domingo, 29 de marzo de 2020

Kim Wilde - You keep me hangin' on


Año 1986
Letra Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr., Lamont Dozier
País Inglaterra
Sello MCA Records

Set me free, why don't you babe?
Get out my life, why don't you babe?
'Cause you don't really love me.
You just keep me hangin' on.

Set me free, why don't you babe?
Get out my life, why don't you babe?
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really need me.
But just keep me hangin' on.

Why do you keep a comin' around
playing with my heart?
Why don't you get out of my life
and let me make a brand new start?
Let me get over you
the way you've gotten over me yeah.

Set me free, why don't you babe?
Get out my life, why don't you babe?
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
No you don't really need me
You just keep me hangin' on

You say although we broke up
You still wanna be just friends
But how can we still be friends
When seeing you only breaks my heart again.

And there ain't nothing I can do about it

Woah, woah, woh.
Woah, woah, woah, woh.
Woah, woah, woah, woh.
Woah, woah, woh, yeah.

Get out, get outta my life,
and let me sleep at night.
'Cause you don't really love me.
You just keep me (hangin' on) hangin' on

You say you still care for me,
but your heart and soul needs to be free.
And now that you've got your freedom,
you wanna still hold on to me.
You don't want me for yourself,
so let me find somebody else.

Set me free, why don't you babe?
Get out my life, why don't you babe?
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me.
You just keep me hangin' on.

Why don't you be a man about it.
Set me free (ooh, ooh, ooh).
No you don't care a thing about me
You're just using me, hey abusing me.

Get out, get outta my life.
and let me sleep at night.
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on...

(Ooh, ooh, ooh)

sábado, 7 de marzo de 2020

Divine - Shout it out


Año 1989
Letra Bobby Orlando
País E.U.A.
Sello "O" Records

(Shout it out) if your partner is your best friend
(shout it out) shake your buddy's hand
(shout it out) if you really love the DJ
(shout it out) everybody, take a stand

You gotta shout, shout, shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout it out!

(Shout it out) if there's beauty in the beat
(shout it out) if the rhythm is a treat
(shout it out) if romance is in your heart
(shout it out) everybody start

You gotta shout, shout, shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout it out!

(Shout it out) if your partner is your best friend
(shout it out) shake your buddy's hand
(shout it out) if you really love the DJ
(shout it out) everybody, take a stand

You gotta shout, shout, shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout, shout, shout it out
you gotta shout, shout, shout it out!

Divine - Shake it up


Año 1983
Letra Bobby Orlando
País Países Bajos
Sello Break Records

Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up
Shake it up, up, up, shake it up, up up
Shake it, shake it up, up, shake it up
Let's shake it up! Shake it up!

Your lovin' drives me crazy, shake it up
So don't you get lazy, shake it up
I wanna love you all night, shake it up
I wanna love you, love you right, shake it up

I wanna give you what I know you need so let's shake it up
I'm gonna give you that lovin beat so let's shake it up
You can have a love explosion, shake it up
That's full of love emotion, shake it up
This is a cosmic attraction, shake it up
Let's cause a nuclear reaction, shake it up

I wanna give you what I know you need so let's shake it up
I'm gonna give you that lovin beat so let's shake it up
Your lovin' drives me crazy, shake it up
So don't you get lazy, shake it up
We can have a love explosion, shake it up
Put your body in motion, shake it up

I wanna give you what I know you need so let's shake it up
I'm gonna give you that lovin' beat so let's shake it up
I said I wanna give you what I know you need so let's shake it up
I'm gonna give you that lovin' beat so let's shake it up

Divine - Love reaction


Año 1983
Letra Bobby Orlando
País Alemania
Sello Bobcat Records

Love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction

If love is what you seek
you can come to me for love reaction
every now and then
you will need a friend for love reaction

It's the right time for love reaction
it's the right time for love reaction
it's the right time for love reaction
it's the right time for love reaction

Love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction

If love is what you seek
you can come to me for love reaction
every now and then
you will need a friend for love reaction

Love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction
love reaction, gimme some satisfaction...



Divine - Native love (step by step)


Año 1982
Letra Bobby Orlando, Mark Bauman
País EUA
Sello "O" Records


Dance, ah, feel the heat
rock your body to the native beat

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)
Well, here I am I got the beat
I'm gonna rock to the rhythm of the body heat
come on, now, let's have big fun
rock to the rhythm, let's get undone

I've achieved my teenage dream
'cause love was on my mind
this native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied

And I'll never get enough
of that native love

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)

My car is my Ferrari
and my body's Jack LaLanne
my clothes are by Armani
and my hair is by Elaine

Tiffany and Cartier
are telling me the time
this native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied

And I'll never get enough
of that native love

Dance, ride, feel the heat
rock your body to the body heat
dance, ride, feel the heat
rock your body to the body heat

Say wow! (Wow!)

What it looks like
what it is
say pungra, jungra
say damn to the thungra

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)

This native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied
this native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied

This native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied

Hey GQ man, here I stand
for everyone to see
and if I'm not your type, well, that's alright
'cause that don't matter to me

Got the rhythm and the rhyme
I'm right on time, I'm gonna blow your mind
this native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied

(This native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied)

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)

(Step by step
slowly I turn
step by step
come on)

(This native love is restless
and I'm just not satisfied)

Divine - Shoot your shot


Año 1982
Letra Bobby Orlando
País E.U.A.
Sello "O" Records

Don't ever stop, doin' what your doin' don't stop,
shoot your shot.
Don't ever stop, doin' what your doin' don't stop,
shoot your shot.

You got what I want
you got what I need
shoot your shot.

You know how I feel
come on make it real
shoot your shot.

Don't ever stop, doin' what your doin' don't stop,
shoot your shot.
Don't ever stop, doin' what your doin' don't stop,
shoot your shot.

No matter what it takes
it's for you to make
shoot your shot.

So give it all you've got
you really got alot
shoot your shot.

Don't ever stop, doin' what your doin' don't stop,
shoot your shot.
Don't ever stop, doin' what your doin' don't stop,
shoot your shot.

(Shoot your shot, baby
shoot your shot, baby
shoot your shot, baby
shoot your shot)
(Shoot your shot, baby
shoot your shot, baby
shoot your shot, baby
shoot your shot)

Durmiendo con el enemigo (A.O.S.)



La mañana del 7 de Marzo del ya lejano 1988, a causa de un paro cardíaco ocasionado por el síndrome de Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño, dejaba de existir uno de los íconos más representativos a nivel mundial de la industria del Hi-NRG Music.

Su nombre: Harris Glenn Milstead. Quien en vida hiciera famoso y llevara a la cúspide del éxito musical a Divine; personaje que con su singular timbre de voz, cimbrara  cada rincón de muchas discotheques de Europa, Asia, los países bajos, Estados Unidos, Canadá y por supuesto México.


Recuerdo que en  el año de 1984 cuando yo regresaba de la escuela secundaria, sorpresivamente mi gran amigo del sonido Zhakeyz  "el Chimino", me mostraba una propaganda que había conseguido en la Zona Rosa. Se anunciaba nada más y nada menos que el primer aniversario de la nueva sensación de Luz y Sonido llamada Patrick Miller, presentando para ésta celebración al ya conocido por todos, sonido Soundset de los hermanos Vázquez y en vivo a la máxima estrella "del momento" Divine.

Al estar viendo una y otra vez la publicidad notamos un pequeño detalle (supongo que por error de impresión), en el dibujo estaba la imagen del Hotel de México y a un costado recargado la figura de Divine, a quien se le notaba un excesivo abdomen descubierto, como si el vestido no le hubiese alcanzado a cubrir su estomago.

Era la época dorada del High Energy en nuestro país, éramos un mar de personas jóvenes amantes de este género, los cuales días previos a las presentaciones de Divine teníamos una euforia colectiva.

Todos los discolocos queríamos estar presentes en el concierto y no era para menos, teníamos la oportunidad de disfrutar en vivo de ese exuberante  y magnifico exponente de temas ya clásicos como Native love, Love reaction y Shoot your shot.

En su visita a México, Divine solamente concedió entrevistas para la televisión Mexicana a dos programas de Televisa, uno de ellos sucedió el viernes 9 de marzo de 1984, en el extinto programa nocturno llamado En Vivo del periodista Ricardo Rocha.

¡Wow! Grande fue mi sorpresa cuando lo vi por vez primera, sin su excéntrico atuendo al que nos tenía acostumbrados a través de las portadas de los discos; en esa ocasión vestía de traje sastre muy elegante.

Mientras veía como el señor Rocha lo cuestionaba, yo pensaba intrigado: ¿Él es el que canta Step by step?,  en realidad fue un momento de contrastes que pasaron por mi mente.

El  otro programa fue el también extinto noticiario 24 Horas del periodista Jacobo Zabludovsky, donde también se presentó vestido de traje.

Lamentablemente en ambas entrevistas lo presentaron sin previo aviso, creo que muchos al igual que yo, no tuvimos una videograbadora a la mano para capturar ese momento para la posteridad.

Los conciertos en nuestro país de Harris Glenn, mejor conocido como Divine, fueron en el Hotel de México (hoy World Trade Center) con Patrick Miller y Soundset, en el Club de Periodistas con Patrick Miller y en el Frontón Sagitario de la Alcaldía Coyoacán en la Ciudad de México, con un pequeño equipo de Luz y Sonido llamado Discoláser Rosqui.

Los tres conciertos fueron insuficientes para toda la juventud mexicana, que deseaba entrar a como diera lugar a cada uno de ellos, casi tirando los accesos gritando al unísono ¡Divine! ¡Divine! ¡Divine!

Divine... donde quiera que estés, humildemente quiero decirte que lograste escribir con letras de oro tu paso por la música Hi-NRG y eso es suficiente para que permanezca tu esencia, por muchos, pero muchos años más en nuestros corazones jóvenes que laten paso a paso (step by step), al ritmo de cada uno de tus temas.

Chelino Torres.
7 de Marzo del 2006.
Tlaxcala, México.

domingo, 1 de marzo de 2020

Brian Ice - Night girl


Año 1987
Letra Fabrizio Rizzolo, Giuseppe Isgrò, Roberto Fontolan, Roberto Lajolo
País Italia
Sello Memory Records

She came for me
and left my heart
with a desperate fight
love me all the time
Oh, she's a lady
giving what you can't believe

Baby, means so right
I believe myself
and forget all the lies
Just to see on my side
she's the best you can see
she's the one right for me\r\n

Night Girl,
wanna hold you
you can be my lover baby
night Girl,
want to feel you
every night you take my heart
And drive me higher

She gives me all
that I've been waiting for
Just to know how she drives my mind\r\n
And she's the one
who breaks my heart
And gets my S.O.S. (...O.S.) (...O.S.)

Baby, means so right
I believe myself
and forget all the lies
Just to give on my side
she's the best you can see
she's the one right for me\r\n
Night Girl,
wanna hold you
you can be my lover baby
night Girl,
want to feel you
every night you take my heart
And drive me higher

Night Girl, for a moment
Want to be my lover baby
Night girl, drive me crazy
Just together we can get into the fire\r\n
She came for me
and left my heart
with a desperate fight
Love me all the time

Oh, she's a lady
giving what you can't believe

Baby, means so right
I believe myself
and forget all the lies
Just to see on my side
she's the best you can see
she's the one right for me\r\n
Night Girl,
wanna hold you
you can be my lover baby
night Girl,
want to feel you
every night you take my heart
And drive me higher

Night Girl, for a moment
Want to be my lover baby
Night girl, drive me crazy
Just together we can get into the fire

Aleph - Fire on the moon


Año 1986
Letra Donato Bellini, Marco Manzi, Mauro Farina
País Italia
Sello Time Records

There is no sign
of the lights on the darkness
there is no sign of the life,
I don't like it

My eyes can't see
but remember direction
Can't turn away
to this carbon connection


I must be careful
I know the fire on the moon
I must be careful
It could arrive at soon

They're all some shadows
They want to approach me
What can I do
they just try to consume me

Another day seems
to climb up about me
We run away
from the silence around me

I must be careful
I know the fire on the moon
Eyes in the sky now
they look around another
can read my mind, so
Where are the fires on the moon
look out the mirror
'cause I can break it

Time after time
I try to write on the walls
the name of my really hope
time in this night
you come to me
cause you need protection
all new direction
With your affection

As far as eyes come to see
What they're liking
in another time
they have to see around her

But now is nothing
to live like survival
Too late to save us,
they come from the fire

I must be careful
I know the fire on the moon
eyes in the sky now
they look around another
can read my mind, so
where are the fires on the moon
look out the mirror
'cause I can break it

Time after time
I try to write on the walls
The name of my really hope
time in this night
you come to me
cause you need protection
all new direction
with your affection

Time after time
I try to write on the walls
the name of my really hope
time in this night
you come to me
cause you need protection
all new direction
with your affection

Time after time...
time in this night...

Time after time
I try to write on the walls
The name of my really hope
time in this night
I call your name
'cause I need protection
all new direction
with your affection.

Albert One - Heart on fire


Año 1985
Letra Jane Hill, Miki Chieregato, Roberto Turatti
País Italia
Sello Baby Records

It's easy
to laugh at my desire
(to laugh at my desire)
too easy
to catch my heart on fire
(fire, fire, fire, fire...)

When you're looking so divine
my heart's in motion
When you slip your hand in mine
I'm in commotion

Just how I lost my head for you again
I'm not sure I could tell you
But now you've got me down your road again
I've lost all track of time

It's easy
to laugh at my desire
(to laugh at my desire)
too easy
to catch my heart on fire
(fire, fire, fire)

When you're near I'm on my knees
in blind devotion
when you know I don't know where
I've got this notion

And now I'm failing like a fool again
I'm drowning in desire
I know you're laughing at the state I'm in
You know it drives me wild

It's easy
you laugh at my desire
(you laugh at my desire)
too easy
you catch my heart on fire
(fire, fire, fire)

It's easy
you laugh at my desire
(you laugh at my desire)
too easy
you catch my heart on fire
(fire, fire, fire)

When you're looking so divine
my heart's in motion
When you slip your hand in mine
I'm in commotion

Just how I lost my head for you again
I'm not sure I could tell you
But now you've got me down your road again
I've lost all track of time

It's easy
to laugh at my desire
(to laugh at my desire)
too easy
to catch my heart on fire
(fire, fire, fire)