Monday, July 16, 2007

好歌(及MV)重溫:Fake Plastic Trees 〔補充感想〕

Radiohead的歌曲富實驗性,但在OK Computer橫空出世之前,他們的歌曲已隱然帶著科幻感,非常之futuristic,這首歌的MV在今天看來,也是如此。

十二、三年前,互聯網方興未艾,全球一體化還在胚胎之中,尚未成形,美國及其他資本主義國家的消費主義,在後冷戰時代、唯一意識形態對手倒台後已成霸權。西風東漸,中國及俄國掛著羊頭重新崛起,富起來的人拼命消費,要和富裕世界看齊,然而富裕世界的人早在消費主費花多眼亂的迷宮裏迷失。五色令人目盲,五音令人耳聾,五味令人口爽,馳騁畋獵令人心發狂。

留意MV裏蒼白的人造光,人們木然、疏離。敞大的超市整齊排列一架架一式一樣的貨品,豈不是今天沃爾瑪(Wal-Mart)的寫照?難道又不是星巴克世代來臨的預言?個性被大眾取締。

Thom Yorke在錄音室唱完這歌後,崩潰地哭。




Her Green plastic watering can
For her fake Chinese rubber plant
In the fake plastic earth.
That she bought from a rubber man
In a town full of rubber plans.
to get rid of itself.
And It Wears Her Out, it wears her out
It wears her out, it wears her out.

She lives with a broken man
A cracked polystyrene man
Who just crumbles and burns.
He used to do surgery
For girls in the eighties
But gravity always wins.
And It Wears Him Out, it wears him out
It wears him out, it wears him out.

She looks like the real thing
She tastes like the real thing
My Fake Plastic Love.
But I can't help the feeling
I could blow through the ceiling
If I just turn and run
And It Wears Me Out, it wears me out
It wears me out, it wears me out.

And if I could BE who you wanted
If I could BE who you wanted,
All the time, all the time, ohhh... ohh...
近日,I'm NOT A Plastic bag 在港台掀起「輪購」熱潮,彷如輪米,何其諷刺。

2 comments:

said...

我都好鍾意呢個mv.

網主有冇發覺近幾年英國既影像好多時都係用超市做背景??好似最近上映既英國電影"cash back",以及幾隊英國band既mv...

超市整齊既貨物擺設,手拉車既推動,相當係一個消費主義底下既遊樂場,而fake plastic tree所予人既冷清,就似一群小朋友響超市玩到疲累既狀態,而超市既靜侷空間感正正有種無形壓迫.

Citizen L said...

近期有travis隻"closer"都係玩超市,不過幾溫情下。

cashback我都有睇,幾好,但覺得節奏可以快點。

還記得pulp既"common people",開頭都是用超市做背景。