Iggy Pop : Dum-Dum Boys [1977] [reblog]

from Oannes *

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Απ’ τις πολύ σημαντικές μουσικές φυσιογνωμίες που έχουν γεννηθεί αυτό το μήνα, ο 76χρονος James Newell Osterberg Jr., a.k.a. Iggy Pop, ο γεννήτορας του punk, ο άνθρωπος που μετέτρεψε το ουρλιαχτό σε τέχνη.
Το ‘Dum-Dum Boys’, μουσική Bowie, στίχοι Pop – αφιερωμένο στους Stooges, την ιστορική του μπάντα, μπορεί να είναι μην είναι από τα πιο γνωστά τραγούδια του, αποτελεί ωστόσο αριστούργημα από κάθε άποψη, της παραγωγής μη εξαιρουμένης. Από τα πιο “εθιστικά” πράγματα που έχω ποτέ ακούσει – εν καιρώ εφηβείας τουλάχιστον.
Tο άλμπουμ [The Idiot] είχε αποτελέσει “πιλότο” για τη μνημειώδη βερολινέζικη τριλογία του Bowie – οι ηχογραφήσεις ολοκληρώθηκαν ένα μήνα πριν απ’ την έναρξη εκείνων για το Low, άσχετα αν το άλμπουμ του Bowie κυκλοφόρησε πιο πριν…

One of the very important musical figures born this month is 76-year-old James Newell Osterberg Jr., a.k.a. Iggy Pop, genitor of punk, the man who turned howling into art.
Dum-Dum Boys’, music by Bowie, lyrics by Pop – dedicated to The Stooges, his historic band, may not be one of his best-known songs, but it is a masterpiece in every respect, production been no exception. One of the most “addictive” things I’ve ever heard – at least as a teenager.
The album [The Idiot] had been a “pilot” for Bowie’s monumental Berlin trilogy – the recordings were completed a month before the start of those for Low, although Bowie’s album was released earlier…


❝ Things have been tough
Without the dumb dumb boys
I can’t seem to speak
The language
I remember how they
Used to stare at the ground
They looked as if they
Put the whole world
Looked as if they put
The whole world down
The first time I saw
The dumb dumb boys
I was fascinated
They just stood in front
Of the old drug store
I was most impressed
No one else was impressed
Not at all
And we’d sing
Dumb dumb day
Where are you now my
Dumb dumb boys are you
Alive or dead
Have you left me the last
Of the dumb dumb daze
Then the sun goes down
And the boys broke down
People said we were negative
They said we’d take but
We would never give
But we’d sing da-da-da
Da-da-da dumb dumb day
Da-da-da-da-da dumb
And hope it would pay
Da-da-da-da it’s been
A dumdumdum day
A dumb dumb day
Now I’m looking for
The dumb dumb boys
Where are you now
When I need your noise
Now I’m looking for
The dumb dumb boys
The walls close in and
I need some noise ❞


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

More about these reblogs

* 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!