Peter Gabriel : Moribund The Burgermeister [1977] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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…Kαι ένα τραγούδι από το πρώτο και καλύτερο, κατά την άποψή μου, άλμπουμ του Peter Gabriel [γεν. Φεβρουάριο], κυκλοφορήσαν το 1977, άτιτλο όπως και τα επόμενα τρία. Θυμάμαι τη διαφήμισή του, με τη ζωντάνια μιας εφηβικής ανάμνησης: “expect the unexpected on the first Peter Gabriel album”.

…A song from [February born] Peter Gabriel’s first, and best album in my opinion, released in 1977, untitled like the next three of them. I remember the ad for this one, with the vividness of a teenage memory: “expect the unexpected on the first Peter Gabriel album”.


❝ Caught in the chaos in the market square
I don’t know what, I don’t know why, but something’s wrong down there
Their bodies twistin’ and turnin’ in a thousand ways
The eyes all rollin’ round and round into a distant gaze
Ah, look at that crowd!
Some are jumping up in the air say “We’re drowning in a torrent of blood!”
Others going down on their knees, seen a saviour coming out of the mud
Oh Mother! It’s eating out my soul
Destroying law and order, I’m gonna lose control
What can I do to stop this plague, spread by sight alone
Just a glimpse and then a quiver, then they shiver to the bone
Ah, look at them go!
Bunderschaft, you are going daft? Better seal off the castle grounds
“This is Moribund, the Burgermeister, I’m gonna keep this monster down,
Somebody sent the subversive element; going to chase it out of town.”
No-one will tell what all this is about
But I will find out.
This thing’s really outrageous, I tell you on the level
It’s really so contagious must be the work of the devil
You better go now, pick up the pipers, tell them to play
Seems the music keeps them quiet, there is no other way.
Ah, close the doors!
“We’ve tried potions and waxen dolls, but none of us could find any cures, “
Mother please, is it just a disease, that has them breaking all my laws,
Check if you can disconnect the effect and I’ll go after the cause
No-one will tell what this is all about
But I will find out
I will.❞


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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!