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Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

I listen to ELP for Greg Lake's singing. I don't understand English, so the lyrics don't disturb me at all.  Tongue

If we have to suffer with ELP lyrics what makes you think you don't?  Now, you can join us in the misery that is Gregory Stuart Lake's poetic masterpiece, the 4th verse of "Taste of My Love" Sick

Ta allt du behöver från smaken av min kärlek
Jag vill älska dig som ingen någonsin älskat dig
Få på min hingst och vi ska rida.
Jag vill hålla dig och omsluta dig bortom förnuftet
Jag vill dynamit ditt sinne med kärlek ikväll.
Gå ner försiktigt med ansiktet mot öster
Solen kan stiga, men vi har inte avslutat odjuret.
I'm using the chicken to measure it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 09:49
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

I listen to ELP for Greg Lake's singing. I don't understand English, so the lyrics don't disturb me at all. 

Tongue

If we have to suffer with ELP lyrics what makes you think you don't?  Now, you can join us in the misery that is Gregory Stuart Lake's poetic masterpiece, the 4th verse of "Taste of My Love" Sick
Ta allt du behöver från smaken av min kärlek
Jag vill älska dig som ingen någonsin älskat dig
Få på min hingst och vi ska rida.
Jag vill hålla dig och omsluta dig bortom förnuftet
Jag vill dynamit ditt sinne med kärlek ikväll.
Gå ner försiktigt med ansiktet mot öster
Solen kan stiga, men vi har inte avslutat odjuret.


Haha. Sounds great.
Threshold still have all the goods that makes them one of the best classic rock/Prog metal bands in the world. 2014's For The Journey is worth a serious listen.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

I listen to ELP for Greg Lake's singing. I don't understand English, so the lyrics don't disturb me at all.  Tongue

If we have to suffer with ELP lyrics what makes you think you don't?  Now, you can join us in the misery that is Gregory Stuart Lake's poetic masterpiece, the 4th verse of "Taste of My Love" Sick

Ta allt du behöver från smaken av min kärlek
Jag vill älska dig som ingen någonsin älskat dig
Få på min hingst och vi ska rida.
Jag vill hålla dig och omsluta dig bortom förnuftet
Jag vill dynamit ditt sinne med kärlek ikväll.
Gå ner försiktigt med ansiktet mot öster
Solen kan stiga, men vi har inte avslutat odjuret.


LOL    That Google translation is absolutely hilarious! Can't stop laughing! LOL

( Besides, I don't ever listen to those late abominations, my preferences are the first five albums, the only ones I own).





Edited by silverpot - August 23 2013 at 18:17
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Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

LOL
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

I listen to ELP for Greg Lake's singing. I don't understand English, so the lyrics don't disturb me at all.  Tongue

If we have to suffer with ELP lyrics what makes you think you don't?  Now, you can join us in the misery that is Gregory Stuart Lake's poetic masterpiece, the 4th verse of "Taste of My Love" Sick

Ta allt du behöver från smaken av min kärlek
Jag vill älska dig som ingen någonsin älskat dig
Få på min hingst och vi ska rida.
Jag vill hålla dig och omsluta dig bortom förnuftet
Jag vill dynamit ditt sinne med kärlek ikväll.
Gå ner försiktigt med ansiktet mot öster
Solen kan stiga, men vi har inte avslutat odjuret.


LOL    That Google translation is absolutely hilarious! Can't stop laughing! LOL

The effect of the original English is much the same Handshake
I'm using the chicken to measure it.
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I wonder how many Eastern European prog lyricists during the Soviet era got in trouble with the authorities for political reasons. Plastic People of the Universe is the only example I can think of, but there has to be more out there.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

LOL
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

I listen to ELP for Greg Lake's singing. I don't understand English, so the lyrics don't disturb me at all.  Tongue

If we have to suffer with ELP lyrics what makes you think you don't?  Now, you can join us in the misery that is Gregory Stuart Lake's poetic masterpiece, the 4th verse of "Taste of My Love" Sick

Ta allt du behöver från smaken av min kärlek
Jag vill älska dig som ingen någonsin älskat dig
Få på min hingst och vi ska rida.
Jag vill hålla dig och omsluta dig bortom förnuftet
Jag vill dynamit ditt sinne med kärlek ikväll.
Gå ner försiktigt med ansiktet mot öster
Solen kan stiga, men vi har inte avslutat odjuret.


LOL    That Google translation is absolutely hilarious! Can't stop laughing! LOL

The effect of the original English is much the same Handshake


Yeah, I know, it's awful. It actually makes me cringe. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2013 at 23:23
Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

LOL
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by silverpot silverpot wrote:

I listen to ELP for Greg Lake's singing. I don't understand English, so the lyrics don't disturb me at all.  Tongue

If we have to suffer with ELP lyrics what makes you think you don't?  Now, you can join us in the misery that is Gregory Stuart Lake's poetic masterpiece, the 4th verse of "Taste of My Love" Sick

Ta allt du behöver från smaken av min kärlek
Jag vill älska dig som ingen någonsin älskat dig
Få på min hingst och vi ska rida.
Jag vill hålla dig och omsluta dig bortom förnuftet
Jag vill dynamit ditt sinne med kärlek ikväll.
Gå ner försiktigt med ansiktet mot öster
Solen kan stiga, men vi har inte avslutat odjuret.


LOL    That Google translation is absolutely hilarious! Can't stop laughing! LOL

The effect of the original English is much the same Handshake


Yeah, I know, it's awful. It actually makes me cringe. LOL

The other verses are almost as bad...translate them at your own risk LOL
I'm using the chicken to measure it.
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Jon Anderson, Greg Lake, and Pete Sinfield mainly Big smile

I liked Keith Reid's lyrics in "In Held Twas In I", escpeically part 1 (Glimpses Of Nirvana), and Peter Hammill in VDGG


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jonathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2013 at 22:14
I do find "Ladies of the Road" to be racy but I'm not offended by it because the lyrics have a somewhat Comedy Vibe to them.
By the way does anyone find that one Utopia Song called "Hiroshima" to be controversial?
I'm confused as to whether the song is anti war or pro war.
 


Edited by Jonathan - October 26 2013 at 23:46
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I think the controversial thing about Ladies of the Road is how stupid it is.
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Originally posted by Toaster Mantis Toaster Mantis wrote:

I think the controversial thing about Ladies of the Road is how stupid it is.
It's Easy Money part 2 with different lyrics and a different vibe.
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One of my favorite folk artists ...always 'controversial' in the things he said about all of us.
 
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Toaster Mantis Toaster Mantis wrote:

I think the controversial thing about Ladies of the Road is how stupid it is.
It's Easy Money part 2 with different lyrics and a different vibe.
Wink

Ya, one was a "two fingered levi'd sister" and the other was a minor LOL
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Pete Sinfield
Shame on him.
 
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Not true Prog but since they have a page here Throbbing Gristle's lyrics are extreme.
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I can't help but feel a lot of people underestimate Throbbing Gristle's sense of humour.

I find their music less terrifying and more satirically hilarious in the same vein as The Mothers of Invention. (a noted source of influence) As a matter of fact TG's members absolutely hated the "power electronics" scene they helped to inspire, since that genre usually took the shock elements TG clearly meant as social/political satire and just played it completely straight. At some point Genesis P-Orridge and the late Peter Christopherson even sent death threats to Wm. Bennett from Whitehouse or at least tried to block that group from performing...
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That doesn't make the lyrics any less shocking or disturbing.

Plus that isn't entirely true as Genesis and the various other members of TG has done plenty of work with other Industrial/Noise/Power Electronic bands such as Merzbow, Z'ev, and Etant Donnes.





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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Toaster Mantis Toaster Mantis wrote:

I think the controversial thing about Ladies of the Road is how stupid it is.
It's Easy Money part 2 with different lyrics and a different vibe.
Wink

LOL Easy Money initially, it came before. Remember?
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Originally posted by Sheavy Sheavy wrote:

That doesn't make the lyrics any less shocking or disturbing.


I guess that's up to the individual listener, then... I find satirically disturbing lyrics like Zappa's or TG's less so than straight-faced treatments of the same material.

Quote Plus that isn't entirely true as Genesis and the various other members of TG has done plenty of work with other Industrial/Noise/Power Electronic bands such as Merzbow, Z'ev, and Etant Donnes.


Seems like it's less Power Electronics in general they had a beef with than just Whitehouse in specific, then. Those folks certainly had a knack for getting even oldschool industrial noiseniks morally indignated. Oh, and apparently it was Monte Cazzaza not any of the TG members who sent death threats to WH. Sorry for getting them mixed up.

That reminds me, I'm still flabbergasted that Sickness of Snakes ever got off the ground considering Peter Christopherson and Boyd Rice's political views couldn't be further apart. (Genesis is to this day still friends with Boyd, though)
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