Cimber30 August 2009 at 2:54pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .a curly brown-haired woman dancing around the beach looking into the camera. . .
the German version of "Kiss of Life" on Peter`s german album is called: "Mund zu Mund Beatmung" - and he really sings that. . .
instead of "kiss of life, kiss of life" they sing "Mund Zu Mund, Mund Zu Mund" in the back - which means mouth to mouth breathing or whatever. . .
MAK in the USA30 August 2009 at 8:35pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
I'd love to hear that version Cimber!!
MAK in the USA31 August 2009 at 10:44pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy2 September 2009 at 12:16pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for that clip MAK, a bit Carl Jung-ish at first I thought. That rhythm like a heart beat at the base of the music does get to you. There's another clip of that film too-quite dreamlike. I like the very quick images in that that just flash momentarily.
MAK in the USA3 September 2009 at 4:45amPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
You are very welcome Duddy. . .sort of stumbled across that clip. . .thought I'd share.
MAK in the USA5 September 2009 at 1:16pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
MAK in the USA9 September 2009 at 8:28pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Mozo. . .what a WONDERFUL video and birthday present!!
I'm speechless and yes, a bit teary-eyed! Yes, you have successfully brought tears to my eyes in a good way!
That definitely answers my question if "Kiss of Life" was ever performed live. . .and what a performance!
Thank you all for your wonderful ideas and Mozo for bringing them all together in this amazing video and amazing live Peter Gabriel recording/performance! It's going directly into my favs!
. . .thank you. . .thank you. . .thank you. . .
. . . . . .EVERYONE. . . . . .
I'm definitely. . ."buuuuuurning with the kiss of life" now!
Shake 'em botto!!! :-]
Cimber9 September 2009 at 9:56pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
The live-version of "Kiss of Life" rocks and topps the album-version - it`s the 1st time I listened to it - . . . .amazing clip .
MAK in the USA11 September 2009 at 8:40pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
I think I'll be listening to this live version over and over and over again!
fugazi2615 September 2009 at 7:06amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi Folks! Newbie here (first post) and what brought me here is precisely because I needed hints regarding what Peter sings at the end of Kiss of Life. I thought I'd heard "Shaking the bottle" (or "shaking that bott-o" as a matter of fact), but the "shake 'em and pat 'em" is indeed quite possible. Is that final?
See, I've been taking singing lessons for the last 7 years and this year's concert is based around 2 themes: Christmas and calypso music (or world music, if you prefer). Peter's music was an obvious choice and my singing coach and I opted for "Kiss of Life". I'd rather sing the correct words, obviously. (or I could sing "C'est comme un cadeau", French for "it's like a gift", which is very close to what I hear and that would suit the Christmas spirit AND the song (a kiss is like a gift, isn't it?)(unless it's the type of kiss Paul Rudd's character gets from his "mate date" in "I Love You Man"!!)
Keep shaking 'em trees, but oh.
Mozo Is Here15 September 2009 at 7:40amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
i believe that the live version will be our best chance to decipher this verse. i hear something different than either "shake the bottle" or "shake 'em botto" in this version. however,i tend to be an "misheard lyrics" guy. i suspect that it is a phrase in a language other than english, and does not represent "true" gabrielese (i.e., a sequence of syllables or phonemes strung together in a musical fashion by mr. gabriel). i consider the intro of sledgehammer to be an example of gabrielese.
i base this opinion because of the preciseness and similarities of the verse on both the studio and live versions. therefore, if an english phrase cannot be discerned, then it must be another language possibly african in origin. this maybe a silly question, but does the lyrics to the song offered in any liner notes or online include this verse? well, the debate continues and i need to return to my homework. good hunting to the lyrical detectives.
Mozo Is Here15 September 2009 at 7:58amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
btw, welcome to the moon fugazi. i am impressed that your first post was a query about KOL, but i tend to favor this song. i'm sure it's due to the visions of "robust dancers" inside my head when i hear it. if all else fails, i would use your pleasant french interpretation as a substitute.
The Soil15 September 2009 at 3:34pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes welcome Fugazi26! I'm afraid I cannot really help you either. I think Mozo gave you a good clue though.
And Mozo, thanks for that live version and my compliments on your video. It's again great work. Where do you get all the footage from? I know in this particular video you used some of that film MAK posted a video of. And it fit the song incredibly well. But where do you get all the other footage for your videos from?
MAK in the USA15 September 2009 at 9:36pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with Mozo. . .well, except for the robust dancers visions. . .my visions might be slightly different when I listen to this song! : ) I'm also impressed that you are inquiring about KOL as your first post here on the moon! It's no secret here that KOL has always been a fav of mine. I think it's great that you have chosen this song for your concert. . .wonderful!
Thanks once again for the video Mozo!
MAK in the USA15 September 2009 at 10:05pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .and the "creative team"!! Good team work all!