Sunday, September 24, 2017

Portishead – Sour Times (Go Beat)

Born in Exeter, Devon, Beth Gibbons, a contralto singer, moved to Bristol in her early 20’s where she met Geoff Barlow with whom she would form Portishead along with third member Adrian Utley, eventually makin’ their debut back in 1994 with the ‘Glory Box’ album on Go Beat.
On the heels of its memorable title cut, ‘Sour Times’ is their second single and one of their signature cuts, which put them to the forefront of the then emerging Trip Hop scene along with Bent. A song pretty much reminiscent of that sound developped by Parisian act Air, not to mention the late famous French singer / lyricist / musician Serge Gainsbourg, considered by many as the initiator of the genre…

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