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---Queen Interview 1977 (Part 6)----

アメリカ・ツアーにでることについて、”税金逃れてのために、アメリカに移住する”みたいな記事がでるらしいけれど、移住はしないよ。。。。という話題。



ロジャーのおすすめ曲、The Who の'Anyhow Anyway Anywhere' について

"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"


I can go anyway (Way I Choose)
I can live anyhow (Win or lose)
I can go anywhere (For something new)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere I choose

I can do anything (Right or wrong)
I can talk anyhow (And get along)
Don't care anyway (I'll never lose)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere I choose

Nothing gets in my way
Not even locked doors
Don't follow the lines that's been layed before
I get along
Anyway I dare
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere...

I can go anyway (Way I choose)
I can live anyhow (Win or lose)
I can do anything (For something new)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere I choose

Any way, any way I choose yeah! Any way I wanna go! Or when I wanna do myself!
Do myself, do myself yeah! Any way, any way I choose!
Yeah yeah, I never lose the way I choose! The way I choose! The way I choose...



(とりとめない曲やなぁ。。。)

ロジャーのソロシングル'I Wanna Testify'について。

(この人はいつも、好きなことを好きなようにやっていて、屈託がないのだろうなぁ。。得な人だなぁ。。という印象がずっとある。
そして多才、すべて一人で作っちゃったんでしょ。すごいね。
このルックスに、この声。
神様がロジャーにラッキーをてんこ盛りにしたのよね。)




We met each other introduced by her brother
A cat I'd known all my life
Parties and dancing, moonlight and romancing
Soon to be husband and wife
My friends call me crazy, her folks call her lazy
But our love counts for life
If we stuck together the pressures we would weather
Not knowing we were in for a fall

Women and drinking Loving and thinking
They do it to you every time
Women and drinking Loving and thinking
They do it to you every time
Find yourself going down down down down

I'm going down down
I'm going down down down down down down down
Ow - I just wanna testify
What the women don't owe to me
I just wanna testify
What the women don't owe to me

We had a boy
My pride and joy
I took a job day and night
Tired and wired
One day I got fired
That's when we started to fight

With time on his hands
A man ain't a man
And all he loves he starts to neglect
I didn't go far
Straight to the bar
And drank up all my self respect

Women and drinking Loving and thinking
They do it to you every time
Women and drinking Loving and thinking
They do it to you every time

Find yourself going down down down down
I'm going down down
I'm going down down down down down down down
Ow - I just wanna testify
What the women don't owe to me
I just wanna testify
What the women don't owe to me

Yeah - let me get on back to my story now

Yeah - cared about no-one
But my wife and my son
That's when I started to roam
Bar room to bedroom
It happened so soon
I found myself on my own

She went back to her mother
I fought with her brother - yeah
And in my heart I know I was wrong
Please pay attention to the words that I mention - yeah
And listen to the moral of the song

I just I just wanna testify



”We Will Rock You"
""We Are The Champions" について

ある日のコンサートの終演時に観客が、クイーンのために、サッカーの試合でよく歌われる応援歌である'You'll Never Walk Alone' -君は独りぼっちじゃない- を歌ってくれたことに感激して、クイーン流のchant のようなものを作ろうとしたとのこと。

You'll Never Walk Aloneの歌詞

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

-君は独りぼっちじゃない-   

嵐のなかを進むなら
顔を上げて前を向こう
暗闇を恐れるな
嵐の向こうには青空が広がっている
小鳥の優しい歌声が待っている

風に向かって進もう
雨にうたれても歩みを止めず
たとえ夢破れようと
行こう、進むんだ
希望を胸に抱いて行こう
君は独りぼっちじゃない
君は独りぼっちじゃないんだ



(わぁ、ステキな応援歌だ。)

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---Queen Interview 1977 (Part 6)----

Tom: Let us progress on this one, now there have been incorrect newspaper reports, I believe, that you are about to de-camp for the States because of tax reasons, Roger can we go on that one, how did that occur?

Roger: Well, basically, I, must have been something that I said, but it was (laughter), it was certainly um, it was taken completely wrongly whatever it was I said, I certainly didn't say we were going off to America, um, tomorrow, which was how the article came out, um, it's something that we might do in the future, but definitely in the future, certainly not tomorrow, or even next month, or the month after

Freddie: But we are going to America for a tour

Roger: Yes we're going for a tour (Brian: unknown dialogue) but we're not leaving England yet

Tom: I see, but they took it as though you were um

John: Becoming tax exiles really

Roger: Becoming tax exiles, that was how it was written up, yes, it really was

John: It said we were going to live abroad, yeah?

Roger: What I gathered from what it said, I mean you know, you know, you often, you do an interview, which is why we've learnt not to do many, and you sort of read it back and you think 'good God, was I there?', and er, people just sort of tend to turn things round to, to say what they really want to say, you know, whether it be the politics of one particular newspaper, the article will sound as they want to sound it, or the editor wants it to sound, as opposed to the interviewee

Tom: Now when you say something, somebody slaps a writ on you or sues you, can't you then sue them?

Roger: It depends, I'd rather go round and smack him in the teeth personally but (laughter), um, I haven't had any writs served on me so

Tom: Well that, that sounds the old fashioned way to do it, which brings us to (Freddie: oh) 'Good Old Fashioned Loverboy'

Roger: Corny
[Excerpt of 'Good Old Fashioned Loverboy']

Tom: There were four songs on the EP, but it was priced at the price of a single I believe, why was this?

Roger: Yes, er, we just wanted to give something that was sort of quite good value, and that was a good sort of sample of one track from the last four albums, I think

Tom: It went into the top 20 June '77, so was it for the Jubilee, was, was this a special

Roger: Not really, I don't think, um

Freddie: I think it was, it was, we wanted something released to coincide with the tour that we were doing at the time, and as we didn't have any new product, 'cos I mean we were, the way we did it this time was we did a tour and then we were going to go in the studio and do the new album, which is 'News Of The World'

Tom: Roger, we now come to you, and your personal choice, here

Roger: Yeah, it's very hard to choose one record, all I could think of was a record that really excited me at the time, and it's a record by one of the, the best bands ever I think, and still are, The, The Who, very exciting, it was their second hit single, and it, as far as production in those days is concerned, it's the most over the top record I've ever heard, it had the first use of feedback that I can remember, I think, on record, it's called 'Anyway Anyhow Anywhere'

[Excerpt of 'Anyway Anyhow Anywhere']

Tom: 'Anyhow Anyway Anywhere' from The Who. Your fan club is one of the biggest fan clubs in the world, with about forty five thousand people, and I believe you do a very nice thing, that you send them little personal letters that are then photocopied, Brian

Brian: Yeah, we try and keep in contact, we think it's very important to keep that sort of two way thing going, er, it's not the easiest thing to run, there are a lot of pitfalls in running fan clubs, you know, you can become too detached, or you can become too involved and not get any of your actual work done, you know, so you have to, I think it's important that we are kept in touch, with all the reaction you know, and the girls that work for us in the fan club, and, and a guy now, who's, who's doing the organisational side, really make sure that there is this, this two way communication all the time. We try and keep the fan club as an information service, that was what it was started off as, rather than as a promotion vehicle, because I think many fan clubs become tainted with that, if you start using it purely as a, purely as a selling device, the whole thing becomes horrible

Tom: Roger, in the last week of August you put out your own personal single which was called 'I Wanna Testify' which you sang, and you played every instrument on the single, tell us about this

Roger: It's not a particularly big deal, um, it was just something, we came back from America, and there's a sort of slack period, and I was a bit sort of bored, I had nothing to do, and I just went into the studio with our engineer Mike Stone and um, did an old song by The Parliaments I've got a version, an a-capella version, I just sort of heavied it up a bit and did it all by myself, just really as an experiment, and, and a bit of fun, however I found the experiment was slightly more expensive than anticipated, and a lot of people seemed to quite like it, so it was sort of, eventually came out as a single
[Excerpt of 'I Wanna Testify']

Tom: There we go, 'I Wanna Testify', a song played and everything else by Roger Taylor, but ah, has it then sort of given you food for thought to the future?

Freddie: After five, six albums, I think a lot of areas have opened up, and they're sort of, there are lots of things that one can do, and I think already we're sort of branching out and doing other things, just, just for mere

Tom: With the financial reward that (Freddie: comes with it) being a success, you know, of being a successful pop group, obviously now Freddie, I mean you could open up a fine art business, couldn't you, or, but I mean has it

Freddie: Come and see my gallery (Tom: has it) now they call it a museum but

Tom: Has this crossed your mind that, you know, things you can now plan to do with the finance you've accumulated?

Freddie: Yes I think one must definitely invest, that's what my accountant says, I for one have sort of started up a little production company of my own, and have signed to it a person called Peter Straker, so that's a little venture that I've sort of got myself into, you know, alongside Queen, which is obviously the major thing

Tom: Now we come to your new album

Freddie: Yes it's called 'News Of The World'

Tom: 'News Of The World', alright, and I see down in front of me, the first track is 'Sheer Heart Attack', now Roger you wrote this one, um, tell us about 'Sheer Heart Attack'


Roger: Yeah, it might sound vaguely familiar (laughter). It was written in essence, not completely, wasn't finished (Brian: essence was brilliant) at the time of recording 'Sheer Heart Attack', but really we didn't have room, and it wasn't quite finished etc, and for a number of reasons it didn't get on, and now it's been sort of, it, it lives again, and actually I'm quite pleased with it, it's, it's really pure energy, and it's one of my contributions to the new album
[Excerpt of 'Sheer Heart Attack']

Tom: 'Sheer Heart Attack'
Track 28 Dialogue (1:03):

Tom: Now we come to John Deacon song, 'Spread Your Wings'. John, we haven't heard from you for a long time, tell us about 'Spread Your Wings'

John: Um, just basically just one of the two tracks I happen to have come up with, you know, this year and managed to squeeze on the album

Freddie: Squeeze is right

Tom: John, does songwriting come easily to you?

John: No, it's, it's quite difficult actually, but it's getting a little bit better as time goes on, you know I only started really, the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album I had a little track called 'Misfire', but 'Best Friend' was the real sort of first proper length song I wrote really, so I'm sort of um, still new to it, but it's improving anyway

Tom: Do you compose on your electric piano?

John: Er, piano, guitar, I, I don't actually tend to compose on the bass, usually on either on a just sort of accoustic guitar, or perhaps piano

Tom: 'Spread Your Wings' from John Deacon
[Excerpt of 'Spread Your Wings']
Track 29 Dialogue (1:15):

Tom: Before we have our finale, which is gonna be 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions', can Brian, as you wrote, er, 'We Will Rock You', can we ask you about 'We Will Rock You', and then we'll go to Freddie for 'We Are The Champions' who wrote that one, so, Brian 'We Will Rock You'

Brian: Right, we have two kind of chanty songs in a way, 'We Will Rock You' was just an experiment, the thing it's, it's designed to simulate is the effect of an audience just stomping and clapping, and the singing and nothing else, so there's not supposed to be any bass or drums or guitar or anything, the guitar comes in the end and plays along with it, er, just an experimental thing really, and we're, we're waiting to see what's gonna happen on stage

Tom: Can I just ask you, has 'News Of The World' cost you more than 'A Night At The Opera' or 'A Day At The Races'?

John: It might in fact be less

Brian: It could be less, we spent less actual time, which was deliberate, we, we came back from a tour of Europe, which we hadn't done for a long time, we didn't mention Europe, but in fact we neglected Europe up until last year and we did a proper tour and came back and we had very little time left to make the album

Roger: It's really a new departure, you know, because it's, it's a, a more spontaneous album
Tom: Alright, OK
Track 30 Dialogue (1:01): ('On Air' loses the song in red)

Tom: Freddie, 'We Are The Champions', I know you are but tell us about 'We Are The Champions'

Freddie: It's the most egotistical and arrogant song I've ever written (laughter, then a raspberry), you know

Tom: Was it, was it at all influenced by Elton John and Watford, or?

Freddie: Oh, no

Brian: An interesting thing happened, may be worth mentioning, when we, one of the best gigs we did on the last British tour was Bingley, which is new for us (Freddie: Bingley Hall) and um, we, we did an encore and went off, and instead of just keep on clapping they sang 'You'll Never Walk Alone' (Roger: 'You'll Never Walk Alone') to us, and we were completely knocked out and taken aback, and it was quite an emotional experience really, and I think these chant things are in some way connected with that kind of feeling really

Tom: Well gents, it only remains for me to wish you a very successful 1978, and to thank you so much for coming in

Roger: Thank you

Freddie: Thank you very much

Brian: Thanks a lot

Freddie: Thank you

Brian: Thanks, thanks Tom
[Excerpts of 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions']
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Author:Protea Mama
7年余、楽天ブログを書いていました。いろいろな機能が終了になるということなので、FC2ブログに移動しました。楽天ブログには「フリーページ」があります。大変ありがたい機能ですので、楽天ブログも大事に置いておこうと思います。良かったらご覧ください。

私が「障害児の親になったのだ。」と気づいた頃は、情報を得ることが難しくて、子の将来の姿も、自分の将来の姿も想像できませんでした。どんな未来が待っているのか、不安で不安で。だれか、知らせて。だれか、見せて。。。と誰かをつかまえて訊きたかったのです。だから、今の次男の様子を書いておこうと思います。それを読んで、ガッカリする人もあるかもしれません。安心する人もあるかもしれません。ともかく、私達は今、生きています。親子無理心中事件は起こしませんでした。これからもないことを願っています。次男は、コロニーや施設ではなくて、街中で生活して、成人して、やがては老いていく初めての世代の障害者だと思います。どんな生活が有り得るのか、親亡き後の次男の生活は幸福なものになるのか。次男に親を独占されて、すね気味に大人になってしまった長男を真に解放してやることができるのか。。手探りの毎日です。

希望は強い勇気であり、新たな意志である。

すべてのことは、願うことから始まる。

我々にとって深遠なものは、逆の相の下に隠されている。生は死の下に、愛は憎しみの下に、義は罪の下に、力は弱さの下に隠されている。

いずれも、マルティン・ルター の言葉です。
私はクリスチャンではありませんが、とても良い言葉だと思います。

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