If you Google any rock band to make love to, Portishead is 110% sure to come up (don’t believe me, your search bar is just to the northeast of this sentence). In fact I have found more than one list where Portishead dominates an entire article dedicated to this topic. After discovery, research, and some fun experimentation, I am here to tell the Datingish world about my favorite band to have sex to.
Back in my Freshman year of college, I spent some time looking up bands and songs that my boyfriend and I could be intimate to (we were abstinent so I say “intimate” to mean everything under the sun except vaginal intercourse). I found an ample amount of good material and an ample amount of songs that would make me scared for my own life if a guy threw it on (Insane Clown Posse, no thanks), but to each his own, I don’t judge. The largest trend I found was this band called Portishead and this genre called trip-hop
that I had literally never heard of (at this point in my life, I had horrendous taste in music). For reasons I cannot remember (maybe this was before I began making use of the free resources the Internet had to offer) I did not take to listening to them and instead probably just settled for Seal or Aerosmith.
It wasn’t until this past Spring semester that I actually engaged my ears and they were immediately flooded with the beautiful, sultry voice of Beth Gibbons and the trip-hop groove made me want one thing. Sex.
Formed in 1991 in Bristol, England, Portishead got their name from a neighboring town. The trio consists of Beth Green, Geoff Barrow, and Adrian Utley. Their 1994 debut album Dummy won them huge success in both the UK and US. Over 150,000 copies of Dummy sold in the US before they ever even toured here
and was also named one of Rolling Stone's 500 best albums of all time
. Their most popular song, “Glory Box,” comes from this album.
Since their first release, the band has only released two other albums, the self-titled Portishead in 1997 and Third in 2008. During the nearly ten-year hiatus, the group took to their own projects and affairs.
Throughout their career, Portishead has stayed out of the spotlight as much as possible, aside from music announcements, performances, and occasional interviews. Due to this, Portishead has kept a pretty low profile over the years and has popped up to deliver what the public wants: live performances and news of new music. Back in late 2011, Barrow told Rolling Stone that he would begin writing new material for Portishead in January 2012, though as he said, that might take ten years. Dummy is THE album I would recommend for some good bedroom time
, though the other albums are solid in their own, less-sexual right. The tracks “Glory Box”, “Strangers” and “Sour Times” are my personal favorite just in general, but I would just let the album play out and take you on a ride.Do you love to get down to Portishead? What other artists or songs procure those feelings and make you want to do the dirty?image source