Inicio art rock Tom Jones vuelve con la crítica pieza Talking Reality Television Blues

Tom Jones vuelve con la crítica pieza Talking Reality Television Blues

El cantante galés cumplió 50 años de carrera en 2020 y con 80 años cumplidos lanza el primer adelanto de su álbum de estudio 42

Tom Jones – Talking Reality Television Blues (Video Oficial)

El incombustible galés sigue grabando y sorprendiendo. A los 80 años ya ha anunciado el nuevo disco para abril, Surrounded by Time, compuesto por doce temas de diferentes autores.

La pieza, «Talking Reality Television Blues«, original del estadounidense Todd Snider, se mueve en terreno del art rock ala Radiohead, con Jones ejerciendo de crooner, contando la historia del daño que ha infringido la televisión en la psique colectiva de la sociedad moderna.

El contenido del disco es el siguiente:

1. I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall (Bernice Johnson Reagon)
2. The Windmills Of Your Mind (Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman)
3. Popstar (Yusuf/Cat Stevens)
4. No Hole In My Head (Malvina Reynolds)
5. Talking Reality Television Blues (Todd Snider)
6. I Won’t Lie (Michael Kiwanuka & Paul Butler)
7. This Is The Sea (Michael Scott)
8. One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
9. Samson And Delilah (Tom Jones, Ethan Johns, Mark Woodward)
10. Mother Earth (Tony Jo White)
11. I’m Growing Old (Bobby Cole)
12. Lazarus Man (Terry Callier)

Letra:

LYRICS

Well, come gather around and I’ll sing you a song
About a crazy old world that’s coming along
‘Til one day some fool made the decision
To turn on the television

Of course radio reported we’d all ignore it
Paper said we’d have no time for it
But before you knew it, you knew Milton Berle
And we all had a new escape from the world

All tuned in, before too soon
We were watching a man walk on the moon
He made it look as easy as driving a car
Video killed the radio star
I got the talking blues

Talking blues is easy to do
All you gotta do is rhyme a line or two
Rhyme a line or two and then
You don’t even have to rhyme again
See? I can say anything I want to now
Well, you know, within reason

Say sitcom, catchphrase, game show nation
Television soon defied explanation
As the situation took to such a degree
That eventually we all heard about cable TV
Of course, free TV news swore we’d ignore it
But the average family could never afford it
But again they were wrong, eventually
Everybody wanted their MTV

We were all tuned in, but now the shock
Watching a kid do a thing called the «moonwalk»
Sliding backwards really was eventually too far
Reality killed that video star
I got the talking blues

So simple at first, it was hard to foresee
The impending collision with reality
But it soon seemed TV turned on itself
When «The Real World» came on like it was somethin’ else
Of course actors all acted like they weren’t floored
Hoping eventually that we’d all get bored
But one after the another we pretended not to act
As we hurdled ever forward towards alternative facts

Then a show called «The Apprentice» came on and pretty soon
An old man with a comb-over had sold us the moon
We stayed tuned in, now here we are
Reality killed by a reality star
I got the talking blues

Hills, that is