David Bowie : Up The Hill Backwards / Scary Monsters [Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980] [reblog]

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Δυο τραγούδια από το αριστούργημα με το οποίο ο Bowie αποχαιρέτισε την παλιά του εταιρία, RCA. Η επόμενη κυκλοφορία θα ήταν για την EMI: Let’s Dance, το άλμπουμ που θα τον έβαζε στην κορυφή του superstardom – κάποιοι δεν του συγχωρήσαμε ποτέ αυτή την κίνηση.
Τα κομμάτια δεν χρειάζονται σχόλια, δεν μπορώ όμως να μη πω μια κουβέντα για τον ρόλο που η κιθάρα του Fripp παίζει, ειδικά στο ομώνυμο: θεωρώ το σόλο αυτό την κορυφαία ίσως στιγμή της καριέρας του ως κιθαρίστα.

Two songs from the masterpiece with which Bowie said goodbye to his old label, RCA. His next release would be for EMI: Let’s Dance, the album that would put him on the top of superstardom – some of us never forgave him for the move.
The tracks need no comments, but I can’t help but say a word about Fripp‘s guitar, especially on the eponymous song: this one, to me, is maybe the peak of his career as a guitar player.

00:00 Up The Hill Backwards 3:15 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Up The Hill Backwards

❝ The vacuum created by the arrival of freedom
And the possibilities it seems to offer
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
A series of shocks – sneakers fall apart
Earth keeps on rolling – witnesses falling
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
Yeah, yeah, yeah – up the hill backwards
It’ll be alright, ooh
While we sleep they go to work
We’re legally crippled it’s the death of love
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
More idols then realities, ooh
I’m OK, you’re so-so, ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah – up the hill backwards
It’ll be alright ooh

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

❝ She had an horror of rooms
she was tired
you can’t hide beat
When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home
She could’ve been a killer
if she didn’t walk the way she do,
and she do
She opened strange doors
that we’d never close again
She began to wail jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean
[CHORUS (twice)]
Scary monsters, super creeps
Keep me running, running scared
She asked me to stay
and I stole her room
She asked for my love
and I gave her a dangerous mind
Now she’s stupid in the street
and she can’t socialise
Well I love the little girl
and I’ll love her till the day she dies
She wails
Jimmy’s guitar sound
jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean

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