What I always love about Tricky is that you never really know what he will give you on a record. It will range from the brilliant to the brutal. But, one thing is certain is the guy likes to take chances sometimes. “Slow” is a cover of the hit Kylie Minogue song from a few years back. Now, I understand the point of release it as a single as the song is such a departure from the original it will get a buzz going. But, I still never like a cover song getting a proper single treatment when it always just feels like a b-side. The song takes the track into a dirty, sleezy rock track and with Trickys dark howl it throw you off guard for awhile. I remember when I was first listening to the album and this track came up it sounded so intense and evil that I didn’t think it could possible by the Kylie track. This is Tricky at his best a dark and fierce back beat and a sultry female vocalist backing him will always give him the best sound and results. It is certainly worth a download if you come across it.
By John Siwicki