Repercussions #10: “Portishead – Dummy”

Stuart Buchanan revisits ‘Dummy’ via a selection of album tracks, b-sides, live versions and original sample sources.


20 years ago this month, Portishead released one of the defining records of the 1990s, their debut album ‘Dummy’. Blending hip hop, turntablism and samplology with downbeat jazz drums, electric guitar, dub bass and the unique vocals of Beth Gibbons, the result is an album that, despite its ‘trip hop’ tag, has stood the test of time with remarkable rigour. In this week’s Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan revisits ‘Dummy’ via a selection of album tracks, b-sides, live versions and original sample sources; and we hear Portishead on remix duties for Massive Attack and UNKLE.

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Featured in this episode:
PORTISHEAD – Strangers
PORTISHEAD – Wandering Star
PORTISHEAD – Pedestal
ISAAC HAYES – Ike’s Rap II
PORTISHEAD – Glory Box
LALO SCHIFRIN – The Danube Incident
PORTISHEAD – Sour Times
PORTISHEAD – Numbed In Moscow
PORTISHEAD – Theme From To Kill A Dead Man
PORTISHEAD – Mysterons (Live at Roseland, New York)
MASSIVE ATTACK – Karmacoma (Portishead Experience)
U.N.K.L.E. – Portishead Plays U.N.K.L.E. Mix
PORTISHEAD – Roads

First broadcast on FBi Click, 1st September 2014