- Portishead – Dummy …20 year anniversary.
I’m lucky enough to have had my copies of Dummy, Portishead, and the NYC concert video signed by Geoff and Beth. She apparently* grumbled about them going onto eBay the next day, bless her, but signed them anyway.Posted 3 years ago
I still have them, no way would I part with them!
*A bloke I used to work with had a studio in Bristol next to theirs, in fact their old studio, they swapped over, because his was bigger.CountZeroMember
See also Tricky – Maxinquaye from the same era.
Check the credits, Alison Goldfrapp did vocals on that, just before forming her own band with Will.Posted 3 years ago
And yes, great album.
Loved watching Tricky on the Kate Bush special programme, still got his really broad Bristol accent. 😀
He reckons that the amount of people ‘actually’ at the Portishead gig and Glasto vs the people that say they were there grows every year!!
Well you can tell him I tried to and couldnt get close, my friends and I had a compelling urge for “space” and the most we could find was in front of the Shamen that night!Posted 3 years ago
Just speaking with my dad about this. He reckons that the amount of people ‘actually’ at the Portishead gig and Glasto vs the people that say they were there grows every year!!
I didn’t realise it had become the “Sex Pistols at Manchester Free Trade Hall” gig of our generation! I have some photos from the gig somewhere at my Dad’s, maybe I should dig them out.Posted 3 years agotangMember
It was crazy. My brother was a steward on the acoustic stage that night. They were seriously worried that the gig would have to be pulled(could have been almost an entire festival trying to get in a big top)thankfully the crew who ran that stage always sailed a bit close to the edge. They could have owned the main stage, why they were not bumped up I don’t know. In years following Beth always hung out at the acoustic, fellow west countryers! I reckon I had the best spot in the tent!Posted 3 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I was an indie grunge kid when this came out and most of my mates where heavy metal fans, but we all owned and loved this album.
Likewise. Got it early on (on tape!). I have an abiding memory* of being off my face on Koh Phangan beach at a full moon party in early 96 and retreating from the mayhem, watching from afar and listening to this on my walkman.
Played Roseland and Portishead almost to death at university in the mid-late 90s.
Geniuses the lot of ’em.
*more feeling, rather than specific detail!Posted 3 years agobrassneckSubscriber
I did an EP in a long gone band engineered by their sometime bass player, in a studio basement somewhere in Brizzle.
I’d like to say it was as good as Mysterons but it’d make me a big fat liar 😀
One of those rare albums that still sounds ‘new’ every time I listen to it.Posted 3 years ago
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