The Czars – Angel Eyes

The Czars – Angel Eyes

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对于一个使用人声作为主要表现工具的乐队来说,当它拥有一个伟大的主唱的时候,那他们从一开始就成功了一半。不是么?至少对 The Czars 来说,他们是的。John Grant 独一无二磁性十足的声音就是大杀四方的神器,它是如此特殊而迷人,以至于在很多歌迷眼里 John Grant 简直就是 The Czars 的一切。

乐队发行 Sorry I Made You Cry 这张唱片是在乐队2004年宣告解散的两年后,2006年。内容基本是乐队数年间不同时期录制的一些翻唱曲目,首首精致,原本却零零散散左一首右一首地洒落于世,于是这会儿干脆集中起来赚他个满堂喝彩。毫无疑问的是,所有翻唱的曲目均烙下了 John Grant 的个人风格印记。其中翻唱70年代瑞典著名流行乐队ABBA的这首 Angel Eyes ,以清汤挂面式的歌曲编排,仅凭简单的木吉他伴奏搭配 Grant 的主音和和声,原本喧哗热闹的一首流行歌曲便摇身一变,简单质朴却更加娓娓动人。

好玩的是,ABBA女声主唱口中唱出的歌词,说的是某女子某日路遇前男友和其新女友后引发的感受。换到 John Grant 这边,以男性歌手的身份,却故意将新女友的角色唱成另一男性人称。口误?还是有意搞怪唱成男风题材?倒是真令人啼笑皆非。

Last night I was taking a walk along the river
And I saw him together with a young boy(girl)
And the look that he gave made me shiver
‘Cause he always used to look at me that way
And I thought maybe
I should walk right up to him(her) and say
Ahhaha, it’s a game he likes to play

Look into his angel eyes
One look and you’re hypnotized
He’ll take your heart
and you must pay the price
Look into his angel eyes
You’ll think you’re in paradise
And one day you’ll find out
he wears a disguise
Don’t look too deep
into those angel eyes
Oh no no no no

Sometimes when I’m lonely
I sit and think about him
And it hurts to remember all the good times
When I thought I could never live without him
And I wonder does it have to be the same
Every time when I see him,
will it bring back the pain?
Ahhaha, how can I forget that name?

Look into his angel eyes
One look and you’re hypnotized
He’ll take your heart
and you must pay the price
Look into his angel eyes
You’ll think you’re in paradise
And one day you’ll find out
he wears a disguise
Don’t look too deep into his angel eyes
Don’t look too deep into those angel eyes
Oh no no no no

Slowghost
2011.1.6.

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