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Mon, May. 28th, 2007, 03:40 pm
On Vox: 90s Music Monday

It's Bank Holiday Monday here and Memorial Day stateside so it's a day off all round. Typically it's pissing it down with rain and I have a hangover so instead of going out training this afternoon I can devote all my energy to thinking up a really long and involved 90s Music Monday post.

So, first off - two versions of 'Glory Box' by Portishead: the official video ...

... and footage of the incomparable Live from Roseland version ...

Then as an extra treat - 'Hell is Round the Corner' by Tricky ...

Sound familiar? Both independently sampled what I'm told is apparently the ostinato  "A short melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic pattern that is repeated throughout a work or a section of one." (I would have gone with 'riff' or 'chord progression' but I know nuzzink about music) from Issac Hayes 'Ikes Rap II'

Ike's Rap II
Isaac Hayes

So there you go.

And, as an added extra special wet and miserable day bonus, a gravelly rendition of 'Glory Box' from Faith No More.

Don't say I never do anything for you.

Originally posted on deflatermouse.vox.com

Mon, May. 28th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)

Ooooh err, a whole post on 90's trip hop, and not a mention of DJ Shadow! Not that I'm much of a fan of his more recent work. And he's playing in my city this weekend, and I don't think I'll go, even though I have some excited friends. Sigh. Nothing to do this weekend, and it's a long bloody weekend here too. :P

Mon, May. 28th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)

Thanks for that! I love bit Tricky and Portishead. I had assumed, however, that Tricky sampled Portishead or vice versa!

Mon, May. 28th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)


Mon, May. 28th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)

I had not heard the Faith No More version. Pretty ironic him wanting to be a woman? ;-p

Tue, May. 29th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)

They've always done weird live cover versions - "The Right Stuff" by New Kids on the Block and "Pump up the Jam" by Technotronic both appear on the "Live at the Brixton Acadamey" album.

When they released the single "Easy" (which was added as an extra track to the second version of the "Angel Dust" album) the video mostly consisted of the band dressed up as women sitting round a hotel room and was released at about the same time that keyboardist Roddy Bottum (now that's an ironic name) came out. So it does have precedence.

But yeah, part of the reason I love the FNM version is because of the absurdity of Mike Patton's gravelly voice screaming "I just wanna be a woman". Kind of changes the meaning of the song :)

Fri, Jun. 1st, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)

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