The great records usually do. Low-budget synths are in full effect on I'm Your Man , Cohen's first major artistic reboot. In its opening track, fueled by a spare Eurodisco beat in stark contrast to Cohen's seven prior more-or-less acoustic albums, the bloody but unbowed troubadour unspools a fantasy about worldwide musical domination. Originally titled "In Old Berlin," the song also seems to prophesy a bad moon rising. Cohen described the singer as "the voice of enlightened bitterness," rendering a "demented, menacing, geopolitical manifesto in which I really do offer to take over the world with any like spirits who want to go on this adventure with me.
I really sweated over it," Cohen said about the overtly carnal title track of his "comeback" album. I could at last deliver the songs with the authority and intensity required. He'd never beg for her forgiveness, of course. I'm Your Man 's apocalyptic-comedy theme continued in this classic Cohen list song. His voice is deeper and more mordant than ever, and Jennifer Warnes adds angelic encouragement.
Cohen unspools a string of received ideas — about sex, politics, the AIDS crisis, etc. Decaying Los Angeles had infected Cohen, who's both appalled by the present and pessimistic about what's coming down the track. As he gleefully told one interviewer, "This is kindergarten stuff compared to the homicidal impulse that is developing in every breast! Cohen sounds like Serge Gainsbourg at his most melancholy here. A low recurring whistle suggests the theme song from some desolate spaghetti Western.
In increasingly disconsolate verses, Cohen charts the geography of the "interior catastrophe" he said informed The Future , adding, "All the songs are about that position, but I think treated vigorously, and if I may say so, cheerfully.
If so, it didn't take, because the glam couple separated not long after The Future 's release. The Future 's centerpiece, a magnificent anthem to decay and rebirth, goes back a ways. Cohen began it a decade earlier as "Ring the Bells," but its Kabbalistic roots extend to the 16th century. Retrieved 10 December Select "" in the "Anno" drop-down menu.
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Leonard Cohen was a distinguished year-old poet when his debut LP Indiosuave - Gato Callejero (Vinyl) of Leonard Cohen landed on store shelves in the final Pigeon Without A Dove - Patrick Dimon - Pigeon Without A Dove (Vinyl) of Friday 7 February His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic relationships. And I've recorded it three times. Sunday 1 March Always liking a simple title, Cohen called it Ten Latin King - Dr. Onionskin - Bully (Cassette) Songs. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. The Rolling Stone Album Guide.
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