Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)

PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHoAIoWyoX0&list=PLZhCxN9I1SNoyWW3058vOF3A-fYKgNSSq

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OK Computer (1997)The All-Time 100 Albums

 

  • It was on the shortlist for the 1997 Mercury Music Prize.
  • In 1998, it was number 1 in Q magazines list of greatest albums of all time as voted by readers. It later appeared atop another such list in the magazine in 2006.
  • In 2001, the TV network VH1 placed it at number 94 in a list of greatest albums.
  • In 2003, NME named it the 16th greatest album of all time.
  • In 2003, Pitchfork Media placed it at number 1 in a list of Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.
  • In 2003, the album was ranked number 162 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
  • In 2005, it was voted number 1 in a poll of 100 Greatest Albums conducted by the UK’s Channel 4.
  • In 2005, it was selected by Spin Magazine as the number one album of the past 20 years.
  • In 2006, it was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best albums of all time.
  • In 2006, it was voted third in a list of Australia’s favourite albums in a national poll run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Thom Yorke Interview:

Because it’s so obvious to me, to all of us, at the time and it’s such a headfuck when we are called ‘depressing’. They just don’t get it. Depressing music to me is just shit music. It’s like air freshener – just a nasty little poison in the air.

In some ways, you are tempted to fill your life up with other noise instead. I see other people do it with all these incredibly important things they have to do all the time. It’s very easy to exist in this perpetual state of activity and then you’ll never be nudged in the direction you need to be nudged in if you’re trying to write. I do believe there are things pushing me in certain directions, but that only ever happens if I’m zoned out enough to let it happen.

Probably the most sacred thing I have to do is sit and watch, or go off and… Just go off, basically. I guess I see it as something religious, really. It’s not simply about doing nothing, it’s about being able to get to the right head space.

Can you put a name to the things that are nudging you? Do you have an explanation for it?

No, not really. It’s sometimes quite scary. I feel like a bleeding nutter. What happens is that there are certain periods when things that are happening here and now will take on a meaning they don’t normally have and become incredibly significant. It’s not my only inspiration, but it’s one that’s usually very formative in terms of moving on.

The closest description I’ve ever heard of it is the bardo thing in Buddhism. (I haven’t read it for ages, so I’ll probably get this wrong.) The simplest way to describe it is that when you’re about to drop into your deepest sleep you slip into that subconscious region where you may wake up or you may go further into sleep; and that’s a very important time in Buddhism, not for spiritual enrichment but for an opening into the beyond, that being able to see the strands that hold things together.

I don’t see it as clearly as that – I mean, I can’t meditate, I wish I could – but there are times when things take on such significance that I’ll write down what’s happened or I’ll try and write the music that went with it or whatever. And those are the things that, when I look back a few months later, are the things that are really powerful. All the endless-hard-work stuff will not be half as good.

Do you have a moral compass?

I have this mad thing about – it’s not really a Buddhist thing, but I think that if we ourselves are broken or cracked, then what happens outside will be cracked, you know? And if we’re able to straighten ourselves out, then the things that happen around us will straighten out to some extent as well. And that’s about as far as it gets.

A lot of your lyrics refer to brokenness. Do you sense that there is any hope of redemption?

I don’t think about redemption. I focus on the most imminent ecological things. You know, there are so many scenarios on the horizon at the moment that will result in mass suffering, and that to me is what everybody should be thinking about. That’s what I spend most of my time thinking about. It wouldn’t take that much for people to turn their heads and see that we have just been looking the wrong way, our priorities are wrong.

If your consciousness is not constantly evolving somehow or other and you just keep going round the same room again and again, then you’re sort of trapped – and every good piece of music – or art or writing – stops you feeling trapped. Maybe that is what religion is as well, I don’t really know. But it’s not really escapism, that’s the point.

There’s certainly a feeling of liberation in your music.

That’s what this bardo thing is as well, actually. It’s that sudden sense of relief, that ‘Ah, phew! There is something else.’

Do you believe that we have a soul? It seems to me that when music is working at the deepest level it is connecting with something beyond our minds.

Last time we went out on tour we chose to do really big shows for the first time for ages and part of that was for us all to get over our fear of doing big shows and the other part of it was that I was interested in whether there really is this sort of collective feeling in a massive crowd of people. And there is. Sometimes you finish a song and there’s this sort of shocked silence, because everyone is crawling back from wherever they were.

 


Airbag

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In the next world war
in a jack knifed juggernaut
I am born again
In the neon sign scrolling up and down
I am born again

In an interstellar burst I am back to save the universe

In a deep deep sleep of the innocent I am born again
In a fast german car I’m amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life

In an interstellar burst I am back to save the universe
In an interstellar burst I am back to save the universe

Paranoid Android

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Please could you stop the noise I’m trying to get some rest?
From all the unborn chicken voices in my head
What’s that, what’s that

When I am king you will be first against the wall
With your opinion which is of no consequence at all
What’s that, what’s that

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking squealing gucci little piggy

You don’t remember, you don’t remember, why don’t you remember my name
Off with his head man, off with his head man
Why don’t you remember my name?– I guess he does

Rain down, rain down, come on rain down on me
From a great height, from a great height, height
Rain down, rain down, come on rain down on me
From a great height, from a great height, height

(repeats 3rd time, underneath vocals are:)
That’s it sir, you’re leaving,
the crackle of pig skin,
the dust and the screaming
The yuppies networking
the panic, the vomit,
the panic, the vomit
God loves his children,
God loves his children, yeah

Subterranean Homesick Alien

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The breath of the morning I keep forgetting the smell of the warm summer air
I live in a town where you can’t smell a thing
You watch your feet for cracks in the pavement
Up above aliens hover making home movies for the folks back home
Of all these weird creatures who lock up their spirits
Drill holes in themselves and live for their secrets

They’re all uptight, uptight, uptight, uptight

I wish that they’d swoop down in the country lane late at night when I’m driving
Take me onboard their beautiful ship show me the weird world as I’d love to see it
I’d tell all my friends but they’d never believe me
They’d think that I’d finally lost it completely
I’d show them the stars and the meaning of life they’d shut me away
But I’ll be all right, all right
I’m all right, all right

I’m just uptight, uptight, uptight, uptight

Exit Music (For A Film)

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Wake from your sleep
The drying of your tears, today we escape, we escape
Pack and get dressed, before your father hears us, before, all hell breaks loose
Breathe, keep breathing, don’t lose your nerve, breathe, keep breathing
I can’t do this alone
Sing us a song, a song to keep us warm, there’s such a chill, such a chill

You can laugh a spineless laugh
We hope your rules and wisdom choke you now we are one in everlasting peace
We hope that you choke, that you choke
We hope that you choke, that you choke

We hope that you choke, that you choke

Let Down

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Transport, motorways and tram lines
Starting and then stopping, taking off and landing
The emptiest of feelings disappointed people clinging onto bottles and
When it comes its so so disappointing

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around

Shell smashed, juices flowing wings twitch, legs are going
Don’t get sentimental, it always ends up drivel
One day I’m going to grow wings
A chemical reaction, hysterical and useless hysterical and

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around let down again

You know, you know where you are with you, know where you are
With floor collapses floating, bouncing back and one day
I am gonna grow wings
A chemical reaction, hysterical and useless hysterical and

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around

Karma Police

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Karma Police, arrest this man, he talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge, he’s like a detuned radio
Karma Police, arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill
And we have crashed her party
This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get, when you mess with us

Karma Police, I’ve given all I can, it’s not enough
I’ve given all I can, but we’re still on the payroll
This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get, when you mess with us
And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself

For a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself

Fitter Happier

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Fitter, happier, more productive, comfortable, not drinking too much
Regular exercise at the gym, 3 days a week
Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries at ease
Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats
A patient better driver, a safer car, baby smiling in back seat
Sleeping well, no bad dreams, no paranoia
Careful to all animals, never washing spiders down the plughole
Keep in contact with old friends, enjoy a drink now and then
Will frequently check credit at moral bank, hole in wall
Favors for favors, fond but not in love
Charity standing orders on sundays ring road supermarket
No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants
Car wash, also on sundays, no longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate nothing so childish
At a better pace, slower and more calculated, no chance of escape
Now self-employed, concerned, but powerless
An empowered and informed member of society, pragmatism not idealism
Will not cry in public, less chance of illness, tires that grip in the wet
Shot of baby strapped in back seat, a good memory still cries at a good film
Still kisses with saliva, no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick
That’s driven into frozen winter shit, the ability to laugh at weakness
Calm fitter, healthier and more productive a pig in a cage on antibiotics

Electioneering

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I will stop, I will stop at nothing
Say the right things, when electioneering I trust I can rely on your vote
When I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet
When I go forwards, you go backwards, and somewhere we will meet

Riot shields, voodoo economics, it’s, it’s just business
Cattle prods and the IMF, I trust I can rely on your vote.
When I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet
When I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet

Climbing up the Walls

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I am the key to the lock in your house, that keeps your toys in the basement
And if you get too far inside, you’ll only see my reflection
It’s always best when the light is off, I am the pick in the ice
Do not cry out or hit the alarm, we’re friends till we die

And either way you turn, I’ll be there, open up your skull
I’ll be there, climbing up the walls

It’s always best when the light is off, it’s always better on the outside
Fifteen blows to the back of my head, fifteen blows to your mind
So tuck the kids in safe tonight, shut the eyes in the cupboard
So not cry out or hit the alarm, you’ll get the loneliest feeling

That either way you turn, I’ll be there, open up your skull
I’ll be there, climbing up the walls

Climb up the walls. climb up the walls

No Surprises

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A heart that’s full up like a landfill,
a job that slowly kills you,
bruises that won’t heal
You were so tired, happy,
bring down the government,
they don’t, they don’t speak for her
I’ll take the quiet life, a handshake of carbon monoxide

No alarms and no surprises, no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent
This is my final fit, my final bellyache with
No alarms and no surprises, no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden
No alarms and no surprises, no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

Lucky

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I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll, this time, I feel my luck could change
Kill me Sarah, kill me again with love, it’s gonna be a glorious day
Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the wreck, cause I’m your superhero
We are standing on the edge
The head of state is calling my name but I, I don’t have time for you
It’s gonna be a glorius day, I feel my luck could change
Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the wreck, cause I’m your superhero
We are standing on the edge, we are standing on the edge

We are standing on the edge

The Tourist
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It barks at no-one else but me like it’s seen a ghost
I guess it seen the sparks, a flowing no one else would know
Hey man slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down

Sometimes I get overcharged that’s when you see sparks
You ask me where the hell I’m going at thousand feet per second?
Hey man, slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down

Hey man, slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down

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