Day 95: “Boombox” – The Lonely Island (feat. Julian Casablancas)

Pubblicato: 1 settembre 2011 da nemu02 in Dancing
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Incredibad è il titolo dell’album di debutto della compagnia d’attori comici, nonchè gruppo musicale, The Lonely Island, formato da Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, ed Andy Samberg.

Molti artisti hanno collaborato alla realizzazione di questo album, rilasciato nel 2009, e oggi in particolare sentiamo in questo brano la voce di Julian Casablancas, cantante degli Strokes. Siamo nel genere hip hop-comico, che tra satirica e scenette divertenti, prende un po’ in giro quelle che sono le figure rap tradizionali.

E il boombox è proprio una di queste. Uno degli oggetti più caratteristici della cultura rap americana, conosciuto anche come ghetto blaster, altro non è che uno stereo portatile, mangiacassette e amplificatore, molto popolare negli anni ’80, spesso associato ai fenomeni di breakdancing e in generale a tutta la cultura hip hop.

The Lonely Island estremizza le caratteristiche del boombox, mostrandone gli effetti più esagerati.

Testo Boombox – The Lonely Island

Imagine in your mind a posh country club,
The stuffy old money, where the poor get snubbed,
The spread is bland: sauerkraut and boiled goose
There’s no way these people will ever cut loose
But then I walk in the room, hold my boom box high,
And what happened next will blow your mind

Everything got out of control,
The music was so entrancing,
Everyone got out on the floor,
It was a bunch of old, white people dancing

Now picture, if you will, a bunch of businessmen,
Stuffed in the boardroom like pigs in a pen
The ties around their necks are like a hangman’s noose,
In the middle of the table there’s a boiled goose
The old people smell makes you wanna puke in the sink,
These dudes’ll never dance, yeah, that’s what you think!
I stride in the room, all young and hip,
Hold up my boom box, and say “Listen to this:”

Then everyone started to move,
People rejoiced, instead of financing
Their preconceived notions were shattered,
By the super-old white people dancing

The Big Apple, where people never dance,
Spirits go down while profits expand
The cops saw the dealers, who’s got the juice?
The street vendors peddling their boiled goose
So many types of people, they’ll never get along,
‘Til I bust out my boom box and play this song:

The music washed away all their hate,
And society started advancing,
Every demographic was represented,
It was a Rainbow Coalition of dancing

Everyone was wearing fingerless gloves,
I saw a Spanish guy doing the Bartman

Transport now to an old folks’ home,
Where the elderly are tossed on their brittle bones
The orderlies are stealing – there’s no excuse!
Every day for lunch they eat boiled goose
So I grab my boom box and hit the turbo bass,
And what happened next was a total disgrace

Everybody started having sex!
The music was way too powerful!
A bunch of old people fucking like rabbits!
It was disgusting, to say the least

A boom box can change the world,
But you gotta know your limits with a boom box
And this was a cautionary tale,
A BOOM BOX IS NOT A TOY!

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