Category: rock music

In-Between #4

In-Between #4

The Byrds, Turn ! Turn ! Turn !
Basile Pesso-my BCN © July 2 016
My web magazine : Yes We Are (link – Fb version here) with an excellent moody monochrome of Loretta Sartorio aka Loresart as  The Side Look of a Barcelonese #1 010

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Focus, Why Dream, 1 970

One more crystalline and musically (about lyrics, it’s the opposite)
full of hope gem by the fantastic Dutch band Focus, who should be
legendary, but they are only admired by a bunch of rock aficionados. As
in the wonderful Sugar Island (about Cuba), the mix between lightness
and stark observation of the state of things is striking and efficient.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 30 November 2 017, first broadcast then
Focus, Why Dream

On Eait Tellement de Gauche, et On Savait Donn…

Vous vous souvenez peut-être de mon analyse sur l’audio de Kristina
Rady
appelant depuis Bordeaux ses parents en Hongrie, en larmes,
expliquant son calvaire. Depuis 2 003 je vomis cantat, sa remise de
peine, son retour dans la musique, Romain Humeau de Eiffel qui
l’accueillit à bras ouverts et rejoua tout de suite avec lui.

Tant d’années après, on parle mais sans même se nommer, Tayssot-Gay ou un autre, on savait, on
était fasciné par Maître Bébert, et aussi, sans lui, on avait pas toute
la thune d’un groupe basé sur le chanteur-guitariste-compositeur,
alors….on se taisait, et on participait aux discours humanistes de
Maître Bébert sur le fonctionnement du monde, sur le pouvoir de
l’argent, et sur tous ceux qui sont méchants sauf Bébert, et on le
suivait quand il disait d’aller voter Chirac en 2 002 “avec une pince à
linge sur le nez”.
Moi maintenant, c’est décidé, j’écouterai ses
désirs noirâtres avec des bouchons d’oreille, en hommage à Kristina, à
Marie et à tous les blousés par l’idole si “de gauche”.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 30 novembre 2 017. 1e diffusion hier ici
Miossec, On Etait Tellement de Gauche
Article de Gala (oui, je sais, m’en fous, l’article est bon…)
Audio de Kristina Rady

Run This Way #23

Run This Way #23

(To All Tomorrow’s Parties #95)
The Bluetones
, Sleazy Bed Track
Basile Pesso-Coimbra © September 2 014
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Jeff Buckley, Dream Brother, 1 994

One of my very favorite songs by the master Jeff on his historic only official record before he died, so young, in a river.
5 minutes of pure pleasure starting with arpeggios and the crystalline voice of Jeff, with hints of bass and drums.

At 1.50 the masterpiece starts to appear, with the brilliant change,
for about 25 seconds, then we come back to a prolongation of the
prelude, which announces an absolutely incredible portion with change of
guitar sound in the arpeggios, plus added saturated solo guitar, before
the final lull.

Shivering, so long after the release.

Basile Pesso, Barcelona, 24 November 2 017, first broadcast then
Jeff Buckley, Dream Brother
(Post number…3 500 here.)

On Ben Harper and Rodney King : Like a King, 1…

On Master Ben’s second and historic record, this brilliant song about
Rodney’s King ultra-violent police abuse, Rodney having been hit 50
times among which once to the head in 2 012, according to Wikipedia, but
actually it’s not once to the head but three times among which twice
with the foot.

You can also see in the video that Rodney King is whipped on the back when
he’s on his knees, which will of course remind us of the treatment
received by blacks during the American slavery until 1 865.
This
gesture appears here as inscribed in trans-generational ultra-violent
domination and will of possessing the whole being of black people that
had been authorized, becoming a kind of supremacist right. After this,
it’s not a surprise to imagine that millions (or more) of white people
keep on allowing themselves to remain in this barbarian fantasy.  

Afterwards, riots started and burnt Los Angeles, after the trial which
saw the abusive police thugs get out free, while in a few seconds of
viewing of the video of the facts, one can see the abuse and the
pleasure taken in truncheoning a thug (Rodney) who can’t even move after
the first strokes.

One year later, the trial is re-done and the
policemen sentenced. I don’t exactly know why the difference in the
verdict passes from black to white, but it did.

Ben’s song, in
spite of its smooth n’ rough mastery, with slide guitar doubling the
voice and the frequent perfect groove that we know from Ben’s rhythm
section especially the drums here with their efficient and sober snare
drum shots, forgets to mention that King was a thug and that his arrest
was justified.
His arrest, not the abuse, of course.

Ben
chooses the Luther King reference, efficient yet lacrymal knowing that
Rodney King was who he was. Whatsoever he’s right on the fact that the
abuse contradicted the evolution of the US society that Luther King had
managed to get a few decades before, to get blacks out of the animality
imposed by white people.

Unlike the cases that created Black Lives Matter, the police abuse is huge and characterized.

Basile Pesso, 8 November 2 017, first broadcast then here
Ben Harper, Like a King
Video of the cops’ ultra-violent abuse
Wiki on Rodney King in English and French

Placebo, Brick Shithouse, 1 998

After the revolutionary eponymous first record of Placebo in 1
996, I started to listen to this…

Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel(Ansfel / Above#28 / To All…

Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel

(Ansfel / Above#28 / To All Tomorrow’s Parties #91)
Same day same place than Come, Shadows, Caress Me #70
Nosfell, Les Gorges, live
Basile Pesso-my BCN © March 2 017

My Fb / My web magazine : Yes We Are (link – Fb version here)
…and thanks a lot to Patricia Pereira for the reblog of an image that I absolutely absolutely love : A Woman, a Tree, Etc (link) !

Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel(Ansfel / Above#28 / To All Tomorrow’s…

Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel

(Ansfel / Above#28 / To All Tomorrow’s Parties #91)
Same day same place than Come, Shadows, Caress Me #70
Nosfell, Les Gorges, live
Basile Pesso-my BCN © March 2 017

My Fb / My web magazine : Yes We Are (link – Fb version here)
…and thanks a lot to Patricia Pereira for the reblog of an image that I absolutely absolutely love : A Woman, a Tree, Etc (link) !

Demi-Lune.(In-Between #3 / On the other Side of the Wall…

Demi-Lune.

(In-Between #3 / On the other Side of the Wall #10)
Grandaddy, Build a Box
Basile Pesso-my BCN © July 2 017
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