【Reef / Place Your Hands】 和訳 来日決定! Celebration of Grief 仙人、悲しみを超えて

Transformers?

I can’t see them who they’re…

My lovely guys’ comin’ back!

時が経つと色んなことが起きた軌跡が内面から滲み出る。というけど、こりゃもう別人やんけ?

今日、Lyraが和訳& 解説するのはイギリス、サマーセット州、グラストンベリー出身のロックバンド Reef (1993-2003, 2010〜)

Brit Popがイギリス中を席巻していた中、飄々と我が道を貫いていた変わり種バンドであると共に、

オルタナティブロックと世間では言われていた彼らのサウンドには、古くて懐かしいブルーズへの憧れのような匂いがしてLyraはずっと応援して来た。

2003年に一度、休止するが2010年から活動を再開している。

そして、今年4月からUKツアーを始め、5月4日には5枚目のアルバムがリリース。

嬉しいことにこの秋にはReefが日本ツアーに来日も決まった!

 

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あのハードでソフルフルなGaryの歌声をまた聴けるのだからラッキーだね。

彼らのブルージーな音は?

Lyraが言うソウルフルな歌声が歌うのはどんなこと?

についてはLyraの和訳の後にお話ししましょう。

選んだ曲は、このブログでも何回も「良い曲だよん」と紹介してきた【Place Your Hands】!

何回も紹介していたのに和訳するのを忘れていたから、新曲より先に、ちゃんと和訳しておきたかったの。

MTVで何回も何百回も流れていたヒット曲だから聴いたこと、見たことあるかもしれない。

でも、今日はLyraの和訳を読んで荒くれ者の歌ではないよ、と気づくと良いかも、、、

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Reef are an English band from Glastonbury, England.

The band members include Gary Stringer on vocals, Jesse Wood on guitar(replacing original guitarist Kenwyn House in 2014), Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums.

* Please read last chapter if yot want to know Reef’s History, background information and Live schedule!

 

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= Place Your Hands =

Oh place your hands, on my hole
Run your fingers through my soul, alrigh-et
And the way that I feel right now
Oh Lord it may go

So place your hands, on my hole
Run your fingers through my soul, alrigh-et
And the way that we feel right now
Oh Lord it may go

Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put-

You know you cannot hide, from what’s inside
You know you cannot hide, from what’s inside
So I ask of you to help me through
I ask of you this thing to do

Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your-

So lay me down, for a while
Join my body with my mind. alright now
And I cried at the Common One
For weeks aft’ he died

Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands, on

Vocalising

A cele, A cele, A cele, A cele, A celebration

Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on

‘Cause the way that we feel right now
Oh Lord it may go, away

Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands on
Put your hands on, put your hands, on

おお、貴方の両手に委ねよう、俺のポッカリ空いた傷口に

貴方のその滑らかな指を俺の魂に添わしておくれ

分かってくれるかい

今ちょうど俺が感じているこれだよ

ああ、神よ、あとはどうとでもなれ

だから、貴方の両手に委ねたいんだ、俺のポッカリ空いた傷口に

貴方のその滑らかな指を俺の魂に添わしておくれ

分かってくれるかい

今ちょうど俺が感じているこれだよ

ああ、神よ、あとはどうとでもなれ

 

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ、当てて、

分かってるだろ?

 

隠し事は出来ないぜ、本当の気持ちからはな

隠し事は出来ないぜ、本当の気持ちからはな

 

だから、貴方に俺を助けてくれって頼んでいるんだ

これをしてくれって頼んでいるんだ

 

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ、貴方のを当てて、

 

俺を寝かしつけてくれないか、ほんの少しで良いから

俺のバラバラな体と精神を一つに結びつけて欲しいんだ

今すぐにさ

俺は、彼が死んだあと数週間は、普通に泣き叫ぶさ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

当てて、

 

挙、挙、挙、挙行だ、ミサだぜ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

今ちょうど俺が感じている、これだよ

ああ、神よ、あとはどうとでもなれ

どうしても良いぜ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ

貴方の両手を当ててくれ、俺に

Translator: Lyra Sky 和訳

この歌は、愛の歌だ。

悲しみから救って欲しい男の歌。

取る人には、悲しみから救って欲しいと、恋人や愛する人に頼んでいるように聞こえるだろう。

ただLyraには神に救いを求めているようにも取れるの。

だから、君、とか、お前にしなかったの、「貴方に」したわ。

仲良しに貴方さあ、とかアンタさあ、とか言ったりするし、違和感ないから、ってのもあるけど、主人公の敬意が神への敬愛が表れた呼びかけの方が良いと思ったから。

「貴方の両手を当ててくれ!」と叫んでいるのは、自分の悲しみの傷口だ。

ポッカリ空いた空虚な気持ちが痛む傷口に手を添えて欲しい、と助けてと言っている歌詞だ。

あとは、どうなっても良い。

自暴自棄になるのもわかる。

彼は大事な人を亡くしたからだ。

彼が亡くなって何週間か泣き叫ぶだろう、と一言だけ言及しているからわかるの。

だから、Celebrationだ!って叫ぶところは、祝いの儀式ではなくてカソリックの「挙行」や「ミサ」の方があっているので日本人には馴染みがないでしょうけど、歌詞に合う方を選びました。

もしかしたら、ハーレムで亡くなった時にお葬式後に騒ぐような雰囲気にしたいのかなぁ、

だから、曲調をエネルギーが溢れるようにしたのかな?と又Lyraの深読みが始まるの、、、この歌を聴くと。

実際にこの【Place Your Hands】の歌詞には、VoのGary Stingerの気持ちが込められている。

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Garyのお爺さんが亡くなって悲しみにくれて、後を追いたくなってしまう感情や、大切な人を失ってしまった心の傷を癒したい気持ちを綴ったのがこの【Place Your Hands】だ。

歌詞を書いたのは、悲しみを癒すためだろう。

大切な人が亡くなった経験がある人にはわかるでしょう?

心に大きな穴が空いたようだわ。

逢いたいのに、もう逢えないなんて悲しくて死にたくなるの。

心の奥底から湧き上がる気持ち。

悲しみ。

本当の自分の気持ちが、無視できないほどに大きくなってしまったら、その悲しみから逃げるより、人間は、向き合うしかないのだ。

時に人は、荒療治をした方が解決できるときもある。

特に表現するのが天命ならば、やるしかないでしょう?

だから、Garyは自分の悲しみを歌詞に書いたのだ、このサウンドに乗せて。

この曲で、愛する人を失った悲しみを表現し、その肥大していく悲しみに対処出来ない自分の痛みから「助けて欲しい」と歌い世界に叫んだ。

その世界にGaryの声は鳴り響き、ギターは軽やかに呼応し、ベースが底上げしたメッセージは、ドラムの葉っぱをかける陽気さで、高く舞い上がり、神のいる天国へと届いただろう。

神への敬愛を表し、慈悲を乞う。

安らぎと愛が欲しい。

その声は必ず届く。

神へ、そして、、、

ロックを愛している私たちへ。

愛は永遠。

私たちは生き続ける。

愛する人と、

愛する魂と。

I love you…💕

[ Reef Japan Tour 2018 ]

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デビューからHard Rockバリバリな王道サウンドに、ブルージーな声がたまらないReefの曲が大好きでライブにも行った Lyraですが、プロモのようなあのSkater スケーターみたいな気負わないルックスも好きだったんだよ。

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実際、彼らはサーフィンしたりする(と言っていた。)男子たちだったし、スノーボードの映画” Day Tripper” に”Sunrise Shakers”が使われたりしてるし、横ノリ系には好かれる音とルックスだとLyraはオススメしていたのよ、周りのみんなに。

それくらい好きな音と、ルックスだったの。

そのラフで可愛いと思っていた「ウフッ、好き❤ 」なルックスが、いきなり表れた写真が、マジでラフさを極め切っちゃって、行き過ぎた感が否めない(笑) 別人としか思えない、恐れおおい仙人なルックスが、女子の怖いもの見たさをくすぐる〜!

って、くすぐる〜!のは変態好きなLyraだけかっ。テヘッ、ペロ。

でも冗談抜きでどんな人間の仕上がりになってるか、気になる〜。

気になる人、

Reef が昔っから好きだぜ!ってファンは、

今年の9月5日と6日の夜は、東京と大阪に会いに行きましょう!

Feel their sound & blues!

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= Reef =

Reef
Background information
Origin Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Genres Alternative rock, britpop
Years active 1993–2003, 2010–present
Labels Sony BMG, S2, Sony Soho Square, earMUSIC
Members Gary Stringer
Jesse Wood
Jack Bessant
Dominic Greensmith
Past members Kenwyn House
Pawel N
James “Powelly” Powell
Nathan “Tugg” Curran

Caree

In 1993, while Bessant and Stringer were looking for band members, House met up with Dominic Greensmith (from Barnstaple, Devon) in London, and discussed forming a band. The foursome finally got together, and started to jam, producing the extremely rare “Purple Tape” demo.

After recording a couple of tracks, the band spent much of 1994 touring and building up a fan base.

They signed to S2, an offshoot of Sony. Their first single “Good Feeling” was released on an independent label, but financed by Sony, then as an official Sony S2 release in early 1995. This paved the way for “Naked”, which was used in a TV advert for the Sony MiniDisc in which a record company executive hears the track on MiniDisc and throws it out of the window disapprovingly. It is picked up by a young man outside, who listens to it and likes it (demonstrating the format’s durability). There has been some disapproval of the band’s participation in this campaign, but in interviews they have emphasised that they were a young band and were offered a chance that any young band would not resist.

Commercial success

During their touring in ’94 and ’95 Reef supported Paul Weller, The Rolling Stones and Soundgarden, amongst others.

Both the Good Feeling and Naked singles came from Reef’s 1995 release, their now gold debut album Replenish. The album was recorded in the remote Cornish Sawmills recording studio and in a studio in Bath.

“We wanted our first album, Replenish, to be a really honest statement. Four people playing in a room and getting something that’s totally their own. It was recorded in the most basic way possible. Minimal room sounds. Up until recently, all I used for effects was a wah-pedal and I only used that on two songs,” said guitarist Kenwyn House.

Hot on the heels of Replenish, in summer 1995, came a non-album, four-track single release entitled “Weird”. It was a very non-commercial track and Reef had said the release was aimed at the fans. “Sunrise Shakers”, one of the B-sides to “Weird”, was later featured in snowboarding film Day Tripper, by independent film maker Christian Stevenson. Stevenson, known for his films about extreme and free sports, was later to direct a promotional video for Reef, for their “Sweety” single in 1999.

The follow-up to Replenish was 1997’s Glow, which was more diverse, with the band using different instruments and creating a more interesting style. Glow was recorded under the direction of The Black Crowes’ record producer, George Drakoulious and engineered by Jim Scott, in Los Angeles.

It spawned the hit single  “Place Your Hands”, “Come Back Brighter”, “Consideration” and “Yer Old” which increased Reef’s profile in the UK  and abroad. On the week of its release, Glow went straight to number 1 in the UK Albums Chart.

“Place Your Hands”, released on 21 October 1996, was Reef’s most successful single to date, reaching number 6 in the UK singles chart. The song explains the grief that Stringer felt following the death of his grandfather, and easing the pain of death. The video for “Place Your Hands”, directed by David Mould, features the band members on pulleys and wires to create an energetic aerial display.

During their touring in late 1996, Reef were supported by Feeder, who were at the time laying the foundations for their own career.

In early 1999 Reef released their third album Rides, recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles, the same studios used by The Beach Boys for Pet Sounds and Michael Jackson for Thriller. They swapped instruments on some tracks, with Stringer and Greensmith playing guitar and Bessant singing on one song. Working again with Glow producer George Drakoulias, the band also enlisted the skills of David Campbell (father of American artist Beck) for the string arrangements.

Rose Stone of Sly and the Family Stone fame features as a backing singer. Jack told NME magazine that the album was showing a more mature side to Reef but they were still having fun, using slide guitars, and trying to achieve a “filmic” feel to some tracks. The album was very well received by critics, but commercially could not match the earlier success of its predecessor Glow.

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Later work

The fourth album and most commercial work yet, Getaway (Sony) was released in 2000, and was produced by Al Clay, who has also produced for the Pixies and Stereophonics. “Set The Record Straight” was the highlight of the album, and this track was also used as the theme tune for the BBC Television drama series Red Cap, starring Tamzin Outhwaite.

The “Superhero” single released in the same year, features a video of an impromptu gig held at Bessant’s Hoxton Square flat, in London, in the summer of that year. Bessant was vacating the property and used the opportunity to hold a small gig with a select guest list, predominantly from the music industry. One notable guest was Andrea Corr, whilst also in attendance were BBC Radio 1, plus Kerrang! and NME Magazine.

The third and final release from Getaway, was “All I Want,” a ballad, and substantially different from the first two releases. Despite good airplay on Radio 2, the single only peaked at number 51 in the UK charts. The video features the members of the band stranded in a drifting lifeboat, drawing straws for who would sacrifice themselves to save the others.

Late 2000 saw Reef facing legal action from the U.S. company South Cone Inc. for infringement of their trademark, Reef Brazil (as found on sandals and footwear), on the basis that T-shirts, and other merchandising such as stickers, caps and keyrings could cause confusion in the marketplace. The South Cone action failed on account of their mark actually being REEF BRAZIL rather than REEF, and because their primary business and reputation was with the sale of sandals and footwear. Also important to the outcome was the fact that Reef (the band) were using the T-shirts and other items as marketing for the band rather than trying to promote the T-shirts (or any other clothing, including footwear) as a commodity in themselves.

Reef (the band) were awarded £1000.

During 2001, after a low key tour supporting Texas, they took a long summer break, in North Devon, to write new material for their fifth album. The self-financed sessions were deliberately performed at arms length from their record label and the music industry in general, and Reef enjoyed the opportunity to return to their earlier, more basic approach to making music. In an interview to the BBC Jack said “It’s a harder sound, like when we first came out – a deep sound, heavy, I really like that.

Whilst they had a lot of new material, Sony forced Reef to only use around a third of this material as part of a greatest hits offering entitled Together – The Best of Reef released in January 2003.

Jack Bessant denounced the complete lack of support from Sony and Kenwyn House called the release “a kiss of death.” Many fans felt the new material had been some of their best work for some time.

At the end of 2001 Reef played the Surfers Against Sewage Christmas Ball, in Bournemouth. They had previously played the SAS summer ball in 1995 in Newquay.

In January 2003, their original drummer Greensmith quit the band on the eve of a major UK tour, and as the greatest hits were released. He was replaced by the relatively unknown Nathan Curran. Curran had also drummed for Basement Jaxx and R&B act, Lady Sovereign.

It was on this tour that the Live DVD was recorded at Bristol’s Carling Academy. Around this time Reef also appeared on the BBC’s re:covered programme covering Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”, which appeared as a B-side to “Waster”, Reef’s last single, and their only single on the Snapper Music record label.

Headlining the Falmouth Regatta Week, on 15 August 2003, was to be the final live Reef appearance, before the band split up.

In total they have had eight UK Top 20 singles.

“Place Your Hands” remains a party and compilation favourite. Reef played a small parody of this for Chris Evans TFI Friday show in the late nineties, for a feature called ‘It’s Your Letters’. Evans claimed that the band had contacted him to stop playing the clip, as fans were apparently singing along at gigs, but these allegations were largely unfounded. However Evans later denied the claims stating he was misquoted. Indeed, the band had written to Evans, however Gary Stringer explained it differently, “We don’t want people to think that’s all we’re about” and went on “… he’s gone on telly and said we storm offstage whenever someone in the crowd sings that version of it. But no-one ever does sing that version. I think he thinks his influence and power is a lot more widespread than it actually is.”

They also played at the Reading Festival in 1999 and have had several appearances at Glastonbury Festival, and its local offshoot the Pilton Party held every year in September for local residents.

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Change of direction (2004 – present)

Reef took a long break from their constant touring. Stringer appeared at the Bristol Academy as a guest DJ on 28 February 2004.

On 3 April 2006 Martin Gilks, their former manager and The Wonder Stuff drummer, was killed in a motorcycle accident.

He died aged 41, from internal injuries at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London. Gilks managed Reef with his brother Tank, alongside other bands, through their management company Furtive Mass Transit Systems. The original Reef line-up reformed to play three songs at the memorial in April 2006.

House formed a short-lived project called McArthur, while Greensmith started touring with his new band, Kubb fronted by vocalist Harry Collier, formerly of Cornish funk band Rootjoose. Kubb released their first album in 2006, and during spring 2007 they are writing material for their second album. In March 2007, he was recruited as a touring member of Carbon/Silicon, a rock duo consisting of punk rock musicians Mick Jones of The Clash and Tony James of Generation X.

In 2006 their “Come Back Brighter” was named the thirty second best indie anthem of all time by The Hits; the band were reported as being “delighted and honoured”.

House is also a teacher and assessor at  Brighton’s Institute of Modern Music.

Stringer and Bessant formed a new band “Them Is Me”. Other members include Jonas Jalhay on guitar (other bands: Lady Sovereign, Imma) and Nathan “Tugg” Curran on drums (ex-Reef, Basement Jaxx, Kano). Stringer and Bessant continue with their original roles as singer and bass player respectively. Having rehearsed in London over the summer, they played their first gig at the Sandsifter bar in Gwithian near Hayle, Cornwall, on 14 September 2007. After several low-key venues in Cornwall, they recorded some demo tracks at a recording studio in Monmouth.

Stringer and Bessant have an acoustic project called “StringerBessant” with both musicians playing acoustic guitars. Their debut album “Yard” was released on “Xtra Mile Recordings” on 12 July 2010.

In April 2010 Reef had a reunion tour consisting of six UK concerts. The warm-up appearance at The Monto Water Rats in London, was their first in seven years. The band also performed at the 2010 Isle Of Wight Festival, Cornbury Festival and Glastonbury Festival. They were supported on that tour by Irish band Young Aviators.

On 7 August 2011, Reef played before the Community Shield final between Manchester City and Manchester United.

In May 2012 they played at Lakefest festival. and on 29 July, Reef headlined the annual Steelhouse Festival in Ebbw Vale, Wales.

On 10 April 2014 Kenwyn House announced he would be leaving Reef to concentrate on working with his new band Goldray, and that his last appearance with Reef would be on 20 April. On 7 May 2014 Jesse Wood, Guitarist for The Ronnie Wood Band and son of Ronnie Wood was hired to replace Kenwyn House.

In 2014, Gary Stringer and Jack Bessant (as part of their StringerBessant project) did a song with Czech pop-singer Anna K.[9]

From 21 August to 9 October Reef undertook a UK tour, culminating in a sold-out gig at the Guildhall in St. Ives, Cornwall.

This last performance was recorded in preparation for a new live album and DVD. For several numbers, the band brought in a backing choir from The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) at Falmouth University. Glow producer George Drakoulias and Gary Stringer spoke to BBC Radio Cornwall about the tour for a spot on David White’s morning show.

In March 2016 the band released the single “How I Got Over”, debuting the song on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. The single features a gospel choir recorded in Los Angeles and the video shows the band surfing in Cornwall.

In April 2016 the band were announced as the opening act for two of the Coldplay concerts in June 2016 at Wembley Stadium.

In April and May 2018, the group will go on a tour of the UK. On 4 May, the group will release their fifth album, Revelation.

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Band members

Present

  • Gary Stringer – vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine
  • Jesse Wood – guitar (2014–present)
  • Jack Bessant – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, backing vocals
  • Dominic Greensmith – drums (1993–2003, 2010–present)

Former

  • Kenwyn House – guitar (1993-2003, 2010-2014)
  • Nathan ‘Tugg’ Curran – drums (2003)

Discography

Studio albums

  • Replenish (1995)
  • Glow (1997)
  • Rides (1999)
  • Getaway (2000)
  • Revelation (2018)
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