Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

Tricky

Tricky

photo: Barron Claiborne

FREE!

Tricky: Rock City, Nottingham

Live Review by Tom Cox, Uncut, June 1997

THE END of the millennium is nigh! Most men will perish and the rest will get extremely stressed out and have to take lots of ...

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Tricky: Dodgy Geezer

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, January 1994

At last count Tricky owes me two stereos and an eardrum. Yup, when the bassline to 'Aftermath' thunders into your life your woofers are history, ...

Tricky: The Wide Bunch

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, Face, The, February 1995

Tense, nervous and paranoid, Tricky has emerged from the dark heart of the Bristol beat with an extraordinary album that is almost as strange and ...

Tricky: Maxinquaye (4th & Broadway)

Review by Dele Fadele, NME, February 1995

THE SEVERN ALLIANCE ...

[the Phantoms of] TRICKNOLOGY [versus a Politics of Authenticity]

Essay by Ian Penman, Wire, The, March 1995

"Machine technology is a type of transformation." Martin Heidegger ...

Tricky: Maxinquaye

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, March 1995

THIS IS A brilliant record: densely layered, full of barely controlled nervous energy, paranoid under surveillance, at times more intimate than you’d wish – like ...

Tricky: Just Like That!

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, June 1995

Avonian ingénu Tricky has pulled quite a rabbit from the top hat they're calling "Bristol trip-hop". Martin Aston meets the Number 1 rapper with plenty ...

Tricky

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, June 1995

"I had this psychic drawing done," says Tricky, sucking greedily on the first of the four joints he's to consume in the next hour. Behind ...

Tricky: Things That Go Bumpkin The Night

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, NME, November 1996

After his darker than dark period, West Country imp Tricky comes back from the other side with a new LP, Pre-Millennium Tension, proclaiming New York ...

Tricky: Hackney Empire/Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, April 1997

TRICKY'S MIND can't freeze long enough to be recorded. Since Maxinquaye's trip-hop trigger, he's been too edgy, too impatient, to stay in the studio honing ...

The Tricky Kid

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Ways of Hearing' (Gollancz), 1998

HOTEL ROOMS ARE notoriously impervious to the characters of the people who stay in them: close proximity to a wicker basketful of complimentary toiletries has ...

Tricky: Angels With Dirty Faces

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, June 1998

HEROES DON'T last long these days. Partly because the scene is shallow and restless; partly because cynicism is always muttering, "Why do we need heroes ...

This Must Be The Place: Newport, Bristol, Walthamstow, Colchester: Everybody's Talking About... The True Significance Of Location

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Seven Years of Plenty' (Gollancz), October 1998

"A recent article in the New York Times proclaimed Newport as The New Seattle..." Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 December, 1996 ...

The Drama You’ve Been Craving

Essay by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, June 2001

Michael Goldberg blows back with Tricky... and discovers the new Sly. ...

Tricky: Blowback (Anti)**

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2001

Trip hop supremo Adrian Thawes returns, restored to health, and helped by guests Cyndi Lauper and Red Hot Chili Peppers ...

Tricky: Return Of The Bristol Rover

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, June 2008

After exploding on to the trip-hop scene with Massive Attack and as a solo artist, Tricky decamped to America to go through what some see ...

Tricky

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Venue (Bristol), July 2008

HOME, THE saying goes, is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to return to. The most restless, prolific, exotic, ...

Tricky

Profile and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, October 2010

THE GREAT LOST BOY of British music, Adrian "Tricky" Thaws has been on an exotic, erratic musical odyssey since he first added whispered raps and ...

Tricky: Koko, London ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, October 2010

Still tripping on the ghosts of the past ...

Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Complex, April 2012

"Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers, Their satanic music is driven by marijuana."— Harry J. Anslinger, America's First Drug Czar ...

see also Massive Attack

see also Martina Topley-Bird

back to LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT NOTICE