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Hendrix_fan_14
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Join date: Jul 2007
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#81
Quote by Sonny_sam
I much prefer third to self-titled.
I dunno, self-titled just doesn't seem to do it for me to the same extent as dummy or third. The only song from it I'd say I really like is "Mourning air". Maybe I just need to give the album a couple more listens.

Also, that limited edition box looks awesome, I'm considering treating myself to it for christmas.


That is exactly what i'm thinking of doing.

I haven't listened to s/t for ages now.
might listen to it today.
Skin the Sun
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#82
Dummy is one of my all-time favourite albums. i've got Third and the self-titled and they're both ok, but don't have the same spark for me.
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WithoutPurpose
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#84
Portishead is far and away one of the best trip-hop acts in the entire genre. When I was in London (England) a few years ago "Dummy" didn't leave my player the whole time; it's great urban "walking" music. I am incredibly excited about the new record; will be first in line to get it when it comes out.
darkstar2466
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#85
Quote by WithoutPurpose
Portishead is far and away one of the best trip-hop acts in the entire genre. When I was in London (England) a few years ago "Dummy" didn't leave my player the whole time; it's great urban "walking" music. I am incredibly excited about the new record; will be first in line to get it when it comes out.


You mean the new record that's been out for four months already?
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#86
I've had Roseland Live for awhile, but I finally listened to the whole record in one sitting. Its grrrrrreat.
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#87
Fans of "Glory Box" should check out "Hell is Round the Corner" off of Tricky's debut. A much better use of Isaac Hayes' "Ike's Rap II" imo

Big fan of Portishead but only in small doses. Those melancholic vocals and jazzy beats feel like trying to swim through treacle alot of the time. Far too sad in a real intense way
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#88
Dummy is the best album for sitting outside in the sun with a cool breeze chilling out with friends as evening comes on.


*happy memories*
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WithoutPurpose
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#89
Quote by darkstar2466
You mean the new record that's been out for four months already?


Okay, apparently I totally dropped the ball on that one -- and I will obviously not be first in line then.
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#90
I've only heard glory box. it's a pretty good song. My band plays it. I really love soloing over that slightly 'twisted' descending chord progression
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WithoutPurpose
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#92
Quote by Hendrix_fan_14
Portishead on Later with Jools Holland is just amazing.

I caught it on TV one day when they were playing this series of old Jools Holland sets.

Glory Box is brillant live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHmNEko9qwE


Here's an interesting side-note for you...I never thought it would be possible for a band to do an accurate cover of a Portishead song, but I was proven wrong when my friend sent me a live cover of Glory Box done by none other than Faith No More. I thought it was really cool, personally (though the original is always better!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIRCutbaOmY
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#93
Portishead eh? This might be way off target but is the song Idioteque by Radiohead any indication of what they sound like? just the term trip hop reminds me of that song for some reason.
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Monkeygone2hvn
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#94
^^
eh not really it's much more similar to say talk show host than idioteque


i'd say just check out their first album dummy and find out for yourself
volcom_sk8_rock
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#95
Silence from Third is really cool I like it more than Glory Box.
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webbtje
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#96
Portishead is a seriously fucking amazing band. Been bingeing on Dummy while revising recently.
Marskell
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#97
wow, dummy is ****ing kicking my years. i cant bileve i havent been doiung this before. im so ****ing baked and i cant seem to not move with roads
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#99
Their second is good, but I'd get third first if you've already got dummy.

Loving magic doors right now. The drums sound like a led zeppelin drum track I can't quite put my finger on.
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#101
Quote by Marskell
wow, dummy is ****ing kicking my years. i cant bileve i havent been doiung this before. im so ****ing baked and i cant seem to not move with roads


best songs by Portishead to listen to while getting toasted are Glory Box, Roads, It's A Fire and Half-Day Closing.

mmm those songs are great to smoke to.
Hendrix_fan_14
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#102
Dummy is one of my favorite albums of all time.

anyway strangers is the best song to walk to.
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#103
so, i take back my comments that i made two years ago. Dummy is quality stuff.
darkstar2466
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#104
Quote by uhh_me?
so, i take back my comments that i made two years ago. Dummy is quality stuff.




I still haven't come to terms with Third. It will happen someday soon. I know it.

And Marskell, listen to Glory Box when you are high as balls. It will just take you places...
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#105
Has anyone else heard Geof Barrow's side project BEAK>? It's pretty awesome stuff.
Hendrix_fan_14
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#106
Quote by smb
Has anyone else heard Geof Barrow's side project BEAK>? It's pretty awesome stuff.


Oh thanks for reminding me!

I totally forgot about this.

Geoff also produced the Horrors new album, I need to hear that as well. Meant to be good.
ze monsta
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#108
Quote by Hendrix_fan_14
Oh thanks for reminding me!

I totally forgot about this.

Geoff also produced the Horrors new album, I need to hear that as well. Meant to be good.

Yeah, I really enjoyed Beak>.
And The Horrors album, don't get me started... That was probably my favourite album of the year.
Marskell
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#109
WOW, i never knew Portishead were so melancholic! Undenied is so ****ing dark!!! i only ever really listend to Dummy.....
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MusicalMinority
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#110
Portishead is love.
Their live performances on Jools Holland were perfect.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
Hendrix_fan_14
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#111
Their music is so special. Third is so damn good.

Dummy and self titled are great, but it has finally hit me how good Third is.
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#112
Dummy is amazing. I really need to get round to S/T and Third.

Listening to Dummy while driving at night is so awesome.
Skinny91
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#114
I found Dummy on my parents CD rack, still need to get round to listening to it. I can't even remember why I was looking for it, but I remember listening to Glory Box as a kid, such a good song.
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tonedefff
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#118
Quote by uhh_me?
i must say, i'm not the biggest fan of portishead. i like the occasional song, but not something i go out of my way to listen to.

am i missing something?

yeah, put it on when your doing the wild thing...
drewph
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#119
Quite surprised to see this "band" mentioned in a guitar forum......who knew?