2 feb 2013

Brano del giorno: "Stool Pigeon"

... Kid Creole & The Coconuts


STOOL PIGEON, HA CHA CHA CHA!!

(1982)

Belle atmosfere caraibiche, eh? 
Era da molto che cercavo "Stool Pigeon" (senza conoscerne né il titolo né gli esecutori) e ho trovato il brano nella sconfinata discografia di Kid Creole & The Coconuts.

I ritmi e l'allegria che scaturisce dai variopinti concerti di Kid Creole sono irresistibili, epperciò non voglio fermarmi a questa canzone (che, pure, secondo me è la loro migliore in assoluto). Seguono: "Endicott" (1985, videoclip originale) e "I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby" (1982, versione dal vivo).
Chiudo comunque, da bravo monomaniaco, con "Stool Pigeon"... in "triple pack": in un'esibizione del 2010, in un montaggio di immagini da vari shows e nella versione originale su disco (registrazione in studio).












Stool Pigeon


Kid Creole & The Coconuts


 
There's a gentleman that's going 'round
Turnin' the joint upside down,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

“If you wanna squeal”, said the F.B.I.
“We can make a deal, make it worth your while”
So he told them all and in return
He got a credit card and a Thunderbird
And the maximum security
Even after plastic surgery
“So, go on and squeal”, said the F.B.I.
“We can make a deal, make it worth your while”


There's a gentleman that's going 'round
Turnin' the joint upside down,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

After all the talk, then they wired him
And he took a walk with his crooked friends
And they joked about the good old days
And he recorded it on a reel of tape
He caught the mug who did the forgery
And the babe in charge of larceny
So the F.B.I., they rewarded him
'Cause they like a guy who will stab a friend

There's a gentleman that's going 'round
Turnin' the joint upside down,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

There's a gentleman that's going 'round
Turnin' the joint upside down,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

“If you wanna squeal”, said the F.B.I.
“We can make a deal, make it worth your while”
So he told them all and in return
He got a credit card and a Thunderbird
He got a spankin' new identity

And a condo' down in Miami
He bought a plane, a boat and jewelery
But he couldn't buy any company

There's a gentleman that's going 'round
Turnin' the joint upside-down,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja

There's a gentleman that's going 'round
Turnin' the joint upside-down,
Stool Pigeon, ha tja tja tja



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