Portishead's Dummy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of
its release in 2014 - but the band's founder and producer Geoff Barrow
isn't interested in marking the occasion, as recent reissues by Nirvana,
Pearl Jam and U2 have done.
"I'm a musician, I want to move forward. I don't want to spend my
time thinking about that B side we never released because we're not dead
and we can still produce music," Barrow tells Rolling Stone.
But Barrow's reluctance to revisit the highly influential album goes
well beyond not wanting to look back: He has avoided talk of the album
for nearly two decades because he was turned off by its success.
"When people say it's the record of the decade or that time I never
believe it's in there particularly for the right reasons," Barrow says.
So he's looking ahead with a rare U.S. tour that kicks off at ATP's I'll
Be Your Mirror festival (which the band curated) on October 1st and
thoughts of a new album - though, as he joked, "That could be 10 years."
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