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Neko Case feat. Mark Lanegan: Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – hétperces duett

2018. május 15., 18:51

A hajdani Screaming Trees- és Queens Of The Stone Age-énekes Mark Lanegan mindenki kedvenc vendéghangja: az elmúlt öt év rengeteg kollaborációja (Martina Topley-Bird, Earth, James Williamson, Alison Mosshart, Beth Otton, Ten Commandos, John Cale, The Duke Spirit, Christine Owman, Dave Gahan, Tinariwen, UNKLE, Brian Reitzell stb.) után most még a New Pornographers kanadai power pop zenekar amerikai tagjának, a dalszerző-gitáros-énekesnő Neko Case-nek az új Hell-On szólóalbumán is szerepel egy hétperces duettel.

Az 1970-es virginiai születésű Neko Case-t tavalyelőtt a kanadai k.d. lang és az amerikai Laura Veirs társaságában készített case/lang/veirs triólemezen, tavaly pedig a New Pornographers remek Whiteout Conditions albumán hallhattuk, és idén június 1-jén szólóban is visszatér – fél évtized kihagyás után – egy új sorlemezzel, melyre az ex-Gossip-énekesnő Beth Ditto, a Calexico-frontember Joey Burns és a New Pornographers-főnök A.C. Newman mellett az 53 éves Lanegant is meghívta vendégnek.

A dalszerző-gitáros-énekesnő a közelgő Hell-On albumhoz még nem mutatott be teljes klipet, de minden kislemezdal elé forgatott egy-egy rövidke kisfilmet Xan Aranda rendezőnővel: a címadó nyitódal pókos-kígyós videói és a házának leégése ihlette Bad Luck slágerszám tüzeskedése után a Curse Of The I-5 Corridor című Mark Lanegan-kollaborációt (melyben az I-5 az USA nyugati partvidékén végifutó Intersate 5 autópályára utal) egy viccesen cenzúrázott 15 másodperces ágyjelenettel vezeti fel. . .

. . . ez pedig a teljes hétperces duett, melyben 3:23-nál az instrumentális rész elé énekelt “the instrumental over the bridge” sor külön poén:

I waited too long to write this down
The startling sensation is fading
The sweet sweet burn of the
First drink of the night underaged
Knowing that you’re gonna get away with it

You were a good man before you knew it
And I’m not vain enough to think that
I’d have been good for you if I’d stayed
In the current of your life
I was an eyelash in the shipping lanes

And now I’m so scared about mystery
I fear I smell extinction in the
Folds of this novacaine age coming on
I miss the smell of mystery
Reverb leaking outta tavern doors
And not knowing how the sounds were made

So I left home and faked my ID
I fucked every man that I wanted to be
I was so stupid then
Why should mystery give its last name

Baby I’m afraid
But it’s not your fault
Maybe I should go
Home alone tonight

Now I’ll see you in our old home
Where I’m always scared to go
Those thirty garbage miles
Making with cigarette butts and used tires
To be poor is the anchor that makes us so sure

Your sandy voice across my brow you haven’t aged a day
Is it because you took a shortcut that
Makes people say you’re crazy
Is it true
You’re a time traveler you
Is it true
I’ve seen crazy too

Can it be a comfort between us
Because I never want to know for sure

Baby I’m afraid
But it’s not your fault
Maybe I should go
Home alone tonight

The instrumental over the bridge

Now I write this in a pale town
Where excitement is a yellow curd
My dream awake leaps through my window
From the highway

You turn my handles at the brake too late
It needs to tease metric tons
The crash comes
It goes down my public face
Behind the reservoir of collar bones
Forms two private lakes

Baby I’m a fool

Hopping is so easy
You haven’t gained a day
To self fulfilling prophecies
Who don’t even have each other
Not that we would ever get away with it

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a Bad Luck múlt havi egyperces kisfilmje a Flat Five chicagói vokálegyüttesből Nora O’Connorral és Kelly Hogannal. . .

. . . ez pedig a Bad Luck című dal teljes hosszúságában:

Woke a dog from a running dream
And that’s bad luck
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that’s bad luck
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that’s bad luck
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

Are you tired of things going right?
Things going wrong?
Tired of trying to make everyone happy?
Too tired to sing your own songs

Do you wish you could stop everything
And take back your love?
Are you sorry you gave it up so easy?
Do you cry like you’re trying to be born?

Woke a dog from a running dream
And that’s bad luck
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that’s bad luck
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that’s bad luck
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
It’s not as bad as I thought it would be
But it’s still pretty bad luck
It’s not as bad as I thought it would be
But it’s still pretty bad luck

Woke a dog from a running dream
And that’s bad luck
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that’s bad luck
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that’s bad luck
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

And love, the most contrary, I said, of them all
Dragging in on nature’s coattails
Acting like it wrote the moon
Trying to pass riddles as poetry
Embargo is love’s waiting room
And meantime, right here in human time
My heart could break for a one-legged seagull
And still afford nothing to you
(That’s bad luck)

Are you tired of things going right?
Things going wrong?
Tired of trying to make everyone happy?
Too tired to sing your own songs

Woke a dog from a running dream
And that’s bad luck
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that’s bad luck
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that’s bad luck
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work

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az új album számlistája és borítója:

Neko Case: Hell-On (2018)

1. Hell-On
2. Last Lion Of Albion
3. Halls of Sarah
4. Bad Luck
5. Curse of the I-5 Corridor
6. Gumball Blue
7. Dirty Diamond
8. Oracle Of The Maritime
9. Winnie
10. Sleep All Summer
11. My Uncle’s Navy
12. Pitch Or Honey

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