Bowling For Soup,听到乐开怀爽歪了~

 

前阵子给自己MP3机里的歌"大搬家",很多好久没听的歌重新被翻出来,也因此再度迷上《Almost》,重听再重听,最后干脆挖出Bowling For Soup的所有专辑来。
  听Bowling For Soup是很快乐的一件事情,他们的歌活泼流畅,无厘头的作风,搞笑逗趣又正面——巡回演唱会取名"The Get Happy Tour"果然不是没有原因的。当其他乐团把痛苦无限量扩张,他们却用幽默淡化,跟女友分手,在《Life after Lisa》中高唱:

她甩了我跟了鼓手,
因为嫌我不会唱歌,
这已经不再重要,
不必再做家务,
不必再逛超市,
不再有长发塞住排水孔,
没有Lisa的生活也不会太糟糕;

  又在《Get Happy》中唱道:

她打包行李赶上火车,
她甩门前给我一根指头,
我也不知为何会变成这样……
也许你说得对,
我们曾经拥有快乐时光,
我留在这里,
你去过你的新生活,去追寻你的快乐。

当然也不是每一次都那么豁达,《Self-Centered》就说道:你说你有了朋友,我希望他是同志;《Two-Seater》其至去拆ex的驾座,动机可恶但歌词很逗,听着听着忍不住笑了,也许很多人也曾想过找对方的车出气吧? 《Down For The Count》甚至把女友发飙形容为打擂台:

她要我道歉,要我爬着回来,
我的膝盖不好,也没想要道歉,
除了谁让我遇上了你,
我再不退出就要战死,
那该死的铃声怎么还不响?  
  连严肃主题也能在关怀中送上一点小幽默,像述家暴的《99 Biker Friends》:
7磅的化妆只为了遮盖她瘀伤偏布的脸,
你的朋友都认为你是混蛋,我也这么想。
真希望李小龙在场,
Chuck Norris还在生,
赶快把Texas Ranger叫来,
还有《Danger, Danger》的那班家伙,
50 Cent跟他的bling-bling,还有一班保镖,
我有99个摩托车友,
他们都想来捧你一顿。

Bowling For Soup绝对是流行庞克的旋律王,歌曲流畅得被一些人归为power pop,一张专辑好听的歌一首接一首,听着听着就乐坏爽歪了。年过30依然活力十足,庞克团就有这个特征,Bowling For Soup主音那一把清亮细腻,敏感又淘气的嗓音其实也帮助不少。
  包办所有歌曲创作的主音Jaret Reddick是Peter Pan,36岁人写的歌还是充满赤子心,连骂人也可以很可爱,歌曲旋律都catchy到要命,又不会太lame太狗血。据知除了音乐,Jaret Reddick也是玩具店连锁店老板,难怪连迪士尼卡通片也找他来写歌。

《Almost》曾经是我最爱的BFS歌曲,现在还是,但他们好听的歌实在太多太多,要选最钟爱的一首已经是不可能。《Almost》MV很逗,别错过大胖子跳彩带舞!

最新专辑的第一首单曲《High School Never End》——都已经是2006年的歌了——首先旋律已先声夺人,歌词更令人捧腹又引发省思:

你忍了4年终于毕业,
踏入社会那一刻环顾四周,
等等,怎么一却都那么熟悉?
我以为一切都过去了,
哦~真是太棒了!
Reese Witherspoon是校花,
Bill Gates是象棋学会学长,
Jack Black是小丑,Brad Pitt是四分卫,
这一切我都看过了,我要退钱!
现在唯一重要的是如何爬到上流社会,
而我依然没有合适的外型,
朋友也还是那三个……

很喜欢很喜欢《1985》,描写一个常常“想当年”的女子,发现现在一切都遭透,包括她自己的生活,又现实又幽默又心惊。也许10年20年后我也会在感叹Linkin Park什么时候变成classic rock了?太喜欢这首歌词,就原文照贴,不译了。
She never had it all
One Prozac a day
Husband’s a CPA
Her dreams went out the door
When she turned twenty four
Only been with one man
What happen to her plan?

She was gonna be an actress
She was gonna be a star
She was gonna shake her ass
On the hood of white snake’s car
Her yellow SUV is now the enemy
Looks at her average life
And nothing has been alright since

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

She’s seen all the classics
She knows every line
Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink
Even Saint Elmo’s Fire
She rocked out to Wham
Not a big Limp Bizkit fan
Thought she’d get a hand
On a member of Duran Duran

Where’s the mini-skirt made of snake skin
And who’s the other guy that’s singing in Van Halen
When did reality become T.V.
Whatever happened to sitcoms, game shows
(on the radio was)

Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

She hates time make it stop
When did Motley Crue become classic rock?
And when did Ozzy become an actor?
Please make this stop
Stop!
And bring back

Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 1985

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

 

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