Saturday, October 25, 2008

White Lord Jesus

White Lord Jesus er et band jeg ikke fikk med meg første gang de ga ut plate, nemlig for 24 år siden med "Amen". Nå er de her med "..into that good night". Jeg orker ikke plassere denne sjangermessig, men det er vel litt rock, litt prog, litt pop, litt metal, osv osv, så ta heller noen lytterprøver selv på MySpace (der det står "alternativt/elektronisk"). CDen er todelt, med utgangspunkt i en Dylan Thomas tekst, og vi får "Do not go gentle..." og "..into that good night". I siste del får vi bl.a coverlåter av Suicide ("Frankie Tardrop") og Bob Dylan ("The Ballad of Hollis Brown").
Den egentlige grunnen til at jeg plukket med meg denne, er at gjestelista omfatter artister vi stadig har vært innom her i bloggen, som Maja Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Nils Økland og Arve Henriksen! Mye bra folk. Mye bra musikk.

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas

1 comment:

pnk said...

Dylan Thomas gav Rage against the machine en puff her.Go gentle .. passer jo best for de over middagshøyden,nær "The last supper" tenker jeg!Vel,man kan jo holde ut med å rase mot det falmende lyset! Lys i tunnelen,likevel ?