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EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA, boogakinks…

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este é o cd tributaço ao kinks que acompanha a nova edição da revista MOJO, ainda inédita no brasa… e que tem ray davies na capa:

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belezuríssima, né?

acontece, que pra situation ser ainda mais cascuda, prestenção em quem interpreta a música “no return”…

1 David Watts

by American Wrestlers
While the song is named after a concert promoter from Rutland who worked with The Kinks in 1966, David Watts sees Ray Davies reaching back to his school days and casting envious looks in the direction of a former head boy. The Jam’s muscular cover of this tune in 1978 emphasised its venomous lyrics. In contrast to this, acclaimed St Louis-based indie-rockers American Wrestlers deliver a version packed with yearning.

2 Death Of A Clown

By Wreckless Eric
The Kinks touring schedule was always arduous, while perceived mismanagement led to Ray’s guitar-playing brother Dave casting himself in the role of a circus entertainer. The pathos of Dave’s original is underlined by the irrepressible Wreckless Eric – himself a national treasure – whose acerbic rendition begins with canned laughter possibly culled from a ’70s quiz show. What follows is a sneering reading of a track that Dave issued as a solo single prior to the album’s release.

3 Two Sisters

By Les Limiñanas Feat Anton Newcombe
It is not hard to decode the story of Sylvilla and Percilla, two sisters with contrasting responsibilities. The first is single and fancy-free, the second is married with responsibilities. Substitute Dave and Ray Davies’s names into the narrative of sibling jealousy and you arrive at the track’s original inspiration. The song’s kitchen-sink angst is evident on this wildly psychedelic interpretation by French duo, Les Limiñanas, who enlist The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe to crank up the tension.

4 No Return

By Boogarins
A sophisticated songwriter from the very start of The Kinks’ career, Ray Davies drew on bossa nova for inspiration for this tune. In a bid to return the track to its roots, MOJO asked Brazilian psychedelic outfit Boogarins – named after a popular flower grown in their homeland – to try their hand at this number. The result is a fantastically woozy cover, with a seductive, hypnotic ebb and flow.

5 Harry Rag

By Modern Studies
If No Return embraces the exotic, then the nicotine-stained Harry Rag is Ray Davies drawing on something closer to home, namely vaudeville and music hall influences which he encountered first-hand thanks to his father. Modern Studies amplify the original track’s sense of nostalgia, as they translate it into a remarkable baroque, neo-folk piece that is rich in texture and detail. Like Ray himself, the Glasgow-via-Yorkshire four-piece appear to hear an olde world.

6 Tin Soldier Man

By Declan McKenna
Having just turned 18, Hertfordshire-born songwriter Declan McKenna is an old head on young shoulders. With a clutch of EPs and singles to his name, he is working on his debut album with producer James Ford and interrupted his day job to contribute this rousing version of Tin Soldier Man. It proves that clearly great things beckon for an artist who, less than two years ago, decided to forego his A-levels in favour of a career in music.

7 Situation Vacant

By Chuck Prophet
Along with Waterloo Sunset’s more famous couple – Terry and Julie – the protagonists of this tune, Suzy and Johnny, were vessels for Ray Davies’ shattered romantic idealism. Here, Johnny’s attempt to please his mother-in-law and his “little mama” simply lead to unemployment. Fellow storyteller Chuck Prophet, formerly of US Americana pioneers Green On Red, keeps the original’s bleakness intact on this spirited cover, resplendent with its mid-‘70s-Kinks-style guitar solo.

8 Love Me Till The Sun Shines

By Grumbling Fur
Another tune written by Dave Davies, Love Me Till The Sun Shines again appears to inhabit the vacuum at the heart of pop stardom, disillusionment rippling throughout the lyrics. Surfing between the realms of psychedelia, electronic music and avant-pop, the British duo of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan give the original’s barely submerged ennui an ‘80s-style makeover. Imagine Godley and Creme doing Davies and Davies.

9 Lazy Old Sun

By Jacco Gardner
Twenty-eight year-old Dutch musical adventurer, Jacco Gardner has released two albums of sun-dappled psychedelia, making him the ideal candidate to tackle this Mellotron-soaked, raga-inspired tune. While there can be no escape from the heaviness of the lyrics – “When I am dead and gone/Your light will shine eternally,” writes Ray – Gardner creates a swirling musical backdrop where Sgt. Pepper vibes abound.

10 Afternoon Tea

By Max Jury
A very British ritual is employed by Ray Davies to revisit a place where nostalgia cloaks a sense of loss, in this case abandonment by a girl named Donna. In many respects, this makes Afternoon Tea the archetypal Ray ‘love’ song, and its all-pervading sense of quotidian failure is given an edge of jaunty sophistication by acclaimed Des Moines singer-songwriter Max Jury.

11 Funny Face

By Mick Harvey
While Kinks mythology has it that Dave enjoyed the freedoms that came with stardom where Ray did not, the younger Davies’ contributions to Something Else tell a different story. Here, too, the guitarist can’t hide his yearning for an old flame, encasing his emotions in a medical allegory. Former Bad Seed and esteemed solo artist Mick Harvey allows the lyricism of this bittersweet tune to ring out fully.

12 End Of The Season

By Nada Surf
Bird song introduces the original version of what is ostensibly another of Ray’s love songs. And yet, the lampooning, semi-crooned vocal soon turns to usher in what is in fact a political commentary. Its musical warmth, however, is maintained on this burnished version by much-loved New York alternative types Nada Surf (themselves celebrating 25 years of active service). Here, frontman Matthew Caws delivers a vocal performance that adds to the wistful quality of the original.

13 Waterloo Sunset

By Ty Segall
Having covered The Kinks’ 1965 classic Till The End Of The Day with his heavy garage-rock combo Fuzz, back in 2014, Ty Segall is entrusted with the band’s best-loved composition. The ever-prolific, 29-year-old Californian brings his Bolan-inspired vocals to bear on Ray Davies’ observational masterpiece and delivers a version of the song that remains faithful but which also boasts a decided impish charm.

PQParille… o cd ainda tem uma faixa-extra com gaz coombes deitando os cabelos em “this time tomorrow”… ela mesma, covered pelo little joy e que abre a masterpiece “viagem a darjeeling” (cine shogun JAH).

agora, pra botar a tampa nessas conspirações que chegam lááááá de cima, você reparou na foto que ilustrou o booga no post deles na KEXP, ali embaixo, bem antes d’eu saber dessa edição da MOJO?

óia a beca do dinho…

booga.tico

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… D+

chegou a grosseria…

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edição de fim de ano da MOJO, lotada de mimos, já chegou ao brasa. a revista vem num envelope com dois grandes cartões de bowie e cd com algumas das melhores músicas de 2015 (julia holter, gaz coombes, jim o’rourke, john grant, courtney barnett, songhoy blues…) + entrevista com laurie anderson + matéria gigante com dan penn & spooner oldham (compositores de aretha & otis) + as tradicionais e cabriocáricas listas & resenhas de 2015.

casca!

mojo top50 / 2015…

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50 Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Going Down …
49 Ibeyi – Ibeyi
48 David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
47 Deerhunter – Faded Frontier
46 Tobias Jesso Jr – Goon
45 The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
44 Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
43 Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
42 Boz Scaggs – A Fool to Care
41 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
40 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
39 Keith Richards – Crosseyed Heart
38 Lonelady – Hinterland
37 Promised Land Sound – For Use and Delight
36 Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
35 The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth
34 Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
33 Noel Gallagher – Chasing Yesterday
32 Jamie xx – In Colour
31 Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
30 Bill Fay – Who is the Sender?
29 Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside
28 Matthew E. White – First Blood
27 Leon Bridges – Coming Home
26 Wilco – Star Wars
25 Paul Weller – Saturns Pattern
24 Gaz Coombes – Matador
23 John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
22 Young Fathers – White Me Are Black Men Too
21 Richard Thompson – Still
20 Dungen – Allas Sak
19 Joanna Newsom – Divers
18 Blur – The Magic Whip
17 Hooton Tennis Club – Highest Point in Town
16 D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
15 Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
14 Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
13 Low – Ones and Sixes
12 Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
11 Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night
10 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
9 Sleaford Mods – Key Markets
8 Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
7 Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile
6 Bill Ryder-Jones – West Kirby County Primary
5 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
4 Tame Impala – Currents
3 New Order – Music Complete
2 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

1 Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness

é a tal estória, “lista é de quem faz a lista, não é a nossa”… mas é muito bom conferir mbongwana star e songhoy blues entre os dez melhores… e ainda tem richard thompson em vigésimo primeiro… brasa!

ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

a mais recente edição da revista MOJO (fleetwood mac na capa) traz uma matéria sobre a gravação do disco “in a silent way” de miles davis (1969)!

a grosseria começa pela capa fotografada por lee friedlander…

e pelos músicos que participam da gravina:

-Miles Davis/trumpet
-Wayne Shorter/soprano saxophone
-John McLaughlin/electric guitar
-Herbie Hancock/electric piano
-Chick Corea/electric piano
-Joe Zawinul/organ
-Dave Holland/double bass
-Tony Williams/drums

(re)lembraNdo…

lembra quando escrevi, aqui no poleiro, que faltava um detalhe para comentar sobre as aberturas que fiz para bob plant?

pois é, voltando a fita pro dia 18 de outubro…

quando cheguei ao HSBC (no rio) para checar equipamento & som, o ben já estava me aguardando com as boas vindas!

vou acelerar a historinha, ok?

enfim, ben foi o técnico de som da turnê de robert plant… o sujeito responsável pelo P.A… consequentemente, por tudo que chegou aos nossos ouvidos. ele foi mega simpático e facilitou tudo para eu trabalhar à vontade.

devo ter tocado umas três horas seguidas no “esquenta” carioca… e, em muitas ocasiões, o ben ficou na mesa de som, com fones! sossegado!

a parada seguinte foi BH, para mim, o melhor show dos quatro que toquei.

quando entrei no “expo minas”, o ben já estava no housemix (local onde fica a thurma de som & luz) e mandou na minha lata: “gostei muito do som que você fez no rio e gravei grande parte dele”!

UAU, pra mim foi uma surpresa receber tamanha consideração… do cara responsável pelo som de plant!

consequentemente, imaginei que a “aprovação” tivesse chegado lá dentro… pro bob, claro!

o show começou e eu estava a dois metros do ben, lado a lado.

fiquei recordando do nosso primeiro encontro no rio… e de como ele não me era tão estranho.

sabe quando você não identifica no HD o rosto de uma pessoa mas sente que ela não é desconhecida? manja?

depois da terceira música, escrevi um bilhete e coloquei na mesa de som:

– você já trabalhou no estúdio real world de peter gabriel?

ele leu, abriu um sorriso e disse que sim!

pronto, a ficha caiu, era de lá que nos conhecíamos… já que estive com os paralamas durante a mixagem do álbum “hey na na” no real world, em 1998!

com mais essa conexão, fiquei soltinho para perguntar se ele poderia levar uma foto que fiz de bob, nos shows do zep em londres/1975, para ser assinada.

hahaha… ben pegou a foto na hora… e sumiu com ela… lá pros lados dos camarins.

o show acabou… e nada mais foi comentado sobre a fotografia. fiquei na minha!

fomos para brasília… na passagem de som no ginásio nilson nelson, o ben perguntou:

– e aí, maurição pegou a foto?

respondi: “não, nem sabia que tinha chegado ao bob”

– sim, chegou… e ele autografou! a foto ficou com o produtor dele!

PQParille, pensei com meus botões: “cadê a minha fotografia?”

e ninguém apareceu para dar o paradeiro da “coitada”!

no aeroporto de brasília, partindo para curitiba, um caboclo da produção candanga perguntou na fila do embarque:

– e aí, maurição… pegou sua foto?

respondi: “não, ninguém apareceu”

– ela foi entregue pra simone da produção local!

PQParille… eu estava voando para curitiba e não havia como pegar a foto na asa norte!

conclusão, meu camarada inacio, de brasília, ficou de resgatar a foto.

dois dias depois, ele ligou dizendo que estava com o “tesouro”!

UFA… pelo menos, ela continuava “viva”… e preferi não correr risco de correio, intermediários, traficantes & cia.

como o slogan da guinness prega – good things come to those who wait – só hoje, dia 21, um mês depois, a criança chegou ao meu colo:

captou?

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já que estou com a mão na massa, mais um detalhe sobre plant/BH…

assisti ao show com meu camaradaço ricardão e conseguimos sair muito rápido do “expo minas” pelos atalhos do estacionamento… mas tivemos que “bater”, literalmente, de frente com a multidão que ia pegar os carangos…

e a xeretinha, fantasmagoricamente, entrou em ação:

pressão!

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segura a capa da nova edição da revista MOJO: