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Crash!Boom!Bang! /1994/
Nejlepší album, které zatím Roxette udělali a jehož kvalita už asi nebude překonána. Zvuk celého alba působí přirozeně civilně, přátelsky, je zde patrný odklon od digitálně programovaného "The Look" soundu a návrat k původním písničkářským kořenům, album je oproti předchozím deskám víc rockovější, kytarovější. Jednotlivé skladby na albu vytvářejí dokonale jednolitý celek, chybí zde "vata", tedy songy, které na albu jen dotvářejí pozadí k několika málo singlovým skladbám. Z muziky doslova prýští pohoda a pozitivní energie, zvláště Marie je vokálně v dokonalé formě, což jistě souvisí s narozením první dcery Josefin. Na jaře 1994 vyšel pilotní singl alba, energická kytarovka "Sleeping In My Car", ve které se zpívá o rychlém sexu v autě, což je na konzervativní a spíše rezervované Švédy docela nečekaný počin. Druhým singlem byla nádherná balada s nebaladickým názvem "Crash!Boom!Bang!", která se záhy stala velkým rádiovým hitem v Evropě a Jižní Americe. Následovaly další singly - prázdninová "Fireworks", rádiová "Run To You" a v roce 1995 pak vyšla jako poslední singl křehká balada "Vulnerable". Album se perfektně prodávalo v Evropě, Jižní Americe a Austrálii, v USA bohužel tamní gramofonová firma vydala pouze zkrácenou verzi alba "Favourites From Crash!Boom!Bang!", která byla k dostání jen v restauracích McDonald. V září 1994 Roxette vyjeli na druhé světové turné "Crash!Boom!Bang! Tour 1994 - 1995", v rámci kterého dvakrát za sebou vyprodali i pražskou Sportovní halu. Jako jedna z mála západních kapel Roxette na jaře 1995 vystoupili dokonce i v komunistické Číně.
Sleeping In My Car /1994/
CDM

01 Sleeping In My Car
02 The Look (unplugged)
03 Sleeping In My Car (The Stockholm demo version)

Pilotní singl z alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!". Tento energický kytarový song s naléhavě sexuálním tématem Per napsal v záchvatu kreativity po první přehrávce alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!", kdy měli všichni pocit, že deska potřebuje trochu přitvrdit. Drobná změna v doprovodné sestavě (Pelle Sirén - kytara a Mats Persson - bicí) dodala skladbě ten pravý garážový zvuk. Problémem se stalo zařazení hitu na playlist koncertu v Pekingu, jelikož čínským komunistickým úředníkům se nelíbil text písně, ve které se zpívá o rychlém sexu v autě. Nakonec však přimhouřili oko.
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Per: TOHLE JE OHROMNÝ SONG!
Marie: Krok správným směrem. Těsně před Vánocemi ´93 jsme poslouchali první přehrávku alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!" a najednou nám došlo, že nám všem na albu něco chybí. Všechno to znělo tak... dokonale vyspěle.
Per: Na desce jsme pracovali přes rok, strašně dlouho, nekonečné hodiny ve studiu... s výsledkem jsem byl vcelku spokojený, ale chyběl tam pořádný P-O-P.
Marie: Den nato Per přišel s tímhle songem a najednou jsme měli něco, čím jsme to všechno mohli začít - úžasný pilotní singl.
Per: Jel jsem rovnou domů, pořádně rozčilený, nějak mě napadl tenhle neandrtálský rif a za hodinu byla "Sleeping In My Car" na světě. Nahrávání proběhlo bleskově, trochu jsme obměnili muzikanty a najednou jsem měl pocit, že je mi tak o 5 let míň... to jsem byl ještě skoro hubeňour.

Crash!Boom!Bang! /1994/
CDM

01 Crash!Boom!Bang!
02 Joyride (unplugged)
03 Run To You (demo December ´92)

7" singl

Side A: Crash!Boom!Bang!
Side B: Joyride (unplugged)

Druhý singl z alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!", podle mě nejlepší balada od Roxette. Je zvláštní, že k napsání téhle melancholické balady Pera inspiroval hit Elvise Presleyho z roku 1957 "Jailhouse Rock". Balada se stala velkým rádiovým hitem v Evropě a v Jižní Americe, potencionální úspěch v USA zmařila nedostatečná marketingová podpora nového alba ze strany americké nahrávací společnosti.
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Per: Ze začátku mi všichni říkali, že přece nemůžu dát takovéhle baladě takovýto název.
Marie: Kéž bych dokázala složit takový text. Na tuhle se při koncertech vždycky nejvíc těším, miluji ten moment, kdy nastupují smyčce...
Per: ... Clarence byl ve formě... je v tom kousek Burta Bacharacha, nezdá se ti? Pořád si musí něco dokazovat. Taky je to jedna z mých nejoblíbenějších. Mimochodem, název jsem si vypůjčil z Elvisova "Jailhouse Rock".

Fireworks /1994/
CDM

01 Fireworks
02 Fireworks (Jesus Jones remix)
03 Dangerous (MTV unplugged)
04 The Rain (demo December 29 ´91)

7" singl

Side A: Fireworks
Side B: Dangerous (MTV unplugged)

Třetí singl z alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!", jeden z mých osobních favoritů. Jedete se projet svým gabrioletem za město, je teplá letní noc, nebe plné hvězd a z rádia vám hraje "Checkin´ in, checkin´ out..." - tak přesně pro takové chvíle je tenhle song jako stvořený.

Run To You /1994/
CDM

01 Run To You
02 Don´t Believe In Accidents (demo spring ´88)
03 Crash!Boom!Bang! (demo May ´93)
04 Almost Unreal (demo February ´93)

7" singl

Side A: Run To You
Side B: Don´t Believe In Accidents (demo spring ´88)

Čtvrtý singl z alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!", původně nijak zvlášť výrazná mid-tempo skladba, kterou nečekaně oživilo až geniální aranžmá Clarence Öfwermana a Anderse Herrlina. "Run To You" se okamžitě stala velkým rádiovým hitem, i když dnes už se moc nehraje.
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Per: U "Run To You" jsem obzvlášť hrdý na bridge, tu část, kde se zpívá "Take a walk inside my dreams". V dnešní pop music už se bridge moc nenosí, ale pro mě osobně všechny opravdu dobré songy vždycky měly skvělý bridge, který tě před refrénem jakoby na chvíli zavede někam jinam... je to skoro jako písnička uvnitř písničky.
Marie: Jedna z mých oblíbených. Nahráli jsme ji během těch úžasných dnů na Capri, kde jsme spojili studiovou práci s dovolenou. Nejkrásnější bylo nahrávání skladby "The First Girl On The Moon". Točili jsme ji na terase studia a nad mořem zrovna zapadalo slunce - přesně tak, jak jsme to znali z obrázků.

Vulnerable /1995/
CDM

01 Vulnerable
02 The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye
03 Vulnerable (demo December 28 ´90)
04 I´m Sorry (demo August 18 ´93)

7" singl

Side A: Vulnerable
Side B: The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye

Pátý singl z alba "Crash!Boom!Bang!", jedna z mála balad v Perově podání. Per ji napsal už v roce 1990, ale pak ji na téměř 4 roky zavřeli do šuplíku, než uzrál ten pravý čas. "Vulnerable" se udržela skoro rok v evropských a skandinávských rádiových hitparádách.
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Per: Celá tahle písnička vlastně vznikla kvůli tomuhle kouzelnému slůvku.
Marie: Pro Švéda těžko vyslovitelného.
Per: ... vlnrbl ... vullnr ... je to docela obtížné. Napsal jsem ji týden po tom, co jsme dokončili desku "Joyride", na "Tourism" se nehodila, tak skončila v šuplíku, dokud jsme v Londýně nezačali "Crash" projekt. Pro mě osobně tahle písnička docela hodně znamená.



HARLEYS & INDIANS (RIDERS IN THE SKY)
Words & music by Per Gessle

When I go to heaven
Harley Harley heaven
I want to meet a King
Like the Panhead 48
I want to meet the Fat One
We can talk for hours
When my time has come, Babe
I won´t be running late

Flying high
Riders in the sky
Na na na na

When I go to heaven
Red-skin heaven
I want to meet the Chiefs
Yea, I want to meet all Scouts
I won´t miss my friends
Cos I know where they´ll be
We´re all part
Of the Indian Family

Flying high
Riders in the sky
Na na na na

It´s alright, Baby
I´m OK, honey
I´m only travellin´thru this state of mine
Hey it´s alright, Mama
I´m doin´fine now, Mama
I´m only in a certain state of mind

When I go to heaven
Hog Hog heaven
I´ll have a drink with Elvis
While Marlon´s on his way
We´re kickin´and we´re revvin´
We´re dressing up in style
It´s time to take a ride
On that freeway in the sky

Flying high
Riders in the sky
Na na na na
Come on, come on



CRASH!BOOM!BANG!
Words & music by Per Gessle

My Papa told me to stay out of trouble
"When you´ve found your man, make sure he´s for real!"
I´ve learned that nothing really lasts forever
I sleep with the scars I wear that won´t heal, they won´t heal

Cos every time I seem to fall in love
Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the heart but then I hit the wall
Crash! Boom! Bang!
That´s the call, that´s the game
And the pain stays the same

I´m walking down this empty road to nowhere
I pass by the houses and blocks I once knew
My Mama told me not to mess with sorrow
But I always did, and Lord, I still do, I´m still breaking the rules

I kick it up
I kick it down

Cos every time I seem to fall in love
Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the heart but then I hit the wall
Crash! Boom! Bang!
That´s my real middle-name
It has always been the same
That´s the call, that´s the game
And the pain stays the same

I still feel the heat
(slowly fallin´from the sky)
And the taste of the kissing
Shattered by rain
(comin´tumblin´from behind)
And the wild holy war

I kick it up
I kick it down

And every time I seem to fall in love
Crash! Boom! Bang!
I find the roses dying on the floor
Crash! Boom! Bang!
That´s the call, that´s the game
And the pain stays the same
That´s my real middle-name
It has always been the same
Oh yea oh yea oh yea uh-huh
Been the same, been the same
It has always been the same



FIREWORKS
Words & music by Per Gessle

I once knew a girl
I can´t remember her name
But I remember her face
Cos her sister looked the same
They both left school
But they couldn´t find a job
So they said farewell
And stole a small town car
As they were riding by the beach some summer night
The radio shouted out one of those songs that might just change your life

It went like this:

Checkin´ in checkin´ out
Making love I like watching all your fireworks
I like it when I light those stars in your eyes
Just like fireworks in the sky

Yes it did...

Throwing some poems
To the ports and docks
They were sleeping outdoors
Pushing all their luck
They sent me a letter
Full of pills and thrills
Then they both got rich
And moved to Hollywood Hills
Yea they made lots of money playing folk guitar
Cos everywhere the boys went crazy just to hear these words of art

Checkin´ in checkin´ out
(take it to the sky)
Making love I like watching all your fireworks
I like it when I light those stars in your eyes
Just like fireworks in the sky

They´re coming to get you
They´re coming to get you now
Coming to get you now

Watch the sky!



RUN TO YOU
Words & music by Per Gessle

Baby, sometimes I feel like dying
Driving while I´m closing my eyes
Moving in and out of hiding
Trying to catch some truth in my life
Watching your stars and your moonlight
Come tumbling down from the sky
Take it now

I´m gonna run to you
I´m gonna come to you
I wanna find you
In everything that I do
I´m gonna run to you
I´m gonna count on you
I´m gonna follow
Baby, what else can I do?

Sunday morning, my town is sleeping
Lying all alone in my bed
There´s not a sound, I can´t help but listening
Wishing I was somewhere else instead
But sometimes they´re too hard to handle
Those voices inside my head
Listen now

I´m gonna run to you
I´m gonna come to you
I wanna find you
In everything that I do
I´m gonna run to you
I´m gonna count on you
I´m gonna follow
Baby, what else can I do?

Take a walk inside my dream:
A church, a lonely road
All the people come and go and come and go

Do it now!



SLEEPING IN MY CAR
Words & music by Per Gessle

I´ll tell you what I´ve done
I´ll tell you what I´ll do
Been driving all nite
Just to get close to you
Baby Babe - I´m moving so fast
You´d better come on
The moon is alright
The freeway´s heading south
My heart is going Boom!
There´s a strange taste in my mouth
Baby Babe - I´m moving real fast
So try to hold on
Try to hold on!

Sleeping in my car - I will undress you
Sleeping in my car - I will caress you
Staying in the back seat of my car making up

So come out tonight
I´ll take you for a ride
This steamy ol´wagon
The radio is getting wild
Baby Babe - we´re moving so fast
I try to hang on
Try to hang on!

Sleeping in my car - I will undress you
Sleeping in my car - I will caress you
Staying in the back seat of my car making love, oh yea!
Sleeping in my car - I will possess you
Sleeping in my car - certainly bless you
Laying in the back seat of my car making up

The night is so pretty and so young
The night is so pretty and so young
So very young...

Sleeping in my car - I will undress you
Sleeping in my car - I will caress you
Staying in the back seat of my car making love to you
Sleeping in my car - I will possess you
Sleeping in my car - certainly bless you
Laying in the back seat of my car making up
I will undress you
I will undress you
The night is so pretty and so young



VULNERABLE
Words & music by Per Gessle

Everywhere I look I see her smile
Her absent-minded eyes
And she has kept me wondering for so long
How this thing could go wrong
It seems to me that we are both the same
Playing the same game
But as darkness falls
This true love falls apart
Into a riddle of her heart

She´s so vulnerable
Like china in my hands
She´s so vulnerable
And I don´t understand
I could never hurt the one I love
She´s all I´ve got
But she´s so vulnerable
Oh so vulnerable

Days like these no one should be alone
No heart should hide away
Her touch is gently conquering my mind
There´s nothing words can say
She´s coloured all the secrets of my soul
I´ve whispered all my dreams
But just as nighttime falls
This vision falls apart
Into a riddle of her heart, yea

She´s so vulnerable
Like china in my hands
She´s so vulnerable
And I don´t understand
I could never hurt someone I love
She´s all I´ve got
But she´s so vulnerable
Oh so vulnerable

Don´t hide your eyes...



THE FIRST GIRL ON THE MOON
Words & music by Per Gessle

She was the first girl on the moon
She didn´t compromise
When she took off that cold afternoon
Heading for the northern skies

I told her I could come
That I could come along

She was the first girl on the moon
I think I was her only friend
She brought her raygun, an old harpoon
Just in case of accidents

I told her I could come
That I could come along
But she didn´t let me come along
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye

She was the first girl on the moon
Standing tall, flag in hand
She looked around humming a tune
The strangest song known to man

I told her I could come
That I could come along
But she never let me come along
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye



PLACE YOUR LOVE
Words & music by Per Gessle

Sunday sick o´my tears
Monday morning I could´ve felt much better
Tuesday you´re in my way
I wish you would type my heart a letter

Place your love
In my world
It´s for you
It´s made for you
I need time
A lot o´time
To get you off my mind
To get you off my mind

Wednesday nuthin´s OK
Thursday afternoon I wish I was sleepin´
Friday and Saturday sun
Gettin´up early but I can´t get nuthin´done

Place your love
In my world
It´s for you
It´s all made for you
I need time
A lot o´time
To get you off my mind
To get you off my mind

Maybe you´ll come here
Maybe you´ll disappear
Maybe the clouds I fear
Will turn to flowers in the air
These cool vibrations
They´re hitting me all the time
You´ve got me diggin´and divin´
In the garden of my mind

It´s a high
To watch you fly
Across the sky
All the time
To watch you all the time



I LOVE THE SOUND OF CRASHING GUITARS
Words & music by Per Gessle

Mao Mao Mao...

I love the sound of smashing guitars
I love the sound of crashing guitars
Red guitars against the wall
Big guitars can turn so small
I love the sound of crashing guitars
Show it!

The 6-string kick inside
The 6-string kick inside
The 6-string kick inside

I love the sound of breaking guitars
I love the sound of crashing guitars
Hey you long haired vintage Jesus
Break the guitar into 1000 pieces
I love the sound of crashing guitars
Don´t you?

The 6-string kick inside
The 6-string kick inside

Don´t you love the sound of crashing guitars?
Don´t you love the sound of crashing electric guitars?
Don´t you love that sound, drivin´in your car?
Don´t you love the sound of crashing electric guitars?
Don´t you?
Don´t you?

I love the touch of watching the stars
I love the sound of trashing guitars
Custom made, Townshend´s ace
Smash the axe and break the case
I love the sound of crashing guitars
Crashing and crashing!

The 6-string kick inside
The 6-string kick inside

I love the sound of crashing guitars

Mao Mao Mao...



WHAT´S SHE LIKE?
Words & music by Per Gessle

What´s she like when she turns around to kiss you goodnight?
When she wakes up in the morning by your side?
What´s she like?
What´s she like? The yellow moon or the deep blue of the sea?
Do you feel the same way you did when it was me?
What´s she like?

Oh I´ve been holding on
I´ve been holding on for far too long
I´ve been holding on
I´ve been holding on much too long

What´s she like when you´re making love and stars are in her eyes?
When you´re looking for the answers in her smile?
What´s she like?

Oh I´ve been holding on
I´ve been holding on for far too long
I´ve been holding on
I´ve been holding on much too long
Too long

I never knew I could love somebody
The way I loved you
I never thought I´d be the broken-hearted
Well, nothing hurts you like the truth

So what´s she like when she turns to you, when push comes to shove?
When she whispers in your ear that she´s in love?
What´s she like?

Oh I´ve been holding on
I´ve been holding on for far too long
I´ve been holding on
I´ve been holding on much too long

So what´s she like?



DO YOU WANNA GO THE WHOLE WAY?
Words & music by Per Gessle

Before we take off all our clothes and get close together
Before it gets too serious both of us need to know

Are we gonna go the whole way this time?
This time?

Before all secrets are revealed old scars must heal or whiter
But it´s getting very late and I can´t wait anymore

Are we gonna go the whole way this time?
Do you wanna go the whole way this time?
This time?

Do you wanna go the whole way now?
We´re taking it easy
Do you wanna go the whole way, Babe?
Kick it in, kick it in slowly

Do you wanna go the whole way this time?
(do you wanna go the whole way for sure?)
Do you wanna go the whole way this time?
This time?
This time?
Do ya?



LIES
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

Put ´em on
Put the big boots on
Baby put them big boots on
Make a mark
Make a good kick start
Kick yourself right outa my heart

It´s a cookin´ jumpin´ jivin´ shout
Cos you´re every little thing I can do without
Every line you lay, every trick you trade
They could never ever make the grade

Lies
La-la-la-la-lies
It´s all lies
La-la-la-la-lies
You´re all lies

Honeybutt
Keep your big mouth shut
Baby keep that big mouth shut

It´s a steamin´ jumpin´ jivin´ shout
Cos you´re every little thing I still dream about
But the love you lay, every prayer you pray
It will never ever make my day

Listen to me good...

Lies
La-la-la-la-lies
It´s all lies
(only lies)
La-la-la-la-lies
You´re all lies

Doo doo doo doo doo...



I´M SORRY
Words & music by Per Gessle

The first time we met time stood still
You left me breathless, suddenly speechless
Within the hour we were one
Two total strangers kissing the moonlight

Oh, you know I´m sorry I had to go
I´m really sorry it had to die
I´m really sorry I made you cry
Cry

We fell in love between that nights
Of too many lovers and too many teardrops
And fate won´t resist some satin sheets
I was so helpless, totally ruthless

Oh, you know I´m sorry I had to go
I´m really sorry you´re hurt inside
I´m really sorry I made you cry
Cry, cry

Love is lifting you up and draggin´ you down
Makes you go round and round and round
Time makes a stop then it´s all gone
Funny how memories keep lingering on



LOVE IS ALL (SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON ME)
Words & music by Per Gessle

Love is all
Love is all around you
Love is there in your laughter
In your hair
Love flows everywhere
Love is old
Love is older than you
But the light shining through
Makes me see
Your love is all new

Hey, sha la la
Shine a light
Shine on me
Shine your light on me
Sha la la
Shine your light on me

Love is all
Love will always be The Law
And higher love radiates on us all
On us all



GO TO SLEEP
Words by Per Gessle & music by Marie Fredriksson

There´s a shadow on the terrace
A snow dance for the living
There´s heavy weather on the way
I heard it on the news
And life´s a tough principal
Who won´t reward the losers
Your name is on the tea-cup
There´s nothing I can do

But to wish you´d think about me
Before you go to sleep
And I wish you the best there is
Before you go to sleep

There are tears without the colour
A million seas with water
An ocean full of people
Where shattered hearts can go
And love´s a golden ripple
Where answers are so simple
But the explanations
Are very hard to do

And I wish you´d think about me
Before you go to sleep
And I wish you the best there is
Before you go to sleep
Go to sleep



DON´T BELIEVE IN ACCIDENTS
Words & music by Per Gessle

Anything can happen
When I wind up alone with you
Put your finger on the things I like to do
Well anything can happen
There´s a feel in the air around you
Commanding parts of me
I never ever knew
I want your love
Of flesh and blood
Hey you!

This was really meant to be
It´s for sure our destiny
Making lovers out of friends
I don´t believe in accidents

Anything can happen
When you hit that electric room in me
I lose the time
The place and everything I see
Well anything can happen
There´s nothin´ else in the world I´d rather do
Than to feed the secret dreams
Hidden in you
You want the love
Of flesh and blood
Hey you!

This was really meant to be
It´s for sure our destiny
Making lovers out of friends
I don´t believe in accidents
I don´t believe in accidents

Hey you!

This was really meant to be
It´s for sure our destiny
Making lovers out of friends
Don´t believe in accidents
This was really meant to be
It´s for sure our destiny
Making lovers out of friends
I don´t believe in accidents
I don´t believe in accidents
Don´t believe in accidents
Don´t believe in accidents...

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