Roxy Music : In Every Dream Home a Heartache [Viva! Roxy Music, 1976] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Στιγμιαία απόκλιση από το Space Hymns project με ένα τραγούδι που για κάποιο λόγο τριγυρνάει απ’ το πρωί στο μυαλό μου: το Viva! Roxy Music αποτελεί σπάνια περίπτωση άλμπουμ που συνδυάζει την εύλογη αμεσότητα με μια μουσικότητα και σημασία στη λεπτομέρεια που αφήνουν πίσω εκείνες των original… Ακραίο παράδειγμα, η “θρησκευτική” κατάνυξη αυτής της εκτέλεσης.

An instant deviation from the Space Hymns project, with a song that for some reason wanders around in my mind this morning : Viva! Roxy Music is one of the few albums combining the immediacy of a live, with musicality and attention to detail far greater than those of the originals…
An extreme example is the “religious” reverence of this performance.


❝ In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven
Is there a heaven?
I’d like to think so
Standards of living
They’re rising daily
But home oh sweet home
It’s only a saying
From bell push to faucet
In smart town apartment
The cottage is pretty
The main house a palace
Penthouse perfection
But what goes on
What to do there
Better pray there
Open plan living
Bungalow ranch style
All of it’s comforts
Seem so essential
I bought you mail order
My plain wrapper baby
Your skin is like vinyl
The perfect companion
You float my new pool
De luxe and delightful
Inflatable doll
My role is to serve you
Disposable darling
Can’t throw you away now
Immortal and life size
My breath is inside you
I’ll dress you up daily
And keep you till death sighs
Inflatable doll
Lover ungrateful
I blew up your body
But you blew my mind
Oh those heartaches
Dreamhome heartaches



Stay Safe!

As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song !

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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!