vrijdag, mei 21, 2010

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground

The calliope crashed to the ground

And she was Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Some silicone sister with her manager mister told me I got what it takes
She said I'll turn you on sonny to something strong play that song with the funky break
And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
And little Early-Burly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride.

Asked me if I need a ride

‘Cause she was Blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night.

Blinded by the light.
She got down but she never got tired,
she's gonna make it to the night.
She's gonna make it through the night

But mama, that's where the fun is.

But mama, that's where the fun is.

Mama always told me not to look in to the eyes of the sun,
But mama, that's where the fun is.

Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
Says: "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least"
And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner, watchin' the young girls dance. And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone reminding him of romance.

The calliope crashed to the ground

But she was blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

(Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat)

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

(With a boulder on my shoulder feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground)

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

(And now Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers daddy's within earshot save the buckshot turn up the band.)

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

blinded by the light.
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night.

(Some silicone sister with her manager mister told me I got what it takes
She said I'll turn you on sonny to something strong)

She got down but she never got tired,
she's gonna make it through the night.

Commentaren

hallo leuk blogje hebt u,wens u een heel fijn weekend met veel zon,vele groetjes

Gepost door: een grote fan | zaterdag, mei 22, 2010

Covers... zoals ze niet meer gemaakt worden. Ergens halfweg de seventies maakte de Manfred Mann's Earth Band nog eens een cover klaar... Iets wat ze reeds eerder met verve deden via 'Spirit in the night' (B. Springsteen) en 'Father of day, father of night' (B. Dylan), en later nog zouden overdoen met 'You angel you' (B. Dylan), 'Redemption song' (B. Marley), 'Eyes of Nostradamus' (A. Stewart), 'Going underground' (The Jam) en 'The Mighty Quinn' (B. Dylan)... enfin, om er maar een paar te noemen.
Zijn covers meestal flauwe aftreksels van het origineel, dan maakte de MM'sEB er bijna altijd een heel nieuw en fris klinkend ding van.
Dat ze met hun bewerking van 'Blinded by the light' (B. Springsteen) de nummer 1 positie haalden in de Amerikaanse Billboard Hot 100 was verrassend, maar ook wel een vorm van gerechtigheid.
De single-versie was goed 3 en een halve minuut, maar de lp-versie - zeg maar het pièce-de-résistance van de lp "The roaring silence" - deed er zonder te vervelen ruim 7 minuten over.
Het blijft een klassieker die bij ieder rechtgeaard rockliefhebber een gevoelige snaar moet blijven raken... al was het maar omwille van de fantastische stem van Chris Thompson.
Outstanding !

Gepost door: P. Caen | woensdag, mei 26, 2010

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