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Aftermath - Tricky

Aftermath

Maxinquaye
trip-hop chillout electronic downtempo trip hop


In 1991, before the release of Massive Attack's album Blue Lines, Tricky met the then 15-year-old Martina Topley-Bird. (Aftermath Songfacts). Some time later she came to his house, and mentioned to Tricky and Mark Stewart that she could sing. Martina was only fifteen years old, but her 'honey-coated vox' impressed them and they recorded the song "Aftermath" (though The Face '95 mentions that the first song they recorded together was called "Shoebox"). Tricky showed "Aftermath" to Massive Attack, but they weren't interested. So in 1993 he decided to press a few hundred vinyl copies of the song. He cut it directly off of the tape, so that the song is basically "just bassline and hiss". (NME '94). Finally, a white label got him a contract with Island Records and he started to record his first solo album, Maxinquaye.


Adrian Thaws (born 27 January 1968), better known as Tricky, is a rapper and musician from Knowle West, Bristol, England who is important in the trip-hop scene (despite loathing the tag) and remains influential on the British scene more generally. He is noted for an asthmatic whispering lyrical style that is half-rapped, half-sung. As a producer and a musician he is known for having an aversion to perfection preferring to build up a dark, rich and layered sound. Show more ...

Aftermath - Tricky

For one [more poor boy?], there's someone
For he for she
For one [more poor boy?], there's someone
For him, for me

Your eyes resemble mine, see as no others can
Here inherit my kingdom, speak other people's plan
I'll be here for my baby, for my baby I'll be near
So many things I need to tell you, things you need to hear

So this is the aftermath

Your eyes resemble mine, you see as no others can
Here inherit my kingdom, speak other people's plan
I'll be here for my baby, for my baby I'll be near
So many things I need to tell you

For one [more poor boy?], there's someone
For he, for she
For one [more poor boy?], there's someone
For him, for me

Let me tell you about my mother*

For one more...

Your eyes resemble mine...

How can I be sure
In a world that's constantly changing
How can I be sure

Just when I thought I was winning
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
Just when I thought I was winning
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
How can I be sure

* From the film, Bladerunner.



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