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Feb 14

TORI AMOS – “Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big)”

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#756, 18th January 1997

Widow Remixing rock or alternative tracks could be one of the 90s’ more thankless tasks. Keep the structure intact, stripping out and replacing the song’s undercarriage, and fans might sniff about crass chop-shop philistinism. Really go to work on it, though, rebuilding a track entirely, and the same fans might howl about not recognising any of it. But not all listeners were so precious, and in any case the remixes kept coming. It wasn’t just a case of filling the obligatory ‘CD2’, either: There was something irresistible about the idea of them, the thought that turning songs into cyborg versions of themselves might be a way of getting at an artist’s essence.