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Green Onions – Booker T.

6. maj 2009

Booker T har som nævnt udsendt et nyt soloalbum efter en lang pause, og Jools Holland har ikke været sen til at invitere den gode orgel-troldmand i studiet, hvor han bl.a. gav en forrygende udgave af den uopslidelige klassiker Green Onions. Her.

Our Lips are sealed – en sang af Jane Wiedlin og Terry Hall

30. april 2009

Sangen er udnævnt til at være en af den hundrede bedste gennem tiderne af Rolling Stone. SÃ¥ mÃ¥ det jo være sandt… I hvert fald var den gennembrudssinglen for power-pop-pigebandet The Go-Go’s tilbage i 1981, hvor den ogsÃ¥ var en skæring pÃ¥ debutalbummet Beauty and the Beat.
Jeg faldt over denne gamle optagelse, hvor Jane Wiedlin fortæller om, hvordan sangen blev til – efterfulgt af en sprælsk optagelse med tøserne…

Og her er så den samme sang med den engelske gruppe Fun Boy Three, hvor sangskriver Terry Hall er forsanger med tidstypisk firser-popstjerne-hår. Det er også sjovt at høre, hvor forskellig den sang kan lyde i amerikansk mainstream-pop-rock-version og så sofistikeret engelsk art-pop-udgave:


Lily Allen goes country – pop!

30. april 2009

Bloggens læsere vil vide, at jeg har en svaghed for den britiske sangfugl Lily Allen, der ikke alene er en fryd for øjet, der ser, men ogsÃ¥ synger fortræffeligt og hæver intelligensniveauet i poptekstland betragteligt. Og selvfølgelig har Jools for længst opdaget Lily og taget hende med i sit aftenshow. Her seneste med sangen “Not Fair” om pigen, der finder den Eneste Ene og sÃ¥ viser det sig, at han ikke dur til noget i sengen. Den poptekst var ikke gÃ¥et i vor moders tid….

Oh he treats me with respect
He says he loves me all the time
He calls me 15 times a day
He likes to make sure that I’m fine
You know I’ve never met a man who’s made me feel quite so secure
He’s not like all them other boys
They’re all so dumb and immature

There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way
When we go up to bed you’re just no good
Its such a shame
I look into your eyes I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise and its apparent it’s all over

It’s not fair
And I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
Oh you’re supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it’s not fair
And it’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
Oh you’re supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take

Oh I lie here in the wet patch
In the middle of the bed
I’m feeling pretty damn hard done by
I spent ages giving head
Then I remember all the nice things that you ever said to me
Maybe I’m just overreacting maybe you’re the one for me

There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way
When we go up to bed you’re just no good
It’s such a shame
I look into your eyes I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over

It’s not fair
And I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
Oh you’re supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it’s not fair
And it’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
Oh you’re supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take

Material Girl anno 2009

26. april 2009


I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don’t care about clever I don’t care about funny
I want loads of clothes and i want fuckloads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them

And i’ll take my clothes off and it will be shameless
Cuz everyone knows that’s how you get famous
I’ll look at the sun and I’ll look in the mirror
I’m on the right track yeah I’m on to a winner

[Chorus]
I don’t know what’s right and what’s real anymore
I don’t know how I’m meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear?
‘Cuz I’m being taken over by The Fear

Life’s about film stars and less about mothers –
It’s all about fast cars concussing each other
But it doesn’t matter cause I’m packing plastic
and that’s what makes my life so fucking fantastic

And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And its not my fault it’s how I’m programmed to function
I’ll look at the sun and I’ll look in the mirror
I’m on the right track yeah we’re on to a winner

Chorus
I don’t know what’s right and what’s real anymore
I don’t know how I’m meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear?
‘Cuz I’m being taken over by The Fear

[Bridge]
Forget about guns and forget ammunition
Cause I’m killing them all on my own little mission
Now I’m not a saint but I’m not a sinner
Now everything’s cool as long as I’m gettin thinner

[Chorus]
I don’t know what’s right and what’s real anymore
I don’t know how I’m meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear?
‘Cause I’m being taken over by fear

Tænksomme pop-tekster er nok mere undtagelsen end reglen, set i det store fugleperspektiv. Jeg har tidligere omtalt den engelske poptøs Lilly Alen. Og hun kan skære en tekst, der vil mere end hjerte-smerte og fængende omkvæd. Hendes nummer 1-hit The Fear er sÃ¥dan en slags remake af Madonnas Material Girl, hvis enkle budskab var: Du mÃ¥ hyle blandt de ulve, der sammen med. Linving in a material World/And I’m a material Girl. Hos Lilly Alen er uskylden i den materialistiske hengivelse væk. Pigen ønsker sig stadigvæk masser af penge, diamanter og succes, men prisen er en snigende frygt, et realitetstab, forvirring og usikkerhed. Et signalement af 15-minutters-succes-tidsÃ¥nden?
Her er Lilly i en frisk optagelse fra træmanden Lettermans show:

Decemberists live… SXSW Crossroads

10. april 2009

Colin Meloy og bandet Decemberists, der er aktuelle med det meget fine og anderledes album Hazards of Love, kan opleves pÃ¥ to fine, smÃ¥ videoer optaget fra IFC’s 2009 SXSW Crossroads Party – her og her.