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Spacehog est un groupe de rock anglais qui s’est formé à New York en 1994, bien que tous ses membres viennent de Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Ils ont été influencés par David Bowie, Queen, T.Rex et ont ouvert pour Pearl Jam, Supergrass, Oasis et The Black Crowes. Le chanteur Royston Langdon s’est marié avec Liv Tyler (fille de Steven Tyler, frontman d’Aerosmith) en 2005 mais ils se sont séparés en 2008.

La chanson la plus connue du groupe est très certainement “In the Meantime” :

Cela s’écoute très bien et c’est à retrouver sur l’album Resident Alien (1996).

Cassette Kids est un groupe formé à Sydney en 2007.

Anciennement connu sous le nom Casa Del Disco, le groupe change son nom pour Cassette Kids car tous les membres du groupe sont nés dans les années 80 et ils pouvaient tous se souvenir de la première cassette qu’ils avaient eu entre les mains à l’époque mais pas du nom de leur premier CD.

Lying Around n’est pas mal du tout :

Johnny Marr (de son vrai nom John Martin Maher) est un musicien anglais né à Manchester. Guitariste, compositeur, mais également clavieriste, harmoniciste et chanteur, il est surtout connu pour son rôle de compositeur au sein du groupe culte des années 1980 : The Smiths.

Son jeu de guitare créatif, mélodique et harmonieux en a fait une référence pour toute une génération de musiciens anglo-saxons, notamment le Mancunien Noel Gallagher (Oasis) ou John Squire (Stone Roses).

J’aime bien faire Down On The Corner en classe avec mes élèves :

La chanson est sur l’album Boomslang (2003). Et en passant, je vous recommande son dernier album, The Messenger (2013).

La vidéo a été filmée par Eric Tu :

“It was it the very first date of Johnny’s US tour with the Healers, the Coachella gig was the next day .

When we first met, i immediately felt the calmness and simplicity of Johnny and I loved the fact that the ‘legendary guitarist’ was actually a real down to earth person… which
to me gave the song an even more raw honesty.

I felt that the video should convey that, hence, the portrait concept.
Johnny was willing to do whatever was necessary to get the job done for the video… but he actually didn’t need to do more than one take because he nailed it. Johnny just being Johnny.

We framed the shot like a portrait of his daily life. The rest of the action in the video , the doors opening and closing, the shots of Sunset Blvd through the door, the people in the reflections sound checking for the evening gig at the Viper Room, was totally unplanned and natural. Those were really his roadies setting up… no hired extras.

The video was shot in all one-take and intentionally camera choreographed to be honest and subtle.”

Voici Pumped Up Kicks, mais pas la version originale de Foster The People, plutôt celle de Tanner Patrick, qui sonne mieux que l’originale je trouve :

C’est super facile à jouer à la guitare, il faut juste maitriser l’enchaînement un peu syncopé des accords.

Par contre, les paroles ahem… c’est légèrement Bowling for Columbine!

Capo 1

Em G D A [4X]


Em                       G
Robert's got a quick hand
      D                             A
He'll look around the room he won't tell you his plan
Em                    G
Got a rolled cigarette
D                             A  
Hangin' out his mouth, he's a cowboy kid
      Em                     G
Yeah, found a six-shooter gun
       D                         A
In his dads closet hidden with a box of fun things
Em                    G
I don't even know what
         D                         A
But he's comin' for you, yeah he's comin for you, hey


Em                          G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             D
You'd better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em                          G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             D
You'd better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet                
[Repeat]


Em                    G
Daddy works a long day
         D                      A
He'll be coming home late, he's coming home late
         Em                    G
And he's bringing me a surprise
     D                                A
Cos' dinner's in the kitchen and it's packed in ice
     Em                     G
I've waited for a long time
    D                          A
The slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger
  Em                      G
I reason with my cigarette
             D                            A
And say your hair's on fire you must have lost your wits, yeah


Em                          G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             D
You'd better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em                          G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             D
You'd better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet 
[Repeat]


Em G D A [2X]
(run run run)
Em G D A  [2X]
(whistle)


Em                          G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             D
You'd better run, better run
A
Outrun my gun
Em                          G
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             D
You'd better run, better run
A
Faster than my bullet 
[Repeat 2X]