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Portishead — Roads
Album: Dummy
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7.9

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Total ratings: 1152









Released: 1994
Length: 5:01
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

Storm.. in the morning light
I feel
No more can I say
Frozen to myself

I got nobody on my side
And surely that ain't right
And surely that ain't right

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong
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FORA BOLSONARO!!!
(#stayhome)
Excellent!
My taste in music somehow does not include Portishead.
Should I take my temperature?  I'm otherwise feeling okay.
Posted: Feb 07, 2012 - 15:43 < Reply >

 jlind wrote:

Portishead is like heroin, once you start you can never really stop, and if you try to the world just isn't the same...

  
jlind, your family and friends are all here in this room because they love you. It's important that you sit in this chair and just listen to what each of them has to say. We've also asked Cliff, a crisis specialist-in-training to sit in and observe for the purposes of his dissertation. 

{#Roflol}{#Roflol}


that was weird
 
One of the most amazing songs I've ever seen performed live. Hairs standing up on the back of the neck; a tingle down the spine; totally transfixed. And I wasn't even drunk.
I can't get enough of this song! But "It's a fire" is also brilliant.
hit the spot. right time, right place, wrong girl! 10
one of my all-time favourite.
 1wolfy wrote:
This is even better LIVE
 
I'll bet!
Trip hop gold
This is even better LIVE
 Nadine wrote:
suicide music. great - nevertheless.

 



Because it touches a raw nerve.
Not for me.....
what tblock said
 Sasha2001 wrote:

jlind, your family and friends are all here in this room because they love you. It's important that you sit in this chair and just listen to what each of them has to say. We've also asked Cliff, a crisis specialist-in-training to sit in and observe for the purposes of his dissertation.
 
How is Cliff ?
 jlind wrote:

Portishead is like heroin, once you start you can never really stop, and if you try to the world just isn't the same...


 
jlind, your family and friends are all here in this room because they love you. It's important that you sit in this chair and just listen to what each of them has to say. We've also asked Cliff, a crisis specialist-in-training to sit in and observe for the purposes of his dissertation.


suicide music. great - nevertheless.

Ouch. Please make the noise stop.

more please!
On average audio equipment, this is a really good track with a high rating.  

On high-end audio equipment, this is one of the most emotionally evocative and perfect audio pieces in the history of all music.
{#Daisy}
first fell in love with this song from the 'Tank Girl' soundtrack
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I've always been more Radio- than Portis-
 
And I was always more pot- and Dead-

By far their best effort, just a classic album!
Just beautiful, really.
I've always been more Radio- than Portis-
 jlind wrote:

Portishead is like heroin, once you start you can never really stop, and if you try to the world just isn't the same...

 
You silly-billy.
glad I tried Portishead and not heroin.  i lost someone i love to it. jlind wrote:

Portishead is like heroin, once you start you can never really stop, and if you try to the world just isn't the same...


 

 PA1749 wrote:

such a soothing, mystical quality


 

soothing?  The voice is soothing??

Portishead is like heroin, once you start you can never really stop, and if you try to the world just isn't the same...


such a soothing, mystical quality


the vocals are most excellent...sounds as if she's crying

An excellent song from an excellent album.
Wow. Unintelligible, but when I read along, it is so clear and obvious.
 fatcatjb wrote:
I can't understand what she is singing, but it rips my heart out anyway
 
Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong Storm.. in the morning light
I feel
No more can I say
Frozen to myself I got nobody on my side
And surely that ain't right
And surely that ain't right

I listened to this album last night. Absolutely outstanding. Play more RP! PLAY MORE!
 ugly wrote:
I think this is a classic album. It does not ever sound dated, in my opinion. I think Portishead was way, way ahead of its time.
 
Ah, yes!

 ugly wrote:
I think this is a classic album. It does not ever sound dated, in my opinion. I think Portishead was way, way ahead of it's time.
 
Agreed.

Yep that's it!  Lovin them so much...and do you know, even my 17 year old daughter has never heard any Portishead!! I'm feeling pretty cool turning my kids on to great music. 

Thank you RP! I've been listening for many years, everyday, my ears and soul thank you!      {#Group-hug}



Now we`re talking! {#Daisy}
 ugly wrote:
I think this is a classic album. It does not ever sound dated, in my opinion. I think Portishead was way, way ahead of it's time.
 
{#Clap}

I think this is a classic album. It does not ever sound dated, in my opinion. I think Portishead was way, way ahead of it's time.
I've noticed this album getting some play lately. Odd eh?
got to be said an alltime favourite of mine . heart rendered .

I can't understand what she is singing, but it rips my heart out anyway
(As with so many songs) No idea what she's singing about, but .... oooohhhh, you sexy beast, Beth Gibbons.
aaaawwwww!   ~ sooooo good!!!!!!

>^..^< 
 vivakitty wrote:
My only complaint is that I'm hearing this at 3:24 in the afternoon at my desk at work, instead of at 10:00 in a darkened room in my comfortable chair with a glass of whiskey.
 
Think i can feel with you, this: "aren't you ready, where behind schedule already..." is so frustrating.

My only complaint is that I'm hearing this at 3:24 in the afternoon at my desk at work, instead of at 10:00 in a darkened room in my comfortable chair with a glass of whiskey.


Superb!
ellenaut wrote:
learn to feel, young one.
Amen
iam_overlord wrote:
Me too! Y'all gotta rent Tank Girl if you haven't already.
My exposure to this song came via Tank Girl.
kenjismokum wrote:
lern too spel dumee... :nyah:
learn to feel, young one.
10 is reserved for perfection. 10
Ravishingly atmospheric. A 9.
I have had this CD for years. Still not tired of it. Good CD!
Ah Portishead... This is a great album. I highly recommend it. I burnt out my CD, lol. It also sounds great on Vinyl.
smdeeg wrote:
... I picture a woman taking a dust shower ...
Me too! Y'all gotta rent Tank Girl if you haven't already.
They're coming back big in 2008...
Portishead is sexy as hell, and this track is no exception.
I didn't know about Portishead until a few months ago when I heard them on Radio Paradise. I bought the album. Now I note that it is from 1994!
... I picture a woman taking a dust shower ...
jadewahoo wrote:
Soul stealing depth, painful in its ecstasy. Thsi album is, in its entirety, a piece of Art. This band, unfortunately, seems to have gone done the Road of Forgetability.
They're FINALLY releasing a new album sometime soon with their first live performance featuring new music in almost a decade set in late december.
jadewahoo wrote:
Soul stealing depth, painful in its ecstasy. Thsi album is, in its entirety, a piece of Art. This band, unfortunately, seems to have gone done the Road of Forgetability.
lern too spel dumee... :nyah:
jadewahoo wrote:
This band, unfortunately, seems to have gone done the Road of Forgetability.
Every so often, they say something on their myspace about gettnig the new album together - I've been hearing this since at least '02. What we have of portishead, however, is AWESOMe.
mongoose01ca wrote:
Eh. Something in the voice grates. Can't put my finger on it, but it made me take the headphones off. Too Tori-like, I guess.
You can't compare Portishead to Tori.. thats just wrong.
Eh. Something in the voice grates. Can't put my finger on it, but it made me take the headphones off. Too Tori-like, I guess.
Soul stealing depth, painful in its ecstasy. Thsi album is, in its entirety, a piece of Art. This band, unfortunately, seems to have gone done the Road of Forgetability.
I bought this album via RP. Without this station, I would never have known of Portishead or purchased their CD.
boy, she really feels it. That's what real singing is about. As opposed to those top 40/American Idol singers who think singing is about mindless acrobatics.
Kind of spastic vocals
TobiMc3 wrote:
a friend of mine said this Portishead album is the ultimate background party music. i think she was right.
It's the ultimate, um, whew... Flashback to a life-altering night in October of '01... yeah, it's the ultimate adultery music.
a friend of mine said this Portishead album is the ultimate background party music. i think she was right.
Flaming Lips clearly copied the bass line of this song for one of the songs on the Yoshimi album. Or, atleast it uses the same notes to similar chord changes. Can't place which song at the moment. Might go well with this Neil Young->Portishead set since the Lip's singer also copies Neil's voice. :)
Wow, I just looked at the album info. I can't believe this album is from as far back as 1994 -- I had no idea. I really like their sound.
Tingle......Spine......Nuff Said ! :notworthy:
Roverfish wrote:
For the longest time, I never knew if it was Porta Shed or Portis Head. Now I know.
FYI it's a small town just outside Bristol. Sorry for stating the obvious if you already knew that. Porta Shed is better. :roflol:
beelzebubba wrote:
Cripes, if I wanted to feel this annoyed, I would just listen to Tori Amos
Wouldn't go that far but have to agree, we get that she's in pain already. She sounds llike she's dying right there on the studio floor.
kult wrote:
Which genre would that be exactly?
I'd presume he meant trip-hop.
hippiechick wrote:
This song alone can break your heart!
... :cry: ...
This song alone can break your heart!
Nice one bill... I would never have expected the Portishead vibe after Neil Young's Dont Let It Bring You Down but you've just given me a special moment. A Bristol band, don't ya know! :clap:
ShepHeard wrote:
The live version on the NY album is absolutely amazing - even better than this..
True. :music:
The live version on the NY album is absolutely amazing - even better than this..
For the longest time, I never knew if it was Porta Shed or Portis Head. Now I know. Most excellent tune. Really love chilling to this one.
She nails it. :high-five:
Simple and special. i love when the synth comes in :jump:
Awesome, very awesome...first heard this in a random mp3 mix driving east from Pittsburgh along US-22 towards State College. The song set a very interesting mood. I was then hooked on Portishead.
tim_ontario wrote:
This is/was the only act able do this tired, tepid genre any justice
They don't like to classify themselves, they are working on a new album, supposed to be out before the end of the year. Aparently it is going to be a big departure from what we are used to hearing from them, but I have high hopes.
tim_ontario wrote:
This is/was the only act able do this tired, tepid genre any justice
Which genre would that be exactly?
RayRay wrote:
I heard they quit making music because they'd made all the money they ever wanted. Anybody know if that's true? If so, it's a shame. Would love to have more Portishead...
No, they're "still working" on it. God knows when it'll actually be released, but they're not dead yet.
One of the best records of the '90s, me thinks. :whisper:
I heard they quit making music because they'd made all the money they ever wanted. Anybody know if that's true? If so, it's a shame. Would love to have more Portishead...
I thought it was Prince singing "Touch". :neutral:
Simply beautiful.
Cinematic!
Dummy. As in dummy run ?? Sounds like she's practicing for the first time !!
Play this for your lady with the lights down low, works a treat :-)
Mmm - now I'd kind of told myself that I didn't like Portishead. Think I might have to reconsider that position. Lovely angst laden stuff. I'm giving this a 7 or 8. :stupid:
pvcnote wrote:
:boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo: :drunk: :clap: :clap: :clap: :drunk: :clap:
Chick is bummed! 10 by me...
Cripes, if I wanted to feel this annoyed, I would just listen to Tori Amos
:boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo: :drunk: :clap: :clap: :clap: :drunk: :clap:
This is/was the only act able do this tired, tepid genre any justice
I so needed to hear that. Dark. Lonely. Cold....still oh so beautiful. Well said Soloscottery :) soloscottrey wrote:
ahhhhh...being lonely never felt so nice
psycholynx wrote:
I looked all over the place last night trying, with no success, to find a dancing chicken to post for "Blinded Me with Science" and yet someone was able to locate this! It's just not fair.
ahhhhh...being lonely never felt so nice
Portishead? I might have to drop them a point just for the name.
:boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo: :daisy: :boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo:
Wow, grat song!!!!!! wonderful momories from the 90's .. ohh boy i was very very young and silly! LOL Oscar
I remember buying "Dummy" back in September/October 1994 and listening to it for months on end. For its time, it was a really groundbreaking record. Everyone I know who has this album says its one of their all-time favourites. Every track on the album is great, but this is absolutely the best song. I love the bass during the instrumental part in the middle. Incidentally, I didn't care that much for the "Portishead" follow-up. To my ears, the instrumentation felt too laboured-over and Beth Gibbons sounded like a witch on some of the tracks, modulating her voice just for effect rather than purpose. Her solo album was much better.
:rolleyes: It seems I will be adding to what makes the world go 'round here with my comment. I think this number sounds like someone testing her voice to see if she might be able to make some of the notes. But "singing"? As in a finished product? Thumbs down for me. Sounded more like a Breathy-LiZ-R test which she passed exhibiting mega breathiness.
cjg wrote:
do they have any other CD's that approach Dummy? I haven't tired of it in 10 years... but for whatever reason never sought out more Portishead.
I think their self-titled album from 1997 was absolutely glorious, and I very highly recommend anyone who enjoyed Dummy check that out. Amazing tracks to be found..in fact, RP should really start playing some stuff off of it. Come on Bill! More Portishead for the hungry children! Maybe some All Mine, Cowboys, or Humming?
do they have any other CD's that approach Dummy? I haven't tired of it in 10 years... but for whatever reason never sought out more Portishead.
Portis Head make's me HORNY!
psycholynx wrote:
While it might surprise you, I believe they just use a DJ and an actual drummer.
DJ, vocals and a guitarist. The percussion is pretty much all samples and drum machines. They had a bass player sit in on this song. Otherwise they're usually using real deep synth bass. They hire a back up band for their live sets. Same band that's touring with Robert Plant right now.
What a great song!
psycholynx wrote:
:sunny: Ahhhhhhh, I love this band :hearteyes:
This mighy be my favorite smiley ever
I absolutely love this song but I can't help but be reminded of Lori Petty taking a powder shower in Tank Girl, right before she kisses Naomi Watts. Great Movie and great soundtrack IMHO.
God, this takes me back! A great song from a great album on a great station! Thanks Bill! :-)