domingo, 26 de septiembre de 2010

'Frontier Psychiatrist' / The Avalanches









Buen tiempo hace conocíamos ya del flemático y apreciable blog 'Frontier Psychiatrist', distinguido súbdito él de la Corona Británica. Al poco tiempo, vinimos a enterarnos de que ostentaba el nombre de un famoso tema de la banda australiana 'The Avalanches' (fue el tercer sencillo de su álbum debut 'Since I left you', publicado en el año 2000).

Recién hemos tenido noticia de la desopilante naturaleza de 'Frontier Psychiatrist' pues en la grabación del tema, arduo y logrado ejercicio de collage, se emplearon fragmentos de pistas sonoras de más de 30 distintas procedencias. Sin duda ello no es novedoso pero, todos lo sabemos, 'postmodernité oblige'.

Se hicieron dos videoclips del tema, cada cual más estrambótico y empapado en la peculiar atmósfera de los sueños, que nuestros lectores más sensibles sabrán apreciar. Aquí adjuntamos ambos, benévolamente surreales.

La letra de 'Frontier Psychiatrist' no requiere traducción. Delicioso es el juego del término 'frontier' aplicado a un psiquiatra -y tampoco requiere comentario-:


FRONTIER PSYCHIATRIST
(R Chater,  Dobson, B Kaempfert, H Rehbein, D Seltmann, C Sigman)


Is Dexter ill, Is Dexter ill, Is Dexter ill
Is Dexter ill today, Mr Kirk, Dexter's in school
I'm afraid he's not, Miss Fishborne
Dexter's truancy problem is way out of hand
The Baltimore County school board have decided to expel
Dexter from the entire public school system


Oh Mr Kirk, I'm as upset as you to learn of Dexter's truancy
But surely, expulsion is not the answer!
I'm afraid expulsion is the only answer
It's the opinion of the entire staff that Dexter is criminally insane


That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic,
That boy needs therapy, purely psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy
Lie down on the couch! What does that mean?
You're a nut! You're crazy in the coconut!
What does that mean? That boy needs therapy
I'm gonna kill you, that boy needs therapy
Grab a kazoo, let's have a duel
Now when I count three
That, that, that, that, that boy.. boy needs therapy
He was white as a sheet
And he also made false teeth


Avalanches is above, business continues below
Did I ever tell you the story about
Cowboys! M-M-midgets, the indians and, Fron, Frontier Psychiatrist
I... I felt strangely hypnotised
I was in another world, a world of 20.000 girls
And milk! Rectangles, to an optometrist, the man with the golden eyeball
And tighten your buttocks, pour juice on your chin
I promise my girlfriend I'd, the violin, violin, violin ...

 
Frontier Psychiatrist
Frontier, frontier, frontier, frontier
Frontier, frontier, frontier, frontier
Frontier, frontier, frontier, frontier


That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy, purely psychosomatic
That boy needs therapy
Lie down on the couch, what does that mean?
You're a nut! You're crazy in the coconut!
What does that mean? That boy needs therapy
I'm gonna kill you, that boy needs therapy
Ranagazoo, let's have a tune
Now when I count three
That, that, that, that, that boy.. boy needs therapy
He was white as a sheet
And he also made false teeth


Frontier Psychiatrist


Can you think of anything else that talks, other than a person?
A-a a-a-a-a, a bird? Yeah!
Sometimes a parrot talks
Hello hello hello hello
Ha ha ha ha ha !!!!
Yes, some birds are funny when they talk
Can you think of anything else?
Um, a record, record, record !


'The Avalanches'














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