Παρασκευή, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2006

φέιβουριτ


john leyton-johnny remember me.
When the mist's a rising And the rain is falling
And the wind is blowing cold across the moor
I hear the voice of my darling The girl I loved and lost a year ago
(Johnny remember me)
Well it's hard to believe I know
But I hear her singing in the sighing of the wind
Blowin' in the tree tops way above me
(Johnny remember me)
Yes I'll always remember Till the day I die I'll hear her cry
Johnny remember me
Well some day I guess I'll find myself another little girl
To take the place of my true love
But as long as I live I know
I'll hear her singing in the sighing of the wind
Blowin' in the tree tops way above me
(Johnny remember me)
Yes I'll always remember Till the day I die I'll hear her cry
Johnny remember me
(Johnny remember me)
ποτέ δεν είχα προσέξει τι έλεγε, πάντα το θεωρούσα ένα κορυφαίο gay anthem [είναι, δεν το τραγούδησαν τυχαία οι bronskie beat με τον mark almond στα 80s] γιατί όταν τραγουδάει κάποιος johnny remember me, πού να σου πάει το μυαλό; έπεσα τυχαία όμως σ' αυτό το post απ' το freaky trigger και να το αποτέλεσμα:
2nd September 1961
I can’t take any of Joe Meek’s futurist cred away, and I wouldn’t want to try. But with forty-years of hindsight it’s also obvious how bound some of his records are to the past. “Johnny Remember Me” comes at us, bodice heaving, straight out of the Victorian gothic - “when the mists are rising and the rain is falling and the wind is blowing cold across the moors”. It’s a ghost story! But more than that, it’s a country ghost story - Leyton’s accent slips into pseudo-prairie and the urgent gallop of the music shares a bloodline with western standard “Ghost Riders In The Sky”. And more still, it’s a love song - a haunted, desperate love song. As the dead beloved’s vocals ring out high and clear Leyton’s own replies become more crazed - “Yes I’ll always remember - till the day I die I’ll hear her cry!”. Meek’s use of echo here is perfect - Leyton’s voice has a tint of it but the dead woman’s words are sharp and true; out on these moors we have slipped more than halfway into the beyond and it’s the living who sound muffled and eerie.
Gothic, western, romance - a pulp trinity, and “Johnny Remember Me” is on this list because the British love a melodrama. The best melodrama is played with an intensity which dares you, snarling, to take it lightly. The best melodrama is also often a little camp. Leyton doesn’t let his audience down - as he rips through those wonderful opening lines you can almost hear his nostrils flare. By the end of the song, as his spectral lover keeps calling he sounds genuinely doomstruck. A rich treat and a remarkable record.
[για να το δεις χρειάζεται διπλό κλικ πάνω στη λέξη you tube, γιατί ο χρήστης δεν επιτρέπει να το βάζουν στα ξένα blog].

6 σχόλια:

Ανώνυμος είπε...

σόρι για το παντελώς άσχετο του θέματος, και για το αν έχει ήδη αναφερθεί, αλλά έχετε μπει στο εξωφρενικά μεγαλοφυές -και ελληνικό- http://www.jacksonpollock.org ?

Ανώνυμος είπε...

apo ta pio moiraia, stihiomena, kathartika kommatia ever. efharisti ekpliksi to sholio sas. poli agapimeno tragoudi, akougetai ke san foros timis sto film mou "radio moscow". sas hereto.

Ανώνυμος είπε...

ελληνικό είναι το http://www.jacksonpollock.org/?????

κ. τριανταφυλλίδη, welcome.

Ανώνυμος είπε...

δες πάνω στο παράθυρο, 'by miltos manetas'. είναι της ομάδας neen, non?

Ανώνυμος είπε...

α, ναι, αυτός είναι!

Ανώνυμος είπε...

neen, nai!
einai palio project tou maneta

winter academy,
http://hauptpunkte.blogspot.com/2006/07/dot.html

kai:
http://monitor.vrypan.net/search?q=jackson+pollock