domingo, agosto 26

Tesla - Edison's Medicine

Los Hard Rockeros Tesla siempre se diferenciaron de sus contemporáneos por mostrar un rock puro más orientado al heavy y al blues, excento de teclados ni aderezo alguno. Incluso, la forma de vestir de sus integrantes más las letras de sus canciones, estaban muy lejos de pinturas, teñidos o salir a parrandear con chicas en celo.

Se formaron en 1984 bajo el nombre de City Kidd, el cual cambiarían por Tesla, en honor al ingeniero e inventor Nikola Tesla, un excéntrico y visionario hombre que trabajó con y para Thomas Alva Edison y que a diferencia de él, murió pobre y casi en el anonimato. Es por eso que esta vez destacaré Edison's Medicine del album Psychotic Supper de 1992, disco que los mismos Tesla han considerado como el mejor de todos los que han realizado.

Este tema ensalza a Tesla sobre su rival, Thomas Alva Edison, diciendo que es una injusticia que haya pasado al olvido quien de verdad debería ser considerado como el más grande inventor de todos los tiempos. Por cierto, a él le debemos más de 700 patentes que cambiaron la historia de la humanidad, más la corriente alterna (AC) que ahora utilizamos, aunque Edison haya luchado hasta la muerte por la continúa (DC) y se haya apropiado de algunas de sus ideas.

Letras / Lyrics

You're guilty of crime in the first degree,
Second and third as well.
My jury finds you'll be serving your time
When you go straight to hell.

'Cause he was Lord of the Lightning,
Though "socially fright'ning",
But never out to sell.

Their nickels and pence
Meant more than did sense,
And not the sensible thing.

Nor did the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
All along, world was wrong. You was right.

All that he saw, all he conceived,
They just could not believe.
Steinmetz and Twain were friends that remained,
Along with number three.
He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic,
"New Wizard of the West."
But they swindled and whined that he wasn't our kind,
And said Edison knew best.

He was the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
Said you was outta your mind!

You took a shot and it did you in.
Edison's medicine.
You played your cards, but you couldn't win.
Edison's medicine.

I spent twelve years of hard time,
More like the best years of my life.
Never heard or read a single word
About "the man" and his "wicked mind."
They'll sell you on Marconi.
Familiar, but a phony.
Story goes they sold their souls
And swore that you'd never know...

About the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
Swore you was outta your mind!

You took a shot and it did you in.
Edison's medicine.
You played your cards, but you couldn't win.
Edison's medicine.


2 comentarios:

Julieta Urbana dijo...

Mmmm...
músicos con cerebro, mi debilidad...

El tema está la raja.


Saludos!!

Mr. Coverdale dijo...

jajajaja, pero los otros son divertidos al menos!

saludos!

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