History Music / Radiohead

19th Sep '16 3:15:03 PM stuffedninja
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* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: The title of "2 + 2 = 5," which is a direct reference to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.



** A lot of the lyrics in "The Gloaming" are repeated.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Described in "Decks Dark," with what might be a ShoutOut to TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Described in "Decks Dark," with what might be a ShoutOut to TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.



** "Scatterbrain" has its guitar panned to the right.



* ListSong: "Fitter Happier" comes across as a demented checklist ("at a better pace / slower and more calculated / [[BreadEggsMilkSquick no chance of escape]]").

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* ListSong: LimitedLyricsSong:
** "Pyramid Song" has one verse that is later repeated.
** "The National Anthem" is almost six minutes long but only consists of these lyrics:
-->''Everyone, everyone around here''\\
''Everyone is so near/has got the fear''\\
''It's holding on''\\
''It's holding on''
** "Everything in Its Right Place" has five lines repeated throughout:
-->''Everything''\\
''In its right place''\\
''Yesterday I woke up sucking on a lemon''\\
''There are two colors in my head''\\
''What is that you tried to say?''
* ListSong:
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"Fitter Happier" comes across as a demented checklist ("at a better pace / slower and more calculated / [[BreadEggsMilkSquick no chance of escape]]").escape]]").
** "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" has an autotuned Thom listing different types of doors.



** "No Surprises" is the go-to example here. The music is soft, gentle, nursery rhyme material: the lyrics are replete with images suggesting alienation and pollution, not to mention lines about jobs that slowly kill you and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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** "No Surprises" is the go-to example here. The music is soft, gentle, nursery rhyme material: material; the lyrics are replete with images suggesting alienation and pollution, not to mention lines about jobs that slowly kill you and carbon monoxide poisoning.



* TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive: The title of "2 + 2 = 5," which is a direct reference to Literature/NineteenEightyFour.
28th Jul '16 11:55:19 AM stuffedninja
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** "I Will" is an acoustic rearrangement of an electronic song that was reversed and turned into "Like Spinning Plates".
16th Jul '16 5:07:28 PM EllaMegablast
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* SubvertedKidsShow: The video for "Burn The Witch" openly emulates the cheery, pastoral classic British children's show ''Camberwick Green'' while also heavily drawing from TheWickerMan. [[https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/16/radiohead-copyright-burn-the-witch-video-trumpton The combination was subversive enough, and the emulation strong enough, to earn the band a lawsuit.]]
16th Jul '16 4:57:57 PM EllaMegablast
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Rumor has it that "Pearly*" was inspired by a Japanese girl who prostituted herself in order to get Radiohead tickets, much to Thom's horror.
** ''Kid A'' was built around [[NothingIsScarier something]] so scary and horrible that Thom couldn't sing the TitleTrack without processing his vocals through a vocoder to make the words and subject matter less intelligible.
** ''Hail to the Thief'' followed both 9/11 and the birth of Thom's son and has very, very heavy political overtones. For specific song examples, "I Will" was inspired by a news scene of a bunker full of women and kids being bombed during the first Gulf War; "Sail to the Moon" was reportedly written in five minutes for Thom's son. In addition, "A Punchup at a Wedding" was inspired by Thom getting extremely upset after reading a very negative and caustic review of an Oxford show that was intended to be a homecoming concert.
14th Jul '16 11:04:09 AM stuffedninja
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-->''Immerse your soul in love...''
13th Jul '16 9:24:17 PM stuffedninja
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** "Exit Music (for a Film)" is inspired by ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', stemming from an idea Thom got while watching the 1968 adaptation as a teenager (what would've happened if the two ran away the morning after they consummated their marriage), and was specifically written for use in the [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet 1996 adaptation]] (in which it was [[MeaningfulName literally exit music]] played in the credits).
22nd Jun '16 4:01:04 AM gewunomox
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+Music/{{REM}}, Music/TalkingHeads, Music/TheBeatles, Music/{{U2}}, Music/DJShadow, Music/MilesDavis, Music/EnnioMorricone, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/{{Pixies}}, Music/ElvisCostello, Music/JeffBuckley, Music/JoyDivision, Music/{{Magazine}}, Music/TheSmiths, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheBeachBoys, Creator/PhilSpector, Music/ScottWalker, Krzysztof Penderecki, Music/{{Autechre}}, Music/AphexTwin, Music/{{Can}}, Music/{{Neu}}, Music/CharlesMingus, Alice Coltrane, Music/OlivierMessiaen, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/NeilYoung, Music/{{Bjork}}, Music/CrowdedHouse, Music/{{MIA}}, Spank Rock, Liars, Music/{{Burial}}, Modeselektor

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+Music/{{REM}}, Music/TalkingHeads, Music/TheBeatles, Music/{{U2}}, Music/DJShadow, Music/MilesDavis, Music/EnnioMorricone, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/{{Pixies}}, Music/ThePixies, Music/ElvisCostello, Music/JeffBuckley, Music/JoyDivision, Music/{{Magazine}}, Music/TheSmiths, Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheBeachBoys, Creator/PhilSpector, Music/ScottWalker, Krzysztof Penderecki, Music/{{Autechre}}, Music/AphexTwin, Music/{{Can}}, Music/{{Neu}}, Music/CharlesMingus, Alice Coltrane, Music/OlivierMessiaen, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/NeilYoung, Music/{{Bjork}}, Music/CrowdedHouse, Music/{{MIA}}, Spank Rock, Liars, Music/{{Burial}}, Modeselektor
15th Jun '16 1:40:39 PM stuffedninja
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14th Jun '16 11:44:04 AM stuffedninja
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** "The Numbers" ends with a reversed recording of people shaking shakers and laughing underneath the concluding notes.
14th Jun '16 11:42:07 AM stuffedninja
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** "Present Tense" has delayed voices repeating Thom's lyrics panned into the right.
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