Skylarking de XTC, obra maestra del pop (1986)

XTC - Banda inglesa de New Wave, fundada en 1975

El álbum Skylarking de la banda inglesa XTC, publicado en Octubre de 1986 se nos presenta como una obra maestra del pop.

XTC, de la mano de Todd Rundgren como productor grabó el álbum Skylarking en 1986, nos propuso un trabajo maravilloso que, disimuladamente, nos retrocedía a la nostalgia de la época de los héroes del  Pop Psicodélico de los años 60 como, los Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks (The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society) o los Zombies.


Fue un álbum totalmente extemporáneo y difícil de insertar en plena era Punk y New Wave, ensamblado inteligentemente con cuidado melódico que se percibe desde la primera vez que se escucha.

Incluso, llega a darnos como primera impresión, un puro y simple trabajo Pop, pero cuando lo escuchas con más detalle, te das cuenta que su composición es más bien intrincada, purista y muy enriquecida.

Parte de una base melódica complicada a propósito, pero muy bien conformada y ejecutada, con mucha consistencia y profundidad de parte de Andy Patridge y Colin Moulding en cada una de sus composiciones, abarcando diferentes temas líricos como el escepticismo, la madurez y atreviéndose a tocar temas tan complicados, como la religión, en Dear God.

Todas las piezas de este álbum pueden ser vistas como hermosas partes de un rompecabezas que ensambladas nos permiten disfrutar de una solida unidad que sin temor a equivocarme, me atrevo a definir como una Obra Maestra del Pop.

Tracks que componen Skylarking

Lado 1

  • 1.- Summer’s Cauldron (3:19)
  • 2.- Grass (3:05)
  • 3.- The Meeting Place (3:14)
  • 4.- That’s Really Super, Supergirl (3:21)
  • 5.- Ballet for a Rainy Day (2:50)
  • 6.- 1000 Umbrellas (3:44)
  • 7.- Season Cycle (3:21)

Lado 2

  • 1.- Earn Enough for Us (2:54)
  • 2.- Big Day (3:32)
  • 3.- Another Satellite (4:15)
  • 4.- Mermaid Smiled (2:26)
  • 5.- The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul (3:24)
  • 6. – Dying (2:31)
  • 7.- Sacrificial Bonfire (3:49)

Vídeos del disco Skylarking

Les presentamos aquí algunos vídeos de este álbum

Earn Enough for Us


Sacrificial Bonfire

Dear God

Letra de la pieza  Dear God

Dear God, hope you got the letter, and…
I pray you can make it better down here.
I don’t mean a big reduction in the price of beer
But all the people that you made in your image, see
Them starving on their feet ’cause they don’t get
Enough to eat from God, I can’t believe in you

Dear God, sorry to disturb you, but… I feel that I should be heard
Loud and clear. We all need a big reduction in amount of tears
And all the people that you made in your image, see them fighting
In the street ’cause they can’t make opinions meet about God,
I can’t believe in you

Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?

Did you make Mankind after we made you? And the devil too!

Dear God, don’t know if you noticed, but… your name is on
A lot of quotes in this book, and us crazy humans wrote it, you
Should take a look, and all the people that you made in your
Image still believing that junk is true. Well I know it ain’t, and
So do you, dear God, I can’t believe in I don’t believe in

I won’t believe in heaven and hell. No saints, no sinners, no
Devil as well. No pearly gates, no thorny crown. You’re always
Letting us humans down. The wars you bring, the babes you
Drown. Those lost at sea and never found, and it’s the same the
Whole world ’round. The hurt I see helps to compound that
Father, Son and Holy Ghost is just somebody’s unholy hoax,
And if you’re up there you’d perceive that my heart’s here upon
My sleeve. If there’s one thing I don’t believe in…………you, Dear God

Este disco no tiene desperdicio, les garantizo que van a disfrutarlo!!!!


La obra de XTC es extensa, vale la pena echarle una repasada, personalmente recomiendo iniciarse con Skylarking (1986), luego English Settlement (1982), Oranges and Lemons (1989), Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999) y Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (2000), entre las más importantes, también Andy Patridge tiene una produccion personal que les va a impresionar Fuzzy Warbles del 1 al 8, simplemente excelentes.

Discografía de XTC

  • White Music (1978)
  • Go 2 (1978)
  • Drums and Wires (1979)
  • Black Sea (1980)
  • English Settlement (1982)
  • Mummer (1983)
  • The Big Express (1984)
  • Skylarking (1986)
  • Oranges and Lemons (1989)
  • Nonsuch (1992)
  • Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)
  • Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (2000)

Victor’s Musick – 02/02/2011

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