Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Peter Murphy - Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem (Deep,1990)

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My mother loved it so she said
Sad eyed pearl and drop lips
Glancing pierce through writer man
Spoke hushed and frailing hips
Her old eyes skim in creasing lids
A tear falls as she describes
Approaching death with a yearning heart
With pride and no despise

Hot tears flow as she recounts
Her favourite worded token
Forgive me please for hurting so
Don't go away heartbroken no
Don't go away heartbroken no

Just wise owl tones no velvet lies
Crush her velvet call
Oh Marlene suffer all the fools
Who write you on the wall
And hold your tongue about your life
Or dead hands will change the plot
Will make your loving sound like snakes
Like you were never hot

Hot tears flow as she recounts
Her favourite worded token
Forgive me please for hurting so

My mother loved it so she said
Sad eyed pearl and drop lips yeah
Glancing pierce through writer man
Spoke hushed and frailing lips yeah
Old eyes skim in creasing lids
A tear falls as she describes
Approaching death with a yearning heart
With pride and no despise

Hot tears flow as she recounts
Her favourite worded token
Forgive me please for hurting so

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fred Neil & Vince Martin - Tear Down The Walls (1964)

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Although Fred Neil was already regarded as a major figure on the Greenwich Village folk scene by 1964, he had yet to record an album. He had released about half a dozen rare singles on almost as many labels dating back to the late 1950s, along with a few songs on the Hootenanny Live at the Bitter End compilation on the FM label. But Tear Down the Walls, recorded with Vince Martin for Elektra, was the first record to adequately capture the remarkable folk-blues fusion of the singer-songwriter, delivered in the richest low voice in all of pop music.