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Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon

by on Aug.16, 2010, under Cavia666

“The Killing Moon” 来自英国 Post-Punk 乐队 Echo & the Bunnymen 1984 的专辑 Ocean Rain. 灵感来自主唱 Ian McCulloch 某天醒过来想着 “fate up against your will” 这句话, 然后就把它写在纸上最后完成这个这首歌. 歌词非常好.

Under blue moon I saw you
So soon you’ll take me
Up in your arms
Too late to beg you or cancel it
Though I know it must be the killing time
Unwillingly mine

Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him

这首歌进过英国排行榜 Top 10, 英国人对非主流的接受度果然比美国人高一些, 虽然美国也有 The B52’s 这种奇怪的例子. 另外 Killing Moon 的 mv 拍的有点像香港武侠片(一开始的时候), 我一直以为林青霞会从哪冒出来.

我很惭愧很早以前就收了他们专辑但认真听是在看了 Donnie Darko 之后, 这是我看过的 2000年之后最牛逼的片子. 电影里临近结束的 Party 放了这首歌(这是 director’s cut 版本, 第一版是因为当时没有拿到 INXS 的 “Never Tear Us Apart“版权结果用Killing Moon 放在一开头代替). 下面是 Donnie Darko, 导演是 Richard Kelly, 当然这是 director’s cut 版(133分钟), 感谢 youku.

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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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