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John Lennon – Imagine

by on Jun.08, 2010, under Cavia666

Imagine” 是 John Lennon solo 时期最著名的作品,  专辑 Imagine 的开场曲, 发行于1971年.

歌词展示了 Lennon 对大同世界的幻想, 部分来源于 Yoko Ono 关于幼年生活的诗, 那时候日本正在经历第二次世界大战. Ono 也指出这首歌是 “just what John believed — that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out.” 另外它也受到 Nutopia: The Country of Peace 概念的影响.

Lennon 后期在书中说这是 “anti-religiousanti-nationalisticanti-conventionalanti-capitalistic [song], but because it’s sugar-coated, it’s accepted.” 他自己对这首歌的评价也很高, 认为可以和 Beatles 时期的任何歌相比.

Zbigniew Rybczyński 拍摄了歌曲的mv, 是个波兰的导演. 他也给 Mick JaggerPet Shop BoysLou Reed 等人拍摄过 video. 如果喜欢动画说不定会知道他, 他的 Tango (1980) 在1983年拿到 Oscar 最佳动画短片. 点击下面看

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The B-52’s – Rock Lobster

by on May.01, 2010, under Cavia666

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.

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