Palace Music – New Partner

Palace Music – New Partner

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关于Will Oldham那唱起来仿佛从食道到声带到扁桃体全都打结起来协助发音的独特嗓门,如何描绘形容是好?倒是曾经在国外某篇评论上见过一个让我印象颇为深刻的词: backcountry,穷乡僻壤。穷乡僻壤级别的嗓音,咋一看,有点令人摸不着头脑。然而细细品味字字斟酌之后,四字一词,倒是莫名地从某个角度深深切入形容到位。可不是?这么一种稀奇古怪没门没派的唱法,让人怀疑路易斯维尔这么个小城真的是穷山恶水到与世隔绝落伍掉渣的地步么?否则Will Oldham怎么能就操着这么个破锣嗓门出来混世界,仿佛全然不知这世间大众眼中美妙当为何物似地自己想怎么唱就怎么唱爱怎么扭就怎么扭。

路易斯维尔帅哥好玩的地方还不止嗓门扭麻花的绝技。在1993~1997年间,这位仁兄乐此不疲地更换着乐队的名称,从Place,到Place Brother、Place Music到Place Songs,明明山野村夫,却偏偏得给自己扣上“宫廷”(Place)字样。之后,更是用上Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy这么个稀奇古怪但以“王子”为外号的仍旧与“王室”有牵连的艺名,长期继续摸爬滚打的音乐生涯。当真乐此不疲,非得这么宫廷着王室着,宫廷白萝卜宫廷青萝卜水萝卜胡萝卜地标榜着,方才让自己土得其所唱得自信?一个22岁出道便把自己唱成82岁感觉的家伙,也许他某些特立独行和与众不同的气质,真的是与生俱来无从掩盖说不清楚。风格,这东西… 我们又能说什么呢?当一种新奇或者怪异坚忍不拔地征服了越来越多的人以后,连上帝可能都得去考虑自己的审美观是否跟得上时代。

1995年的这张专辑Viva Last Blues是Will Oldham“宫廷系列”的第三张专辑。时年二十五岁的Will唱得依然歪歪扭扭,自我音乐天地中稳步前进,甚至沉稳有余狂放有加。If I could fu#k a mountain,Lord, I would fu#k a mountain,山野村夫在一曲 The Mountain Low中是这么尽情撒野的。又或者,在Tonight’s Decision中老气横秋地聊发狂言“视死如归”:

I have heard death cry, I have heard him falter / 我听见死亡在我身边哭泣,在我面前结结巴巴说不出话

I have heard him lie and escape unscathed / 我听着他竭力圆谎然后从我眼前落荒而逃

When he comes for me I will fu#k him / 他敢再来哥随时“伺候”他

O I will waste him in my own way / 让他试试哥的手段是怎么废了丫的

整张专辑的作品从词到曲,时而野性大发,时而又收敛淡然。这乱糟糟狂躁躁一团当真是穷山恶水民风彪悍之物啊… 好吧,也有些许甜美任君擦拭汗水抚首缓冲。一曲New Partner,轻爽柔美的旋律容易入耳上头,而新欢入手却旧爱难忘之类的词作又是广大人民群众不希望发生在自己身上却又偏偏喜闻乐见的狗血题材,于是乎New Partner便理所当然地成为了歌迷及准歌迷们心中的金曲。看官请留意,这温柔一刀只是Viva Last Blues夺命十招中的最平易近人一式啊。依我所见,凡来暖房问道之人,个个是骨骼清奇铜头铁皮啊,若有机缘真该十招满满寻来练来结结实实受用一番,修不得上天入地穿墙透壁,便清清心房耳根上诸如两只蝴蝶或者菊花蚕之类的猥琐暗器,那便也是一场造化。

There’s a black tinted sunset with the prettiest of skies

lay back,lay back, rest your head on my thighs

There is some awful action that just breathes from my hand

just breaths from a deed so exquisetly grand

And you are always on my mind x4

Well, I would not have moved if I knew you were here

Its some special action with motives unclear

now you’ll haunt me, you’ll haunt me

till I’ve paid for what I’ve done

it’s a payment which precludes the having of fun

And you are always on mind x4

but hello, I’ve got a new partner riding with me

I’v got a new partner, hello

Now the sun’s fading faster, we’re ready to go

there’s a skirt in the bedroom that’s pleasantly low

And the loons on the moor, the fish in the flow

And my friends, my friends still will whisper hello

We all know what we know, it’s a hard swath to mow

when you think like a hermit you forget what you know

And you are always on my mind x4

I’ve got a new partner, riding with me x3

I’ve got a new partner now

Slowghost

2011.07.19.

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Chicago Underground Trio – Protest

Yo La Tengo – The Fireside

The White Birch – Lantern

The Fin. – The End Of The Island

Scorpions – Always Somewhere

Cowboy Junkies – The Fall

Cadillac Girl – Only Real

Aqualash – They Say Surrender