assumption 
i'm really up the junction


sábado, 28 de julio de 2012

Belle and Sebastian "Another Sunny Day"




Grupo/Interprete: Belle and Sebastian
Canción: Another Sunny Day
Disco: The Life Pursuit (2006)
Estilo: Indie Pop





Another sunny day, I met you up in the garden You were digging plants, I dug you, beg your pardon I took a photograph of you in the herbaceous border It broke the heart of men and flowers and girls and trees Another rainy day, we're trapped inside with a train set Chocolate on the boil, steamy windows when we met You've got the attic window looking out on the cathedral And on a Sunday evening bells ring out in the dusk Another day in June, we'll pick eleven for football We're playing for our lives the referee gives us fuck all I saw you in the corner of my eye on the sidelines Your dark mascara bids me to historical deeds Everybody's gone you picked me up for a long drive We take the tourist route the nights are light until midnight We took the evening ferry over to the peninsula We found the avenue of trees went up to the hill That crazy avenue of trees, I'm living there still There's something in my eye a little midge so beguiling Sacrificed his life to bring us both eye to eye I heard the Eskimos remove obstructions with tongues, dear You missed my eye, I wonder why, I didn't complain You missed my eye, I wonder why, please do it again The lovin is a mess what happened to all of the feeling? I thought it was for real; babies, rings and fools kneeling And words of pledging trust and lifetimes stretching forever So what went wrong? It was a lie, it crumbled apart Ghost figures of past, present, future haunting the heart