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Stop making music, ride

看到一則關於Talking Heads主唱David Byrne單車被偷的消息

Talking Heads,80年代有在聽流行音樂的人不會陌生的名字,1984年的《Stop Making Sense別再假正經》是最成功的一張專輯(事實上是劇場專輯)。上網搜尋,趁機重溫一下搖滾舊夢:
他們崛起於紐約龐克PUNK圈,因為特殊而難以歸類的風格,而有「新浪潮派New Wave」稱號。自此,新浪潮和「地下Underground」音樂、「另類Alternative」音樂等,都是指稱8、90年代非主流音樂的代號。音樂之外,很強的視覺感受與設計意味是他們的特色,不知這和他們創始團員來自「羅德島設計學院Rhode Island School of Design」有沒有關?

David Byrne20年來都是個單車狂熱份子,騎著單車在紐約市通勤、到處去旅行,他的單車還貼著他去過國家的紀念貼紙。

也找到了Talking Heads的名曲"Road to Nowhere沒有去處的路"的歌詞,現在看來感受特別深,而急促而規律的Bass line像是定型化契約,催促你跟上社會不斷翻攪但卻沒有出口的步調,一步一步,一步一步...

Road to Nowhere

WELL WE KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOIN'
BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'VE BEEN
AND WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE KNOWIN'
BUT WE CAN'T SAY WHAT WE'VE SEEN
AND WE'RE NOT LITTLE CHILDREN
AND WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT
AND THE FUTURE IS CERTAIN
GIVE US TIME TO WORK IT OUT

We're on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that ride to nowhere
We'll take that ride

I'm feelin' okay this mornin'
And you know,
We're on the road to paradise
Here we go, here we go

Maybe you wonder where you are
I don't care
Here is where time is on our side
Take you there...take you there

We're on a road to nowhere
We're on a road to nowhere
We're on a road to nowhere

There's a city in my mind
Come along and take that ride
and it's all right, baby, it's all right

And it's very far away
But it's growing day by day
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

They can tell you what to do
But they'll make a fool of you
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

We're on a road to nowhere

P.S.再送Road to Nowhere MTV YouTube版(網路2.0真好!)

3 則留言:

Lung 提到...

Psycho Killer...I prefer

ak 提到...

Psycho killer
Quest que cest
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

C.C.C....

Lung 提到...

also the opening theme of "The Last Emperor" . what a different work by David Byrne,incredible! at first I thought it was made by Ryuichi Sakamoto ,couldnt believe its made by a non-asian musician.