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Portishead — A Tribute To Monk & Canatella
Album: Sour Times (single)
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:38
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(Instrumental)
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BTW, this is an up-tempo remix of their song Numb from their album Dummy if you're interested in what she sounds like when her voice hasn't been 'pitched up'.
i don't know what all the hate about this song is... sure they fudged with her voice a bit, that is no new trick... i think it gives it a nice sound. just about everything i hear from her is sounds so sexy
I never ever thought I'd say this about a Portishead song, but the production is awful. PNYC is the BOMB!
Hmmm.. yeah, they fudged with her real voice. She sounds more at home as a japanese secretary than a deeper slow surly burn that this song needs. Still pretty good though.
Leslie wrote:
The woman's voice sucks.
same here, wish it was gone
It has a new twist to it. Can't keep listening to the same old track over and over again.
The woman's voice sucks.
I find this irritating in so many ways....
phreels wrote:
Yes, precisely! I loved this song originally, but not digging this version. I hope nobody judges them by this track alone!
I actually can't recall anything I couldn't at the very least tollerate from this group, most of their stuff I love. Eagerally awaiting their new album finally due out next year (fingers crossed). But yeah, this is not their best work.
phreels wrote:
I hope nobody judges them by this track alone!
I quite liked it, actually.
jah_blessed wrote:
Not exactly representative this remix - and that is putting it mildly. Give them another chance with an original track.
Yes, precisely! I loved this song originally, but not digging this version. I hope nobody judges them by this track alone!
Not up to their usual standard.
jah_blessed wrote:
Not digging it. Her voice has been sped up to Smurf pitch.
Thank you for putting your finger on what often bothers me about portishead...her voice is too stylized for my taste.
Interesting....but probably sucko if you don't already know Portishead
trip-hop isn't the same without the scratches. still, might be fun to scratch over this. i'll get some turntables set up and let you know! :P
slartibart_O wrote:
Aha! So this is Portishead!....hmmm. it sucks.
Not exactly representative this remix - and that is putting it mildly. Give them another chance with an original track.
Not digging it. Her voice has been sped up to Smurf pitch.
Aha! So this is Portishead!....hmmm. it sucks. Is he playing that sax with his butt?
sciphex wrote:
Few things are worse than whiney girl rock voices like this...
. . . except the irritating, superfluous horns, which are equally responsible for the ruination of the song. Oh, and not to forget--the lack of any tune!
i like it.
Luv that freaky, shaky voice thing she does.
I really like how Portishead will take a great song and then do it in various alternative styles, each great, but different. This is at least the third version I have heard of this song.
Radiohead-head wrote:
Bach - Buena Vista Social Club - Portishead :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: Go Bill!!!!
And Genesis was before that! Yeah, this block has been awesome! :music:
'Airbus Reconstruction' off the same EP was way better, if a bit surprising.
sciphex wrote:
Few things are worse than whiney girl rock voices like this...
"Whiney" posts? Portishead does a body good. Likeable tune.
Hm, I *think* I preferred the original to be honest. It's lost its appeal for me, not quite sure where or how, but its gone and it aint coming back. Oh well.
G'damn Mr Bill! You are an artist. I know of no other DJ in todays world of soda pop bands who can put together such a fine meal of music.
Bach - Buena Vista Social Club - Portishead :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: Go Bill!!!!
Few things are worse than whiney girl rock voices like this...
8O Is she gonna be okay? juuuuuust kidding
Bill is on yet another roll.
I've never heard this remix. I doubt Portishead remixed it. Must be someone else. Might have to hear it a couple of times, but I'm not feeling it.
... and Monk & Canatella is an early 'trip-hop' band (probably from Bristol, UK too)...
Poacher wrote:
Class. . . its a 9
Exactly right.
Zweiblumen wrote:
Where does this track come from? It's not on Portishead or Dummy. The live in NYC disc perhaps? Someone please enlighten me.
On the single (Sour Times) mentioned above as album... it's the last 3+ minutes of an 11 minute track, the first 7 minutes is a piano loop...
Zweiblumen wrote:
Where does this track come from? It's not on Portishead or Dummy. The live in NYC disc perhaps? Someone please enlighten me.
It seems like the track on Dummy remixed with some jazz horns.
"Mmmmmmmmm...............Milk and Cataloupe!............Aurghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Where does this track come from? It's not on Portishead or Dummy. The live in NYC disc perhaps? Someone please enlighten me.
Class. . . its a 9