Video Fridays: Portishead-Amnesty International


As I mentioned in a post about Death Cab For Cutie, I was late to their party, having not discovered their music until 10 years after they’d formed.

Well, this is a pattern for me in my mid-adult life. The same happened with Radiohead, and the same thing may have just happened for another “head” band, Portishead, whose first album, Dummy came out in 1994.

The only song of theirs that I was even vaguely familiar with was Glory Box from Dummy, but then yesterday I stumbled on a brand new Portishead video, promoting a new song they’ve donated to the ever-worthy folks at Amnesty International (AI). Join AI and you get the track for free, or download it at 7digital and all earnings going to AI.

After watching Chase The Tear, I ended up spending an hour watching Portishead videos on YouTube, and I must say that I’m intrigued. While it’s odd to watch them in this video, as one member spends more time fiddling with knobs on machines I don’t even recognize than playing a guitar, I can’t help feeling and getting into the groove. It actually reminds me of stuff from that other “head” band’s last record In Rainbows, which I like when I’m in a moody-mellow state of mind.

And now, without further ado, this week’s Video Fridays entry:





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