The Rip (song)
|Single by Portishead|
|from the album Third|
|Released||9 June 2008|
|Format||Digital download, 12"|
|Writer(s)||Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, and Adrian Utley|
|Portishead singles chronology|
The animated music video for the song made by Nick Uff was first broadcast on 12 May 2008, on the band's website.
The song has been covered live by Radiohead during soundchecks on their 2008 tour, and Colin Greenwood has recorded a video of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke covering the song acoustically, which was posted on Radiohead's official website. This cover version was well received by members of Portishead; Adrian Utley remarked that it was "such a buzz".
Garrett Kamps of The Village Voice called the song "so good it may have been worth waiting 10 years for".
The song was listed at #199 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s.
- "The Rip" – 4:30
- "Silence" (Portishead live on Current TV) (EU digital download bonus track; Japan iTunes Store bonus track) – 4:37
- "The Rip" (EU and Japan iTunes Store bonus video) – 4:10
- "thom and Jonny playing the rip by portishead". radiohead.com. 9 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
- "Portishead finish 2008". 6 Music. BBC. 10 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14.
- Kamps, Garrett (2008-04-15). "Portishead: Replicants of Funk". Village Voice. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
- "Portishead – The Rip". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
- Official site
- Village Voice review
- Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke's acoustic cover of The Rip on YouTube
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