History NightmareFuel / Radiohead

16th Jul '16 7:09:29 PM Rockah12
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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan]].

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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan]].Film/TheWickerMan.
16th Jul '16 7:08:57 PM Rockah12
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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan ]].

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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan ]].[[Film/TheWickerMan]].
16th Jul '16 4:47:50 PM EllaMegablast
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** Thom's tortured scream at the end adds to the effect:
--> [[https://youtu.be/qbtZyuOMdHI?t=4m1s '''WAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH''']]

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** Thom's tortured scream at the end adds to the effect:
--> [[https://youtu.be/qbtZyuOMdHI?t=4m1s '''WAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH''']]
effect.



** The phrases get worse and worse as they go along;
-->[[AC:fitter, happier\\
more productive\\
...\\
sleeping well ([[BlatantLies no bad dreams]])\\
no paranoia\\
...\\
at a better pace\\
slower and more calculated\\
[[BreadEggsMilkSquick no chance of escape]]\\
...\\
[[AdultFear (shot of baby strapped in back seat)]]\\
...\\
no longer empty and frantic\\
like a cat\\
tied to a stick\\
...\\
calm, fitter, healthier and more productive\\
a pig\\
in a cage\\
on antibiotics]]



* The final third of "Paranoid Android" is endlessly chilling.



* The music video for "No Surprises" is probably not for anyone with a fear of drowning. It depicts Thom Yorke singing "No Surprises" in close-up while wearing a dome over his head like an astronaut. As he sings, the dome begins to fill with water. When it is completely full, ''Thom goes completely limp and motionless.'' '''For almost a full minute.''' Then the dome drains out and Thom appears to be quite distressed (sucking in great lungfuls of air), and also quite relieved, laughing as he lip-syncs the last of the lyrics. [[spoiler:He was never in any actual danger -- they {{Over Crank}}ed the film in order to make it appear he was motionless. He actually only had to hold his breath for a few seconds.]] The kicker? The video took ''several takes'' to film -- and each time Thom grew more and more stressed out and agitated at how long it was taking. Horribly, eye-wateringly claustrophobic.

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* The music video for "No Surprises" is probably not for anyone with a fear of drowning. It depicts Thom Yorke singing "No Surprises" in close-up while wearing a dome over his head like an astronaut. As he sings, the dome begins to fill with water. When it is completely full, ''Thom Thom goes completely limp and motionless.'' '''For motionless for almost a full minute.''' Then the minute. [[spoiler: The dome drains drains, and he gets out and Thom appears to be quite distressed (sucking in great lungfuls of air), and also quite relieved, laughing as he lip-syncs the last of the lyrics. [[spoiler:He alive. He was never in any actual danger -- they {{Over Crank}}ed the film in order to make it appear he was motionless. He actually only had to hold his breath for a few seconds.]] The kicker? The video took ''several takes'' several takes to film -- film, and each time Thom grew more and more stressed out and agitated at how long it was taking.agitated. Horribly, eye-wateringly claustrophobic.



* While the title track may be the strongest example, the entire album has a very eerie, nihilistic, and very ''wrong'' atmosphere throughout it. The whole album, while never being outwardly scary, is very undeniably creepy. [[BrownNote And it gets worse and worse the more you listen to it.]]
** Starting with "Everything in Its Right Place," which is in [[UncommonTime 10/4 time, by the way]], with its strange synths and Thom's distorted voice, combined with its constant build up.
** "The National Anthem" has some very strange noises placed constantly throughout the whole song.
*** If you don't quite see it past the catchy drums and bassline, listen to it again and do the best you can to block out the bass and drums and listen to everything else in the song; you will find a nightmarish, paranoid, and enormous soundscape that becomes more and more intrusive as the song progresses.
** "How to Disappear Completely" is extremely bleak throughout... and then come the PsychoStrings.
** "Treefingers" is very soothing taken out of context, but after the ominous tunes preceding it is more NothingIsScarier than anything. It should also be noted that placing it in a "sleep" playlist is a [[BrownNote very bad idea.]] There's something very wrong with the song.
** "Optimistic," while not as outwardly creepy as the others, sounds particularly suicidal. The [[BrokenRecord repetition of lines]] like "[[MadnessMantra The best you can is good enough]]" juxtaposed with dark and minor chord choices makes the lyrics sound extremely bitter, sarcastic, and resigned.
** The horrifying, distorted wailing of Thom Yorke at the end of "In Limbo." In fact, the second half of the song seems to be a slow descent into madness. An epic LastNoteNightmare.
** "Idioteque" starts off pretty calm, but pretty much everything from the bridge on is pretty much one big LastNoteNightmare.
** "Morning Bell" carries on the trend of LastNoteNightmare[=s=], and is overall somewhere between soothing and dark. It doesn't seem particularly creepy until, suddenly, all the instruments but the drums cut out and this line is [[MadnessMantra repeated over and over]]:
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
** "Motion Picture Soundtrack" is a big case of MoodWhiplash, pretty much an inversion of LastNoteNightmare. In fact, it's pretty much SweetDreamsFuel in any other context. But in this case, similar to "Treefingers," on ''Kid A'' it pretty much ends up being NothingIsScarier. Especially with the two minutes of silence at the end.

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* While the title track may be the strongest example, the entire album has a very eerie, nihilistic, is creepy and very ''wrong'' atmosphere throughout it. The whole album, while offputting, though never being outwardly scary, is very undeniably creepy. [[BrownNote And it gets worse and worse outright scary. Here are some of the more you listen to it.]]
unsettling qualities, track by track:
** Starting with "Everything in Its Right Place," which is in [[UncommonTime 10/4 time, by the way]], with its Place's" strange synths and Thom's distorted voice, combined with its constant build up.
** "The National Anthem" has some very strange noises placed constantly throughout Anthem," when the whole song.
*** If you don't quite see it past
instruments drop out and we're left with distorted samples of dialogue and an orchestra at the catchy drums and bassline, listen to it again and do the best you can to block out the bass and drums and listen to everything else in the song; you will find a nightmarish, paranoid, and enormous soundscape that becomes more and more intrusive as the song progresses.
end.
** "How to Disappear Completely" is extremely bleak throughout... and then come the PsychoStrings.
Completely's" calm but dissonant string arrangement.
** "Treefingers" is very soothing taken out of context, comparatively soft, but after the ominous tunes preceding it is more NothingIsScarier than anything. It should also be noted that placing it in a "sleep" playlist is a [[BrownNote very bad idea.]] There's something very wrong with the song.
** "Optimistic," while not as outwardly creepy as the others, sounds particularly suicidal. The [[BrokenRecord repetition of lines]] like "[[MadnessMantra The best you can is good enough]]" juxtaposed with dark
still empty and minor chord choices makes the lyrics sound extremely bitter, sarcastic, and resigned.
cold.
** The horrifying, distorted wailing of Thom Yorke at the end of "In Limbo." In fact, the second half of the song seems to be Limbo" is hazy, off-balance, and ends with what sounds like a slow descent into madness. An epic LastNoteNightmare.
siren wailing through a snowstorm.
** "Idioteque" starts off pretty calm, is an extremely anxious and paranoid dance song. Its rhythmic energy doesn't make it lighter, but pretty much everything from the bridge instead more desperate. The song ends on is pretty much one big LastNoteNightmare.
another distorted sample, this time of wailing, atonal strings.
** "Morning Bell" carries comes in on the trend of LastNoteNightmare[=s=], and is overall somewhere between soothing and dark. It doesn't seem particularly creepy until, suddenly, all the instruments but the drums cut out and this line is [[MadnessMantra repeated over and over]]:
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
Idioteque's LastNoteNightmare.
** "Motion Picture Soundtrack" is a big case of MoodWhiplash, pretty much an inversion of LastNoteNightmare. In fact, it's pretty much SweetDreamsFuel in any other context. But in this case, similar ironic example. The harp samples are so sweet as to "Treefingers," on ''Kid A'' it pretty much ends up being NothingIsScarier. Especially be sickly and seem to have deliberately invoked Disney soundtracks, but the lyrics are still cold, distant, and offputting, especially with its references to the two minutes of silence at the end.afterlife.



* "Kinetic:" The lyrics sound like they're from the perspective of someone trying to escape an inevitable (and horrible) fate.
--> ''Keep moving... Please keep moving...''



-->''[[MadnessMantra I will eat you all alive, and I will eat you all alive, and I will eat you all alive, and I will eat you all alive,]]''
-->''[[MadnessMantra And there'll be no more lies, and there'll be no more lies, and there'll be no more lies, and there'll be no more lies]]''



--> ''Genie let out of the bottle''
--> ''It is now {{the witching hour}}''
--> ''Murderers, you're murderers''
--> ''We are not the same as you''
--> ''Genie let out of the bottle''
--> ''Funny haha, funny how''
--> ''When the walls bend''
--> ''With your breathing''
--> ''They will suck you down to the other side''
--> ''Shadows blue and red''
--> ''Your alarm bells''
--> ''Should be ringing''
--> ''This is the Gloaming.''



* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan THE FREAKING WICKER MAN]], complete with [[spoiler:the main character burning at the end]] with all the cute characters waving at the camera.

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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan THE FREAKING WICKER MAN]], complete with [[spoiler:the main character burning at the end]] with all the cute characters waving at the camera.]].
24th Jun '16 8:08:22 AM dsneybuf
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* The music video for "There There." The amount of [[SurrealMusicVideo purely]] [[RogerRabbitEffect surreal]] stuff in the video isn't all that scary, but it's the [[GainaxEnding equally surreal ending]] that sells it. Basically, the moral of that story is [[SpaceWhaleAesop "Don't wear clothes you find in the woods]] [[BodyHorror or you will turn into a tree."]]

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* The music video for "There There." The amount of [[SurrealMusicVideo purely]] [[RogerRabbitEffect surreal]] stuff in the video isn't all that scary, but it's the [[GainaxEnding equally surreal ending]] that sells it. Basically, the moral of that story is [[SpaceWhaleAesop "Don't wear clothes you find in the woods]] [[FeatheredFiend or crows will attack you,]] [[BodyHorror or you will then you'll turn into a tree."]]
22nd Jun '16 6:56:34 PM dsneybuf
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** The freakiest part has to be the final frame, where you see [[AndIMustScream Thom's still, screaming face on the tree]]. The director of the video has [[http://www.chrishopewell.com/chrishopewell.com/Photos.html implied]] that the face remains somewhere in those woods...

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** The freakiest part has to be the final frame, where you see [[AndIMustScream Thom's still, screaming face on the tree]]. The director of the video has [[http://www.chrishopewell.com/chrishopewell.com/Photos.html implied]] that the face remains somewhere in those woods...tree]]...
14th Jun '16 11:36:14 AM stuffedninja
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'''A Moon Shaped Pool''':

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'''A Moon Shaped Pool''':'''Music/AMoonShapedPool''':
9th May '16 9:51:32 PM CassandraLeo
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* The first 15 or so seconds of "Bullet Proof... I Wish I Was", consisting of very unsettling sounds and noises.

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* The first 15 or so seconds of "Bullet Proof... Proof..I Wish I Was", consisting of very unsettling sounds and noises.



** "Treefingers" is very soothing taken out of context, but after the ominous tunes preceding it is more NothingIsScarier than anything. It should also be noted, that placing it in a "sleep" playlist is a [[BrownNote very bad idea.]] There's something very wrong with the song.
** "Optimistic," while not as outwardly creepy as the others, sounds particularly suicidal. The repetition of lines like "The best you could was good enough" juxtaposed with dark and minor chord choices makes the lyrics sound extremely bitter, sarcastic, and resigned.

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** "Treefingers" is very soothing taken out of context, but after the ominous tunes preceding it is more NothingIsScarier than anything. It should also be noted, noted that placing it in a "sleep" playlist is a [[BrownNote very bad idea.]] There's something very wrong with the song.
** "Optimistic," while not as outwardly creepy as the others, sounds particularly suicidal. The [[BrokenRecord repetition of lines lines]] like "The "[[MadnessMantra The best you could was can is good enough" enough]]" juxtaposed with dark and minor chord choices makes the lyrics sound extremely bitter, sarcastic, and resigned.



* The album's hidden booklet.

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* The album's hidden booklet.
booklet, especially the caricature of UsefulNotes/TonyBlair with a SlasherSmile, as well as the liberal doses of WordSaladHorror.



** The music video (which uses "Pulk / Pull Revolving Doors" as an intro to the song) is even creepier. Most of the video centers on a bizarre machine that pulses and flickers... it's only toward the end of the video that the viewer sees [[spoiler:the siamese twins that are being ripped apart inside the machine.]]

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** The music video (which uses "Pulk / Pull Revolving Doors" as an intro to the song) is even creepier. Most of the video centers on a bizarre machine that pulses and flickers... it's only toward the end of the video that the viewer sees [[spoiler:the siamese Siamese twins that are being ripped apart inside the machine.]]



* The album cover for ''The King Of Limbs''.

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* The album cover for ''The King Of of Limbs''.



* A lot of weird stream-of-consciousness-style text (in addition to the exceedingly morbid and surreal art) can be found in their aptly-titled book ''Dead Children Playing'' which pretty much showcases all of Donwood/Yorke's artwork from OKC to HTT. A little snippet:

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* A lot of weird stream-of-consciousness-style text (in addition to the exceedingly morbid and surreal art) can be found in their aptly-titled book ''Dead Children Playing'' which pretty much showcases all of Donwood/Yorke's artwork from OKC to HTT.HTTT. A little snippet:
9th May '16 2:23:50 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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[[AC:The King of Limbs]]:

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[[AC:The King of Limbs]]:'''Music/TheKingOfLimbs''':



[[AC: Ninth album]]:

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[[AC: Ninth album]]:'''A Moon Shaped Pool''':
7th May '16 9:19:13 AM stuffedninja
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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of THE FREAKING WICKER MAN, complete with the main character burning at the end with all the cute characters waving at the camera.
* "Daydreaming" is SweetDreamFuel for the most part... [[LastNoteNightmare at least until those sinister backwards-masked voices start chanting near the very end]].

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* "Burn the Witch": what does Radiohead do for the video of their new single? A cutesy stop-motion animated version of [[Film/TheWickerMan THE FREAKING WICKER MAN, MAN]], complete with the [[spoiler:the main character burning at the end end]] with all the cute characters waving at the camera.
* "Daydreaming" is SweetDreamFuel SweetDreamsFuel for the most part... [[LastNoteNightmare at least until those sinister backwards-masked voices start chanting near the very end]].
6th May '16 10:04:50 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* "Daydreaming" is SweetDreamFuel for the most part... [[LastNoteNightmare at least until those those sinister backwards-masked voices start chanting near the very end]].

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* "Daydreaming" is SweetDreamFuel for the most part... [[LastNoteNightmare at least until those those sinister backwards-masked voices start chanting near the very end]].
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