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Radiohead — Optimistic
Album: Kid A
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Released: 2000
Length: 4:49
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Flies are buzzing round my head
Vultures circling the dead
Picking up every last crumb
The big fish eat the little ones
Big fish eat the little ones
Not my problem, give me some

You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough

This one's optimistic
This one went to market
This one just came out of the swamp
This one drops a payload
Fodder for the animals
Living on animal farm

You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough

I'd really like to help you, man
I'd really like to help you, man
Nervous messed up marionettes
Floating around on a prison ship

You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
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 kenslvr wrote:
   I really would love to love Radiohead.  If only they got a lead singer instead of that cat using auto-tune.

 


   I really would love to love Radiohead.  If only they got a lead singer instead of that cat using auto-tune. 
Rather than insult fans of RH (of which I'm not one but understand the appeal) why not just skip the song or mute it?
 hanssachs wrote:
He's still whining - I just can't get past that thin, querulous, out-of-tune noise he makes with his mouth. I get that that's his gimmick - it just doesn't work for me.
 
I have absolute pitch and he's not out-of-tune; or at least no more than any other singer.  Maybe you need to get your hearing tested.
 hanssachs wrote:
He's still whining - I just can't get past that thin, querulous, out-of-tune noise he makes with his mouth. I get that that's his gimmick - it just doesn't work for me.
 

OK boomer
I can't stand Radiohead or Noam Gallagher, if that's the singer's name. Whining, out of tune. To think that they were compared to Pink Floyd... boggles the mind. Whenever I hear them, I change stream.
Having already a masterpiece as OK computer it was difficult to imagine
something even better... until then they produced this one.
Lovely song !
Radiohead + Kid A = 10.
Great segue from Midnight Oil "Dreamworld" 
Last night, I watched the 50+ minute video of the live studio recording of  "rainbow from the basement". 
 
Wow. These guys are quite impressive.  
Man! What an amazing track! {#Bounce}
For me it is The Bendz, OK Computer and KID A. Three sublime albums in a row, peaking with the disturbing, creative weirdness of KID A.  Nothing after that comes close.
He's still whining - I just can't get past that thin, querulous, out-of-tune noise he makes with his mouth. I get that that's his gimmick - it just doesn't work for me.
Any tune that the first time you hear it, you are obsessed with it and can't get it out of your head is a 10.
Whoehoooooooo 9 for me!
 eveliko wrote:
Have to confess I didn't like this band at all in their debut, but I find it's among the rare ones who are always getting better and mature with time, unlike the uncountable artists who made a great debut but unfortunately never confirmed. Thanks RP for helping me change my mind (and not only about Radiohead indeed).

 
This.

After really disliking them, then gradually starting to recognize the songs, then listening to OK Computer/Kid A - I really love those albums. Repeatedly, RP has turned me onto tunes I would've ignored otherwise, which is why I have them on my regular "support" list that not many things belong to.

I compare the Pablo Honey - OK - Kid - Amnesia series to Meddle - Dark Side - Wish You - Animals. 
Hey a rare Radiohead song I like that is neither from The Bends nor Pablo Honey.  Forgot about this one.
There should be In Limbo follow-up to Optimistic. It's just such a great transition it almost feels like one song to me.
This song jams well above Standard Orbit; sad some beg to whinge that it doesn't. As I suspect is the case with U2, some seem to make a conscious decision to hate x or y, (perhaps because some issues are being resonated, causing interference?); too bad. JAMIT
I understand the naysayers.  It took almost 10 years and repeated listens to 'get' RH.  Something clicked for me with IN RAINBOWS and now I just can't get enough!  My kids can tell when RP is playing RH.... the volume gets turned way up and the house starts resonating. {#Yell}
hanssachs
(Hawaii)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 23:42
 

He's still whining ...

Johnny_Wave
(California, baby)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 23:39
 

Annoying in the extreme.  PSD!


What they said.
Nothing against RP, it's a daily epiphany, and many of you guys like RH, have a blast. But for all the reasons anti-RH'ers cite, plus unintelligible lyrics and an aversion to optimism, they are in the pantheon of my almost-auto PSD, with Arcade Misfire, The Mehembrists, and a handful of others (which usually has more to do with having heard a particular track too many times after years of listening). 


He's still whining ...
Annoying in the extreme.  PSD!
 MassivRuss wrote:

Probably anything that PSD drops. Zeppelin, Shins, Pearl Jam, Santana, The Cure, Green Day,  Brubeck, Mingus, Patty Smith, Orbison, RP's great Mali & African collection, Air, Bach, Copland, and not a few discoveries thx to RP. See a pattern? Very wide musical taste - and RH offends all of them, except for a few riffs and hooks that quickly vanish under Yorke's dreadful voice and pointless arrangement.

Also, noticed your response addressed none of my musical complaints. It's all about the Mood, ooo. RH titling Anything "Optimism" is too pretentious to be ironic.
 
I'm right there with ya'. I love, or at least like, all that you mentioned.  However, Roy I can do without given his voice does not work for me at all (as Thom's does not for you).  Yes - I agree Roy has a much better voice technically, but too high pitch for my taste.  As far as your musical complaints....RH are brilliant musicians technically (period. I would say), and I get the "drone" of his voice is not for everyone.  Regardless, the emotional and in many cases Spiritual hook of their music (for me at least) is very powerful.  There is a reason so many other bands admire RH too.  Peace out.... 
 MassivRuss wrote:
Somebody please explain the transcendent genius of RH, cuz I'm just not getting it. Whingy vocals, droning, minimalist-for-minimalism's-sake arrangements. Bleh.

I try, I really do. It's on the RP hitlist, and Bill knows great music. But this is my automatic PSD cue. Will nobody call this crap "crap"? This emperor has no clothes.

(and ooo, bad English teeth too!)

 
Ive never understood the yanks fascination with English teeth.    is it genetic?  my old house was older than the US and so many americans are decended from here (UK) so there cannot be that much difference.    is it just bad care?  there was a time where all dental treatment was free, but most people pay something now. maybe thats it.   we dont have meth here so no meth mouth.  Or is it an american fascination with cosmetic surgery?   that is more likely.      But this is directed at Thom, so crooked teeth is just a case of not wearing braces, Ahh yes, the love of braces.   Thoms music must be so bad.   Let's not mention his lazy eye.      
 MassivRuss wrote:
Somebody please explain the transcendent genius of RH, cuz I'm just not getting it. Whingy vocals, droning, minimalist-for-minimalism's-sake arrangements. Bleh.

I try, I really do. It's on the RP hitlist, and Bill knows great music. But this is my automatic PSD cue. Will nobody call this crap "crap"? This emperor has no clothes.

(and ooo, bad English teeth too!)

 
You have bad teeth!  {#Cheesygrin}
whole album, dissonant, full of crunch and smooth, unsettling and just unlike anything before or after.  Radiohead is said to have had a hard time writing and recording it, Thom having a breakdown after.   I think it shows.  Like it or hate it, it is a fasciating recording.  8 for this track but a 10 for the cd overall.    also the last cd i bought from a record shop.   https://goo.gl/DJLSfh
Have to confess I didn't like this band at all in their debut, but I find it's among the rare ones who are always getting better and mature with time, unlike the uncountable artists who made a great debut but unfortunately never confirmed. Thanks RP for helping me change my mind (and not only about Radiohead indeed).
I love how this comes in jamming wicked guitars and drums, a bit like The Verve, and the lyrics, cryptic and tortured as usual, move me
 MassivRuss wrote:
Somebody please explain the transcendent genius of RH, cuz I'm just not getting it. Whingy vocals, droning, minimalist-for-minimalism's-sake arrangements. Bleh.

I try, I really do. It's on the RP hitlist, and Bill knows great music. But this is my automatic PSD cue. Will nobody call this crap "crap"? This emperor has no clothes.

(and ooo, bad English teeth too!)

 
Go and listen to OK Computer first, which is a more accessible album. (Do we even say "album" anymore? You know what I mean...)

Kid A makes more sense if you listen to it as a follow-up to OK Computer. From what I understand, Kid A was a deliberate departure from the more radio friendly rock sound of OK Computer. Hence more minimalistic and muddy arrangements, fewer pop hooks, more experimentation with electronic sounds. Like Radiohead or not, they are one of the few bands to achieve mainstream success that continue to push and evolve their sound rather than rehashing the same musical tropes album after album.
 aspicer wrote:

It's either soulfully resonant for you, or not.  Sounds like you are the latter - so be it.  For me, it's a deep soulful resonance.  I am curious what bands do this for you?  Perhaps there are some I could discover from you?  Cheers...

 
Probably anything that PSD drops. Zeppelin, Shins, Pearl Jam, Santana, The Cure, Green Day,  Brubeck, Mingus, Patty Smith, Orbison, RP's great Mali & African collection, Air, Bach, Copland, and not a few discoveries thx to RP. See a pattern? Very wide musical taste - and RH offends all of them, except for a few riffs and hooks that quickly vanish under Yorke's dreadful voice and pointless arrangement.

Also, noticed your response addressed none of my musical complaints. It's all about the Mood, ooo. RH titling Anything "Optimism" is too pretentious to be ironic.
LOL, that KTVU clip is already a classic. Anyone who was offended by it has no soul.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...


That's a Radiohead I didn't know, wonderful !
 MassivRuss wrote:
Somebody please explain the transcendent genius of RH, cuz I'm just not getting it. Whingy vocals, droning, minimalist-for-minimalism's-sake arrangements. Bleh.

I try, I really do. It's on the RP hitlist, and Bill knows great music. But this is my automatic PSD cue. Will nobody call this crap "crap"? This emperor has no clothes.

(and ooo, bad English teeth too!)

 
It's either soulfully resonant for you, or not.  Sounds like you are the latter - so be it.  For me, it's a deep soulful resonance.  I am curious what bands do this for you?  Perhaps there are some I could discover from you?  Cheers...
 MassivRuss wrote:
Somebody please explain the transcendent genius of RH, cuz I'm just not getting it. Whingy vocals, droning, minimalist-for-minimalism's-sake arrangements. Bleh.

I try, I really do. It's on the RP hitlist, and Bill knows great music. But this is my automatic PSD cue. Will nobody call this crap "crap"? This emperor has no clothes.

(and ooo, bad English teeth too!)
 
I don't think one can explain it. Like Dylan and so many others, Radiohead tend to be a "love 'em or hate 'em" band. I'm a member of the former camp.  ; )
Somebody please explain the transcendent genius of RH, cuz I'm just not getting it. Whingy vocals, droning, minimalist-for-minimalism's-sake arrangements. Bleh.

I try, I really do. It's on the RP hitlist, and Bill knows great music. But this is my automatic PSD cue. Will nobody call this crap "crap"? This emperor has no clothes.

(and ooo, bad English teeth too!)
 vandal wrote:

Re: Music in general: Its not about conventions like melody, rhythm, or groove - its about how I feel when I listen to it.

Radiohead makes me feel so many good things.  The fact that their song structure is unconventional and their singer has a unique approach only adds to the power of my attraction to them. 

{#Meditate}

 
Very well said!  
 romeotuma wrote:


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Can I get a translation please. Where are our French listeners when we need'em?!


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Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 BBOGDA wrote:
Ha Ha - I always thought this was U2!  Do they have a song that sounds like this?
 
No. They have that song where the guitar goes "chinga-chinga-chinga-chinga-chinga-chinga".
I like Radiohead.             {#Cowboy}
This group is what music is all about. Radiohead is one of the best at what they do.

Ha Ha - I always thought this was U2!  Do they have a song that sounds like this?
 Exene wrote:
For me, this song is incredibly powerful and moving. It articulates something I could never manage to express. It's cathartic.
 

Word!

One of my favourite numbas.  SO much better live in a lot of ways, and yet the studio version has another element to it that perhaps isn't quite reproduced live.  Either way, absolutely love it!
 out_to_lunch wrote:
I'll tell you what I've told others: This is something I post frequently. It is not intended to be personal, nor uncivilized; it is facetious:
(click here) ">

 
Still no excuse for your comment.

As for this song, I must say I like it and Thom Yorke's vocals are nice and don't grate on me like they often unfortunately do.


 keller1 wrote:


I have listened to the music, and for the most part it drives me up the wall.  All the pretentious Radiohead fans do is aggravate the situation.

Great comment, though, from a fellow Canadian.
 
Understandable.

Yes, we must stick together, lol.

Seems there are quite a few Canadians on here for how little people live in Canada... Seems like that on almost every website though. I think we're a very connected people per capita. 
 choderama wrote:
 

Too many people dislike bands because of their pretentious fans, sometimes subconsciously. If I did that, I would dislike alot of artists I listen to.

I'm not saying that you are one of those people, but it seems like alot of the people who dislike Radiohead is because of their fans, or the members' personalities. Just listen to the music, ignore everything else.


 

I have listened to the music, and for the most part it drives me up the wall.  All the pretentious Radiohead fans do is aggravate the situation.

Great comment, though, from a fellow Canadian.
 keller1 wrote:


My ears are fine.  My big problem with the RP comments pages is preachy Radiohead fans.
  

Too many people dislike bands because of their pretentious fans, sometimes subconsciously. If I did that, I would dislike alot of artists I listen to.

I'm not saying that you are one of those people, but it seems like alot of the people who dislike Radiohead is because of their fans, or the members' personalities. Just listen to the music, ignore everything else.


 ZedLeppelin wrote:

If you can't hear a groove in Everything In It's Right Place, There There or Jigsaw Falling Into Place (or a melody in Karma Police or Fake Plastic Trees) then you need your ears checked.

 

My ears are fine.  My big problem with the RP comments pages is preachy Radiohead fans.
 keller1 wrote:


This guy has taken a righteous slagging for this comment, but in my own posts I've said much the same thing —- I don't hear a melody or a groove in anything Radiohead does and the voice is just painful.  Once in while, I've even used big red letters to get my point across.

So there you are, Radiohead fans —- this band seems to polarize people into "lovers" and "haters", and we haters, minority though we may be, really, really hate em.  "Intensely", as one post put it.

After untold thousands of plays of In Rainbows, to the point where I couldn't listen to RP any more, the world has come back into balance a bit and we maybe get RH every six hours or so.  I can live with that —- the LRC is only a couple of mouse clicks away.
 
If you can't hear a groove in Everything In It's Right Place, There There or Jigsaw Falling Into Place (or a melody in Karma Police or Fake Plastic Trees) then you need your ears checked.


Thom Yorke of Radiohead  by Keira Vallejo Photography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/keira76/

A smiling Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Victoria Park, East London, on the first night of the London leg of their tour - 24th June 2008

© All rights reserved.



 vandal wrote:

Re: Music in general: Its not about conventions like melody, rhythm, or groove - its about how I feel when I listen to it.

Radiohead makes me feel so many good things.  The fact that their song structure is unconventional and their singer has a unique approach only adds to the power of my attraction to them. 

{#Meditate}

 
Exactly!

For me, this song is incredibly powerful and moving. It articulates something I could never manage to express. It's cathartic.
 milehighYinzer wrote:
Yeah, you're right. I just think that some of it may be a generation thing. Maybe its just how willing you are to except new sounds of music.
 
And new kinds of spelling, too, I guess.

Nasty!
There was a half decent song on this album?  Or is this a b-side to a single.  Doesn't reek of crappy synthesizer like most of their post-bends work.
Horrendous.


Thought it was Perry Farrell!

what ? that`s great !

Re: Music in general: Its not about conventions like melody, rhythm, or groove - its about how I feel when I listen to it.

Radiohead makes me feel so many good things.  The fact that their song structure is unconventional and their singer has a unique approach only adds to the power of my attraction to them. 

{#Meditate}

 Stingray wrote:
great stuff....? Sorry...??

Where´s the melody? Where´s the rythm? Where´s the groove? Where´s the voice?

In my opinion this is a piece of shit, though they have a few, very limited few, good songs!

STINGRAY!

 

This guy has taken a righteous slagging for this comment, but in my own posts I've said much the same thing —- I don't hear a melody or a groove in anything Radiohead does and the voice is just painful.  Once in while, I've even used big red letters to get my point across.

So there you are, Radiohead fans —- this band seems to polarize people into "lovers" and "haters", and we haters, minority though we may be, really, really hate em.  "Intensely", as one post put it.

After untold thousands of plays of In Rainbows, to the point where I couldn't listen to RP any more, the world has come back into balance a bit and we maybe get RH every six hours or so.  I can live with that —- the LRC is only a couple of mouse clicks away.



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Another awesome song from Radiohead brought to my attention by RP!  My first thought was that this was Sonic Youth, until the vocals kicked in.

After a great song writing string; this was their last good song

IMO


In my opinion this is a good song! STINGRAY! I'm with Stingray!
I've usually been quite complimentary about Radiohead's instrumentals and very rude about Thom Yorke, whose voice makes me want to give him the wet fish around the chops treatment. However, my respect for him's increased a tad after skimming the Wikipedia entry on him (click here). I don't like his voice any more, but he seems an interesting, intelligent and decent guy.
Egrey wrote:
Civility people... :chillpill:
I'll tell you what I've told others: This is something I post frequently. It is not intended to be personal, nor uncivilized; it is facetious: (click here) ">
out_to_lunch wrote:
your MOM's a piece of shit!!
Civility people... :chillpill:
Stingray wrote:
great stuff....? Sorry...?? Where's the melody? Where's the rythm? Where's the groove? Where's the voice? In my opinion this is a piece of shit, though they have a few, very limited few, good songs! STINGRAY!
your MOM's a piece of shit!!
lattalo wrote:
If you don't understand why those of us like radiohead, it's OK we understand why you don't understand why we like radiohead. Got it. :think:
well put
Great Band and Song! :yes:
If you don't understand why those of us like radiohead, it's OK we understand why you don't understand why we like radiohead. Got it. :think:
only if you have no imagination and abhor creativity. SchoepTone wrote:
One of the only good RH songs post The Bends and OK Computer.
One of the only good RH songs post The Bends and OK Computer.
pelipeli wrote:
Is it me, or are we on a 3 month play loop?
yes, it seems it is. everywhere I commented today I saw the same exact songs with one, two and three months old comments that refer to the same playlist as today....take yours for example
I personally think that this album, along with OK Computer and ...yeah, pretty much all their stuff....will be regarded much the way boomers regard Pink Floyd. And the similarities/reference to Syd Barrett's mental illness is absolutely intended (radiohead being a term to describe schizophrenic noise), as well as their style and inventiveness. In short....I heart this album too. Oh so much. :hearteyes:
Indeed ... the "older" comment is unwarranted. I love RadioHead. I also think Bill is making a little comment on influences with this sequence: 1. Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 2. U2 - Bullet the Blue Sky 3. Radiohead - Optimistic Three generations ... a torch passed (in the form of a certain jangly guitar riff). Why does every generation feel it invented everything?
eskles wrote:
Probably my favorite Stones song followed by one of my favorite U2 songs followed by my favorite Radiohead song - let the happy feet continue, RP.
Is it me, or are we on a 3 month play loop?
treatment_bound wrote:
I agree with everything he wrote...except they have no, and I mean no, good songs! :razz:
I don't even want to know what you consider good: :moon:
Stingray wrote:
great stuff....? Sorry...?? Where's the melody? Where's the rythm? Where's the groove? Where's the voice? In my opinion this is a piece of shit, though they have a few, very limited few, good songs! STINGRAY!
I agree with everything he wrote...except they have no, and I mean no, good songs! :razz:
milehighYinzer wrote:
That dude needs a swift kick in the ass if you ask me.
I'm with Doc Davin! Stingray...ooops...feck!!
siandbeth wrote:
Hey, I'm older and I love Radiohead. I was listening to Head on the Door when I was walking into my calculus class at college with my handy 5 pound Walkman. Old, young... it's a personal taste thing
HEY! I resent that "older" comment. I was listening to Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats in my 12 pound head because the 5 pound Walkman had yet to be invented as I walked into my college calculus class. . .
siandbeth wrote:
Hey, I'm older and I love Radiohead. I was listening to Head on the Door when I was walking into my calculus class at college with my handy 5 pound Walkman. Old, young... it's a personal taste thing
Yeah, you're right. I just think that some of it may be a generation thing. Maybe its just how willing you are to except new sounds of music.
milehighYinzer wrote:
I love this album. I always remember getting it in college and walking into calculus with this song playing in my headphones. I think if you are older and don't like it, you may just not get it.
Hey, I'm older and I love Radiohead. I was listening to Head on the Door when I was walking into my calculus class at college with my handy 5 pound Walkman. Old, young... it's a personal taste thing
davin wrote:
there we have it.
That dude needs a swift kick in the ass if you ask me.
Stingray wrote:
STINGRAY!
STINGRAY! I just love to say STINGRAY!
Probably my favorite Stones song followed by one of my favorite U2 songs followed by my favorite Radiohead song - let the happy feet continue, RP.
Stingray wrote:
STINGRAY!
there we have it.
I love this album. I always remember getting it in college and walking into calculus with this song playing in my headphones. I think if you are older and don't like it, you may just not get it.
Stingray wrote:
great stuff....? Sorry...?? Where's the melody? Where's the rythm? Where's the groove? Where's the voice? In my opinion this is a piece of shit, though they have a few, very limited few, good songs! STINGRAY!
Forget your meds again?
9 :arrow: 10
Hello, Bumped it from a 5 to 6 while listening -- my favorite Radio Head, I guess. Ships in the night... Neil
bumped to a 10. :biggrin:
Surely you can find another place to troll Stingray. :P
Brilliant
Stingray wrote:
great stuff.... {blah, blah, blah. . . } STINGRAY!
dude - you're yelling, turn off the color and choose a smaller font. . . btw, if your defining metrics for liking a song are rhythm and melody, perhaps you should tune in only when RP plays the Beatles. . . in my opinion, your opinion is a piece of shit. . .
Stingray wrote:
great stuff....? Sorry...?? Where's the melody? Where's the rythm? Where's the groove? Where's the voice? In my opinion this is a piece of shit, though they have a few, very limited few, good songs! STINGRAY!
Obviously Stingrays have trouble hearing. :rolleyes:
great stuff....? Sorry...?? Where's the melody? Where's the rythm? Where's the groove? Where's the voice? In my opinion this is a piece of shit, though they have a few, very limited few, good songs! STINGRAY!
jtdiver wrote:
Wow great stuff. the Pink Floyd of modern rock.
agree - dark lyrics, borne of British cynicism, and a penchant for melodic sonic exploration. The last time I saw them live Thom admitted, at the close of the show, that they were "really just a bunch of old hippies." Rock on . . .
halfgazo wrote:
Bill heeds your advice or coincedence??
Coincidence even.
calray wrote:
Ha! this is a great song, but that's a silly statement :curtain:
Quite apt, really. Just saw Roger Waters last night. Awesome show. May have had the best seats in the house. Incredible sound.
jtdiver wrote:
Wow great stuff. the Pink Floyd of modern rock.
Ha! this is a great song, but that's a silly statement :curtain:
Now that's what you call chemistry....
ScottN wrote:
BillG, Pls keep Optimistic and Gimme Shelter paired on your playlist. Wonderful duo.
Bill heeds your advice or coincedence??
hey thom.....where's "the bends" radiohead???
Awesome song...
BillG, Pls keep Optimistic and Gimme Shelter paired on your playlist. Wonderful duo.
Wow great stuff. the Pink Floyd of modern rock.
KEViNYC wrote:
Gimme Shelter (end of the sixties) followed by Optimistic (end of the world as we know it). Surely one of the least optimistic songs ever written. Brutally beautiful.
"Brutally beautiful" captures this perfectly - well said. Thom Yorke reads my mind. . .
Rob_S wrote:
Totally agreed. What the hell was that song about, anyway?
I thought it was the lament of "Kid A" a.k.a. the first cloned human being, talking about, among other things, the other clones (this one's optimistic, this one came from the swamp, etc...)
Gimme Shelter (end of the sixties) followed by Optimistic (end of the world as we know it). Surely one of the least optimistic songs ever written. Brutally beautiful.
this album and "the bends" are the best radiohead albums, hands down. :clap:
winter wrote:
You know, I just don't get all the accolades heaped on these guys. I don't dislike them, but I don't see what makes people think they're so amazing.
Probably for the same reasons that some of us wouldn't get why you are so driven by the band that inspires you most - Music is so subjective, it really does come down to individual taste. I feel this way about a number of well respected and much beloved bands. I can't figure out for the life of me, why it is that so many others worship them. To me they seem merely competent, but I can't resonate with them. One of life's great mysteries.
thanks for playing this!
Kind of Sonic Youthy. In a way. Sort of. You know.
mojoman wrote:
is it just me, or does anyone else note the irony of including the words "radiohead" and "optimistic" in the same breath?
I do believe that that the term "optimistic" is use in a rather ironic/sarcastic manner in the context of the song. And yes! Loved the transition. Yum!! great song. if you don't like radiohead, that's fine. but I love them, and I love this song. :devil_pimp:
You know, I just don't get all the accolades heaped on these guys. I don't dislike them, but I don't see what makes people think they're so amazing.