Sour Times

"Sour Times" is a song by English trip hop group Portishead, released as their second-ever single in August 1994. Written by all three members of the band, "Sour Times" features on Portishead's debut album Dummy (1994). The song uses a sample from Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin's "Danube Incident", and was itself sampled in the 2004 single "Teardrops" by The 411.

The original 1994 release initially reached only number 57 in the UK, but after the success of "Glory Box" in 1995, it was re-released and peaked at number 13 on the UK singles chart in April. It is also the band's only song to date to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number 53. The "Sour Times" music video is made of footage from Portishead's short film To Kill a Dead Man.

"Sour Times" was covered by Bryn Christopher on his album My World. The Blank Theory also covered "Sour Times" on their Beyond the Calm of the Corridor release, which was featured in the trailer for Wicker Park. More recently, "Sour Times" was covered by Marsha Ambrosius on her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings. Also "Sour Times" has be covered by The Civil Wars in 2012 on their Billie Jean 7". Sour Times was also used as the theme music to the ITV drama series The Vice.

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... British CD (1 of 2) "Sour Times" "It's a Fire" "Pedestal" "Theme from 'To Kill a Dead Man'" British CD (2 of 2) "Sour Times" (edit) "Sour Sour Times" "Lot ...
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... All Mine" "Half Day Closing" "Over" "Only You" "Seven Months" "Numb" "Undenied" "Mysterons" "Sour Times" "Elysium" "Glory Box" "Roads" "Strangers" "Western Eyes" The album ... has a bonus elements section, containing the music videos for "Numb", "Sour Times", "All Mine", "Over" and "Only You", as well as short films "Road Trip" and "Wandering Star" and the Portishead movie To Kill a ... Third Live albums Roseland NYC Live Compilations Glory Times Short films To Kill a Dead Man Singles "Numb" "Sour Times" "Glory Box" "All Mine" "Over" "Only You" "Machine Gun" "The Rip" "Magic Doors ...

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