The Dandy Warhols – You Were The Last High

The Dandy Warhols – You Were The Last High

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你可曾在一座陌生的城市的陌生夜晚,和一位陌生的异性无声地做爱直到天明,然后索然分手,各奔东西?此刻,你感到空旷的虚无。

你可曾出入昏暗迷离的花街柳巷,经历数次快速的滥交之后,拖着疲软的脚步走进黎明的阳光和雾色中?那时,你觉得莫大的无力。

2004年的戛纳电影节,因为一部名叫《九歌》的电影又起轩然大波。这部仅有71分钟的英国影片中,摇滚现场和大胆露骨的性爱情节各占一半时间,形式上的创新过多地被赤裸裸的色情镜头掩杀。导演迈克尔•温特波顿此前拍过一部展现英国摇滚乐推广人托尼•威尔森传奇一生的纪录片《24小时疯狂派对》,对于摇滚乐的理解和表现确实有他独到之处。在这部《九歌》中,性与摇滚的结合不再具有1960年代的“同时性”,而是刻意穿插,冷热相间。影片有意地拉开了两者的距离,取消了各自的意义,让惯于意义阐释的解读者无从下手,只能将它归咎于单调乏味和淫乱不堪。但,老实说,喜欢看露骨表演的眼睛,还不如去看真正的无码片。尽管这部影片的镜头完全真实,但女主角的平胸和并不性感的身躯实在难以吊人胃口。导演甚至还通过她的台词提醒观众,你看我像不像个男人?太败兴了,不是吗?

虚无和无力,也许才是影片本身想通过性而表达出来的现代感觉。这个主题在身为南极考察者的男主人公的独白中表露无遗:“探索南极就像探索空间一样。你进入了一片数千英里都没有任何人、任何动物和任何植物的空旷地带。你被隔绝于一个巨大而空无的大陆。在这里,幽闭症和恐高症同时并存,就像两个人睡在一张床上。”是呀, 世界这样一张寂寥的大床上,谁是你最后的高潮?”《You Were The Last High》,就这样出现在影片的中间部分,是主人公的自问,也是对观影者的发问。

The Dandy Warhols,来自美国的年轻乐队,却深受英国The Velvet Underground和Ride乐风的影响。而他们的名字和这张《Welcome to the Monkey House》的封面设计,似乎在向Andy Warhol(安迪•沃霍尔)及其作品——那根著名的黄色大香蕉——致敬。迷幻的曲风,主唱Courtney Taylor念白式的唱腔,搅拌着乡村、蓝调、摇滚、电子的作品,诠释着对“性、毒品和摇滚乐”的新理解。“I am alone but adored by a hundred thousand more,then I said when you were the last. And I have known love like a whore from at least ten thousand more, then I swore when you were the last. When you were the last high……”俏皮的节奏加上松松垮垮的唱腔,疲惫的炫耀和对真实的渴望自然流露出来,舞台之上卖力的演唱者与舞台下貌合神离的听者,同时在享受着这样一种难以用语言表达的病态感受。现代人,或者说被各种诱惑吸引和被各种陷阱坑害的现代人,除了用生殖器进行对话时能达到高于现实的浪潮之外,还能怎样才能逃脱这无边深海的巨大漩涡?而机械和重复的性爱,是始终无法抵达永恒的彼岸的。等待你的,只能是抽插张合的无尽轮回与精尽人亡的万劫不复。

I am alone but adored
By a hundred thousand more
Then I said when you were the last
And I have known love
Like a whore
From at least ten thousand more
Then I swore when you were the last
When you were the last high
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh

You were awake
And I should’ve stayed
But wondered
I was only out for a day
Out for a day
It was chicago for a moment and then
It was paris and london for a few days

But I am alone but adored
By a hundred thousand more
Then I swore when you were the last
When you were the last high
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh
When you were the last high
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh

I was the first to have spoken
And I said just about
All of the things you shouldn’t say
So maybe you loved me but now
Maybe you don’t
And maybe you’ll call me
maybe you won’t oh

So I am alone but adored
By a hundred thousand more
Then I said when you were the last
And I have known love
Like a whore
From at least ten thousand more
Then I swore when you were the last
When you were the last high
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh
And you were the last high
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh-igh
igh-igh

以泪洗面

2011.10.25.

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