Bruce Springsteen estrena nuevo vídeo «Death to my hometown»

Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour 2012
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour 2012
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour 2012
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour 2012

Bruce Springsteen estrena nuevo vídeo “Death to my Hometown” de su último disco “Wrecking Ball”, con imágenes extraídas de varios conciertos, entre ellos su concierto en el Apollo de Nueva York el 10 de marzo de 2012.

Su primer y apoteósico concierto de la gira “Wrecking Ball” en el Philips Arena de Atlanta, el 18 de marzo, con imágenes de ensayos y en el Festival SXSW de Austin, (South by Southwest) en el que aparece junto a The E Stret Band y Tom Morello (Rage against the Machine, Tool, Cypress Hill o Audioslave).

La canción como otras muchas de “Wrecking Ball” contienen muestras o samples de textos novelescos, “Death to my hometown” contiene pasajes musicales y de texto de un viejo poema inglés de Philip Doddridge escrito en 1755 y musicalizado en 1869 por Sarah Lancaster, llamado “The Last words of Copernicus”.

El historiador y genio musical Alan Lomax juntó a los Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, para cantar “The Last words of Copernicus” el 12 de septiembre de 1959.

“Death to my hometown” fue escrita y grabada en el 2011, y los músicos que participaron en ella fueron, Bruce Springsteen (guitarra y voz), Ron Aniello (coros), Matt Chamberlain (batería y percusión), Kevin Buell (batería y coros), Charlie Giordano (órgano B-3), Rob Lebert (coros), Art Baron (tuba), Soozie Tyrell (violín), Ross Peterson (coros), and Cliff Norrell (coros).

La canción es una continua alegoría a la muerte del sistema económico actual y avariacia de las grandes corporaciones, «The Boss» enaltece a que cantemos todos para que la «muerte» no llegue a nuestros hogares y que la corrupción política no quede impune.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Estadio de Gran Canaria Las Palmas 15 mayo 2012
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Estadio de Gran Canaria Las Palmas 15 mayo 2012

Bruce Springsteen, letra de «Death to my hometown», de su disco Wrecking Ball, 2012

[sample from THE LAST WORDS OF COPERNICUS]

Well, no cannonballs did fly, no rifles cut us down
No bombs fell from the sky, no blood soaked the ground
No powder flash blinded the eye, no deathly thunder sounded
But just as sure as the hand of God, they brought death to my hometown
They brought death to my hometown, boys

[sample from THE LAST WORDS OF COPERNICUS]

No shells ripped the evening sky, no cities burning down
No army stormed the shores for which we’d die, no dictators were crowned
I awoke from a quiet night, I never heard a sound
The marauders raided in the dark and brought death to my hometown, boys
Death to my hometown

[sample from THE LAST WORDS OF COPERNICUS]

They destroyed our families, factories, and they took our homes
They left our bodies on the plains, the vultures picked our bones

So listen up, my sonny boy, be ready for when they come
For they’ll be returning sure as the rising sun
Now get yourself a song to sing and sing it ‘til you’re done
Yeah, sing it hard and sing it well
Send the robber barons straight to hell
The greedy thieves who came around
And ate the flesh of everything they found
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now
Who walk the streets as free men now

Ah, they brought death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown, whoa!

[sample from THE LAST WORDS OF COPERNICUS]

 

Bruce Springsteen has released a new  video «Death To My Hometown», from his brand new album Wrecking Ball.

The clip features Springsteen performing the politically-charged song live in concert in Atlanta with his E Street Band and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.

Springsteen rails against corporate greed in ‘Death To My Hometown’, blaming the current struggles of the working class on growing political and business corruption.

‘Death To My Hometown’ is the second music video released from his newest album Wrecking Ball following the release of ‘We Take Care of Our Own’s promotional clip in February.

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