vendredi 22 janvier 2016

Talking Heads : Remain in Light








C'est en 1980 que cet album voit le jour. Etonnant de voir que la plupart des musiciens passent à un moment ou un autre aux percussions :

* Jerry Harrison (guitare, basse, claviers, percussions)
* David Byrne (chant, guitare, basse, claviers, percussions)
* Tina Weymouth (basse, claviers, percussions)
* Chris Frantz (batterie, percussions, claviers)
* Brian Eno (synthétiseur, effets, basse, percussions, choeurs)
* Adrian Belew (guitare)
* José Rossy (percussions)
* Robert Palmer (percussions)
* Nona Hendryx (choeurs),
* Jon Hassell (trompette)

Et finalement pas surprenant. Tant le rythme est au coeur de ces créations. Cadences entêtantes, beats tribaux, funk déjanté... On va de surprise en surprise. Ajoutés à cela le travail d'orfèvre sur les sons (Brian Eno et Jon Hassel sont de la partie) et la voix insaisissable de David Byrne (c'est selon : chant, rugissement, déclamation...), on se trouve en face d'un album qui, sans orgueil, annonce les musiques qui suivront durant vingt ans. (Chronique trouvée lors de la première publication de cet article, en 2008, sur un site qui n'existe plus...)



Born under punches (The heat goes on)

Take a look at these hands.
Take a look at these hands.
The hand speaks, the hand of a government man.
Well I'm a tumbler, born under punches.
I'm so thin.

All I want is to breathe, I'm too thin
Wont you breathe with me?
Find a little space, so we can move in-between in-between it
And keep on step ahead, of yourself.

Dont you miss it, dont you miss it.
Some a you people just about missed it!
Last time to make plans!
Well I'm a tumbler...
I'm a government man.

Never seen anything like that before
Falling bodies tuble cross the floor well I'm a tumbler!
When you get to where you wanna be thank you! thank you!
When you get to where you wanna be dont even mention it!

Take a look at these hands. they're passing in-between us.
Take a look at these hands
Take a look at these hands, you dont have to mention it.
No thanks. I'm a government man.

And the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...
And the heat goes on...where the hand has been...and the heat goes
On...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes
On...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes
On...where the hand has been...and the heat goes on...and the heat
Goes on...
I'm not a drowning man!
And I'm not a burning building! (I'm a tumbler!)
Drowning cannot hurt a man!
Fire cannot hurt a man. (not the government man.)

All I want is to breathe thank you, thank you.
Wont you breathe with me?
Find a little space...so we move in-between I'm so thin
And keep one step ahead of yourself. I'm catching up with myself

All I want it to breathe.
Wont you breathe with me hands of a government man ?
Find a little space so we move in-between
And keep one step ahead of yourself, dont you miss it! dont you
Miss it!

And the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...
And the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...
And the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes on...
Where the hands has been...and the heat goes on...and the heat goes
On...and the heat goes on...