jueves, 21 de febrero de 2013

CANCIONES - THE END (The Doors, 1967) de The Doors




 UNA TRISTE DESPEDIDA


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EXCELENTE


Reseña:

En medio de un vértigo existencial marcado por el alcohol, las drogas, la poesía, el sexo y el rock, Jim Morrison desafió toda convención desde los inicios de su fugaz carrera musical. Al igual que Dylan, el también paso por alto la regla de que las canciones no debían exceder los tres minutos. La èpica “The End” que rebasa los 11 minutos, cerraba el álbum debut de su banda, The Doors. 

Pero no es su longitud el único de sus atrevimientos: la letra es una apología de la muerte, atravesada por un conflicto edìpico y esta cantada por una voz al parecer al borde del suicidio. En cierta medida, presagio el trágico final del cantante, muerto por sobredosis de heroína en 1971, cuatro años después de que la melodía se diera a conocer.

Reconvertida en clàsico de culto, pasò de tocarse en pubs de Los Àngeles como el Whisky Go-Go a ser banda sonora de la super producciòn bèlica de Apocalypse Now (1979). 

Ficha:

Álbum: The Doors 
Publicación: 1967 
Grabación:  Agosto/Septiembre de 1966  
Género: Rock psicodélico 
Duración: 11:43  
Discográfica Elektra Records 
Autor: The Doors  
Productores: Paul A. Rothchild, The Doors 

Letra:

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again
Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
In a...desperate land ?

Lost in a roman...wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the king's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best
The west is the best
Get here, and we'll do the rest
The blue bus is callin' us
The blue bus is callin' us
Driver, where you taken' us ?

The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he
Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
He walked on down the hall, and
And he came to a door...and he looked inside
father ?, yes son, i want to kill you
mother...i want to...fuck you

C'mon baby, take a chance with us x3
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, on a blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, c'mon, yeah
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end


Clip - live at Wright Island Festival (1970) :


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