DAVID BOWIE : UP THE HILL BACKWARDS / SCARY MONSTERS (1980)

Δυο τραγούδια από το αριστούργημα με το οποίο ο Bowie αποχαιρέτισε την RCA. Η επόμενη κυκλοφορία [για την EMI] θα ήταν το Let’s Dance, το άλμπουμ που τον έφερε “στην κορυφή”, με ό,τι αυτό συνεπαγόταν.
Για το
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), και ειδικά γι’ αυτά τα τραγούδια σχόλια, δεν χρειάζονται, δεν μπορώ όμως να μη πω μια κουβέντα για τον ρόλο που η κιθάρα του Fripp παίζει, ειδικά στο ομώνυμο: το σόλο αυτό κατά την ταπεινή μου άποψη είναι η κορυφαία στιγμή της καριέρας του ως σολίστα.

Two songs from the masterpiece with which
Bowie said goodbye to RCA. His next release [on the EMI label] would be Let’s Dance, the album that would put him “on the top” – with whatever that implies.
No comments needed for
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and especially these songs, although I just can’t help but say a word about Fripp’s guitar, especially on the title track : this, imho, is the high point of his career as a soloist.

00:00 Up The Hill Backwards 3:15 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

The vacuum created by the arrival of freedom
And the possibilities it seems to offer
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
A series of shocks – sneakers fall apart
Earth keeps on rolling – witnesses falling
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
Yeah, yeah, yeah – up the hill backwards
It’ll be alright, ooh
While we sleep they go to work
We’re legally crippled it’s the death of love
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It’s got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
More idols then realities, ooh
I’m OK, you’re so-so, ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah – up the hill backwards
It’ll be alright ooh


She had an horror of rooms
she was tired
you can’t hide beat
When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home
She could’ve been a killer
if she didn’t walk the way she do,
and she do
She opened strange doors
that we’d never close again
She began to wail jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean
[CHORUS (twice)]
Scary monsters, super creeps
Keep me running, running scared
She asked me to stay
and I stole her room
She asked for my love
and I gave her a dangerous mind
Now she’s stupid in the street
and she can’t socialise
Well I love the little girl
and I’ll love her till the day she dies
She wails
Jimmy’s guitar sound
jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean

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