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Παρασκευή, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now [1972]

Μέρες που είναι...
Mama Weer All Crazee Now...



...το 1972 από τους Slade και το Slayed?...




...το 1978 από τις The Runaways και το And Now... The Runaways...








...και το 1984 από τους Quiet Riot και το Condition Critical.



Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now [1972]
I don't want to drink my whisky like you do
I don't need to spend my money but still do
Don't stop now a c-'mon
Another drop now c-'mon
I wanna lot now so c-'mon
That's right
that's right
I said Mama but we're all crazy now
I said Mama but we're all crazy now
I said Mama but we're all crazy now.
And you told me fool fire water won't hurt me
And you tease me and all my ladies desert me
Don't stop now a c-'mon
Another drop now c-'mon
I wanna lo now so c-'mon
That's right
that's right
I said Mama but we're all crazy now
I said Mama but we're all crazy now
I said Mama but we're all crazy now.
I don't want to drink my whisky but still do
I had enough to fill up "H" Hill's left shoe
Don't stop now a c-'mon
Another drop now c-'mon
I wanna lot now so c-'mon
That's right
that's right
I said Mama but we're all crazy now
I said Mama but we're all crazy now
I said Mama but we're all crazy now.

Τρίτη, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

CAKE - The Distance [1996]


Οι CAKE είναι μια μπάντα από το Sacramento (ΗΠΑ).
Από το 1991 που ξεκίνησαν μέχρι τώρα έχουν κυκλοφορήσει 5 studio albums…
1994 - Motorcade of Generosity
1996 - Fashion Nugget
1998 - Prolonging the Magic
2001 - Comfort Eagle
2004 - Pressure Chief
…και μια συλλογή…
2007 - B-Sides and Rarities

Mέσα από το "Fashion Nugget" του 1996...











"The Distance"



CAKE - The Distance [1996]
Reluctantly crouched at the starting line,
engines pumping and thumping in time.
the green light flashes, the flags go up.
churning and burning, they yearn for the cup.
they deftly maneuver and muscle for rank,
fuel burning fast on an empty tank.
reckless and wild, they pour through the turns.
their prowess is potent and secretly stern.
as they speed through the finish, the flags go down.
the fans get up and they get out of town.
the arena is empty except for one man,
still driving and striving as fast as he can.
the sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
and long ago somebody left with the cup.
but he's driving and striving and hugging the turns.
and thinking of someone for whom he still burns.

he's going the distance.
he's going for speed.
she's all alone
all alone in her time of need.
because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,
he's fighting and biting and riding on his horse,
he's going the distance.


no trophy, no flowers, no flashbulbs, no wine,
he's haunted by something he cannot define.
bowel-shaking earthquakes of doubt and remorse,
assail him, impale him with monster-truck force.
in his mind, he's still driving, still making the grade.
she's hoping in time that her memories will fade.
cause he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,
he's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.
the sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
and long ago somebody left with the cup.
but he's striving and driving and hugging the turns.
and thinking of someone for whom he still burns.

cause he's going the distance.
he's going for speed.
she's all alone
all alone in her time of need.
because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,
he's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.
he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,
he's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.
he's going the distance.
he's going for speed.
he's going the distance.

Σάββατο, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

The Stooges - I Wanna Be your Dog [1969]



1967 και στο Michigan των ΗΠΑ ο Iggy Pop (vocals), o Dave Alexander (bass), o Scott Ashton (drums) και ο Ron Ashton (guitar) έφτιαξαν τους The Stooges (γνωστοί και ως The Psychedelic Stooges και Iggy and The Stooges).
Το 1969 κυκλοφορούν το πρώτο τους album με τίτλο το όνομα τους.


Θα ακολουθήσει το "Fun House"(1970) με νέο μέλος του γκρουπ τον Steven MacKay (saxophone).
Την ίδια χρονιά μετά την συμμετοχή του γκρουπ στο Goose Lake International Music Festival αποχωρεί ο Dave Alexander (ο οποίος πέθανε 5 χρόνια αργότερα από πνευμονικό οίδημα).
Το 1973 με το όνομα Iggy and The Stooges, κυκλοφορούν το "Raw Power" (με τον Ron Ashton στο μπάσο και τον James Williamson στην κιθάρα) και από το 1974 το γκρουπ αποτελεί παρελθόν…
Το 2003 ο Iggy, τα αδέλφια Ashton, ο Steven MacKay μαζί με τον Mike Watt (bass) ξαναενώθηκαν και το 2007 κυκλοφορεί το "The Weirdness".
Πριν λίγες μέρες στις 6 Ιανουαρίου του 2009 "έφυγε" και ο Ron Ashton μετά από καρδιακό επεισόδιο…

The Stooges λοιπόν και "I Wanna Be your Dog" μέσα από το "The Stooges"...

Η album version του 1969 (only audio)


Εδώ μια καταπληκτική live version από τον Iggy Pop (Βέλγιο 1999).
Iggy Pop - I Wanna Be your Dog (live)



The Stooges - I Wanna Be your Dog [1969]
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'm


Cover versions

Και κάποιες από τις πολλές cover versions του τραγουδιού...




Το 1979 κυκλοφορεί το album του Sid Vicious με τίτλο "Sid Sings".
Μέσα περιέχει και το "I Wanna Be your Dog"...







Sid Vicious - I Wanna Be your Dog







Το 1988 η Joan Jett και οι Blackhearts στο album "Up Your Alley" ερμηνεύουν και το "I Wanna Be Your Dog"...






Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I Wanna Be Your Dog (live)




Τέλος οι R.E.M. μαζί με την Patti Smith στο "I Wanna Be your Dog" στην εκδήλωση για την είσοδο τους στο Rock and Roll Hall of Fame το 2007.

R.E.M. & Patti Smith - I Wanna Be your Dog (live) [2007]

Τρίτη, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

Anathema - Lost Control [1998]


Tο Lost Control από τους Anathema μέσα από το Alternative 4 του 1998.
Την ιδέα για το τίτλο του album έδωσε ένα βιβλίο του Leslie Watkins με τίτλο “Alternative 3”
Οι Anathema ξεκίνησαν στο Liverpool το 1990 με το όνομα Pagan Angel.
Από το 1991 που άλλαξαν το όνομα τους έως και το 2003 (με αρκετές αλλαγές και στην σύνθεση τους) κυκλοφόρησαν συνολικά 7 albums.

Σε λίγες μέρες (μετά από πολλές αναβολές) κυκλοφορεί η καινούρια τους δουλειά με τίτλο Horizons...

(video with audio & photos)


(LIVE from A Moment In Time DVD, 2006)


Anathema - Lost Control [1998]
Life has betrayed me once again,
I accept some things will never change.
I've let your tiny minds magnify my agony,
and it's left me with a chem'cal dependency for sanity.

Yes, I am falling... how much longer till I hit the ground?
I can't tell you why I'm breaking down.
Do you wonder why I prefer to be alone?
Have I really lost control?

I'm coming to an end,
I've realised what I could have been.
I can't sleep so I take a breath and hide behind my bravest mask,
I admit I've lost control.

Παρασκευή, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World [1971]



Οι Ten Years After [Alvin Lee (guitar, vocals), Leo Lyons (bass), Chick Churchill (keyboards)και Ric Lee (drums)] στο I'd Love to Change the World.
Ένα τραγούδι που υπάρχει μέσα στο A Space In Time που κυκλοφόρησε το 1971 και ήταν το έβδομο κατά σειρά album τους.

Το γκρουπ δημιουργήθηκε το 1966 και για το όνομά του υπάρχουν δυο εκδοχές.
Τη μια τη δίνει ο δημοσιογράφος Jerry Hopkins στη βιογραφία του Elvis Presley το 1971 και σύμφωνα με αυτήν ο Alvin Lee έδωσε το όνομα αυτό στο γκρουπ γιατί ξεκίνησαν 10 χρόνια μετά το ξεκίνημα του μεγάλου του ειδώλου (Elvis).
Η δεύτερη εκδοχή είναι ότι το 1966 υπήρχε ένας τοπικός ραδιοφωνικός σταθμός στο Λονδίνο με αυτό το όνομα...
Έως το 1974 που διαλύθηκαν κυκλοφόρησαν συνολικά 11 albums και μία από τις κορυφαίες τους στιγμές ήταν η συμμετοχή τους στο Woodstock τον Αύγουστο του 1969.

Το 1983 έγινε μια πρώτη προσπάθεια επανένωσης με την συμμετοχή τους στο Reading Festival.
Το 1989 έγινε και η δεύτερη προσπάθεια που είχε σαν αποτέλεσμα αρκετές live εμφανίσεις και την κυκλοφορία του About Time.

Από το 2004 αρχίζει η μετά-Alvin Lee εποχή τους. Τα υπόλοιπα μέλη του γκρουπ μαζί με τον Joe Gooch στην κιθάρα και στα φωνητικά, κυκλοφορούν κάποιες δουλειές τους με τελευταία το Evolution του 2008...





(Video with interview & studio live edit)


Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World [1971]

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

Id love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly

Id love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you

World pollution, theres no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war

Id love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you

Τρίτη, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out [1986]

Το 1982 o Morrissey (vocals), ο Johnny Marr (Guitar),ο Andy Rourke (bass) και ο Mike Joyce(drums) γίνονται... "The Smiths"



Το 1986 κυκλοφορούν το 3ο τους album με τίτλο The Queen Is Dead.
Ο δίσκος περιεχέι 10 τραγούδια. Ένα απ' αυτά είναι και το There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.




Το 1992 πολλά χρόνια μετά από την διάλυση των Smiths (1987) το τραγούδι κυκλοφορεί σε single με την ευκαιρία της κυκλοφορίας της συλλογής τους ...Best II







Το 2005 ο Morrissey ξανακυκλοφορεί σε single την live version που υπάρχει και μέσα στο album του Live At Earls Court (2005).











Εδώ ένα video του τραγουδιού από διάφορες live εμφανίσεις του Morrissey...


The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out [1986]
Take me out tonight
Where theres music and theres people
And theyre young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I havent got one
Anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and i
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please dont drop me home
Because its not my home, its their
Home, and Im welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I dont care
I dont care, I dont care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought oh god, my chance has come at last
(but then a strange fear gripped me and i
Just couldnt ask)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I dont care
I dont care, I dont care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I havent got one, da ...
Oh, I havent got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Oh, there is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out...

Σάββατο, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight [1981]




Αρχές του 1981 και ο Phil Collins των Genesis κάνει την πρώτη του solo δισκογραφική προσπάθεια με το Face Value. Από εκεί ξεχωρίζει το In The Air Tonight...




...Κι εδώ μια live εκτέλεση


Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight [1981]

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord
Ive been waiting for this moment, all my life, oh lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord, oh lord

Well, if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand
Ive seen your face before my friend
But I dont know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin, I know where youve been
Its all been a pack of lies

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord
Ive been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh lord, oh lord
And Ive been waiting for this moment all my life, oh lord, oh lord

Well I remember, I remember dont worry
How could I ever forget, its the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, no you dont fool me
The hurt doesnt show; but the pain still grows
Its no stranger to you or me

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord...

Τετάρτη, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

Woven Ηand - Sparrow Falls [2004]



Το Sparrow Falls από τους Woven Ηand.
Μέσα από το Consider the Birds που κυκλοφόρησε το 2004...





(only audio)



Woven Ηand - Sparrow Falls [2004]
Holy king cause my skin to crawl
Away from every evil thing
In a cotton mouth in a cotton mouth
Quick across the water bring

Your hand speak of a broken door handle
Of thoughts and deeds a little bird sings
A little bird sings
Star rise on the face of the water
Quiet comes on the wing of a lark
Call out in an old time holler
Call out if you're afraid of your dark

I will you no grief no to see you fall
Once had a mind to I'm done with that
I mean you no harm at all

What stands between us
Runs right through my head
It's water still under the bridge
We come together in a horsehead union
Hang my tobacco hands from a beam
Silver handled and chest of drawers
Out of the longhouse I took what's yours
I took what's yours

I will you no grief no to see you fall
Once had a mind to I'm done with that
I mean you no harm at all

I will you no grief no to see you fall
Once had a mind to I'm done with that
I'm done with that
I mean you no harm at all

Δευτέρα, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me [2006]



Από τους TV on the Radio το Wolf Like Me.
Υπάρχει μέσα στο Return to Cookie Mountain που κυκλοφόρησε το 2006




TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me [2006]
Say say my playmate
Won't you lay hands on me
Mirror my malady
Transfer my tragedy

Got a curse I cannot lift
Shines when the sunset shifts
When the moon is round and full
Gotta bust that box gotta gut that fish

My mind's aflame

We could jet in a stolen car
But I bet we wouldn't get too far
Before the transformation takes
And bloodlust tanks and
Crave gets slaked

My mind has changed my body's frame but god I like it
My heart's aflame my body's strained but god I like it

My mind has changed my body's frame but god I like it
My heart's aflame my body's strained but god I like it

Charge me your day rate
I'll turn you out in kind
When the moon is round and full
Gonna teach you tricks that'll blow your mongrel mind

Baby doll I recognize
You're a hideous thing inside
If ever there were a lucky kind it's
You you you you

I know it's strange another way to get to know you
You'll never know unless we go so let me show you
I know its strange another way to get to know you
We've got till noon here comes the moon so let it show you
Show you now

Dream me oh dreamer
Down to the floor
Open my hands and let them
Weave onto yours

Feel me, completer
Down to my core
Open my heart and let it
Bleed onto yours

Feeding on fever
Down on all fours
Show you what all the
Howlin's for

Hey hey my playmate
Let me lay waste to thee
Burned down their hanging trees
It's hot here hot here hot here hot here

Got a curse we cannot lift
Shines when the sunshine shifts
There's a curse comes with a kiss
The bite that binds the gift that gives

Now that we got gone for good
Writhing under your riding hood
Tell your grandma and your mama too
It's true
We're howling forever