7.07.2011

麥潔文“長氣”演唱會

得咁,當我跟一些80後說:麥潔文當年紅過架,有一期去到一線尾二線頭添!大部份人聽完都會:?!

真事來喎..

麥潔文,洋名Connie,不過一般會稱她為Kitman,77年參加香港小姐競選並進入前15名,可惜臨近決賽時因腳傷而被迫退出。而該年的三甲更是一直被選美迷認為史上最強的其中一屆,冠亞季軍分別為朱玲玲、呂瑞容及余綺霞(已故)。

兩年後,Kitman轉戰無線主辦的業餘歌唱大賽,以一曲簾卷西風奪得冠軍。81年
推出首張專輯,其後輾轉加入了商業一台當上DJ,不久得娛樂唱片的劉東先生賞識簽約為歌手,在83年推出了專輯《萊茵河之戀》。85年的一曲失戀慘歌《斷》更大受歡迎,同年暑假踏上紅館開其首次個人演唱會。

86年跳槽到新藝寶唱片,立即以《路黑山高錫人夜》及《勁舞Dancing Queen》而攀上事業高峰。後因與娛樂唱片的合約問題而未能亮相電視,聲勢開始下滑,80年末開始淡出歌壇。90年度初下嫁以為自己是劉華托世的亞視男藝人江華,從此相夫教子變了肥師奶,但閒時也有收徒教唱歌。

闊別舞台超過廿年的Kitman在上星期五於香港大會堂開了兩場個人演唱會,作為飲80年代奶水長大的我也買了票去捧場。

老實講,去大會堂看流行曲演唱會都預了無乜production,當聽歌是ok的,但我發覺這類“老餅”復出開演唱會都有兩大通病,一:就是長氣沉氣;一味不停死講,好心留返時間唱多些歌啦。二:唱別人的歌多過自己歌;點解呢,自己有一堆hit歌都未擺落rundown,就唱少些別人的歌啦。就以Kitman為例,連《黃金約會》及《愛跳舞的少女》都無唱囉。

另外在嘉賓方面,當晚有Animal(顏聯武)、江華及曾路德。前兩者都是狀王之表表者,Animal做phone in節目經常鍊起把聲已經好惡頂,今次仲要唱足三首歌(一首與Kitman合唱)兼一輪棟篤(唔)笑,想死。至於江華,都是繼續扮劉華啦,受難程度等於要我睇林瑞麟演講。好彩,最後有巨肺曾路德撐住,算是補償。話時話,我從來不知道《驟雨中的陽光》是這麼入屋的,當晚是全唱大合唱歌曲之一呀。

至於Kitman的表現呢.. 雖然在初段有些力不從心,但warm up後基本上是好的,聲線很開,跟當年沒有兩樣,而小小瑕疵就大概只有在某些字上面的發音吧,例如:亦要put on Dancing “sue”及蔓珠
sucker”!

Rundown:
1. 勁舞Dancing Queen
2. 眼看手勿動
3. 剪愛
4. 斷
5. 沒哭聲的女子
6. 深宵三點
7. 蔓珠沙華
8. 新不了情
9. 原來你甚麼都不要
10. 前世約定

11. 分分鐘需要你 (與江華合唱)
12. 亂 (顏聯武獨唱)
13. (不知名英文歌) (顏聯武獨唱)
14. 抹去界限線 (Kitman與顏聯武獨唱)
15. 啼笑姻緣
16. 換到千般恨
17. 抱緊眼前人
18. 但願人長久

19. 路黑山高錫人夜
20. 陽光下的孩子

21. 你許可 (與曾路德合唱)
22. 驟雨中的陽光 (曾路德獨唱)
23. 天各一方 (曾路德獨唱/顏聯武獨白)

24. 萊茵河之戀
25. 唐吉訶德
26. 夜夜癡纏

Encore
27. 螳螂與我
28. 簾捲西風

當晚沒有特別拍照,唯獨在開場前拍了這一張:咦,紅豆沙姐姐鮑翠薇,你幾時會開show呢,我期待期待又期待啊

25 comments:

shangri_la said...

Kitman’s career suffered multiple setbacks because of various different reasons outside of her control, including being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite that she still achieved lot more than, say 鮑翠薇, which itself is, to quote one of her later hit duet with Leslie, Miracle…

Actually 《萊茵河之戀》was her second album already, her debut album 《前塵莫追究》from a poverty row record company was released in 1981. At the time the music scene in Hong Kong was still dominated by TV theme songs, not being associated with TVB 《前塵莫追究》was met with public indifference despite her cover of 《簾捲西風》 (the original was by 吳香倫 and released in 1979) was a minor hit.

As her singing career was not taking off Kitman turned to radio broadcast and became a relatively popular DJ in Commerical Radio, cohosting with fellow CR1 DJ 金剛(not the one from Taiwan). It would be another two years before her popularity on radio that gathered her a contract with Crown Record (娛樂唱片) to release her second album 《萊茵河之戀》. Back by a bigger company, a loyal following from radio and a rather innovative work from 盧國沾, 《螳螂與我》, for the non-ballad movement the lyricst so ardently championed, Kitman finally established herself a legitimate hit maker. (《螳螂與我》 even charted in RTHK despite never on its rotation, for obvious political reason)

With the rise of Alan Tam, Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, the Hong Kong pop scene moved into the idol era and TV theme-song singers like Adam Cheng and Lisa Wang got phased out. Kitman had the misfortune to be caught in between. 《黃金約會》, her follow up to《螳螂與我》,was only marginally successful. To make matter worse, unlike 六pair半 in CR2 which targeted at the younger listeners, CR1 offered program like 十八樓C座 which aimed at more mature and grassroots audience. Kitman’s association with CR1 made her increasingly out-of-touch with the progressively younger music consumers. Wisely she quitted CR1 and reinvented herself with 《愛跳舞的少女》 and even took up the latest fad – breakdance with 《電光霹靂舞士》, which won her her first top ten song from 勁歌金曲 (Personally I prefer 《電光霹靂舞士》 lot more than 《愛跳舞的少女》 because as in vogue as breakdance was, 《電光霹靂舞士》 was the only original song Hong Kong ever produced for breakdancing I can think of)

Just when you think her career was back on track, her relationship with Crown Record turned sour. As a result, Crown Record only half-heartedly promoted her next album 《大香港》 and it failed to sustain the success of 《電光霹靂舞士》. Eventually her relationship with Crown was so strained that she jumped the opportunity to sign with Cinepoly (新藝寶) even before her contract with Crown Record expired and Cinepoly took the risk to release her a new album despite the inevitable litigation with Crown Record. This paid off because both 《勁舞Dancing Queen》 and 《路黑山高錫人夜》 from her new album cracked the top ten at 勁歌金曲 – Kitman survived the crisis in her career one more time but unfortunately that would be the last time.

Ultimately her lawsuit with Crown Record was settled out of court but not before Cinepoly agreed to Crown’s demand that Kitman would not release new material for a whole year (1987), a really costly agreement when you considered she was at the peak of her career with the success of 《勁舞Dancing Queen》 and 《路黑山高錫人夜》. Kitman tried to stay in the public by starring in movies and released a remixed album but by the time the involuntary hiatus was over, she never recovered her momentum. Even so, if cats have nine lives, Kitman had three herself and that was already three more than most people in show business.

Isabel said...

哇, 這段評論比正文還要長, 差點看壞了我已是弱視的眼睛呀! 真該煨

Jessica said...

OMG, the comment is even longer than your content!! crazy @_@

naruto said...

去到一線尾二線頭?我唔係80後都唔覺喎

Fun said...

咁你當時真係唔夠留意樂壇啦..... :p

Anonymous said...

當年愛跳舞的少女空降CR1嘅中文歌曲擂台陣no.1,
我記得當年都算小小轟動!!!

Anonymous said...

顏聯武獨唱 - The Exodus Song
羅文 cover this song before - 無限風光 1988 and 甄妮 - 踏星踩月 1987

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舊同事 said...

最鍾意'沒哭聲的女子',當年唔知有呢首歌,係先幾年亞視假日下晝播番套戲(林青霞,梁家輝o既'奪命佳人'),一睇之下欲罷不能,連首歌都超鍾意,去k都仲會成日唱呢首歌,比fd話老餅!!

Fun said...

anonymous I,
當年愛跳舞的少女真係好hit啦~

anonymous II,
歡迎光臨,得閒多d來坐.. 我都有去睇你d youtube video架, 我想問d金唱片clipping你係邊度架? 定你仲有錄影帶?! 你會唔會有東京音樂節架呢?

舊同事,
係你化名定你真係我舊同事呀?反而我無印象沒哭聲的女子係奪命佳人主題曲wor..

Anonymous said...

yup..金唱片clipping from TxB internal ...haha just post
第17屆 東京音樂節 1987 譚詠麟 Jealousy Enjoy..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtyRhTUIbO4

Fun said...

tks tks..

有無d再舊d既東京音樂節呀? :p

Anonymous said...

Kitman 可能留番自己 D 歌下次 grand D 既個唱唱。

路人甲 said...

依幅相來看紅豆沙姐姐樣貌好似依然一樣甜美. 你問佢幾時開演唱會一定問唔到任何頭緒, 皆因佢係答問題高手呀! 有片為證: 鮑翠薇 你問我 1984 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e1iziLzUqU

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