Gen 202013
 
Dominic Appleton e Ari Neufeld

Ari Neufeld (basso, ♥) e Dominic Appleton (voce, tastiere)

Da quando a inizio 1988 il venerabile mensile musicale Rockerilla nominò a maggioranza, esagerando, il loro secondo album “Three Times and Waving” come migliore dell’anno 1987 ho sempre avuto un occhio di riguardo per questo ammirevole complesso che funge da trait d’union tra le atmosfere dark di certa new wave e la neopsichedelia inglese della seconda metà degli anni ’80.

Il loro brano che preferisco, cui ho dedicato questo articolo, è tuttavia estratto dall’album successivo intitolato “Chasing Promises”, in cui il batterista originale Tristram Latimer-Sayer viene rimpiazzato da Martyn Watts che aveva condiviso con lui l’incisione dell’opera precedente. Latimer-Sayer si è poi riunito alla formazione alla fine del 2012 dopo ventiquattro anni di assenza. Come messo bene in evidenza dalla cover di “The Jeweller”, nella quale cantò per conto di This Mortal Coil, l’ottimo cantante Dominic Appleton condivide con il grande Tom Rapp un evidente difetto di pronuncia che aggiunge un caratteristico fascino al suo talento.

  • Dominic Appleton – vocals, keyboards
  • Gary Mundy – guitar
  • Ari Neufeld – bass
  • Martyn Watts – drums

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”27707332″ autoplay=”0″ style=”water”]Here By Chance by Breathless on Grooveshark[/grooveshark]

Chasing hopefuls 
I could go hours and hours on that 
chasing up promises.
There you are with your idiot ideas 
more or less, they're as far fetched as mine. 
There I go again
placing my best times with you 
chasing more than most 
chasing up promises 
Well I don't and I don't suppose you see 
more than what's standing in front of you. 
Here I am again, fascinated by everything 
here by chance 
here by my own idea. 

You don't know
No one knows
you don't you don't you don't you don't know
you don't you don't you don't you don't know
you don't you don't you don't.

Feeling like someone knows you just too well
knowing you like I do. 
Feeling the cold touch
something's not quite right
chasing up promises. 
They'll say I'm wrong
they'll say it's all been spent. 
They don't know you
and I've known for so long

You don't know
No one knows
you don't you don't you don't you don't know
you don't you don't you don't you don't know
you don't you don't you don't. 

There you are with your idiot ideas
and I'm loving it, 
I'm loving it.
They don't know you, no one will. 

There I go and I'll always believe it
and so I go along and so I should
I'm loving it I'm loving it I'm loving it.
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