Bem, com esta postagem fecho a série dos meus cinco álbuns fundamentais. Nada mal. 5 trabalhos, 4 bandas estrangeiras (uma de cada década dos anos 60 aos 90) e uma coletânea de MPB. Ecletismo, como defendo eu. Não se pode ficar "fechado" apenas em uma década de música. Existem milhares de trabalhos interessantes a expandir os sentidos auditivos! Saudações.
Crédito das fotos: discogs.com (1,2), coleção particular (3).
My last item of 5 fundamental albums, "Dog man star" is the best album of the 90´s besides Portishead´s second album, another great one. I think only The Verve made an album so phenomenal like this in the Britpop movement.
Suede had to prove himself in 94 that would be able to continue its course after the traumatic exit of guitarist Bernard Butler during the maturation of the album by personal issues (including the death of his father). Task not easier, however the band had a greatest bandleader in Brett Anderson and found in Richard Oakes - a fan of the band- the figure to assume the task.
On to the album, now. It's not an album for the masses (like the first), but it's a conceptual album, so to speak. Introducing the band opens the way dark and fast, sharp battery in shades and with metal vocals looking ahead We are the pigs -an ode to chaos (with a simple clip but magnificent) that could very well have been the soundtrack for Qadir in the suburbs of Paris in some point of the years 2000. Heroine has Butler's superb guitar work, too. Some singles are today as the band's greatest hits: The wild ones for example, some people consider the most perfect music. Big ballad with lead vocals from another world to Anderson (who could well have been lyrical singer).Daddy's speeding ´ has very good arrangement and emphasis on keyboards – but not the keyboard work more limp Dick that the band followed after 96. The power is a powerful riff and aided by ropes, remembering very Bowie songs in his pré-rocker phase. Single New generation radio is, well up with striking guitars and drums accurate to call the public to rise in concert. Particularly it is favorite. This hollywood life begins with sax disappearing fade. Is a vigorous rock, with the whole band and thumping a solo. The 2 of us is beautiful ballad, my favorite on the album by the "We are the pigs". Defines something the cover (so to speak). Some bands try to whole life do a ballad like this, without success. Lyrical! "Black or blue" features a climate means The Verve with arrangement which reminds us of the recordings of Scott Walker at the end of the 60 ´ n. Grand. Anyway, Asphalt world (which most fans consider the best song of them) is a masterpiece of harmony/lyrics. With harmonic twists, telling climates on underworld, delirium, prostitution, etc. could be remembered as "Kashmir" in the career of Led Zeppelin. Still life closes the disc so easy, as well as the disc of the band 93: evoking space, couples, serious us Brett Anderson and pompous orchestration. I'm not talking about the letters because the liner notes do not makes it easy, with bad choice of colors/background.
It is worth mentioning that Suede went on tour after the album release, consolidating its position of masters of Britpop by Europe, which yielded the wonderful dvd called "Introducing the band" with extras that include all the projections to the songs used on live tour, as well as clips and parts of the show´s registry in the North of the continent.
The cover evokes a mix of Bowie (major influence of the band) with The Smiths, bringing an image of loneliness and eroticism. If you want to know something of the Britpop, go for this piece, and the rest is the rest. The best band in the 90´s, with a relentless guitarist- although he has not finished the disc- and 90´s best lyricist/singer. They were in Brazil for the Loola festival but I don´t saw them for the price and distance combination. Below, a small collection of imported magazines with Suede covers.
Well, with this post I close the series of my five key albums. Not bad. 5 works, 4 foreign bands (one from each decade of the 60´s to 90´s) and a collection of MPB. Eclecticism, as I a\ rgue I. You can't be "closed" only in a decade of music. There are thousands of interesting works to expand the ear senses. Greetings.
Photo credit: discogs.com (1.2), private collection (3).