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Mike Scott

Geburtstag: 14. Dezember 1958
Andere Namen: Mike Scott (musician)

Michael Scott is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. He is the founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of rock band The Waterboys. He has also produced two solo albums, Bring 'em All In and Still Burning. Scott is a vocalist, guitarist and pianist, and has played a large range of other instruments, including the bouzouki, drums, and Hammond organ on his albums. Scott is also a published writer, having released his autobiography, Adventures of a Waterboy, in 2012.

Having begun a musical career in the 1970s that has continued to this day, Scott has been making music professionally since the 1980s and is well known for his radical changes in music genres throughout what he refers to as his "allegedly unorthodox" career. Scott currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. Wikipedia

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„He made all Manhattan shake
and every street and sidewalk quake“

—  Mike Scott

"The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
Dream Harder (1993)
Kontext: He made all Manhattan shake
and every street and sidewalk quake
his stratocaster caused the mighty Empire State
to vibrate

„I sacrifice my power on the altar of your love
that it may be born again on another world.“

—  Mike Scott

"Universal Hall" (co-written with Steve Wickham)
Universal Hall (2003)
Kontext: I sacrifice my power on the altar of your love
that it may be born again on another world.
Come friend, let us climb the winding flights of stairs
through the narrow door into the chamber bare
a single candle burns as we seat ourselves
words take form in our minds and repeat themselves :
"My beloved and I are one…"

„He stopped every clock in New York state
and every heart that heard him
and time itself was beaten and confused
and fell lamb-like under the spell of his
fabulous flashing fingers“

—  Mike Scott

"The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
Dream Harder (1993)
Kontext: He did a forty-two minute
cosmic rise in future shocks
Star Spangled Banner
in the back of CBGB's He stopped every clock in New York state
and every heart that heard him
and time itself was beaten and confused
and fell lamb-like under the spell of his
fabulous flashing fingers He played an encore at the Bitter End
a heartburst Little Wing
even the waiters cried
and then we fell outside
and in the dusty dawn of Bleeker street
a sweet rain fell
and Jimi died.

„He did a forty-two minute
cosmic rise in future shocks“

—  Mike Scott

"The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
Dream Harder (1993)
Kontext: He did a forty-two minute
cosmic rise in future shocks
Star Spangled Banner
in the back of CBGB's He stopped every clock in New York state
and every heart that heard him
and time itself was beaten and confused
and fell lamb-like under the spell of his
fabulous flashing fingers He played an encore at the Bitter End
a heartburst Little Wing
even the waiters cried
and then we fell outside
and in the dusty dawn of Bleeker street
a sweet rain fell
and Jimi died.

„You're trying to make sense
of something that you just don't see“

—  Mike Scott

"This Is The Sea"
This Is the Sea (1985)
Kontext: You're trying to make sense
of something that you just don't see
You're trying to make sense now
and you know you once held the key
But that was the river
this is the sea.

„I wanted the whole thing to sound like a carnival.“

—  Mike Scott

As quoted in in Uncut (July 2008) http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-waterboys/the-making-of-the-waterboys-the-whole-of-the-moon-feature
Kontext: I recorded "…Moon" on my own with a drum machine, then brought musicians in as they were needed. It's about a person who has a spectacular, meteor-like rise, but burns out or dies young. Though the song ain't about him, the nearest equivalent would be Hendrix. Adding a list of all the things the hero/heroine saw raised the emotional temperature. The final chorus now had an extra fatefulness. To express this I inserted "you came like a comet, blazing your trail", then a "comet", a firework sample from a BBC sound effects record. That sweetly collided with Anthony's sax solo, so that it sounds as if the sax erupts from the comet itself. Magic like that just happens. … The Beatles' "Penny Lane" influenced the trumpet break — the sudden injection of super-fresh, bright and clear horns, a sound of optimism and clarity. Bowie's "Fame" inspired the final descending vocal, thought up and sung by Karl. I wanted the whole thing to sound like a carnival.

„She is everywhere and noplace
Like a breath or like a wind“

—  Mike Scott

"Church Not Made With Hands"
A Pagan Place (1984)
Kontext: She is everywhere and noplace
Like a breath or like a wind
she moves among men
They would seek to hold her as a prize
But she is in the shadows,
the ocean and the sand
She is everywhere and noplace,
Her church not made with handsUncontained by man.

„I dreamed about Jimi Hendrix
he came back for one day“

—  Mike Scott

"The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
Dream Harder (1993)
Kontext: I dreamed about Jimi Hendrix
he came back for one day
was born weepin' out of an egg
the mid-wife said
and straight away began to pray
with lifted head

„I have drowned
in the big sea
now I find I'm still alive“

—  Mike Scott

"The Big Music"
This Is the Sea (1985)
Kontext: I have drowned
in the big sea
now I find I'm still alive
And I'm coming up forever
shadows all behind me
ecstacy to come

„It's about a person who has a spectacular, meteor-like rise, but burns out or dies young.“

—  Mike Scott

As quoted in in Uncut (July 2008) http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-waterboys/the-making-of-the-waterboys-the-whole-of-the-moon-feature
Kontext: I recorded "…Moon" on my own with a drum machine, then brought musicians in as they were needed. It's about a person who has a spectacular, meteor-like rise, but burns out or dies young. Though the song ain't about him, the nearest equivalent would be Hendrix. Adding a list of all the things the hero/heroine saw raised the emotional temperature. The final chorus now had an extra fatefulness. To express this I inserted "you came like a comet, blazing your trail", then a "comet", a firework sample from a BBC sound effects record. That sweetly collided with Anthony's sax solo, so that it sounds as if the sax erupts from the comet itself. Magic like that just happens. … The Beatles' "Penny Lane" influenced the trumpet break — the sudden injection of super-fresh, bright and clear horns, a sound of optimism and clarity. Bowie's "Fame" inspired the final descending vocal, thought up and sung by Karl. I wanted the whole thing to sound like a carnival.

„There’s a day to deny and a day to decry
and a day for the man the wind at his heels!“

—  Mike Scott

"The Man With The Wind At His Heels" · Video at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrkveqkkQk
Book of Lightning (2007)
Kontext: There’s a day to ride thumb on a thunderhead
There’s a day to make fantasy real
There’s a day to deny and a day to decry
and a day for the man the wind at his heels!

„I'm gonna look twice at you
until I see the Christ in you when I'm lookin through the eyes of love..“

—  Mike Scott

"The Christ in You" ·  Video at YouTube (with images from Findhorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSX6Yz6QE7M)
Universal Hall (2003)

„He was young and black and beautiful
big eyed, perfect skin an'
he played my guitar like a lightning storm“

—  Mike Scott

"The Return of Jimi Hendrix"
Dream Harder (1993)
Kontext: He was young and black and beautiful
big eyed, perfect skin an'
he played my guitar like a lightning storm
like twirlin' feathers in the wind
he could make it sound like the end of the world
a fire, the flick of a knife
he could squeeze it slow and masterful
like the hand that brought the world to life

„But she is in the shadows,
the ocean and the sand
She is everywhere and noplace,
Her church not made with hands“

—  Mike Scott

"Church Not Made With Hands"
A Pagan Place (1984)
Kontext: She is everywhere and noplace
Like a breath or like a wind
she moves among men
They would seek to hold her as a prize
But she is in the shadows,
the ocean and the sand
She is everywhere and noplace,
Her church not made with handsUncontained by man.

„I pictured a rainbow
you held it in your hands
I had flashes
but you saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years
you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon.“

—  Mike Scott

"The Whole of the Moon" · Video at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ <!-- Lower res link Video at Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsNTmjlf1vI -->
This Is the Sea (1985)

„I pictured a rainbow
you held it in your hands
I had flashes
but you saw the plan“

—  Mike Scott

"The Whole of the Moon" · Video at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ <!-- Lower res link Video at Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsNTmjlf1vI -->
This Is the Sea (1985)
Kontext: I pictured a rainbow
you held it in your hands
I had flashes
but you saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years
you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon.

„every breath is yours, beloved
every breath is yours“

—  Mike Scott

"Every Breath Is Yours"
Universal Hall (2003)

„How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can“

—  Mike Scott

"How Long Will I Love You?" · Mike Scott performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diRfsQ0FITA · Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney & Ben Coleman cover version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQop_qs4xV4 used in the film About Time (2013)
Room to Roam (1990)

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