lunes, 29 de junio de 2009

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town

Como no podía ser de otra forma...hoy un clásico de la historia del rock.

Esta banda irlandesa esta incluida en la etiqueta del hard rock, pero como dice una buena amiga de este blog, eso de las etiquetas no mola, y en ocasiones no ayuda. Esta banda además hizo sus pinitos en el Country o el folk. A mi me resulta curioso ver un cantante de color haciendo hard rock, lo normal es ver blancos melenudos, no recuerdo a muchos cantantes de rock, a partir de los sesenta o setenta que sean negros ....y sin embargo ahí esta Phil Linnot. Curioso ya que parte de los origenes del rock est plagada de gente de color como John Lee HOcker, Fats Domino, Little Richard entre otros, que manaron de ritmos africanos para el comienzo de un estilo musical enorme en subgeneros y enorme en importancia.

Este tema es uno de sus más conocidos y esta recogido en su album JailBreak de 1976, considerado como el mejor de la banda. Podemos encontrar este tema versionado por Gary Moore, que como curiosidad, en el año 1974 perteneció a esta banda, aunque luego se desligo de la misma.

Animos rockeros para todos mis lectores, feliz semana!!!!



"Guess who just got back today?
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven't changed, haven't much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy

They were asking if you were around
How you was, where you could be found
Told them you were living downtown
Driving all the old men crazy

The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
I said
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town

You know that chick that used to dance a lot
Every night she'd be on the floor shaking what she'd got
Man when I tell you she was cool, she was red hot
I mean she was steaming

And that time over at Johnny's place
Well this chick got up and she slapped Johnny's face
Man we just fell about the place
If that chick don't want to know, forget her

The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
I said
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town

Spread the word around
Guess who's back in town

You spread the word around

Friday night they'll be dressed to kill
Down at Dino's bar and grill
The drink will flow and blood will spill
And if the boys want to fight, you'd better let them

That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song
The nights are getting warmer, it won't be long
Won't be long till summer comes
Now that the boys are here again

The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
Spread the word around
The boys are back in town
The boys are back in town
The boy's are back, the boys are back

The boy's are back in town again
Been hangin' down at Dino's
The boy's are back in town again "

4 comentarios:

Evánder dijo...

Un gran tema, no hace mucho salió del baúl. En aquel momento, no comenté lo de que el cantante era de color. Buen apunte.

Prepara el gaznate, las copas las pongo yo.

Un abrazo!

Livy dijo...

Vaya amigas tan listas que hay por este rinconcito.
Vamos a ver si a ritmo rock paso este lunes, que promete ser una prolongación del domingo.
besotes chapu!!!

Ventiladorcular dijo...

Bueno sólo he oído un par de discos, lo suficiente para descubrir una música de mucha calidad. Un saludo Doctor!

Ryoga dijo...

es cierto que este tipo de música es casi exclusiva de los blancos pero si no siempre hay excepaciones famosas,como eminem que es blanco y es de los raperos más famosos.
al final lo que cuenta es el talento