martedì 16 agosto 2016

The best guitar solo of all time

Al liceo classe mista: metà faceva francese e metà inglese.
Ricordo una ragazza che leggeva i testi delle canzoni sugli LP per capire cosa dicevano e anche per imparare l'inglese.
Io non capivo niente di inglese. Per me era arabo.
So solo che mi piaceva quella ragazza.

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
'This could be heaven or this could be Hell'
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine'
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, we are all just prisoners here, of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax, said the night man
We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!

1 commento:

  1. Però in questo secolo Hotel California degli Eagles è sceso al 14º posto.

    1. Alter Bridge - Blackbird (Mark Tremonti/Myles Kennedy) 16.52%
    2. Van Halen - Eruption (Eddie Van Halen) 13.58%
    3. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine (Slash) 11.7%
    4. Guns N' Roses - November Rain (Slash) 9.4%
    5. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (David Gilmour, Pulse: Live) 8.26%
    6. Dream Theater - Hollow Years (John Petrucci, Live At Budokan) 5.18%
    7. Dream Theater - Under A Glass Moon (John Petrucci) 1,902 5.16%
    8. Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven (Jimmy Page) 4.89%
    9. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (Gary Rossington/Allen Collins) 3.22%
    10. Megadeth - Tornado Of Souls (Marty Friedman) 3.11%
    11. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 2.97%
    12. Steve Vai - For the Love Of God 900 2.44%
    13. Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower 2.14%
    14. The Eagles - Hotel California (Joe Walsh/Don Felder) 2.24%
    15. Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (Mark Knopfler) 2.17%
    16. Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You (Jimmy Page) 2.05%
    17. Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues 1.78%
    18. Michael Jackson - Beat It (Eddie Van Halen) 1.6%
    19. Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness (James Dean Bradfield) 0.74%
    20. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (Martin Barre) 0.57%