4. april 2018 arkiv

Genhør med: Crash Test Dummies

4. april 2018

Once there was this kid who
Got into an accident and couldn’t come to school
But when he finally came back
His hair had turned from black into bright white
He said that it was from when
The cars had smashed him so hard
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Once there was this girl who
Wouldn’t go and change with the girls in the change room
But when they finally made her
They saw birthmarks all over her body
She couldn’t quite explain it
They’d always just been there
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
But both the girl and boy were glad
‘Cause one kid had it worse than that
‘Cause then there was this boy whose
Parents made him come directly home right after school
And when they went to their church
They shook and lurched all over the church floor
He couldn’t quite explain it
They’d always just gone there
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Oh oh
Oh oh

For snart mange år siden, var der en, der overbeviste mig om, at canadiske Crash Test Dummies var værd at lytte til. Bl.a. på grund af de spøjse, men ved nærmere lytning ganske fornuftige, tekster.

Bandet, der blev dannet i 1988, havde sin mest succesfulde periode i årene 1991-1999, hvor de havde fat i mainstreamsegmentet. Siden forsvandt de lidt ud af radarens perspektiv, men efter en pause vendte de tilbage i 2015. Vi skal dog helt tilbage til 2010 for at finde deres seneste album Ooooh La La.

Dødsfald: Lill-Babs – 80 år

4. april 2018

Lill-Babs – borgerligt navn: Barbro Svensson – er død 80 år gammel. Hun var en del af min tidlige musikalske dannelse, fra dengang, hvor dampradioen med Giro 413 og tilsvarende programmer sørgede for at væve et bagtæppe af pop og senere rock. Hun brød igennem, da jeg var kommet i børnehaven, med ovenstående sang, der også blev et hit for vores egen Grete Sønck. Sangen om Klaus Jørgen. En anden sang, Lill-Babs gjorde sig med i Danmark, var “Leva Livet”. Og det gjorde hun så, indtil i går, med Melodi Grand Prix og stor hjemlig succes. Og altså succes i Danmark og lidt syd for grænsen.