sábado, julio 30

Black Sabbath - Too Late

Al momento de hablar de Black Sabbath en una conversación entre amigos adictos al Heavy Metal inmediatamente aparece la controversia de quien es el mejor vocalista: Ozzy o Dio. Y da mucha pena dejar de lado al Tony Martin, Glen Hughes o Ian Gillan. Pero en el mundo siútico-metal la respuesta aceptada sería decir: Dio es mejor cantante, pero Ozzy es mejor en vivo.

Asi, las estrellas se alinean y tú quedas como un erudito que lanza su golpe maestro al también decir que el finadito Cliff Burton es el mejor bajista de la historia del Metal. Y por supuesto, al decir que Helter Skelter de los Beatles es la cuna del Metal, el jaque mate estará más que asegurado. Mi pensamiento es que Dio era superior en todas las formas posibles a Ozzy, ya sea cantando, componiendo, en el escenario o como persona. Pero, a mi pesar, el Príncipe carismático se llevará las coronas y las medalllas de Black Sabbath de aqui a la eternidad.

En fin, Too Late es una canción que aparecería en el disco Dehumanizer de 1992.  No entendía mucho en ese tiempo de que hablaba este tema pero el ambiente oscuro y la fuerza de Dio me dejaban anonadado, me asustaban, como con ninguna otra canción. Ahora que soy un hombre entiendo que este tema dice que si quieres jugar con el maligno, hacer algo malo o prometer cosas en un momento de desesperación. Debes entender que de una u otra forma lo vas a pagar y será cuando menos lo quieras.

Letras / Lyrics

Soon it's never more
When you've got to pay for
Promises, made in the night

Call the magic one
And with the magic comes
Forever chained to the flame

It's too late
Too late for tears
Too late
And no one hears you
Do you feel a touch of evil
(Then) It's too late

To wish and make it so
To feel the power growing
Stronger, blessed by the dark

And when the candle fades
You can say it was a
Joke you played
So you must let me go, no

It's too late
You've said the word
Too late
Something heard you
Too late, now the race is on
And you're run out of road
Too late
For tears
Too late
And no one hears you
Can you feel the touch of evil
It's too late

Oh oh oh save me
I believe in your name
Oh oh I've fallen down
But now I've found
Nobody to take the blame

Misery
It's come to drag me away
And when the hunter cries
No alibis
Get ready for judgment day

As the candle fades
You can say it was a game you made
So you must let me go, let me go

It's too late, you've said the word
Too late, something heard you
Too late, the spell is gone
And this time you're the fool

It's too late for tears
Too late
And no one hears you
Welcome to forever
Welcome it's too late
Too late

Guns N Roses - Don't Damn Me

Se vienen los Guns N Roses a Sudamérica y ya es un gran evento que ha sido cubierto por la radio y la televisión como si el mundo se hubiera quedado parado en 1992. Axl Rose junto a Slash son los emblemas de una banda incombustible que marcó a toda una generación y que ha sido transmitida a sus hijos también.

Cuando comenté que llenarían el Estadio Nacional de Chile, rapidamente alguien me dijo que era porque le gustaban hasta a los flaites (delincuentes/marginales). Yo creo que a los Beatles los iria a ver el Cisarro, el Chuña, Sergio Jadue, Michelle Bachelet, Augusto Pinochet, Hitler y hasta Donald Trump. Asi que no hablemos de la calidad de una banda por la gente que los sigue.

Don't Damn Me es un tema del disco Use Your Illusion I (1991) y habla de los pensamientos de la banda acerca de quienes los menosprecian por ser directos y francos. Y también es una muestra de su gran calidad compositiva y fuerza Hard Rockera. Guns N Roses serán grandes de aqui a la eternidad y si a tu vecino, hijo o pareja le gustan más que los Rolling Stones o The Beatles tienes que aceptarlo porque cuando se habla del cetro del Hard Rock ellos no tienen comparación.

Letras / Lyrics

Don't damn me
When I speak a piece of my mind
'Cause silence isn't golden
When I'm holding it inside
'Cause I've been where I have been
An I've seen what I have seen
I put the pen to the paper
'Cause it's all a part of me

Be it a song or a casual conversation
To hold my tongue speaks
Of quiet reservations
Your words once heard
They can place you in a faction
My words may disturb
But at least there's a reaction

Sometimes I want to kill
Sometimes I want to die
Sometimes I want to destroy
Sometimes I want to cry
Sometimes I could get even
Sometimes I could give up
Sometimes I could give
Sometimes I never give a fuck

It's only for a while
I hope you understand
I never wanted this to happen
Didn't want to be a man
So I hid inside my world
I took what I could find
I cried when I was lonely
I fell down when I was blind

But don't damn me when I speak
A piece of my mind
'Cause silence isn't golden
When I'm holding it inside
'Cause I've been where I have been
An I've seen what I have seen
I put the pen to the paper
'Cause it's all a part of me

How can I ever satisfy you
An how can I ever make you see
That, deep inside we're all somebody
An it don't matter who you want to be
But now I gotta smile I hope you comprehend
For this man can say it happened
'Cause this child has been condemned
So I stepped into your world
I kicked you in the mind
An I'm the only witness
To the nature of my crime

But look at what we've done
To the innocent and young
Whoa listen to who's talking
'Cause we're not the only ones
The trash collected by the eyes
And dumped into the brain
Said it tears into our conscious thoughts
You tell me who's to blame

I know you don't want to hear me crying
An I know you don't want to hear me deny
That your satisfaction lies in your illusions
But your delusions are yours an not mine
We take for granted that we know the whole story
We judge a book by it's cover
And read what we want
Between selected lines

Don't hail me
An don't idolize the ink
Or I've failed in my attentions
Can you find the missing link
Your only validation is in living your own life
Vicarious existence is a fucking waste of time
So I send this song to the offended
I said what I meant and I've never pretended
As so many others do intending just to please
If I damned your point of view
Could you turn the other cheek

Don't damn me when I speak a piece a mind
'Cause silence isn't golden
When I'm holding it inside
I've been where I have been
An I've seen what I have seen
Put the pen to the paper
'Cause it's all a part of me
Don't damn me
I said don't damn me
I said don't hail me
Ah, don't damn me 

Megadeth - Victory

Hace poco nos compramos por Internet un equipo musical usado que casi va a cumplir 20 años. El aparato resultó ser demasiado espectacular comparado con el precio. Está bien cuidado y tiene una potencia tremenda y unos bajos que te elevan por los aires.

Decidí poner el disco que más he escuchado en toda mi vida: Youthanasia de Megadeth. Un pobre cd completamente rayado, como si lo usara para pulir el piso o sacarle filo a un cuchillo oxidado. Incluso, una vez lo metí al refrigerador porque sonaba mejor o no se que otra tontera que escuché por aquí o por allá. Pero ahí está, digno y reluciente haciéndome recordar mis tiempos de adolescente como si lo hubiera comprado hoy.

Victory es el último tema de este álbum y no habla de nada en especial. Es sólo una recopilación letrística de los títulos de temas de Megadeth  con unos solos de guitarra tan espectaculares que da pena saber que poca gente escuchará. Sin embargo, no faltará quien lo escuche y lo disfrute una y otra vez como yo a mi querido y victorioso CD.

Letras / Lyrics

Now, one day I started telling everyone that
"Killing Is My Business.." and I was hung like a Martyr
From "Looking Down The Cross" my "Skull Beneath The Skin"
Prophesied "Last Rites/Loved To Deth" my friends
Then I started seeing "Bad Omens" in my head
"Good Mourning/Black Friday" will I "Wake Up Dead"?
If I "Ain't Superstitious" then this won't mean a Thing
But some crazy shit has happened since "The Conjuring"

Not even close
Not even close
Not even close
To overdose

Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins
A knife right through my heart, I am a victory

Came "Anarchy" to "Set The World Afire"
Pain of "Hook In Mouth", "In My Darkest Hour"
Corruption of the world "Peace Sells... But Nobody's Buying"
Ignorant Religion "Holy Wars" and the dying, "Tornado" nearly got me by the "Skin O' My Teeth"
"This Was My Life", "Foreclosure Of My Dreams"
May the past "Rust In Peace" In "Hangar 18"
And "Countdown To Extinction"
Just be a bad dream
"Lucretia" said...

Not even close
Not even close
Not even close
To overdose

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