History Fridge / Radiohead

3rd Oct '17 12:59:57 AM DuPinz
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* ''OKNOTOK'', the 2107 reissue of ''OK Computer'', was promoted with the release of two music videos, "Man of War" and "I Promise". A ''paranoid'' man is the protagonist of the first one, while the second features (the head of) an ''android''.

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* ''OKNOTOK'', the 2107 2017 reissue of ''OK Computer'', was promoted with the release of two music videos, "Man of War" and "I Promise". A ''paranoid'' man is the protagonist of the first one, while the second features (the head of) an ''android''.''android''.
* The video for "Lift" opens with Thom getting in a, ahem, lift on the 18th floor, shortly followed by a woman and a girl. As the two women get off on the floor below, the girl hits all the buttons forcing Thom to meet all sorts of people on his way down, who are all MythologyGags to earlier songs and videos. The brilliance kicks in when you realise that the girl is his daughter and she's basically making his father revisit his past, which is appropriate for a single taken from the reissue of one of Radiohead's most beloved albums.
** Moreover, the woman accompanying the girl is Thom's current girlfriend. Following all of the recent heartbreak, culminating in [[TearJerker the passing of his ex-wife]], the three of them coming together from floor 18 (as in 2018; the video was released in September 2017) could be seen as asking for hope from the future.
2nd Oct '17 3:58:43 AM DuPinz
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* ''OKNOTOK'', the 2107 reissue of ''OK Computer'', was promoted with the release of two music videos, "Man of War" and "I Promise". A ''paranoid'' man is the protagonist of the first one, while the second features (the head of) an ''android''.
15th May '16 11:27:51 AM stuffedninja
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** Additionally, the first three piano notes are D-E-A. When you play them over and over, you get '''D-E-A-D'''-D-E-A...

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** Additionally, the first three piano notes are D-E-A. When you play them over and over, you get '''D-E-A-D'''-D-E-A...'''D-E-A-D'''-E-A-D-E-A...
15th May '16 11:27:38 AM stuffedninja
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/Q53Xg.png There's a reason]] why it's called "Pyramid Song," according to Website/{{Reddit}}.

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* [[http://i.imgur.com/Q53Xg.png There's a reason]] why it's called "Pyramid Song," according to Website/{{Reddit}}.Website/{{Reddit}}.
* "Daydreaming" gets a special level of brilliant when you discover that in the music video, Thom walks through 23 doors. He was with his wife Rachel Owen for 23 years. And it's also been 23 years since ''Pablo Honey'' was released.
** Additionally, the first three piano notes are D-E-A. When you play them over and over, you get '''D-E-A-D'''-D-E-A...
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20th Jan '15 5:21:14 PM spirasen
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* "Fitter Happier" has what might be a subtle bit of YouBastard in its lyrics. The line "Like a cat, tied to a stick, that's driven into frozen winter shit" might raise a giggle - if not at the mental image, then at least at the fact that the [[PrecisionFStrike only swear on the entire album]] was just delivered by a text-to-speech program. Then the very next line is ''"The ability to laugh at weakness"'', which is exactly what you'd be doing.
** A subtle YouBastard might also appear in "Nude". The song title may already conjure less than savoury thoughts in the listener's mind, and the song in general sounds very suggestive. One might get used to this idea as the song continues, but then Thom sings "''You'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking...''" in the bridge and snaps you out of it. Then you take a look at the lyrics and realise that he was doing this ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for the whole song]]''.
* There are certain musical similarities between "Creep" and The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe"... Enough so that songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued for plagiarism and are listed as co-writing "Creep" alongside the band members. If you compare the lyrics of the two songs, "Creep" could almost be an AnswerSong of sorts - both are about being in love, but while the narrator of "The Air That I Breathe" is perfectly content because he's already with the object of his affections, the narrator of "Creep" can't even bring himself to talk to her because he thinks of himself as being too inferior.

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\n\n* "Fitter Happier" has what might be a subtle bit of YouBastard in its lyrics. The line "Like a cat, tied to a stick, that's driven into frozen winter shit" might raise a giggle - -- if not at the mental image, then at least at the fact that the [[PrecisionFStrike only swear on the entire album]] was just delivered by a text-to-speech program. Then the very next line is ''"The ability to laugh at weakness"'', which is exactly what you'd be doing.
** A subtle YouBastard might also appear in "Nude". "Nude." The song title may already conjure less than savoury thoughts in the listener's mind, and the song in general sounds very suggestive. One might get used to this idea as the song continues, but then Thom sings "''You'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking...''" in the bridge and snaps you out of it. Then you take a look at the lyrics and realise that he was doing this ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for the whole song]]''.
* There are certain musical similarities between "Creep" and The Hollies' Music/TheHollies' "The Air That I Breathe"... Enough so that songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued for plagiarism and are listed as co-writing "Creep" alongside the band members. If you compare the lyrics of the two songs, "Creep" could almost be an AnswerSong of sorts - -- both are about being in love, but while the narrator of "The Air That I Breathe" is perfectly content because he's already with the object of his affections, the narrator of "Creep" can't even bring himself to talk to her because he thinks of himself as being too inferior.



** During the breakdown, grinding, atonal guitars are [[GratuitousPanning Gratuitously Panned]] to either side and alternate between each other... they're supposed to sound like car horns honking.

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** During the breakdown, grinding, atonal guitars are [[GratuitousPanning Gratuitously Panned]] to either side and alternate between each other... they're supposed to sound like car horns honking.



* [[http://i.imgur.com/Q53Xg.png There's a reason]] why it's called "Pyramid Song", according to Reddit.

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* [[http://i.imgur.com/Q53Xg.png There's a reason]] why it's called "Pyramid Song", Song," according to Reddit.Website/{{Reddit}}.
19th Jun '14 4:10:21 PM stuffedninja
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** The "nasal, depersonalized" sound of the vocals (thanks to {{Autotune}}) is to emphasize how deadening this process is.

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** The "nasal, depersonalized" sound of the vocals (thanks to {{Autotune}}) is to emphasize how deadening this process is.is.
* [[http://i.imgur.com/Q53Xg.png There's a reason]] why it's called "Pyramid Song", according to Reddit.
5th Jun '14 2:19:30 PM stuffedninja
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25th Feb '13 9:07:13 AM Crane
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* There are certain musical similarities between "Creep" and The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe"... Enough so that songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued for plagiarism and are listed as co-writing "Creep" alongside the band members. If you compare the lyrics of the two songs, "Creep" could almost be an AnswerSong of sorts - both are about being in love, but while the narrator of "The Air That I Breathe" is perfectly content because he's already with the object of his affections, the narrator of "Creep" can't even bring himself to talk to her because he thinks of himself as being too inferior.

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* There are certain musical similarities between "Creep" and The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe"... Enough so that songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued for plagiarism and are listed as co-writing "Creep" alongside the band members. If you compare the lyrics of the two songs, "Creep" could almost be an AnswerSong of sorts - both are about being in love, but while the narrator of "The Air That I Breathe" is perfectly content because he's already with the object of his affections, the narrator of "Creep" can't even bring himself to talk to her because he thinks of himself as being too inferior.inferior.
* It's generally accepted that "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box" is about the monotony of a 9-to-5 job, specifically the commute to and from the job. But what may not be immediately obvious is that the song is actually designed to ''sound like'' this commute:
** During the breakdown, grinding, atonal guitars are [[GratuitousPanning Gratuitously Panned]] to either side and alternate between each other... they're supposed to sound like car horns honking.
** The chopped-up, echoing StudioChatter in the background is supposed to be people talking over each other, possibly on the radio or at work.
** The "nasal, depersonalized" sound of the vocals (thanks to {{Autotune}}) is to emphasize how deadening this process is.
15th Feb '13 12:18:49 AM SouthPawRacer
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* "Fitter Happier" has what might be a subtle bit of YouBastard in it's lyrics. The line "Like a cat, tied to a stick, that's driven into frozen winter shit" might raise a giggle - if not at the mental image, then at least at the fact that the [[PrecisionFStrike only swear on the entire album]] was just delivered by a text-to-speech program. Then the very next line is ''"The ability to laugh at weakness"'', which is exactly what you'd be doing.
** A subtle YouBastard might also appear in "Nude". The song title may already conjure less than savoury thoughts in the listener's mind, and the song in general sounds very suggestive. One might get used to this idea as the song continues, but then Thom sings "''You'll go to hell for what you dirty mind is thinking...''" in the bridge and snaps you out of it. Then you take a look at the lyrics and realise that he was doing this ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for the whole song]]''.

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* "Fitter Happier" has what might be a subtle bit of YouBastard in it's its lyrics. The line "Like a cat, tied to a stick, that's driven into frozen winter shit" might raise a giggle - if not at the mental image, then at least at the fact that the [[PrecisionFStrike only swear on the entire album]] was just delivered by a text-to-speech program. Then the very next line is ''"The ability to laugh at weakness"'', which is exactly what you'd be doing.
** A subtle YouBastard might also appear in "Nude". The song title may already conjure less than savoury thoughts in the listener's mind, and the song in general sounds very suggestive. One might get used to this idea as the song continues, but then Thom sings "''You'll go to hell for what you your dirty mind is thinking...''" in the bridge and snaps you out of it. Then you take a look at the lyrics and realise that he was doing this ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for the whole song]]''.
15th Feb '13 12:18:29 AM SouthPawRacer
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** A subtle YouBastard might also appear in "Nude". The song title may already conjure less than savoury thoughts in the listener's mind, and the song in general sounds very suggestive. One might get used to this idea as the song continues, but then Thom sings "''You'll go to hell for what you dirty mind is thinking...''" in the bridge and snaps you out of it. Then you take a look at the lyrics and realise that he was doing this ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for the whole song]]''.
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