Monday, May 28, 2012
A LOOK BACK AT OLD RADIOHEAD (Part 5)
This is a series that I'd completely forgotten about!! The plan was to give you the opportunity to listen again to old 45s by Radiohead together with the other tracks released on various CD singles. Past efforts have featured No Surprises, Paranoid Android, High and Dry and Knives Out.
The reason the series was kick-started in the memory banks was me chancing on the genuinely creepy and disturbing promo video for Karma Police on a video channel on satellite telly the other night.
Released in August 1997, the single reached #8 in the UK singles charts. Years later, Thom Yorke was happy to explain in a newspaper interview that the song was about stress and and as for the lyrics "It's for someone who has to work for a large company. This is a song against bosses. Fuck the middle management!"
And given some of the struggles I've often had in the workplace over the years, that will do nicely enough for me.
As for the b-sides.....
mp3 : Radiohead - Meeting In The Aisle
mp3 : Radiohead - Lull
mp3 : Radiohead - Climbing Up The Hills (Zero 7 Mix)
mp3 : Radiohead - Climbing Up The Hills (Fila Brazillia Mix)
Meeting In The Aisle is an instrumental that is very James Bond-esque while and Lull is a terrific wee songs that would not have sounded out of place on OK Computer....both are proof that the band were in a very rich vein of form in that particular era. The remixes are of course of one of the tracks from that very LP, both by UK electronica acts, and both are radically different and longer than the original.