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jueves, 21 de febrero de 2013

Adiós a Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers en 1974

Decimos adiós al músico inglés Kevin Ayers, una leyenda del pop psicodélico y fundador del mítico grupo Soft Machine. También destacó como compositor y cantante en solitario.


SONG FOR INSANE TIMES

People say that they want to be free
They look at him and they look at me
But it's only themselves they're wanting to see
And everybody knows about it

We talk all night and we're all turned on
We believe we heard him singing his song
Telling us all there was work to be done
And everyone sung a chorus of I am the walrus

Yes Disneyland has come to town
Everyone's dressed and standing around
Alice is wearing her sexiest gown
But she doesn't want you to look at her

Beautiful people are queuing to drown
They wait for the lifeguard to put on his crown
But he's up at the other end of town
Trying to talk to the mirror

The scientist talks and he knows what he means
He sits on the floor and has beautiful dreams
Then he gets brought down by a woman who screams
But he knows it's only a record... Oh yes it is

His brave new girl stops feeding the ants
And looks at him with her septic pants
She still knows how to make him dance
And forget about emancipation... it's just imagination

And you and I we sit and hum
We know something's got to come
And get us off our endless bum
There's probably one in the bathroom
Or even in the hall
I don't know anymore than you do
In fact I don't know anything at all




“La gente bien hace cola para hundirse / Esperan a que el salvavidas se ponga su corona / cuando no saben que está en la otra parte de la ciudad”, cantó Ayers en la escalofriante "Song for insane times", canción para aquellos, y estos… y para todos los tiempos enfermos. El tema estaba incluido en Joy of a toy (1969), su debut en solitario, con el que el vocalista se sacudió la tristeza de su despedida de Soft Machine, banda en la que también hacía las veces de bajista y que abandonó al término de una gira del grupo como telonero de Jimi Hendrix en Estados Unidos.

"Kevin Ayers, leyenda del pop psicodélico, fallece a los 68 años", artículo de Iker Seisdedos en El País (21-2-2013)

 Kevin Ayers en la Wikipedia.