We Carry On

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  • Multi instrumentalist Geoff Barrow told the Metro how this Krautrock sounding track resurrected their recording sessions. "Even for the second album I thought DJing was dead as an art form, It ended up turning into a strange thing about technique over any kind of emotional content. I know that sounds really weird when you're talking about rubbing a record but, you know, you've gotta write what you want. When we wrote We Carry On it didn't sound like us - after that we thought there were loads of places we could go. We turned the computer off and started it up again with a different release, a freedom that a lot of the bands we're into have, and they're not all very commercial."
  • When Portishead debuted this song at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead, England in December 2007, it was titled "Peaches."

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  • Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandThird was my favourite album of 2008. This song and "The Rip" would both be in my Top 10 tracks of the year.
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