Man-size no need to shout. Can you hear? Can you hear me now? I cast my iron knickers down. Can you hear — can you hear me now? Let it all — let it all hang out. Damn your chest-beating, just you stop your screaming. Damn your chest-beating just you stop your screaming. All the time he hunting, swimming, fishing, breeding. Good lord you never stop!
You snake you crawled between my legs said, Want it all? No need for god no need for him. Just take my hand you be my bride just take that fruit put it inside. As a teenager, Harvey began learning saxophone and joined an eight-piece instrumental group Bologne, based in Dorset run by composer Andrew Dickson.
In July , Harvey became a member of Automatic Dlamini, a band based in Bristol with whom she gained extensive ensemble-playing experience. Formed by John Parish in , the band consisted of a rotating line-up that at various times included Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver. Following the tour, the band recorded Here Catch, Shouted His Father , their second studio album, between late and early This is the only Automatic Dlamini material to feature Harvey, but remains unreleased,  although bootleg versions of the album are in circulation.
In January , Harvey left to form her own band with former bandmates Ellis and Oliver; yet she had formed lasting personal and professional relationships with certain members, especially Parish, whom she has referred to as her "musical soulmate. As a duo, Parish and Harvey have recorded two collaborative albums where Parish composed the music and Harvey penned the lyrics. She and Harvey became close friends and Mochnacz went on to shoot and design most of Harvey's album artwork and music videos, contributing significantly to her public image.
Harvey has said of her time with Automatic Dlamini: "I ended up not singing very much but I was just happy to learn how to play the guitar. I wrote a lot during the time I was with them but my first songs were crap.
I was listening to a lot of Irish folk music at the time, so the songs were folky and full of penny whistles and stuff. It was ages before I felt ready to perform my own songs in front of other people.
Harvey decided to name the trio PJ Harvey after rejecting other names as "nothing felt right at all or just suggested the wrong type of sound",  and also to allow her to continue music as a solo artist. The trio consisted of Harvey on vocals and guitars, Ellis on drums and backing vocals, and Oliver on bass. Oliver later departed to rejoin the still-active Automatic Dlamini. He was subsequently replaced with Steve Vaughan. The trio's "disastrous" debut performance was held at a skittle alley in Charmouth Village Hall in April Harvey later recounted the event saying: "we started playing and I suppose there was about fifty people there, and during the first song we cleared the hall.
There was only about two people left. And a woman came up to us, came up to my drummer, it was only a three piece, while we were playing and shouted at him 'Don't you realise nobody likes you! We'll pay you, you can stop playing, we'll still pay you!
The following February, the trio released "Sheela-Na-Gig" as their equally-acclaimed second single and their debut studio album, Dry , followed in March.
Like the singles preceding it, Dry received an overwhelming international critical response. The album was cited by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana as his sixteenth-favourite album ever in his posthumously-published Journals. Island PolyGram signed the trio amid a major label bidding war in mid, and in December the trio travelled to Cannon Falls, Minnesota in the United States to record the follow-up to Dry with producer Steve Albini. Prior to recording with Albini, the band recorded a second session with John Peel on 22 September and recorded a version of Bob Dylan's " Highway 61 Revisited ," and two new songs "Me Jane" and "Ecstasy.
Rolling Stone wrote that it "is charged with aggressive eroticism and rock fury. It careens from blues to goth to grunge , often in the space of a single song. However, during the American leg of the tour, internal friction started to form between the members of the trio. Deborah Frost, writing for Rolling Stone , noticed "an ever widening personal gulf" between the band members, and quoted Harvey as saying "It makes me sad.
I wouldn't have got here without them. I needed them back then — badly. But I don't need them anymore. We all changed as people. In early , it was announced that U2's manager, Paul McGuinness , had become her manager.
As Harvey embarked on her solo career, she explored collaborations with other musicians. The album was also her first material to be produced by Flood. To Bring You My Love was a towering goth version of grunge.
The record generated a surprise modern rock radio hit in the United States with its lead single, " Down by the Water. The album was a commercial success selling one million copies worldwide  including , in the United States. In , following the international success of To Bring You My Love and other collaborations, Harvey began composing material that would end up on her fourth studio album, during what she referred to as "an incredibly low patch.
The sessions, which continued into April the following year, resulted in Is This Desire? Though originally released to mixed reviews in September , the album was a success and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Performance.
Written in her native Dorset, Paris and New York, the album showcased a more mainstream indie rock and pop rock sound to her previous albums and the lyrics followed themes of love that tied into Harvey's affection for New York City.
However, most notably, Harvey was nominated for, and won, the Mercury Music Prize. Reflecting on the win in , she said: "quite naturally I look back at that and only remember the events that were taking place across the world and to win the prize on that day—it didn't have much importance in the grand scheme of things", noting "it was a very surreal day".
During three years of various collaborations with other artists, Harvey was also working on her sixth studio album, Uh Huh Her , which was released in May For the first time since 4-Track Demos , Harvey played every instrument—with the exception of drums provided by Rob Ellis—and was the sole producer. It was also a commercial success, debuting and peaking at number 12 in the UK Albums Chart and being certified Silver by the BPI within a month of its release.
Harvey also did an extensive world tour in promotion of the album, lasting seven months in total. The record confuses me, that's what I like—it doesn't feel of this time right now, but I'm not sure whether it's years ago or years in the future", summing up the album's sound as "really weird.
On 3 August , Harvey released a song Shaker Aamer in support of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp detainee by the same name who was the last British citizen to be held there. The song describes in detail what Aamer endured during his four-month hunger strike. On 16 January , PJ Harvey began recording her 9th studio album in front of a live audience.
A custom built recording studio was made in London 's Somerset House. Flood was confirmed to be the producer of the album. The album's release date was also revealed to be 15 April. Besides her own work, Harvey has also collaborated with a number of other artists. Harvey has also recorded two studio albums with long-time collaborator John Parish. The album also listed her as Polly Jean Harvey, which in part affected the album's sales. Harvey has also reflected on how the album was "an enormous turning point" and "lyrically, it moved me into areas I'd never been to before.
Like Dance Hall at Louse Point , the album received positive reviews but also was a moderate commercial success, peaking at number 25 in the UK Albums Chart. Aside from collaborations, Harvey has also embarked on a number of projects as a composer.
Directed by Ian Rickson and starring Mary-Louise Parker in the title role, the play featured an original score of incidental music written by Harvey. Harvey possesses an expansive contralto vocal range. In an October interview with Rolling Stone , she said: "when I'm working on a new record, the most important thing is to not repeat myself Because I'm in this for learning. She is also known for changing her physical appearance for each album by altering her mode of dress or hairstyle, creating a unique aesthetic that extends to all aspects of the album, from the album art to the live performances.
Around the time of To Bring You My Love , for example, Harvey began experimenting with her image and adopting a theatrical aspect to her live performances. Her former fashion style, which consisted of simple black leggings, turtleneck sweaters and Doc Martens boots, was replaced by ballgowns, catsuits, wigs and excessive make-up.
I actually find wearing make-up like that, sort of smeared around, as extremely beautiful. Maybe that's just my twisted sense of beauty.
It was much more of a mask than I've ever had. She also imported these sounds from an agricultural region thousands of miles from Dorset: the Mississippi Delta. Rid of Me was neither the first nor the last PJ Harvey album that, unlike the punk-derived rock so many of her white contemporaries were making at the time, felt grounded in the blues. But Rid of Me is still the PJ Harvey release that succeeds most spectacularly in evoking the unvarnished emotional intensity of the blues without ever resorting to mimicry.
The band spent barely two weeks in the studio, mixing included. Like the music of Pixies , whose debut Surfer Rosa Albini had produced, the album thrives on sudden shifts in volume and tone. The abruptness only magnifies the impact. Each song is a different scary pop-up book: Turn any page and a three-dimensional monster could leap out at you. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me ( - Full Album) Le Sémaphore; 14 videos; 79, views; Last updated on Apr 6, ; Play all Share. Loading Save. Sign in to YouTube. Sign in. Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey.