這一系列的文章在很久以前就想要寫了,只不過惰性使然,每每就會分心去進行其他的計畫,或是完美的裝死。在先前曾經也寫過一篇,簡單介紹小農夫(Los Campesinos!)的文章,但總是覺得不滿意,沒有被放到中文搜尋的第一頁,很對不起我這個迷弟的心情。因此,這次我終於打算要認真一點了,決定要以我認識小農夫們的第一首歌You! Me! Dancing!,作為本系列的開場白。

先簡單帶過一下Los Campesinos!的歷史,這個來自於Cardiff大學的獨立樂團,曲風走的是愉快又有點神經質唱腔的indie punk,每次舞台上站的滿滿總共是七個人。他們的藝名也很有趣,是把本來每個團員的名字,接上團名當做姓氏,這樣一來他們就像是個瘋狂的大家庭一樣,在台上盡興的各司其職。Los Campesinos!最大的特色就是保有著龐客樂團給人的精力充沛感,又有一種花草系列的可愛感,再加上雙主唱的編制和融入小提琴與鐵琴的樂器組合,是個非常有趣的樂團。

基本介紹結束,接著要講的就是這篇的主題,超級eye-catching的MV「You! Me! Dancing!」。



一開始你會和我一樣,被這支音樂錄影帶可愛的畫風給吸引住,隨著MV故事的演進,會發現故事其實挺有一番道理在其中的。這是個講述一個星球的人們,從一開始的小村莊,聚落到變成一個巨大的城市,最後整個星球就像是一個村落一樣的快速互動,在這樣的演化下,衝突逐漸在星球中增溫,最後引發了城市與城市裡的戰爭,連大怪獸都被當成戰爭的要角。



接著人們就逃離了自己的星球,尋找一個適合居住的新星球在宇宙間漫遊著,最後他們找到了一個長相極度類似火星的地方,降落在那邊。沒想到才剛剛降落而已,在原本星球的壞習慣還是沒有改掉,馬上亮出了火箭上的大砲開始對射起來,戰爭打的火熱,都市也漸漸增建,紛擾又蔓延到整個新星球去。最後就像是舞廳上的旋轉亮片球一樣,在宇宙中閃耀著....

這首歌雖然就像是punk的樂曲結構一樣,和弦變化相當簡單,卻把整首歌拉長到了六分二十秒,一開始前奏的情緒醞釀,進副歌前還來段小變奏,鼓點也不大像是標準的龐克樂,這樣的變形讓歌曲增加了很多變化。Los Campesinos!搶戲的小提琴與鐵琴,在節奏吉他的襯托下,也將電吉他的激動刷chord下,放鬆了整個樂曲的風格。另外,一大長串像是吼叫又像是發牢騷的歌詞,是Los Campesinos!男主唱Grath的標準風格,這首歌是關於一個在Cardiff大學,Los Campesinos!團員都常去的pub,歌詞中還把一個該pub的promotor名字丟進裡頭。



雖然之前在廣播中大放厥詞說過:「契機(key moment)一點都不重要!」但是隨著劇情需要,這時候還是要講說,這就是傳說中,讓我變成小農夫Los Campesinos!的迷弟的,搖!滾!瞬!間!


歌詞

The beats, yeah, they were coming out the speakers
And were winding up straight in your sneakers.
And I'm dancing like every song he spins is bis or like
Like all my dance heroes would if they existed.

And it's sad that you think that they're all just scenesters
(And even if we were it's not the scene you're thinking of)
To taking props from like these boy band fashions
All crop tops and testosterone passion.

If there's one thing that I could never confess,
It's that I can't dance a single step.

It's you!
It's me!
And there's dancing!

Not sure if you mind if I dance with you,
But I don't think right now that you care about anything at all.
And oh, if only there were clothes on the floor,
I'd feel for certain I was bedroom dancing.
And it's all flailing limbs at the front line.
Every single one of us is twisted by design
And dispatches from the back of my mind
Say as long as we're here everything is alright.

If there's one thing that I could never confess,
It's that I can't dance a single step.

It's you!
It's me!
And there's dancing!