Yeah dawg…another song finished last night! This time was the Chinese version for the song called “When Will We Learn”…the Chinese name for it is badass: 拨乱反正…basically means to restore order…amazing…录了多一首歌！昨天的歌就是叫“拨乱反正”。。。意思很棒。。。这首歌就是说香港老土教育的问题和影响 – 影响香港的年轻人开始活个特没有目的的生活。。。
Okay…for today…here’s the record that I’d like to introduce to you motherfuckers. It’s by the band that is easily my most PROUD show I’ve ever organized in Hong Kong – BANE. Get into them. Incredibly sincere hardcore band that is STILL playing today even though they started in the mid-90′s.今天要介绍另外一张黑膠唱片。。。就是我那么多年帮外国硬核安排本地演出的最棒最棒的 – 就是BANE!!! 如果你还没爱上这个乐队 – 快过去洗脑了！哈哈哈哈。。。从九十年代开始到现在 – 还存在。。。还是十分主动。。。
Yeah dude…you know what I’m talking about…this BANE’s first album called “Holding This Moment”…great album that is relevant today with songs like Count Me Out, Superhero (about being straight edge and how being straight edge is NOT the same as being a superhero, if you have the will to quit your vices, ANYONE can do it)…amazing album…and I got it on GREEN dude!!! PSYCHED! 这个是BANE的第一张唱片叫”Holding This Moment”…特棒的唱片。。。十五年后每一首歌还是很有意思 – 歌词还可以表达到我们现在硬核世界人的感觉。。。比如说这几首歌: Count Me Out和Superhero (这首歌就是说我们straight edge的人完全不是超人 – 大家如果有意志想戒烟，戒酒，等等你们也能做到！如果straight edge是适合你的生活，那做straight edge是十分容易)…
Here’s a photo of our good friend Matthew who got a BANE tattoo two days ago…this is OBVIOUSLY for the song called GIVE BLOOD…one of Joe’s favorite songs! Looks badass…最后我们的兄弟Matthew最近都纹身了Bane的歌词在他的小腿。。。这首歌也是我们Joe最爱Bane的歌 哈哈哈。。。
Like I mentioned a few days ago with that amazing hardcore band from the Netherlands called No Turning Back…I love checking out bands that rule who are NOT from the USA. 我几天前提了 – 我很喜欢听听非美国的乐队。。。比如说荷兰的乐队No Turning Back, 加拿大的乐队Comeback Kid…还有我们完美的亚洲乐队！
Here’s a band that all of KLC loves – a hardcore band called Devil in Me from Portugal!!! THIS BAND IS INCREDIBLE!!! Really gifted song writers…song structures are incredible…full of melody and not just about being “tough” (read my blog post yesterday of that stupid band from Chile). I didn’t even realize that they had released a new album last year! The person that got me into this band is our drummer Egas who LOVES this band…he didn’t even know that Devil in Me had released a new record. 这里我想推介另外一队非美国的硬核乐队 – 他们叫Devil in Me来自葡国的乐队。。。我们全荔枝王十分爱上这个硬核乐队！他们歌的特好！有很多melody。。。还有他们很了解做一队硬核乐队不是一定需要好”tough”的印象 （你看看我昨天提的傻逼乐队 – 如果这样叫硬核那我马上放弃这个文化 hahahaha) – 音乐也不一定需要很重的。。。你一听这个乐队Devil in Me你就听到他们很有自己的style. 好棒。。。真棒。。。这个乐队就是我们鼓手Egas推介我们听。。。他也不知道原来Devil in Me去年已经发出了新专辑！你们下面可以下载这个乐队的新专辑。。。Anyway – download this great piece of wax here: http://www.ilikedyoubetterdead.com/2010/10/devil-in-me-end-2010.html
Hong Kong is HOT AS FUCK!!! 香港他妈的太热啊！
I dedicate this amazing tattoo of H2O lyrics to all my hardcore/metal/punk/indie-rock brothers and sisters all over the fucking world! These are lyrics from the song called “5 Year Plan” that was released on H2O’s first album way back in ’95…I dedicate this to my brothers in 下面的图片我想送给我们全地球的硬核/金属/朋克/后滚的兄弟姐妹 （这个纹身就是牛逼硬核乐队H2O的歌叫5 Year Plan): Return the Truth, xItNeverHappened从未发生x, Unregenerate Blood不复之血, Loudspeaker, CUA Crew, Stand Strong, Hardplayer, Hot Pot Music 火锅, Human Brutality, The Geeks, Profound Hatred of Mankind (new band from S. Korea), SMZB, Larry’s Pizza, Tookoo, Reflector, Restraint, Overthrown, Piledriver, Queen City Crew, Gardo, Intolerant, Typecast, Love Me Butch, Born From Pain (Netherlands), Born From Pain (Thailand), No Turning Back, Shepherds the Weak, 13 Steps, Badburn, Evocation, Second Combat, BANE, Shai Hulud, Comeback Kid…
This friendship is for LIFE…这个友情永不死。
The weekend started weird because a lot of people were telling me that Brian posted on his facebook that the computer that we’ve been recording on was FUCKED! The last time he had backed up the files was a month ago…这个周末一开始就是很紧张。因为Brian在他的facebook写了我们录音的电脑突然坏了！他最近back-up电脑都是一个月前。。。所以我们大家很紧张。。。但是几个小时之后本地Apple公司说电脑没事应该就是我们房间电的问题！
But a few hours later he told us that all was okay…the Apple people in HK said it would be okay – it was a power supply issue. THANK GOD!
So if you want to know where we are in the recording process 我们可以同志大家录音进步:
1. All music has been recorded 所有音乐部分录好了
2. Missing vocals to 3 English songs 我只要录多三首歌英文唱歌的部分
3. Have yet to start all Chinese vocals…还没开始录中文的部分
But can’t wait…I’ve gotten the lyrics back from the guys for a couple of the Chinese songs and one of them that Brian sent back to met yesterday is great…但是太期待录中文！每次录中文真紧张但是开始录音之前我通常会做很多功夫。每一个字我要叫对的声调然后慢慢练习那一句 – 看我的拍子，然后留意声调。。。我对自己的要求也是很高所以肯定录中文应该是我最难做得东西。但是完全值得！
Watch this beautiful LIVE video of BANE at This is Hardcore Fest in 2009…amazing. I think what’s actually really amazing is that more and more people in China are getting into REAL hardcore!!! Love it!!! So great…请大家享受下面BANE的现场！我觉得最厉害就是每一天内地好像越来越多人对真正硬核有兴趣！这个发展真的超有希望。。。我们可能一天在中国也有个硬核音乐节吗？！？？！hahaha…
What I love about BANE is that they are considered LEGENDS in the hardcore world…and the best part about this band is that they are down-to-earth, humble and incredibly nice people. When they came through China last year it was just so nice to meet them…it was nice to spend a few hours of our lives with these guys…and then the show – I’ll never forget it. I truly hope they’ll be back in here again soon. I talk to their singer Aaron online a lot and he says they would love to be back here next year BANE在这个地球都算是一个十分著名硬核乐队。他们来中国巡演我们大家都很感动因为他们完全没有什么”明星”的态度。。。他们就是一班”硬核孩子”特爱这个文化然后想去任何地方表演跟多点“硬核孩子”交流。。。很希望他们尽快回来。我常跟Bane的主唱在网上聊天儿。。。他有说他们希望明年可以再来！FUCK YES!!!
I truly think – that by the end of June – our album recording will be finished! I TRULY THINK THAT!!! 好的 – 我可以说。。。我觉得我们特有机会六月低录好我们新专辑！特有机会啊！:-)
A few days ago people on my facebook page started telling me about this amazing website that also has FULL live video sets of incredible bands! I went on to it yesterday at work and I almost forgot to teach my kids because I was sitting there watching all these amazing bands! hahahahaha…几天前在我facebook有些爱硬核的朋友发了给我一特牛逼的网站。这个网站有十分多硬核乐队现场的影片！我昨天上班的时候望了我的学生！哈哈哈哈。。。我就坐享受这些影片！
Here’s the website 网站是: http://hate5six.com
And here’s a link to one of the best hardcore bands on the planet: BANE…we were all so lucky to watch them play LIVE here in China last year. The show that I linked is about a charity show that was organized. The show starts with someone named “Joe Hardcore” (the guy who organizes the This is Hardcore Fest every year) talking about hardcore and what it means…it’s amazing the things that he says. Then of course, the singer of BANE (Aaron) is also someone who says really amazing things in between the songs. When he talks, everyone stops talking to listen…it’s amazing. It’s amazing that these types of hardcore bands prove again and again – that hardcore IS about thinking, is about a message, is about questioning the world you live, is about trying to look out for each other. Hardcore is not just about rocking out on stage for 30 minutes with all your “cool” moves on stage, and then going home. It has to be REAL – the people who play in hardcore bands play in hardcore bands because it gives them some powerful emotion that helps them through their lives. And this is the difference between hardcore and a lot of other types of heavy music – especially the more commercial ones. BANE truly represents hardcore to me – their music is straight to the point, and the singer has SO MUCH to say about the world and he’s not afraid to speak his mind, even if it makes him “uncool”. 下面我放了其中一个影片。。。就是我其中最爱的硬核乐队: BANE! 我们中国硬核世界去年很幸运看到他们的现场！我永远不会忘记那一晚。。。他们下面的影片很有意思。演出就是一个捐钱的演出。。。演出前有两位人上台说说几句 – 第一个人就是那个很出名的人叫 Joe Hardcore (他就是每年This is Hardcore节的安排者)。。。他说他自己对硬核的看法 – 特有意思。。。说得非常好。。。我看得时候特感到自豪。。。然后BANE上台，他们的主唱Aaron,也是一位特有东西说得人。他每首歌中间一个开始说话，全场就安静听听他说得东西。真厉害。。。我觉得真棒。。。我们很幸运在这个时代还有这样的硬核乐队 – 这写乐队就证明 – 硬核就要你思考，就要你想一想，就要你看意义，就要你挑战这个世界上的事情，是为了你照顾你旁边的陌生人。。。Hardcore不是上台疯半个小时玩儿你所有很酷的动作然后下台回家。硬核就是变成“真”的人。。。玩儿硬核得人玩儿这类型的音乐因为代表到他们的心，代表到他们的生命，玩儿的时候就是代表他们的思想。跟其他重型音乐的分别就是这样。。。特别是跟那些比较潮流的乐队更不同。对我来说BANE真的代表到硬核的感觉。。。很直接的音乐，然后有个主唱不怕说他的心声，即使他说的时候可能让他特不酷 – 他不怕，他就继续说他所想说的东西。
Shit man…this website has ALL the hardcore bands you want to watch…from 100 Demons, All Out War, Betrayed, Bitter End, Blacklisted, Cro-Mags, Cruel Hand, Bane, Death Before Dishonor, Down to Nothing, SO MANY GREAT HARDCORE BANDS!!!!!!! I think I’m going to spend this entire weekend watching all of these great videos! 反正。。。希望你们可以享受这个网站的影片！有特多现代硬核乐队的影片！！100 Demons, All Out War, Betrayed, Bitter End, Blacklisted, Cro-Mags, Cruel Hand, Bane, Death Before Dishonor, Down to Nothing, SO MANY GREAT HARDCORE BANDS!!!!!!!