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Bruise Pristine pt. 1 single cover

Bruise Pristine was the first single by alternative rock band Placebo. On its initial release in 1995 it failed to chart. It was reissued in 1997 and reached number 14 in the UK. It was taken from their first album "Placebo".

It was used as a part of the soundtrack to the 1997 Playstation game Gran Turismo.

The song was written by Brian Molko but credited to the whole band at the time.

Molko recorded the song naked.


Musical StructureEdit

The song is a heavy riff based track and is notable for its "behind the bridge" guitar solo.It's played in F-A#-D#-G#-C-C tuning and it opens with a natural harmonics riff on the 12th fret.It proceeds with an overdriven riff that's played during the verses.During the chorus there's a chromatic power chord progression from F to G#.

There are two official versions of the song-the single and the album track.The single version is cut to be more radio friendly.After the intro it cuts directly to the vocal verse and the solo is cut short.

TracklistingEdit

CD1

  1. "Bruise Pristine" (Radio edit)
  2. "Then the Clouds Will Open for Me"
  3. "Bruise Pristine" (1" Punch mix)

CD2

  1. "Bruise Pristine" (Radio edit)
  2. "Waiting for the Son of Man"
  3. "Bruise Pristine" (Lionrock mix)

LyricsEdit

The means are right for taking, fade to grey
Trying to be ruthless, in the face of beauty
In this matrix, it's plain to see
It's either you or me.

Bruise,
pristine,
serene,
we were born to lose.

Cast a line with a velvet glove
Reading like an open book, in the hands of love
In this matrix, it's plain to see
It's either you or me.

Bruise,
pristine,
serene,
we were born to lose.

encore [echoed]

Means are right for taking, fade to grey
Trying to be ruthless, in the face of beauty
In this matrix, it's plain to see
It's either you or me.

Bruise,
pristine,
serene,
we were born to lose.