P IS FOR PORTISHEAD

Portishead are so well known, it’s hardly worth a post. What swung it was their tribute to Monk & Canatella, who featured here a month or so ago. On with the happy-clappy music in which they specialise.

Portishead are a band from Bristol, England, named after the nearby town of the same name, 12 miles (19 km) west of Bristol.

History
The band was formed in Bristol, UK in 1991, by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley. After releasing a short film (To Kill a Dead Man) and its accompanying music, Portishead signed a record deal with Go! Beat Records.

Dummy (1994)
Portishead’s first album, Dummy, was released in 1994 and the first single was ‘Numb’. In spite of the band’s aversion to press coverage, the album was successful in both Europe and the United States (where it sold more than 150,000 copies even before the band toured there). Dummy spawned two hit singles, “Glory Box” and “Sour Times”, and went on to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 1995. From the ‘Numb’ single:

Portishead – A Tribute to Monk & Canatella  

Portishead – Numbed In Moscow  

Portishead – Revenge of the Number  

Buy product

~ by acidted on October 30, 2009.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: