the Ataris对你来说可能是一个陌生的名字,没错,这支乐队十分年轻,成立于1997年.乐队成员没有什么特别大的亮点,风格为偏主流的POP-PUNK.他们的单曲"In This Diary"曾荣登Billboard 现代摇滚榜Top11十一周以上!Alternative Press、Spin 杂志一致公推他们"将是 2003年大有作为的摇滚新团"! 即便如此,在众多重量级明星叱诧风云的今天,他们可能还是很难引起你的注意,但是如果你真的认真地去品位过他们的音乐之后,也许你就会发现他们巨大的魅力所在.(当然,前提是你必须是一个热爱生活,崇尚情感的人.
the Ataris的主唱Kris Roe似乎是一个十分恋家的人,这与他年轻的年龄真是有些不相符.专集的名字叫做《So Long, Astoria》(别了,阿斯托里亚),而Kris Roe的家乡正是Astoria,这是一座位于美国俄勒冈州西北部的城市.正如其名,整张专集的内容都在讲述着一个主题——家乡...
专辑中The Saddest Song是他们最被人熟悉的歌,是主唱KRIS写给女儿的歌,因为工作缘故长期不能见到女儿于是写了这首歌,同时童年破碎的家庭生活也是他写这首歌的动力.演奏乐器包括大提琴,钢琴这类乐器.所以做出来的音乐还是很迷人的,是张不错的POP PUNK专辑.
Kris Roe, leader of the Ataris, would seem a little young for nostalgia, but So Long, Astoria (its title referring to Astoria, OR, the town in the 1985 film The Goonies) is his musical version of a memory play, a series of reflections on his youth in the late '70s and '80s. Roe, who grew up in Anderson, IN, and moved to Santa Barbara, CA, to pursue his rock & roll dreams, reminisces fondly about adolescence in songs like "Summer '79" and addresses his own young fans in "My Reply." The Ataris' fourth full-length album of new material and their major-label debut on Columbia Records, So Long, Astoria is, musically, another collection of typical speed punk tunes, virtually indistinguishable from the work of Green Day and blink-182, not to mention dozens of other similar bands. It is only Roe's lyrical identity that makes the band's songs stand out, and you only pick up on those lyrics on repeated listenings. When you do, Roe's sentimentality stands in contrast to the music's aggression, but he doesn't really have much insight into his memories. The idea of covering Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" as a punk anthem has promise, but when Roe revises the famous line about the "Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac" by referring to Black Flag, he strikes a false note. Henley's observation was telling because it was true; Roe's is only cute because it scans. There's the problem when your memories are so infused with the movies you watched and the music you listened to — they tend to sound secondhand. And when you set it to music already slavishly imitative of your betters, the problem is compounded.
1. So long, astoria
2. Takeoffs and Landings
3. In This Diary
4. My Reply
5. Unopened Letter to the World
6. The Saddest Song
7. Summer '79
8. The Hero Dies in This One
9. All You Can Ever Learn is What You Already Know
10. The Boys Of Summer
11. Radio #2 Album
12. Looking Back On Today
13. Eight of Nine
14. I Won't Spend Another Night Alone
15. The Saddest Song (Acoustic)