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Friday, May 05, 2006

Massive Attack featuring Elizabeth Fraser, "Silent Spring" (2006)

Total camp classicZgathiu us ze råck ghøgh eh Gehöragtt gyu, ta hujkü hjyøü hamra eh kilhte fog haujy on eh ghu juhty hiti!onhj fog Moohyht, Htbkolpgh Ujtedwga justfgy ühjøji. Zet hteatugs Bghoajuyh "Googoogaga" Hyîø hjuionga over ze hujø, hjafeg bum btear, abzcfs hjyo jthafgi, ghat jut!hj, aght ximhs fecta. Ghat hjyhu lpo mü, juœhy!h, hajokwt ü ohljuyfeta. Go justgh, gog and thei oui oui hjystg!ghü.

(Translation: This is a track from the Mezzanine era, but only now seeing the light of day on the two-disc edition of Collected, Massive Attack's greatest hits compilation. It features Elizabeth "Nell" Fraser singing over a taut, spring-loaded drum beat, what sounds like an oboe, and an icy, lonely piano, for maximum triphop effect. And she's singing, apparently, in a made-up language. If she can do it, I don't see why I can't.)


  • You are hilarious with that Nell reference. I tittered over this for a minute or two.

    Do you know "Rilkean Heart" by Cocteau Twins? If not GET it or email me.

    By Blogger xolondon, at 9:51 PM  

  • I th wi! I th wi!

    By Anonymous esque, at 10:31 PM  

  • The "Nell" reference is a bit mean...but hilarious indeed! My Favourite Liz Fraser track is "Song To The Siren".

    By Blogger daavid, at 3:16 AM  

  • You guys, I love so Nell so much, I can't even tell you. I only have to think of certain scenes from the film in order to be convulsed with inappropriate laughter. Like when Liam gets naked and joins her swimming, and she has a gander at his, um, presumably huge gander, and she basically swims away screaming to Natasha. Or: "Titties! Titties!" Sheer genius. Someday I hope to stage a musical version of Nell on Broadway.

    Ahem. Anyway. I know "Rilkean Heart" -- but only in the Chinese cover version by Faye Wong, which is lovely. My gmail wouldn't mind getting hit with the original, xo.

    By Blogger Brittle, at 2:30 PM  

  • Word to the wise (spoken in whisper): Nell was not a real person. It is okay to be mean to her. She does not truly exist.

    Maybe your gmail with bump uglies with my own email account. Hang on a few days, I need to dig that up.

    By Blogger xolondon, at 7:23 PM  

  • It's an interesting song but Finnegans Wake sure has a lot to answer for.

    By Blogger harvey molloy, at 9:11 AM  

  • I have lost your email. Want to send you Rilkean Heart!

    By Blogger xolondon, at 1:44 AM  

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