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Why, it could almost touch the heart of Francis Underwood. The meaning of the haunting song isn't clear - although it does mention an aircrash and Thom Yorke was involved in a car accident ten years previous with his girlfriend. And that technology can be a cello or it can be a laptop. The droning ambient intro is worth noting, too. According to legend, the effects were an attempt to sabotage a song Greenwood initially disliked.

Eventually, the members agreed on a new musical direction, redefining their instrumental roles. Fitter Happier More Deductive. Impending apocalypse has rarely sounded so peaceful. For Jonny Greenwood, the song's string arrangements helped set off his career in composition, leading to high-profile soundtrack work for directors like Lynne Ramsay and Paul Thomas Anderson. Seek the live acoustic version on YouTube for the rawest example.

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That's when it started to feel like we made the right choice about being a band. You can hear an early version of the song in the documentary Meeting People Is Easy. The album was driven by dense riffs and ethereal atmospheres from the band's three guitarists, with greater use of keyboards than their debut. Then it tears itself apart in a distortion-swallowing maelstrom.

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Worth taking your hat off for at the next human-clone hunger games. It ends in musical catharsis, fitting for a tragedy. Soon other radio stations along the west coast of the United States followed suit.

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But those ethereal guitars, and the crushworthy chorus, live up to that colorfully sing-song title. That's how obsessed Radiohead fans are. Graphic artist Stanley Donwood met Yorke when they were art students. The melodies are too strange. If the title is a prompt, the song is a demonstration.

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Into the wilderness, then. It was nominated for five other Grammy awards, including Radiohead's third nomination for Album of the Year. The Complete Guide to their Music. Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album. It was released on iTunes in June.

Still, it reached number five in the singles chart and went on to be one of the greatest giver-of-goosebumps crowd anthems ever written. It was featured in the film Clueless. This sample features Jonny Greenwood's guitar distortion before the chorus.

Live performances of many of the songs circulate as bootlegs. List of awards and nominations received by Radiohead. It's far more like a jazz mentality. Listen out for Jonny on the ondes martenot.

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But these are also reasons why it's one of Radiohead's best songs. Lists of songs recorded by British artists British music-related lists Radiohead songs. Radiohead began work on their second album in with veteran Abbey Road Studios producer John Leckie. Songs usually begin with a sketch by Yorke, road crash game which is harmonically developed by Jonny Greenwood before the others develop their parts.

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For Yorke, it was deeply personal, the lyrics derived in part from advice that R. Its atmospheric build is unavoidably filmic, but also works perfectly on the album. But the song is undeniable, about as rapturous as Radiohead has ever been. Did I mention how stunning the song is?

It's all sort of machinery when looked at in the right way. But then the band decided to play this piece live, for the first time, in its return performance after a tragic stage collapse killed drum tech Scott Johnson. It was also included in the Twilight sequel's closing sequence. What really blew my head off was the fact that people got all the things, all the textures and the sounds and the atmospheres we were trying to create. If it no longer sounds quite so out of left field, then its meticulous chaos has just become that much more ripe for sheer enjoyment.

All that work, trust, and knowledge of each other would have been thrown out of the window and they'd have to start again. Here, Radiohead's artistry coudln't be questioned anymore, the band's commitment to pushing rock into new areas and us into new ways of feeling made readily apparent. For this song, Yorke read random lyrics drawn from a hat and ran it though the Ondes Martenot an early electronic instrument while Jonny Greenwood improvised its melody. How about a New Orleans jazz funeral?

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Interviewed by Chris Douridas. The neo-psychedelic textures give this one a longer shelf life than some of its contemporaries.

Well, Yorke actually sings on this intriguing percussion workout, though his vocals are processed beyond discernibility. Following the Hail to the Thief tour, Radiohead went on hiatus to spend time with their families and work on solo projects. The most erudite song in the Radiohead canon perhaps? Promoted links by Taboola.

Although all but Jonny had left Abingdon by to attend university, On a Friday continued to rehearse on weekends and holidays. Especially when Yorke hits a funkier-than-his-usual falsetto at the end. It's a song to lose yourself in despite the stark, anti-Capitalist message.

Sbaitso -era computerized voice reading lyrics of quotidian bourgeois meaninglessness atop rickety piano and a looped sample. The song is directly inspired by the moment Claire Danes playing Juliet holds a gun to her head.

None of us fucking knew any more whether it was good or bad. In the song's video, Yorke moves his body in bizarre, hypnotic, sometimes ludicrous ways, inspiring edits and remixes and gifs like Drake. Nigel Godrich first worked with Radiohead as an audio engineer on their second album, The Bends.