Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by stealthtastic, Mar 12, 2015.
Anyone else a fan of Portishead and similar bands like Massive Attack?
I'll go there:
Lurv the first two albums.
Not all that familiar with trip hop on a whole though.
Both are great bands. Portishead were fantastic when I saw them live a few years back.
Portishead seemed to transcend the trip-hop label to me - they were immediately, identifiably Portishead. (And there are some fascinating echoes of them in the recent work of a great welsh band - 9Bach.) I've always wondered how influential in their sound Adrian Utley was - there's a musicality to their experimentalism that some other people of the era didn't ever quite seem to match.
Portishead's catalog is incredible - especially the live album. Crank that up on vinyl. It will blow your mind.
I've always liked Portishead. The live album with the orchestra is very well done.
Inspired by this thread to finally give Third a listen. Very good first impression....
I saw Portishead live last summer and they completely killed it. It was captivating. They sounded amazing as well. Easily the best mixed concert of the entire 3-day festival.
Love them! Was going to start a thread, but have been busy practicing. Been listening to Dummy all month.
Loved them, but Massive Attack was even more my thing.
Not strictly trip-hop I don't guess...but I'm listening to this and would put it on a playlist with Portishead
Ok, apparently I don't know how to do YT links correctly
I'm not deep into the genre but I'll listen to some portishead or massive attack any time.
agreed!!! i love them and that viby, trancy style in general.
Love me some Portishead and Massive Attack...... Especially "Angel"
They're not as trip hoppy anymore (in fact, they're better, IMO), but check out the band Polica. Their album "Shulamith" was my favorite album of 2013 (and it has one song that's VERY Portisheady).
I'm a huge Portishead fan.
I somehow missed out on Portishead in the 90's, but I recently learned "Glory Box" on guitar and it's a fun tune to play. Gives the whammy bar a nice little workout.
Have and love the first two Portishead and first three Massive Attack records, good stuff. With the exception of songs with Horace Andy on vocals, don't get that at all! "One Love" makes me cringe every time, lyrics and vocals are both soooo bad...great stuff for the most part though!
Yep, one of those 'when lightning strikes' bands. Was idling away time in Tower Records and they started playing the album Dummy. Stopped me in my tracks, went up to the counter and asked "WTF is this?" and bought it.
And it's no accident Portishead came out of Geoff Barrow being the assitant engineer in 1991 on Massive Attack's Blue Line album, M.A. allowed him spare studio time to get his own ideas on tape, nothing happens in a vacuum.