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18 de mai de 2010

Aztec Camera - The Best of - 99

Aztec Camera era Roddy Frame e Roddy Frame era Aztec Camera!!!!!
Um não existiria sem o outro e não existiria qqr um dos dois sózinhos e me lembro que à época desse tipo de som, chamado de New Wave, Gay Wave, sei lá o quê Wave (ah, "indie wave"), passávamos por uma carência no cenário musical mundial de bons e novos sons, prq ou se ficava voltando eternamente aos dinossauros do rock, aos dinossauros do Blues e à uma pequena mas crescente vertente nacional; ou se arriscava em outros terrenos e principalmente em programas de clipes nas tvs, porque o que chegava aqui era raro, caro e demorava um bocado.

Já éramos órfãos da "plim plim" com o talentoso Nelson Motta, e o que existia não supria tanta sede de informação afinal tínhamos sido criados e crescemos na efervescência do Woodstock, dos mágicos acordes de tantas bandas e grupos que foram gerando outros sub grupos que se for enumerar, fico até amanhã e não termino.
Mas prq tudo isso?
Por causa da tal "new Bossa" que já comentei do "Paul Weller", mas não só ele entendeu o que os brazucas odiavam prq não vinha do tio sam; e Roddy foi mais um a se lançar num terreno novo mas obscuro e ao meu ver junto com o Style Council formou uma das melhores bandas desse gênero.

Cabelos estranhos, gestos afeminados, maquiagem carregada e musicas que falavam de amor; mas isso pra uma geração rebelde era frescura e aí além dele outros tantos foram devidamente escrachados por críticos tão imbecís qto inúteis, prq nada produziam a não ser colunas venenosas, mas como sempre vou aonde eles indicam ser ruim tive o prazer de ouvir uma das vozes mais bonitas da época, numa musicalidade leve e solta sim, mas tão bem absorvida que foi produzida por Mark Knopfler, e ainda rendeu um dueto com nada menos que Mick Jones do Clash entre outras coisas.

Como um Dire Straits e um The Clash enxergavam diferente dos críticos e puristas, preferi a experiência dos dois e não me decepcionei um só momento, aprendi e cresci muito ao som do "Aztec Camera", apenas um jovem assistindo video clipes na tv ou ouvindo em boas rádios um som gostoso de se seguir.Frame became interested in music in the mid 1970s and was inspired by David Bowie. At the age of 16 he became involved with Postcard Records and he began to record a string of low budget singles such as "Just Like Gold" and "Mattress of Wire". The latter drew attention from BBC Radio 1 DJ, John Peel. In 1983, Frame's band Aztec Camera released "High Land, Hard Rain", their first LP on Rough Trade records, though this did not include the first two Postcard singles. It featured the hit single "Oblivious", and Aztec Camera were recognised as one of the key acts on the Rough Trade.

However, after High Land, Hard Rain, Frame signed the band to WEA. Aztec Camera's second album, Knife, released in 1984, was produced by Dire Straits' guitarist/singer, Mark Knopfler. The album was highlighted by the hit single "All I Need is Everything". Their third album, Love, spawned 1988's "Somewhere In My Heart", which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and is still a staple of FM radio. Frame duetted with one of his musical heroes, Mick Jones of The Clash, on his 1990 single "Good Morning Britain", which showcased an overtly political streak that sometimes featured in his work. He also recorded with the Japanese composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Frame decided to abandon the name Aztec Camera in 1996 after they released their final album, Frestonia, for WEA.

"From that point, Frame pursued a solo career. His first solo album, The North Star, came out in 1998, and featured the single "Reason For Living". There was a change of gear for 2002's Surf, an album of acoustic songs that attracted widespread critical acclaim and was generally seen as a return to Frame's best songwriting form.[2] The track "Small World" was used as the theme music to the BBC TV comedy series Early Doors. Frame also made his first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2003. His next album, Western Skies, was released in May 2006.

Frame has also recorded cover versions of "Bad Education" by Blue Orchids, and a slowed-down version of "Jump", originally recorded by Van Halen.

In 2006 he released a live album, Live at Ronnie Scott's, followed in 2007 by another, Live at The Blue Note, Osaka.

Frame has had a long friendship with Edwyn Collins, who was also signed to Postcard Records in the 1980s with his band Orange Juice. Frame performed with Collins in November 2007, as the latter played his first gig since suffering serious illness,[3] and again at Glastonbury Festival in June 2008"
"Roddy Frame's Aztec Camera has produced some glorious melodic guitar pop over the years, but have never quite reached the wide audience they deserve. This collection of singles aims to set the record straight.

Compilation of the finest by beloved Scottish indie pop star Roddy Frame (aka Aztec Camera) for Sire & Reprise from 1983-1995. 16 tracks, including 'Oblivious', 'How Men Are', 'Pillar To Post', 'Somewhere In My Heart' and his memorable rendition of the Van Halen hit 'Jump'."


Tracklist:
1. Somewhere in My Heart
2. Oblivious
3. Good Morning Britain
4. Working in a Goldmine
5. How Men Are
6. Birth of the True
7. Pillar to Post
8. Walk Out to Winter
9. All I Need Is Everything
10. Deep & Wide & Tall
11. Jump
12. Killermont Street
13. Crying Scene
14. Spanish Horses
15. Reason For Living
16. We Could Send Letters

Obs: Postado originalmente em 07/08/09

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy alternative version of "Jump" by Lamarca!!!!!!!!!!!!!!