It’s the best thing that you ever had

High and Dry (live) :: Radiohead
originally from the album, The Bends (1995)

“Drying up in conversation,
you will be the one who cannot talk.
All your insides fall to pieces,
you just sit there wishing you could still make love.” Continue reading It’s the best thing that you ever had

Quintessential Albums :: Radiohead :: The Bends

Quintessential Album Series :: The Bends (1995) :: Radiohead A Little History: The Bends is the second studio album by Radiohead, released on March 13, 1995 by Parlophone. The Bends was produced by John Leckie at EMI’s studios in London, and engineered by Nigel Godrich, who would go on to produce all future albums by the band. Featuring five charting singles, the album also marked the beginning of a shift in aesthetics and themes for the band, with greater use of keyboards, and more abrasive guitar tracks balancing subtler ones. The introspective grunge-influenced style of Pablo Honey evolved toward more multi-layered rock with cryptic lyrics and larger ideas, as the band and singer Thom … Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Radiohead :: The Bends

But gravity always wins :: VOTD

Fake Plastic Trees :: Radiohead from the album, The Bends directed by Jake Scott Fake Plastic Trees is a song by the British alternative rock band Radiohead, from their second album The Bends (1995). It was the third single to be released from that album in the UK, but in the US, it was released as the band’s first single from the album. Fake Plastic Trees marked a turning point in the band’s early career, moving away from the grunge sound of their earlier hit single Creep. This is a song about an area in east London called Canary Wharf which was … Continue reading But gravity always wins :: VOTD