Songwriter Thom Yorke said "Street Spirit" was inspired by the American band R.E.M. and the 1991 novel The Famished Road by Ben Okri. The song is in A minor with an arpeggiated guitar part. It is one of the first Radiohead songs to feature keyboards prominently, which became a staple of their later music.
"Paranoid Android" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as the lead single from their third studio album OK Computer (1997) on 26 May 1997. The darkly humorous lyrics were written primarily by singer Thom Yorke following an unpleasant experience in a Los Angeles bar.
In our fake plastic love? You know? That person that you knew deep deep down would never work out, but you thought they were beautiful or special, and thereby you were being fake pretending to be something you were not with that person. Trying to make that person happy by being fake. It wears you out.
"Pyramid Song" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released as the lead single from their fifth studio album Amnesiac (2001). It was their first single released in over three years, after none were released from their previous studio album Kid A (2000).
"No Surprises" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as the fourth single from their third studio album, OK Computer (1997), on 12 January 1998. The song was accompanied by a music video featuring lead singer Thom Yorke singing inside a helmet as it fills with water.
"Karma Police" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as the second single from their third studio album OK Computer (1997) on 25 August 1997. The song's title and lyrics derive from an in-joke among the band, referring to karma, the Hindu theory of cause and effect.
Radiohead embarked on a world tour in promotion of OK Computer, the "Against Demons" tour, commencing at the album launch in Barcelona on 22 May 1997. The tour took the band across the UK and Ireland, continental Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia, concluding on 29 August 1998 in New York.
General CommentI listen to it again and again, can't help falling in love with this song, and I think that's what this beautiful song is about: falling in love and leaving the dreary bottom of the sea where worms and weird fishes eat you up - a metaphor maybe for being stuck in a sad or life-denying mood, letting oneself being eaten up by ...
"Knives Out" is a song by English rock band Radiohead. The composition features electric and acoustic guitars, complemented by singer Thom Yorke's vocals. It appears on Radiohead's 2001 album Amnesiac, recorded during the same sessions as the previous album Kid A.
"Burn the Witch" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 3 May 2016 as the lead single from their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool (2016). Radiohead developed the song for over a decade, first working on it during the sessions for their fourth album, Kid A (2000).
About “Videotape” In September of 2005, “Videotape” was one of many In Rainbows-era songs listed on a blackboard in a photograph posted to the band’s blog, Dead Air Space. In March of 2006, the band shared a second image of a blackboard, this time listing the new songs they were rehearsing for their upcoming tour.
"High and Dry" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as the first single from their second studio album The Bends (1995). It was released as a double A-side with album opener "Planet Telex". "High and Dry" was released in the UK on 5 March 1995.
"The National Anthem" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, and the third track from their fourth studio album, Kid A. The song is moored to a repetitive bassline, has a processed electronic production and develops in a direction influenced by jazz.
"Lotus Flower" is a song by English rock band Radiohead released on their eighth studio album, The King of Limbs (2011). It features singer Thom Yorke's falsetto over syncopated beats and a "propulsive" synthesiser bassline. Its music video, featuring Yorke's erratic dancing, spawned an internet meme.
"15 Step" was written in the rarely used 5/4 time signature. The most well-known example of a song written in a 5/4 meter is "Take Five" by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Another example of a Radiohead song written in an unusual time signature is "Morning Bell" from Amnesiac, which was written in 7/8.
"Go to Sleep" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released as the second single from their sixth studio album Hail to the Thief (2003) on 18 August 2003. The song reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart and reached #39 on the Australian ARIA Charts. "Go to Sleep" is composed in alternating bars of 4/4 and 6/4.
"Just" is a single by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released in 1995. It is the seventh track on their 1995 album The Bends. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wrote the song about a narcissistic friend of his, which on closer inspection is showcased by the imagery in the lyrics - a parallel to earlier My Iron Lung EP track "Lewis [Mistreated]".
About “Life in a Glasshouse” “Life in a Glasshouse” was originally penned sometime after the band’s magnum opus OK Computer but never recorded. For Amnesiac, Radiohead finally placed it on an album as they took a turn into the sweet realm of jazz enlisting renown English trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton.
Climbing Up The Walls by Radiohead Songfacts. This is the first track in the band's repertoire to be described as "scary.". It relies heavily on strings, but not in the conventional way. The string section features 16 different violins playing quarter tones apart from each other.
There are barn doors And there are revolving doors Doors on the rudders of big ships We are revolving doors There are doors that open by themselves There are sliding doors And there are secret doors There are doors that lock And doors that don't There are doors that let you in And out But never open But they are trapdoors That you can't come ...
"Anyone Can Play Guitar" is a single taken from Radiohead's first album Pablo Honey, released just in advance of the album. It is the band's second single, and their first to receive a wide hearing ("Creep" had been issued in limited quantities some months earlier, and had charted at #78, but would soon become a hit and ultimately be re-released later in 1993).
Present Tense has its roots as far back as 2009, when Thom performed it at the Latitude Festival. A favorite since then, fans have been waiting eagerly for a studio version and now have it. The A Moon Shaped Pool version of the song is influenced by Brazilian Samba and bossanova music.
"Bodysnatchers" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released as the second single from their seventh studio album In Rainbows (2007) in May 2008. The song was initially released alongside the song "House of Cards" as a promotional single in the United Kingdom.
"I Promise" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, recorded during the sessions for their third album, OK Computer (1997). The band felt it was not strong enough to release at the time, but included it on the 2017 OK Computer reissue OKNOTOK 1997 2017 and released it as a download with a music video on 2 June 2017.
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