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Song of the Day Triphop

Song of the Day (The Chain): Neneh Cherry – Woman

Day 33. Another day where the link in the chain is the music’s producer. Disintegration by The Cure was produced by Dave Allen, who also produced Neneh Cherry’s 1996 album Man.

Woman is soulful & dark Trip-Hop at its polished, chart-bothering finest. Slow, sultry beats, mangled string samples, low frequency bass lines & heartfelt, warm vocals. There’s a great video too.

You gotta be fortunate
You gotta be lucky now
I was just sitting here
Thinking good and bad
But I’m the kinda woman
That was built to last
They tried erasing me
But they couldn’t wipe out my past
To save my child
I’d rather go hungry
I got all of ethiopia
Inside of me
And my blood flows
Through every man
In this godless land
That delivered me
I’ve cried so many tears even the blind can see

This is a woman’s world.
This is my world.
This is a woman’s world
For this man’s girl.
There ain’t a woman in this world,
Not a woman or a little girl,
That can’t deliver love
In a man’s world.

I’ve born and I’ve bread.
I’ve cleaned and I’ve fed.
And for my healing wits
I’ve been called a witch.
I’ve crackled in the fire
And been called a liar.
I’ve died so many times
I’m only just coming to life.

This is a woman’s world.
This is my world.
This is a woman’s world
For this man’s girl.
There ain’t a woman in this world,
Not a woman or a little girl,
That can’t deliver love
In a man’s world.

My blood flows
Through every man and every child
In this godless land
That delivered me
I cried so many tears even the blind can see

This is a woman’s world.
This is my world.
This is a woman’s world
For this man’s girl.
There ain’t a woman in this world,
Not a woman or a little girl,
That can’t deliver love
In a man’s world.

Oh, this is a woman’s world
Woman
Woman
Woman

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Experimental Triphop

Song of the Day (The Chain): Massive Attack – Angel

Day 20. From Rufige Kru’s futuristic, darkside Jungle to Massive Attacks’ widescreen epic, Angel. The link in the chain is that Rufige Kru -aka Goldie- & Massive Attacks’ producer Robert Del Naja both came from Bristol based graffiti crews & knew each other.

Based on a song by -and featuring- Reggae artist Horace Andy, Angel is a druggy, dubby crawl. What separates it from other Triphop though is the huge wall of distorted guitars, which one journalist likened to early-Cure. Perhaps, in many ways, this marriage of Dub, Triphop & Post-Punk is the latter genre’s truest expression.

Casual music fans, unaware of Massive Attack, will probably recognise it as the song which plays in the Guy Ritchie movie Snatch, as Mickey’s (Brad Pitt) mum’s caravan goes up in glorious, slow motion flames.

You are my angel
Come from way above to bring me love
Her eyes, she’s on the dark side
Neutralize every man in sight

To love you, love you, love you

You are my angel
Come from way above

To love you, love you, love you

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