The Verve
Brit-pop, different aura of rock and roll....
英搖第一搖滾天團
詩詞般的歌詞
充滿人文風氣
靡漫都會迷幻
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第一次真正聽到The Verve的歌是 "Sonnet" , S改編這首歌彈Bass給我聽, 再跟我分享這首歌原版, 好喜歡這首歌, 中文翻譯成 "莎翁14行詩" , 愛情世界的語言如情詩, my lord! (歌詞請見下文)。在The Verve的歌詞當中才看見詩人對他們的影響,如2008年的最新的專輯的<Love is Nose>,倫敦的英國詩人William Blake(1757-1827):的經典短詩「And did those feet in ancient time」,他們反芻後在歌詞中寫成: Will those feet in modern times。 還可常看見他們像探險家或是哲學家, 反覆思索生命, 感覺, 傷痛....

我愛英搖, 結合人文,詩詞和哲理, 而且是結合很不吵的小提琴和鋼琴, 為撕吼的搖滾樂注入一息優雅溫柔的氣息....既浪漫又搖滾...rcok your mind!

在倫敦,每次我音響一放出的The Verve的音樂,我的英國室友來自North Ireland, Birmingham,Manchester的室友紛紛一起唱唱" Bitter Sweet Symphony", 這首歌是電影<危險性遊戲>的主題曲, 也是Nike的廣告插曲,也是The Verve的重要代表。連來自牙馬加的EMBA的室友都說: FanFan, you have a good taste on music! 跟我分享The Verve的朋友告訴我:當他拋棄最愛的音樂或是為了生活,不得不不為人生做些妥協時,他總會聽Sonnet來平覆心情, 開始我想轉換生情時我也聽The Verve...

每次我要寫我的最愛人事物時, 我總難以用言語或文字表達確切, 所以以下的文字我轉載自博客來的介紹, 與大家分享The Verve~
 
The Verve由鼓手Peter Salisbur、貝斯手Simon Jones、吉他手Nick McCabe和主唱Richard Ashcroft,於1989年出道成軍於英倫曼城Wigan的The Verve,是上個世紀末,英國堪稱最偉大的搖滾樂隊之一。

TheVerve在90年代,和當時的Oasis、Blur、Pulp、Suede…等樂團平起平坐,可說是Brit-pop潮流的先驅,對搖滾樂界影響盛鉅的頭號樂團,是每個搖滾樂迷音樂蒐藏的必備名單。

The Verve充滿迷幻色彩的Space rock,總是輕易地帶領所有聽者,進入至另一個想像空間、邁向另一個次元,而他們更擅長編織出迴旋縈繞的旋律,將歌曲書寫成一首首發人深省的搖滾詩篇。而他們的歌曲,更受到許多傑出藝人的喜愛,像是Limp Bizkit、Moby都在他們自己的作品中,將The Verve的經典之作重新把玩再製,而Ben Harper、Madonna、Kanye West、Justin Timberlake在現場表演時,也都鍾愛選用The Verve的作品。

1993的出道專輯《A Storm In Heaven》,充滿自由、饒富創造力,一推出就讓The Verve獲得各大樂評的全力讚賞。1995推出的《A Northern Soul》,更是被Q雜誌的讀者在三年之後,票選為史上最佳百大專輯之一。而Oasis裡的靈魂人物在Noel Gallagher更在Oasis的專輯裡創作出一首〈Cast No Shadow〉給The Verve獻上欣賞之情,而主唱Richard Ashcroft,也在第二張專輯裡,回贈一首同名歌曲〈A Northern Soul〉,表達英雄惜英雄的情誼。而就在第二張專輯發行之後,The Verve面臨第一次的解散,雖然這一次的拆夥只歷時短多短短的幾個月,卻讓原始團員吉他手Nick McCabe拒絕回團,於是樂團便找來Simon Tong代替,當任吉他手的角色。直到1997,吉他手Nick McCabe再次回歸,The Verve發行了,將他們從英國帶往全世界的第三張專輯《Urban Hymns》。這張全球銷售大破五百萬張的專輯,締造出被Coldplay主唱Chris Martin讚揚為「Probably the greatest song ever written」、取樣自Rolling Stones〈The Last Time〉,卻比原曲更為管為流傳的〈Bitter Sweet Symphony〉、迷幻悲傷的〈The Drugs Don’t Work〉、〈Sonnet〉、爽朗暢快的〈Lucky Man〉、〈Urban Hymns〉…等多首膾炙人口的單曲,在2007年底,更榮獲Q雜誌評選為年度最佳專輯。然而正當樂團邁向事業巔峰,為專輯舉辦巡迴演唱的同時,吉他手Nick McCabe和主唱Richard Ashcroft之間的戰火再度爆發,進而導致樂團的第二次拆夥,1999年四月樂團宣告正式解散。這次擦槍走火讓The Verve分開長達十年之久。在樂團分道揚鑣的期間裡,Simon Tong 和貝斯手Simon Jones 一同組成The Shining樂團,主唱Richard Ashcroft也陸續發行了《Alone with Everybody》、《Human Conditions》、《Keys To The World》三張個人專輯。2007年六月,經過世事歷練的The Verve,結束所有的爭執紛擾,宣布重組,隨即在2007年底舉辦復出演唱會。這個令所有搖滾樂迷欣喜若狂的消息一出,演唱會所有門票,在短短20分鐘內,全部銷售一空。

距離上一張專輯,已經有十年時間,The Verve終於在2008推出第四張原創專輯《天韻神蹟Forth》,兩位樂團靈魂人物主唱Richard Ashcroft和吉他手Nick McCabe依舊扮演著尋找真理的探險家,藉由新作對於未知的生命,提出許多疑問!專輯開場曲〈Sit And Wonder〉,Richard Ashcroft徬徨的聲音表情,在忽明忽滅當中尋找救贖;在Glastonbury演唱會上造成大合唱的首支單曲〈Love Is Noise〉,歌曲的創作靈感,來自從小就有幻想神秘性格、出生於倫敦的英國詩人William Blake(1757-1827)的經典短詩「And did those feet in ancient time」。其實The Verve早在1995專輯《A Northern Soul》裡的單曲〈History〉當中,就曾引用過William Blake的詩句。這首充滿未來主義,宛如來自宇宙彼端的歌曲,絕對是十年之後的〈Bitter Sweet Symphony〉;〈Judas〉講述的是主唱Richard Ashcroft個人的真實故事,他在咖啡廳裡對於「Judas」這個名字,所做的一個小實驗;有著電鋼琴陪襯的〈I See Houses〉,散發著Richard Ashcroft濃濃的個人色彩,是一首對生命提出質疑的作品;〈Noise Epic〉、〈Numbness〉都不由自主地散發著The Verve早期作品的氣息,〈Noise Epic〉在長達八分鐘的時間裡,情緒隨著音符互飆,而〈Numbness〉則任由感官吞下迷幻藥,不受一切的侷限;緊接而來的〈Valium Skies〉卻是一顆鎮定劑,灰色的雲就像抑鬱的情緒,緊緊跟隨;〈Columbo〉是一場旅程,這線性化的劇情,是由吉他手Nick McCabe所精心指引;〈Appalachian Springs〉像是一個新生兒,呼吸漸漸急促、步伐慢慢奔馳,Richard Ashcroft滿溢的情感堅定自信,帶動著他的聲線,表現十分搶眼出色。

在The Verve缺席的這十年裡,我們的耳朵跟著一同沉睡!而在那個英倫搖滾、璀璨鮮活的90年代裡,最令人神往心醉頭號樂團,終於重組復出帶來最震撼的搖滾神蹟。


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  • 唱片公司:Gold Typhoon Music
  • 演出者:神韻合唱團
  • 音樂類型:西洋音樂
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  • 發行日期:2008年09月12日
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在The Verve缺席的這十年裡,我們的耳朵跟著一同沉睡!
英倫搖滾、璀璨鮮活的90年代裡,最令人神往心醉的頭號樂團,重組復出帶來最震撼的搖滾神蹟。
首支單曲〈愛情煩惱Love Is Noise〉,堪稱史上最具電氣的搖滾佳作,絕對是十年之後的〈Bitter Sweet Symphony〉。首支單曲榮登全英單曲榜Top 4,並寫下該團史上最佳首週進榜成績;Uncut、Rock Star、NME雜誌,高分推薦新輯!
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歌名:Love Is Noise
歌手:
The Verve
專輯:Forth
Wanna listen to music? pls link to
http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=PmRJo8RQ5sA&feature=related

(看MV時既高興又難過,隔了10年The Verve又創作出好音樂,但他們也老好多喔!)

Will those feet in modern times
他們的腳步有跟上現代嗎?
Walk on soles that are made in China?
行走的鞋底是中國製造?
Feel the bright prosaic malls
感受光亮的平凡商場
In the corridors that go on and on and on
在狹長的走廊不停的持續下去
   
Are we blind - can we see?
我們是盲目的嗎? - 我們能看透嗎?
We are one - incomplete
我們是一體的 - 卻不完整
Are we blind - In the shade
我們是盲目的嗎? - 在晦暗的陰影之下
Waiting for lightning - to be saved
等待閃電擊下 - 拯救吧!
Cause love is noise and love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m singing again
愛就像是這些我反覆唱著的藍調
Love is noise and love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m singing again, again, again
愛就像是這些我一次又一次唱著的藍調
   
Will those feet in modern times
他們的腳步有跟上現代嗎?
Understand this world’s affliction
瞭解這世上的折磨
Recognise the righteous anger
認清正義的憤怒
Understand this world’s addiction
瞭解這世上沉溺的癮頭
   
I was blind - couldn’t see
我是盲目的 - 無法看透
What was here in me
在這裡我扮演的是什麼
I was blind - insecure
我是盲目的 - 危險的!
I felt like the road was way too long, yeah
我感覺這條道路永無止盡
Cause love is noise and love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m feeling again
愛是我反覆感受到的憂鬱藍調
Love is noise and love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m feeling again
愛是我一次又一次感受到的憂鬱藍調
Love is noise, love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m singing again
愛就像是這些我反覆唱著的藍調
Love is noise, love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m singing again, again, again, again, again, again
愛就像是這些我一次又一次唱著的藍調
   
Love is noise and love is pain
愛是噪音, 愛是痛楚
Love is these blues that I’m feeling again
愛是我一次又一次感受到的憂鬱藍調
   
Come on, come on, ah come on, ah come on
Now come on, now come on, now come on
Now come on
   
Will those feet in modern times
他們的腳步有跟上現代嗎?
Walk on soles that are made in China?
行走的鞋底是中國製造?
Will those feet in modern times
他們的腳步有跟上現代嗎?
See the bright prosaic malls?
看到那光亮的平凡商場了嗎?
   
Will those feet in modern times
他們的腳步有跟上現代嗎?
Forgive me all my sins
原諒我所有的過錯
Love is noise
愛是噪音(爭議)
Come on

 

(以上的歌詞和翻譯轉載自http://zimsam.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/the-verve-love-is-noise/#more-563 , 我很喜歡看他的文章, 寫的很棒, 喜歡英搖的朋友一定要去看看!)

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歌名:Sonnet
歌手:
The Verve
專輯:Urban Hymns

Wanna listen to music?  pls link to
http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=RiQgEn5ibYg

My friend and me
Looking through her red box of memories
Faded I'm sure
But love seems to stick in her veins you know

Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
My lord

Why can't you see
That nature has its way of warning me
Eyes open wide
Looking at the heavens with a tear in my eye

Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
Yes, there's love if you want it
Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord
My lord

Sinking faster than a boat without a hull
My lord
Dreaming about the day when I can see you there
My side
By my side

Here we go again and my head is gone, my lord
I stop to say hello
Cause I think you should know, by now
By now
By now
By now
By now
By now
Oh, by now
Oh, by now
Oh, by now
Oh, by now

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歌名:The Drugs Don't Work
歌手:
The Verve
專輯:Urban Hymns

Wanna listen to music?pls link to :
http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XCGeckA-E&feature=related

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm coming round
And I hope you're thinking of me
As you lay down on your side
Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

But I know I'm on a losing streak
as I passed down by your street
And if you wanna show, then just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm coming down

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

But if you wanna show, just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again

I'm never going down, I'm never coming down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
I'm never coming down, I'm never going down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
(Repeat and Fade Out)

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歌名:Bitter Sweet Symphony
歌手:
The Verve
專輯:Urban Hymns
Wanna listen to music? pls link to
 
http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3m4e45bTo&feature=user

Cause it's a bitter sweet symphony this life...
Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money then you die.
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down...
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah.

No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,
but I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold.
But I'm a million different people from one day to the next...
I can't change my mold, no,no,no,no,no,no,no

Well I've never prayed,
But tonight I'm on my knees, yeah.
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah.
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now.
But the airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now.

No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,
but I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold.
And I'm a million different people from one day to the next
I can't change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

Have you ever been down?
I can't change, I can't change...

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life.
Trying to make ends meet, trying to find somebody then you die.
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down...
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah.

You know I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,
but I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold.
And I'm a million different people from one day to the next.
///I can't change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

(It justs sex and violence melody and silence)
(It justs sex and violence melody and silence)
(I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down)
(It justs sex and violence melody and silence)
(I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down)
(Been down)
(Ever been down)
(Ever been down)(Lalalalalalaaaaaaaa...)
(Ever been down)
(Ever been down)
(Have you ever been down?)
(Have you ever been down?)
(Have you ever been down?)


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