Slave Called Shiver (4:41)

Cover of Warszawa

From Warszawa and 7 other releases

Steven Wilson said of Slave Called Shiver: “It’s a very perverse love song, yeah. I mean, it’s an unrequited love song. It’s a love song with somebody who’s obsessed with someone else, but none of that affection is returned. It relates very closely to ‘Don’t Hate Me’, which is a song again about someone who’s obsessed with someone from afar. ‘Don’t Hate Me’ is an even more extreme version, because here this person actually begins to follow and make phone calls and, you know, it becomes very unhealthy. ‘Slave Called Shiver’ is slightly less extreme. It’s about someone who’s very much in love and obsessed with somebody else. That love is not returned and so there’s a slightly violent perverse undercurrent. ‘Pure Narcotic’ also is very much the same subject”.

Slave Called Shiver has been performed live at nearly all gigs between 1999 and 2002, and made regular appearances in 2003. Live versions can be found on Warszawa and XM. It is notable that during live performances the chorus of the song was sung an octave higher than on the studio version.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (8)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Porcupine Tree - This Is No Rehearsal 3:27 68,988
Porcupine Tree - Pure Narcotic 5:03 86,468
Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine 5:07 38,008
Steven Wilson - No Part of Me 6:10 21,746
Blackfield - Summer 4:11 62,504
Blackfield - Scars 3:57 61,995

Listening Trend

82,777listeners all time
443,119scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • lejk_ap_nijo

    Red Hot Chillis Tree?

    25 Jan 3:01pm Reply
  • NatalieAddams1

    +

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Athena920

    I should be studying right now, but the bass is too distracting..[2]

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Xe4ro

    "I'll have more followers than jesus christ" haha maybe .. someday! :D

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • deth_from_above

    If I hurt myself, it's just for show.

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • LetourSoulFly

    awesome

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • Milanowitsj

    I should be studying right now, but the bass is too distracting..

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • niceverdict

    gotta love the bass...

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • kikikirsche

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Cielofunk

    Genius

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jakaktus

    Steven Wilson has incredible ability of describing man's evil and dark side. Listen HATESONG and Strip the soul!

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • leptibiscuit

    That bass...

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • thejackyl

    Warszawa version is better. The chorus sounds much better an octave up.

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • NINlife

    And if I hurt myself, it's just for show.

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • dooxbox

    "Warszawa" version is much better than original, in my opinion.

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • AnarchDarkAngel

    Maybe Bassline seems to be the most important part of the song, but drums, vocals, guitars, keybords, effects all of them are excellent too. Great song!

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Yliannos

    Whoever said "the bassline is dirtier than fingering your sister and finding your dad's wedding ring" must have talked about this track. Plus, Maitland plays one of the best drumming he's ever recorded.

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MourningMoon

    Mind blowing.. and it's only the start.

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Pat-John

    Amazing song from incredible album. Everything's perfect on this track, the bass, the drumms, vocals and guitar.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Rugter32

    My favorite song from them. Damnit, everything about it is good. The bassline, the drumming, the vocals, the guitar... everything.

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • All 110 shouts

Top Listeners