Por qué los hemos olvidado?

Por Luna Azul

Siempre nos hemos quedado estancados en las mismas bandas... Que los Guns, que los Aerosmith o Metallica... Pero hay bandas de entre los 60s y 80s que hemos relegado a un inmerecido segundo plano... Hemos olvidado a Jethro Tull!! Sí, la banda británica con su singular flautista! O que tal Meat Loaf? Ya casi nadie los escucha.  Es cierto que los tiempos cambian, pero nuestra juventud actual no tiende a apreciar el buen rock o sus legendarios exponentes... Quienes los conozcan y simplemente olvidaron que existen, les dejo aquí sus canciones, para que refresquen la memoria...

Jethro Tull!



Nombre, que si lo escuchan suena bastante original, pero ya perteneció a alguien realmente... ¿Saben de dónde lo sacaron? Así se llamó un inventor agrícola que diseñó la primera máquina que podía usarse como "sembradera", usaron este nombre una noche en un club donde se presentaron, les funcionó y lo mantuvieron hasta nuestros días.





Pongan atención a lo que dice!!! Esta es una de mis preferidas de la banda, y mucha gente en Gran Bretaña deliró con la canción... De todas formas les dejo la letra:

MY GOD
Oh people - what have you done -
locked Him in His golden cage.
Made Him bend to your religion -
Him resurrected from the grave.
He is the god of nothing -
if that's all that you can see.
You are the god of everything
He's inside you and me.
So lean upon Him gently
and don't call on Him to save you
from your social graces
and the sins you used waive.
The bloody Church of England -
in chains of history -
requests your earthly presence at
the vicarage for tea.
And the graven image you - know - who -
with His plastic crucifix -
he's got him fixed -
confuses me as to who and where and why -
as to how he gets his kicks.
Confessing to the endless sin -
the endless whining sounds.
You'll be praying till next Thursday to
all the gods that you can count.





Meat Loaf!


¡Más original aún! Un poco extraño, pero la banda tomó el nombre por su vocalista Marvin Lee Aday porque su padre, lo llamaba "meat loaf" (pedazo de carne) por su obesidad, bueno, que aún mantiene.




Mis dos favoritas son "Everything louder than everything else"  (como que me siento algo identificada con esta rola eh? - algo?, es casi mi himno!!-) y Life is a lemon and I want my money back"; ¿quieren la letra de esta última? Es fabulosa, igual aquí se las comparto!



LIFE IS A LEMON AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK
I want my money back
I want my money back
It's all or nothing

And nothing's all I ever get
Every time I turn it on
I burn it up and burn it out

It's always something
There's always something going wrong
That's the only guarantee
That's what this is all about

It's a never ending attack
Everything's a lie, and that's a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And all the morons
And all the stooges with their coins
They're the ones who make the rules
It's not a game - it's just a rout

There's desperation
There's desperation in the air
It leaves a stain on all your clothes
And no detergent gets it out

And we're always slipping through the the cracks
Then the movie's over - fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

I want my money back
I want my money back

What about love?
It's defective!
It's always breaking in half

What about sex?
It's defective!
It's never built to really last

What about your family?
It's defective!
All the batteries are shot

What about your friends?
They're defective!
All the parts are out of stock

What about hope?
It's defective!
It's corroded and decayed

What about faith?
It's defective!
It's tattered and it's frayed

What about your gods?
They're defective!
They forgot the warranty

What about your town?
It's defective!
It's a dead end street to me

What about your school?
It's defective!
It's a pack of useless lies

What about your work?
It's defective!
It's a crock and then you die

What about your childhood?
It's defective!
It's dead and buried in the past

What about your future?
It's defective!
And you can shove it up your ass!!

I want my money back
I want my money back

It's all or nothing
And nothing's all I ever get
Every time I turn it on
I burn it up and burn it out

It's a never ending attack
Everything's a lie, and that's a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And we're always slipping through the the cracks
Then the movie's over-fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

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