Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Summer of 69

Din categoria piese memorabile care trebuie menţionate într-un blog preponderent muzical, astăzi amintesc despre o creaţie minunată a lui Bryan Adams. Melodia Summer of 69 reclădeşte adolescenţa rockerului canadian şi ne spune despre prima sa chitară, despre prima sa trupă, despre prima lui iubire. Insist pe latura nostalgico-erotică a acestei melodii. Nu vă gândiţi că poetul se referă la anul 1969 (Bryan avea doar 10 ani atunci). Da, gândiţi pervers, aveţi voie. Iată ce ne spune Wiki pe tema asta (şi nu numai):

"Summer of 69" is a song by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams from 1984, which has grown to be one of his biggest hits and most recognizable songs. In 2006, "Summer of 69" was voted the no.1 song to drive to in Canada, some 22 years after its release.

The song has been conventionally interpreted as a nostalgic, somewhat melancholy recollection of an erstwhile era during which the singer was among a group of optimistic adolescents.
In his recent Anthology from 2005, as well as the song's intro during live concerts, Adams stresses "Summer of 69" has "nothing to do with the year 1969," and implied it is a reference to the sex position: "… [A] double entendre, it's about sex, much like [one of Adams' professed favourite songs] Bob Seger's 'Night Moves,'" which follows a similar theme of nostalgia and summer love. Adams actually sings "me and my baby in a 69" at the end of the song.
On the CBS Early Show on September 8, 2008, Adams clearly stated the song is about sex. He stated, “A lot of people think it’s about the year but actually it’s more about making love in the summer time. It uses 69 as a sexual reference.”

The line "Jimmy quit and Jody got married" refers to two actual people. "Jimmy" is Jim Wesley, Adams' drummer in his early days (1979–1983) who quit the band because he and Bryan did not get along. As of 2008, Jody Perpick still worked for Adams as his tour manager and sound engineer".

Ca orice artist care se respectă, Bryan Adams a înregistrat un concert unplugged, în septembrie 1997, la New York. Din acel concert vă prezint piesa despre care tocmai am vorbit.

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played 'til my fingers bled
It was the summer of 69
Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Jody got married
I should've known we'd never get far

But when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Ain't no use in complainin'
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenin's down at the drive in
And that's when I met you
Standin' on your mama's porch

You told me that you'd wait forever
And when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never

Those were the best days of my life

Back in the summer of 69

Man we were killin' time
We were young and reckless

We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever


And now the times are changin'
Look at everything that's come and gone
Somethimes when I play my old six-string
I think about you, wonder what went wrong

Standin' on your mama's porch

You told me it would last forever
And when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Back in the summer of 69
Me and my baby in a 69


2 comments:

Summer said...

Si cand te gandesti ca sambata e concert in Parcul Izvor! 2 ore de Bryan Adams ... :D

The Fly said...

Pe bune?? Nu stiam. Oricum, ultimul lui album e slabutz :P

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