Memorias de un fracasado (6) R E M 1995, por Alejandro Muñoz

MONSTER (1995)

Odio manejar en la ciudad pero me encanta hacerlo por estas rutas.

Viajar de noche tiene su atractivo, todo soledad y silencio, el cielo y la luna, y algo ligeramente inquietante al mirar hacia arriba: estas no son las estrellas que he visto toda mi vida en el hemisferio sur. Es como una variación de la idea que guardo desde mi infancia del cielo por la noche.

R E M está terminando su tour mundial. La presentación de Monster. El cierre de la gira será en Atlanta, en dos semanas más, los días 18, 19 y 21 de noviembre.

Como no puedo viajar tan lejos en esta época del año voy hasta Phoenix, en el Estado de Arizona. Es mi última oportunidad para verlos. Desde allí irán a Memphis -la tierra de Elvis Presley- y finalmente a Atlanta, y chao. Nunca más se presentarán con su formación original: Bill Berry, baterista, dejará el grupo por motivos de salud.

Nuevamente estoy en lo más profundo de la noche y una vez más todo comienza a resultarme familiarmente ajeno. Voy recordando la primera vez de todo, todas las primeras veces, y puedo revivir la confusión y la extrañeza, y me doy cuenta que siempre terminé acostumbrándome a todo pero que en el fondo nunca me acostumbré a nada.

Estoy tomando muchas pastillas, debo, no puedo dejar de hacerlo. Pastillas por la noche -muy tarde- para conseguir dormirme; pastillas por la mañana para ponerme en actividad; pastillas para abrir el apetito -o para suplir la falta de alimentación adecuada- y pastillas para poder dejar de comer, para controlar mi ansiedad; pastillas para relajarme y píldoras para poder seguir trabajando un rato más.Pastillas para contrarrestar el efecto de otras pastillas en mi estómago.

Por eso engancho tanto con What’s the frequency, Kenneth? Me gusta la parte de is your benzedrine, uh-huh / I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed... Al menos me hace reír un poco. De mí mismo.

Me gustó mucho el cambio de dirección que tomó el grupo en este disco, hicieron un guiño a una suerte de glam, pero sobre todo, sencillamente se electrificaron. ¿Había vida después de Automatic for the people?, por suerte sí.

Michael Stipe luce su nuevo look: completamente pelado. En el futuro nadie lo recordará de otra forma. Su show tiene varios momentos de máxima intensidad: Losing my religion, Man on the moon, The one I love, todos grandes éxitos...

Y por supuesto What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

Con ésta abre el concierto. Y sí, a esto vine, a ser parte de una multitud rugiente, a confundirme entre el estruendo de los instrumentos, los colores borrosos de las películas que se proyectan, las intermitentes luces estroboscópicas y el riff pegajoso que me tiene saltando entre un mar de gente, tratando de hacer algo de crowd surfing sobre los asistentes –no es el tipo de público para esto- antes de que se harten y me dejen caer al suelo con el tiempo justo para alcanzar a poner los brazos evitando aterrizar de cabeza.

El repertorio incluye canciones de varios de sus álbumes: desde Document hasta Monster, pasando por Green, Out of time y Automatic…, pero además el grupo interpreta tres temas del álbum que está por venir (New adventures in Hi Fi), y Revolution, que no será lanzada hasta dos años más tarde como parte de la banda sonora de una película.

Hay momentos sumamente emotivos, Find the river (en homenaje a River Phoenix), Let me in, en la que el bajista Mike Mills toca un riff grunge en una guitarra que perteneció a Kurt Cobain y que sirve para preparar al público para Everybody hurts, el grand finale, con todo el mundo emocionado casi hasta las lágrimas.

Entonces arremeten con el redoble inicial de It´s the end of the world as we know it, con todas las luces de la sala encendidas, y ahora sí que se pone movida la cosa. Tiembla la sala. Alguien sobre el escenario sacude unas parrillas de luces que se encuentran cerca de la batería mientras desde el techo baja oscilando –demasiado- una bola de espejos. Se proyectan imágenes de innumerables cosas que caen y se hacen pedazos: muebles, mapamundis, fotografías enmarcadas. Otro asistente de sonido hace bailar a los dinosaurios de juguete –algunos T Rex y un Godzilla- que los integrantes del grupo han dejado como mascotas sobre los amplificadores.

Y tiembla el recinto con los saltos de la gente.

En cinco años más me volveré a topar con esta banda y volveré a sentir la cercana simpatía de Michael Stipe sobre un escenario (hey people overthere, take off your shirts, le pedirá a la gente que los mire desde los balcones de los edificios cercanos al Campo de Polo, en Buenos Aires). Esa vez el grupo sorprenderá a todo el mundo con una versión completamente power de I wanna be your dog, de Iggy Pop & the Stooges.

Pero ahora lo único que existe es una multitud que canta It´s the end of the world as we know it, it´s the end of the world as we know it, it´s the end of the world as we know it... and I feel.... fine!

Es el fin del mundo como lo conocemos

Y me siento… BIEN!

 

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