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John Lennon – Imagine

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

Blur – Girls & Boys

Girls & Boys” is a song by the English britpop band Blur. It was released as the lead single from the band’s third album Parklife, on 7 March 1994. Charting at number five in the UK Singles Charts, “Girls & Boys” was Blur’s first top 5 hit. In the United States, it reached number fifty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number four on the Modern Rock songs chart.

The video, directed by Kevin Godley, featured Blur performing this song to a backdrop of people on 18-30 package holidays (which the band interspersed into the video). Kevin branded the video as “Page 3 rubbish” while Blur found it “perfect”. The front cover of the single was taken from a pack of Durex condoms.

The single release also includes a remix of the track by Pet Shop Boys, who later covered the track live on tour in 1994.

In 2003, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke confessed that he wished he had written the song.

reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_&_Boys_(Blur_song)

年轻的 Graham Coxon .. 突然想买一件 Damon Albarn 身上那种运动衫..

另外歌词是讽刺中产阶级生活的, 千万别搞错了. mv 拍的不错, 虽然我第一次看的时候没怎么注意, 就像 Beck 的 “Loser” 一样.

Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring

Music Video

The video, the first by fashion-photographer Bruce Weber, totally in black and white, shows a house party and begins with a nude swimmer and a message: “I came from Newcastle in the North of England. We used to have lots of parties where everyone got dressed up and on one party invitation was the quote ‘she was never bored because she was never boring’. The song is about growing up – the ideals that you have when you’re young and how they turn out”.

Live

In spite of the track’s moderate commercial success, “Being Boring” has been a regularly-played song at concerts and is widely considered amongst the greatest, most beautiful Pet Shop Boys songs by fans. Ironically, due to various factors (including it being hard to sing), initially it wasn’t performed on 1991’s Performance Tour; this led to many fans, including Axl Rose of hard rock group Guns N’ Roses, complaining of its omission. It was however added as an encore late in the tour with the band commenting that it “invariably got the best reception of the night”

reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_Boring