Friday, October 13, 2006

Triad: Tricky in Amsterdam

This is a bit of a companion piece to the Portishead and Massive Attack sets posted last week. Tricky has links to both bands, as all three artists were the forces behind the Bristol Sound. Tricky contributed to the early Massive Attack tracks "Daydreaming," "Eurochild," and "Karmacoma" (later reprised as "Overcome" on Maxinquaye). Portishead's incredible "Glory Box" also uses the same Isaac Hayes sample as "Brand New You're Retro." Oh, and while we're on the subject of music videos, he appears, uncredited, in Tool's epic "Parabola."

Initially, Tricky's collaborator, Martina Topley-Bird, soulfully toned down his menace, but the paranoiac, sinister atmosphere becomes rather overwhelming after her departure. Irving Plaza had an intriguing upcoming Tricky show listed in November, despite the fact that he hasn't released new material in two years, but it's unclear that's still scheduled.

This set was recorded at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on November 6th, 1996.


1. Ponderosa
2. Christiansands
3. Abbaon Fat Tracks
4. Sex Drive
5. Tricky Kid
6. Makes Me Wanna Die
7. Strugglin'
8. Vent
9. Lyrics of Fury
10. Bad Dreams
11. Feed Me
12. Black Steel

Smoke 'Til You're Senseless: Here

In other news...

Tough loss yesterday for the Blueshirts; they clearly didn't contain Crosby.

I'm going to be fleeing south to Atlanta for the weekend, but you can expect a post on Sunday. See you then.

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