lunes, octubre 26, 2009

Funny Video + Cover Song 22

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I have hardly had seen someone more drunk than this guy, the title of the video is quite right XD

First time I have listened to the song called "Diamonds & Rust" was when I was pretty young in the middle of the 80's. We had that original casette of Judas Priest, "Sin After Sin" (1977) and I remember it wasn't one of my favourite ones at that time, I liked more "British Steel", "Screaming for Vengeance" or "Defenders of the Faith". I recall "Sin After Sin" a bit irregular, and specially remember one of the worst songs Judas had ever made under my point of view, the sad (and depressing) "Here Come the Tears". On the other hand, the second song "Diamonds and Rust" was one of my favourites (wow, somehow I'm feeling the need of taking back those albums and give another listening after so many years). I thought for lots of years that that song was from Judas Priest, and I guess many people did cause it fitted very well with the sound of the band. Besides, the original author wasn't so known here in Spain.

So, "Diamonds and Rust" was firstly recorded in 1975 by the american folk singer Joan Baez. In the song, Baez recounts an out-of-the-blue phone call from an old lover, which sends her a decade back in time, to a seedy hotel in Greenwich Village. She recalls giving him a pair of cuff links, and summarizes that memories bring "diamonds and rust" (time both turns dirty charcoal into beautiful diamonds and shiny metal into ugly rust).
Joan Baez

It is often said that the song describes Baez's relationship with Bob Dylan, ten years prior. In Baez's memoir, And a Voice to Sing With, she recounted how she told Dylan that the song was actually about her husband David Harris, thereby countering the claim that the song was about Dylan and Baez. Although Dylan is not specifically named in the song, Baez has admitted in her memoir as well as in a number of interviews that he is the inspiration for the song.

Judas Priest cover (right now listening again to "Last Rose of the Summer" and oufff I recall why I didnt like so much that album).

Blackmore's Night cover
More similar to the original one, and with an excellent performance by Candice Night