SONG OF THE WEEK : MICHEAL JACKSON “Slave To The Rhythm” [Numero 106]

Centoseiesimo ”numero” della mia nuova rubrica SONG OF THE WEEK, consigli personali sui nuovi pezzi che ritengo interessanti o,quanto meno,degni di nota rispetto ad altri nel mondo del mainstream musicale. Non tutto il commerciale è da buttare,e spero che con questa rubrica lo possa dimostrare.

*ABOUT*

ITALIANO

Per questa settimana ho scelto “Slave to the Rhythm” , estratto dal secondo disco post mortem di Micheal Jackson.

Ci sono dei miti che non si possono sostituire. Geni che non possono, non ancora, essere inglobati o ancora degnamente ereditati da nuove leve.

Lo stile, la voce, la capacità autoriale, la personalità, l’animo, il look di Michael Jackson sono TROPPO UNICI per poter fare a meno di lui e non desiderare che suoi pezzi mai pubblicati vengano, invece, resi noti.

C’è chi potrebbe criticare, dalla famiglia ai fans più accaniti o ai semplici scettici, perché se una persona è morta ,dicono, perché non lasciarla in pace? Ma forse non veniamo cresciuti con le gesta dei nostri antenati e di popolazioni a noi lontane per capire meglio il funzionamento della politica, dell’economia e la nostra stessa natura umana?

E , allo stesso tempo, non cresciamo con poesie , poemi , canzoni e contenuti di gente che ci ha lasciato anni, decenni, secoli orsono e non per questo valgono di meno o sono meno inebrianti?

“Slave to the Rhythm” (un brano esempio, perché poi quasi tutte le sue uscite postume sono davvero degne di nota) è un chiaro esempio di musica che non va tenuta nel cassetto  e il videoclip ufficiale del brano, CRITICATISSIMO, merita , invece, i miei applausi.

Nel video che ha fatto scandalo, Michael Jackson canta e balla la sua canzone … in versione ologramma. Una trovata non originale ma, nel contesto , assolutamente geniale e che davvero ci fa capire che Michael è ancora insostituibile e che, anche a 5 anni dalla sua morte, la sua voce – il suo sound – il suo stile hanno ancora quell’unicità che pochi artisti possono vantare , sia per look che per voce, fra mille e mille altri.

“XScape” un album corto , pochi pezzi, ma grandi chicche e impossibile per me non dedicargli la sezione della rubrica di questa settimana.

ENGLISH

This week  i’ve chosen”Slave to the Rhythm” , taken from the 2nd post humous album by Micheal Jackson.

There are neverending myths , irreplaceable. Genious that can’t be replaced or found the same talent and impact on Young new artists so soon.

Style ,voice, writing skills, personality, soul, fashion looks of Micheal Jackson are just too unique to be put on a shelf and forget about them , and we can’t get enough of “new” music, those lost songs or still unreleased songs he worked on before death.

There gonna be people who will misjudge, and there are, family – core fans or simple critics , because usually it’s common to think about speculation. Why not leaving a dead rest in peace? But…Aren’t we grown up with our ancestors’ stories, phylosophers and great figures of the past to better understand politics, economy and , in the end, human nature?

And, at the same time, aren’t we grown up with poems, poetries, songs and contents of people who died a long long long time ago and not for this they’re not still meaningful and important , and marvellous, today?

“Slave to the Rhythm” (as an example song, because almost all of Jacko’s post mortem offering is very good) is a clear example of what i’ve just written and its videoclip , VERY CRITICISED, deserves a few lines too.

In this really particular clip we see Michael Jackson dancing and singing this song … as a hologram, with backup dancers and so on. Not an original thing but , in the way it has been done, really really interesting and very well realized. 5 years after his Death is still THE ONE and his voice – sound and so on are still one of the few impossible to be confused on radio or in the pictures when we think about an icon.

“XScape” is a short album with not very much songs, but those are great and it was impossible to me not to dedicate him this week’s “Song of the Week” (sorry for the pun).

*TESTO / LYRICS*

She dances in these sheets at nights
She dances to his needs
She dances ’til he feels just right
Until he falls asleep
She dances at the crack of dawn
She dances, cooks his food
She can’t be late, can’t take too long
The kids must get to school

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She dances for the man at work
Who works her overtime
She can’t be rude as she says,
“Sir, I must be home tonight.”
She dances to the kitchen stove
Dinner is served by nine
He says his food’s an hour late
She must be outta her mind

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She works so hard, just to make her way
For a man who just don’t appreciate
And though he takes her love in vain
Still she could not stop, couldn’t break his chains
She danced the night that they fell out
She swore she’d dance no more
But then she did, he did not quit as she ran out the door

She danced through the night in fear of her life
She danced to a beat of her own
She let out a cry and swallowed her pride
She knew she was needed back home, home

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm
She’s a slave to the rhythm of
She’s a slave to the rhythm
A slave to the rhythm of,
The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

 

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