Missy Elliott – The Rain

The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” 1997 年 Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott 的热卖单曲, 收录在她的第一张专辑 Supa Dupa Fly制作人是 Timbaland.

歌中采样 Ann Peebles 1974 年的单曲 “I Can’t Stand the Rain“, mv 非常棒, 入选 MTV 1999年编选的 “100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made”, 排在第15位. . 导演是 Hype Williams, 他也给其他很多说唱艺人拍过mv, 像The Notorious B.I.G. (“One More Chance“), Nas (“If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)“, Busta Rhymes (“Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See“), TLC (“No Scrubs“) 还有 Jay-Z (“Big Pimpin’“) 等等.

Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock

Cherub Rock” 是 Smashing Pumpkins 第二张专辑 Siamese Dream 的第一支单曲, 发行于1993年.

这是 Smashing Pumpkins 最好的歌之一. Siamese Dream 也是最经典的一张专辑: Gish 稍微有点单一, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 没把握好轻重. 总体来说 Billy Corgan 有头发的时候写的歌最好.

这首歌的 mv 是 Kevin Kerslake 拍的, 他也给另外很多 American Underground, Grunge 类的乐队拍 mv. 当时经费很少, 据说 Billy Corgan 在拍片时极其不愉快, 以至于后来他们再也没合作过.

说起这个歌也要顺带提一下 “Today“, “Today” 是这张专辑的第二支单曲, 虽然当时制作人 Butch Vig 认为 Today 是这张专辑里最好的歌, 但 Billy Corgan 坚持要求 Cherub Rock 作为第一支单曲. 事实证明这两支都非常好. 尽管受众对 Today 明显更有好感. 相比来说 Cherub Rock 更猛烈粗糙, Today 的歌词和配器都精致一些.

Today :

Today 的歌词反讽的描写了 Billy Corgan 在 Gish 之后曾经得抑郁症想自杀的体验. (Today is the greatest / Day I’ve ever known / Can’t live for tomorrow / Tomorrow’s much too long / I burn my eyes out / Before I get out )

另外专辑里的亮点还有 “Geek U.S.A.” (Gish all in one song), “Luna” (个人 top10 情歌)

08 – Geek U.S.A.

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13 – Luna

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The B-52’s – Rock Lobster

Rock Lobster” 是 The B-52’s 的第一支单曲, 收录在同名专辑 The B-52’s 里, 算是他们的成名作.

我自己一直纳闷这么奇怪的歌是怎么进入 Billboard 的(尽管它确实是首好歌). 专辑版的歌更长, 包含关于海滩派对和各种动物的无意义歌词(“There goes a dog-fish, chased by a cat-fish, in flew a sea robin, watch out for that piranha, there goes a narwhal, here comes a bikini whale!”). Kate Pierson 和 Cindy Wilson 一直在后面怪叫. 这首歌里也没有 Bass, 低音是用键盘弹出来的.

媒体对这首歌普遍评价很高, Rolling Stone 的 “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” 它排在 146 位, AMG 的 Stephen Thomas Erlewine 称赞说是 “incredibly infectious”, “memorable”. John Lennon 在被枪杀不久前的采访里也说这首歌影响了他80年代的回归:

“I was at a dance club one night in Bermuda [in 1979] upstairs, they were playing disco, and downstairs, I suddenly heard ‘Rock Lobster’ by the B-52’s for the first time. Do you know it? It sounds just like Yoko’s music, so I said to meself, ‘It’s time to get out the old axe and wake the wife up!’ We wrote about twenty-five songs during those three weeks, and we’ve recorded enough for another album [1980’s ‘Double Fantasy’].”

– John Lennon

mv 不知道是谁排的, 有人说非官方, 不过拍的很不错. 2:11 出现的那哥们是 Bill Nye.

Family Guy 第四季第5集 “The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire” Peter 开导 Cleveland 的时候唱这个歌给他听.

Sorry 只有 Youtube. 这个翻唱说明了歌的好坏主要在动机, 只有一个吉他弹出来也是很牛逼的.