De quoi elles parlent vos paroles?

vendredi 19 août 2011

De quoi parlent nos paroles?

On sait pas, on veut pas savoir, et même si on savait, on préfèrerait se couper un bras plutôt que d'avoir à expliquer une chanson.

"Tu vois, c'est comme une bamba mais en plus triste"

Bref, dans la longue liste des trucs qu'on estime importants dans une chanson, les paroles ça vient vraiment en dernier 🙂

On invite les zamigos qui ont un peu de temps devant eux à se reporter aux avis très pertinents de Michael Azerrad (écrivain, docteur ès sciences appliquées au rock indépendant) et Sterling Morrison (chercheur en lignes mélodiques cabossées au sein du Velvet Underground, professeur de littérature médiévale à l'Université du Texas).

Michael Azerrad (lire le post sur son blog) :

Possibly because I'm so easily intoxicated by the potent cocktail of rhythm, harmony, melody and timbre, I don't tend to hear lyrics in a sequential, narrative way; that part of my brain just shuts down like a kitten seized by the scruff of the neck. I hear words or phrases continuously coinciding and colliding with whatever musical-sonic event is happening at the moment, and the more evocative those collisions, the better the lyrics.  (Michael Stipe, Stephen Malkmus and Kurt Cobain have all done it very well.)

Sterling Morrison (lire l'interview) :

Anybody who needs Bob Dylan to tell him which way the wind is blowing is a serious mental defective. See, I go back to: How well can you hear the words in a rock ‘n’ roll song? Listen to Rolling Stones records. The words are mixed so far back… they are non-important. If you’re going to rock music to learn something verbally rather than physically or viscerally, then you’re in a sad shape, baby.

 

> Ajout du 25 août 2011 : une interview de Stephen Malkmus dans Pitchfork qui apporte de l'eau à notre drôle de moulin (lire l'interview)

A couple of times on this album, I was making up lyrics in the studio to try and get a vibe where you're singing something that makes the song how it's supposed to sound rather than what it means [...]
The song structure leads you to make up shit that sounds correct, and maybe means something. With some songs, you can just make up lyrics and they come off your tongue, like Bob Dylan. For others, they just don't. It's a struggle.


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