fugazi266 October 2009 at 7:34amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you for making me feel most welcome!
Here's a progress update about the rehearsals for Kiss of Life in view of that concert coming up in December.
First of all, my singing instructor and I settled on "Shaking that bottom" at the end. It kinda makes sense in the context of the song, with that big woman dancing.
I'm hitting the notes and nailing the rhythm pretty good. One third of the job is done. Now begins the hard part : interpreting the song, give life to it.
Can I ask you long timers if there's are interpretations of the song hidden somewhere in the confines of this Forum and point me to it if it exists? If not, what's your take on it?
So far, I haven't given it much thought yet, I see this song being influenced by one of Peter's trips to Africa. I can see him being caught in a trance, watching this big black African woman, topless of course, as part of a local ritual or feast and being fascinated by the beauty of her celebration of life, dancing for everyone, being so full of life and making everyone around her fully alive, burning with her kiss of life (her "kiss of life" being her dance, her smile when she does so, her "celebration of life") she instills in them. The bridge section is just a metaphor (I think) to say that even if you're the most boring human being ever, a totally lifeless and inert being, that big woman is going to invade your very soul and transmit her taste for life with her dancing.
Am I way off or this could be a very valid interpretation of it? Aww, if we could ask the man himself!.
MAK in the USA7 October 2009 at 11:45pmPosts: 3645 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi Marc. . .
You are welcome!
May I suggest that you read through this thread for some of the Lunatics "take" on Kiss of Life. Also, if you haven't already done this, view the video that Mozo created for KOL with help of the creative team here on this thread. . .truly an inspiring video by Mozo! The link is posted here on one of the pages. . .not sure which one at the moment.
Would love to hear a recording of you singing this song after your concert if possible! I think it's fantastic you have chosen to perform this wonderful song.
If I find any more info on KOL I'll surely post it here for you.
Music is a form of art. . .art is interpreted differently by each observer. . .there is no right or wrong IMO in how one views/hears a piece of art.
Good luck to you Marc!
MAK in the USA1 January 2010 at 6:27pmPosts: 3645 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy1 June 2011 at 6:18pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
Not heard that before - many thanks MAK and Pursche!
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edinburghmac14 August 2012 at 1:36pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I just came across this post after digging out my old 12" single of ‘I Don't Remember B/W Solsbury Hill / Kiss Of Life' catalogue number GAB12 812 833-1, released at the same time as ‘Plays Live'. I don't know why this couldn't have been added to the 2 CD remaster of ‘Plays Live' - it's a cracking version and better than some of the songs that made it onto ‘Plays Live'.