acho que ainda não chegou ao brasa a edição da MOJO retrospectiva 2021… mas um simpático traficante trouxe pra gente a publicação que tem os stones na capa e, claro, as listas de melhores do ano passado. esse é o number #338 da revista e jah foram lançados mais dois: #339 (capa neil young) e #340 (the monkees).
listas pra lá, melhores pra cá… e eis que brota o ruivo no topo dos discos “world music”…
lá pelos idos de 2016, a MOJO lançou um disco duplo, vinil amarelo, chamado “blonde on blonde revisited”… captou? isso mermo, a masterpiece Dele, na íntegra, na ordem original, interpretada por 14 fios desencapados com destaque para todo o lado D com jim o’rourke deitando os cabelos em “sad eyed lady of the lowlands”… pirei!
de imediato, a rede de traficantes internacionais do roNca entrou em ação e a pepita desembarcou, rapidinho, no rio de janeura. cheguei a tocar alguma song no roNca e no programa da globo… mas não fui muito adiante na audição. sacumé, né? correria, outras atenções na pista… e a tal falta de tempo. conclusão, só ontem, os quatro lados desse disco desfilaram umas três vezes, inteirinhos, de enfiada, na passarela da maloca…
numa olhada rápida, não encontrei o artefato nas redes tradicionais de streaming mas está no Utube…
42 Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call
41 Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
40 Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
39 Mavis Staples – We Get By
38 Flying Lotus – Flamagra
37 Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance
36 Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
35 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest
34 Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury
33 Jake Xerxes Fussell – Out of Sight
32 Robert Forster – Inferno
31 Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy
30 Esperanza Spalding – 12 Little Spells
29 Edwyn Collins – Badbea
28 Underworld – Drift Series 1 Sampler Edition
27 Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
26 The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger
25 Thom Yorke – Anima
24 Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
23 Dave – Psychodrama
22 Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
21 Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
20 75 Dollar Bill – I Was Real
19 Cate Le Bon – Reward
18 P.P. Arnold – The New Adventures of … P.P. Arnold
17 Solange – When I Get Home
16 Amyl and The Sniffers – Amyl and The Sniffers
15 Tinariwen – Amadjar
14 The Fat White Family – Serfs Up!
13 Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
12 Jenny Lewis – On the Line
11 Brittany Howard – Jaime
10 Lee “Scratch” Perry – Rainford
9 Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
8 Black Midi – Schlagenheim
7 Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
6 Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
5 Aldous Harding – Designer
4 The Comet is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
3 Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
2 Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
1 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
“ghosteen” foi lançado em outubro e chegou massacrando todos os coleguinhas que estavam na pista.
pauta grande pra nandão aprofundar no #365.
até que o roNca não errou muito prevendo a inclusão de fontaines dc, black midi, purple mountains e aldous harding entre as principais pepitas do já distante 2019… menção MEGA especial para edwyn collins, ídolo total… YEAH!
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:
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
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?
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.