Edgar Broughton Band : Death of an Electric Citizen [Wasa Wasa, 1969] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Ο Captain Beefheart δεν ήταν ο μόνος που επηρεάσθηκε [για να το θέσουμε κομψά] από το τραγουδιστικό στιλ του Howlin’ Wolf.
Ένας άλλος ήταν ο Edgar Broughton, τραγουδιστής της …ομώνυμης βρετανικής μπάντας που ακούμε σ’ ένα τραγούδι από το πρώτο τους άλμπουμ, Wasa Wasa του 1969. Νούμερο ένα ατού των Broughtons, πάνω και απ’ τη μουσική, υπήρξαν πάντα οι στιχοι τους…

Captain Beefheart was not the only singer influenced [to put it elegantly] by Howlin’ Wolf’s vocal style. Anoother one was Edgar Broughton, singer of the British band by the same name. We hear a song from their first album, Wasa Wasa, 1969. The Broughtons‘ main asset, more than music itself, have always been their lyrics…


❝ Thought I hear a raindrop fall
Trickle down beneath
And the raindrop was a stream
And the stream was a river
Ready, ready, ready, ready, to the sea
And the sea met the sky
And you know, you know, you know
The sky had no end, no end, no end, no end, no end
There was aurora borealis
And it chilled to the bone
And it chilled [???????????????]
You’re not going home
I got us up her, up her
And her head spin
Like a cryin’ out for water
Like a bony thin
And the sky was a city
City palace all around wall
And the twelve guards
Were back as far
Aphrodite play with There’s a light growing in my hairs
Electric big bear, big bear
Like I gotta, ooh ooh Try, try, well, moan a bit, cry a bit, sleep a bit, die a bit
If you wanna deny it
There’s a warm tall maiden
With a green eye
And she says ‘this is my Heaven
You can make it if you try’
And there’s a ooh, ooh
And a, oh, wide eye
There’s a ooh, ooh
And a ooh, warm night
And you hear the promises
Blowin’ on the wind
And the wind is a vehicle
For a bad man’s sins
They burn the city open
You gotta take it on the town
Stop go, Stop go, Stop go, Stop go,
You know you can go
With a black bone
And the pleasance of, and the pleasance of, denial
And that’s just about the death of a, like I mean
Electric citizen



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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