Persuasion

by Billie Ray Martin

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Throbbing Gristle has always been one of the biggest influences on my wanting to record electronic music. Their cult status is of course undenied today, but i felt that there was a lot more to them than that.
To call them groundbreaking is almost not enough. Also the combination of being an art-collective and music group appealed to me greatly during my time as a young kiddo in Berlin who wanted to somehow be involved in creating art projects.
Persuasion just rang in my soul. I felt that my voice fittet. This is always the criteria for me to do a cover version. Spooky of course was the perfect collaborating unit for this sound and this sound. They had heard a variety of my demos, some of which ended up on 'Deadline' later, but chose Persuasion.
Electribe 101 had already recorded our own cover. It's 'leaked' on the internet, so if you want you can find it.
Here's more.
In 1993 Billie Ray Martin teamed up with UK duo Spooky for this electronic feast of things that go 'Persuasion' in the night. Dark and deep and sounding shockingly up-to-date this scary monster will make you swoon for more.
In 2002 Billie re-released it on her own Stahl2 label, featuring the 6 original mixes by Spooky and DOP, plus an added bonus unbelieveably rare remix. Speaking of more here's a review by dj Mark Moore from Time Out magazine February 2002: "A Throbbing Gristle cover, on William Orbit's label. it's the most moving record ever, and really shouldn't be (sample lyric: "i've got a little biscuit tin / i use to keep your panties in") - it's just her voice! I played it to a friend of mine, and he said "it makes me feel dirty" which i think is a great compliment."

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released April 30, 2014

written by Carter / Christopherson / Orridge (Southern Music Publishing / Pier Music)
produced & mixed by Spooky
vocals by Billie Ray Martin
co-engineered by Nick Hale
recorded & mixed at Boundary Row Studios, South London

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Track Name: Persuasion (Seven Inch Mix)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion
Track Name: Persuasion (D.O.P. Mix)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion
Track Name: Persuasion (Chameleon Dub)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion
Track Name: Persuasion (Chameleon Mix)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion
Track Name: Persuasion (Original Version)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion
Track Name: Persuasion (SpookyBillie's Ventriloquist Mix)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion
Track Name: Persuasion (Trance Europe Express Mix)
persuasion, you gotta get some
persuasion, you gotta get some

look at me, I touch your bread
look at me I touch your knee
and I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

look at me, I touch your head
I say the words, you go to bed
my sister, my mother, my father, my son
do anything I want them to
with persuasion
one lot of persuasion
like always, persuasion, mm-hm

now there's lots of ways to persuade you
I could do it with money, I could look at you
I could show you all that
you might as well do it anyway
you might as well choose to play the game

after all, you've seen yourself before
what difference does it make
what difference if I take a photograph
what difference does it make if someone else sees it too
all your friends do it
I mean, no-one will know it's you
anybody, it could be anybody
I mean, those magazines, you know,
they only go to middle aged men
so why don't you just do what I suggest

I persuade you
with words
I persuade you
persuasion, mm-hm

I've got a little biscuit tin
[to] keep your panties in
I've got a little biscuit tin
to keep your panties in
soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties
by the can, by the can
I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at me, look at me

there's a certain word and a certain touch
a certain weight a way too much
there's a little bit here, a little bit there
and when you've done it all, it's too late to care
so I persuade you
like always, I persuade you
mmh, look at my eyes
under your covers, I touch you
and I tell you what to do
do it because I tell you
do it because I love you
and I persuade you
persuasion