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Radiohead — Backdrifts
Album: Hail To The Thief
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6.4

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Total ratings: 442









Released: 2003
Length: 5:11
Plays (last 30 days): 0
We're rotten fruit, we're damaged goods
What the hell, we've got nothing more to lose
One gust and we will probably crumble
We're backdrifters
This far but no further, I'm hanging off a branch
I'm teetering on the brink
Oh, honey sweet, so full of sleep
I'm backsliding

You fell into our arms, you fell into our arms
We tried but there was nothing we could do
Nothing we could do

All evidence has been buried
All tapes have been erased
But your footsteps give you away
So you're backtracking

Ah, ah, ah, you fell into our arms, you fell into our arms
We tried but there was nothing we could do
Nothing we could do
You fell into our, ah, you fell into a...

We're rotten fruit, we're damaged goods
What the hell, we've got nothing more to lose
One gust and we will probably crumble
We're backdrifters
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 jonahboo wrote:
2 WORD REVIEW
 

SHIT SANDWICH?
2 WORD REVIEW
 stackarukk wrote:
Can someone put the cat out  - Please
 

Here kitty kitty.
Can someone put the cat out  - Please
back to the playlist it appears
 
Radiohead is great
Any Radiohead post-The Bends gets a 9 from me!
Great transition! Not only sonically rewarding, but just right for my musical appetite right now. It's nice when you feel like the universe is listening...
brighthue wrote:
From Nina Simone to Radiohead. That's what I love about RP.
... :high-five: ...
calray wrote:
it's amazing that people actually gave this a 10 - thats as closeminded as what physicsgenius says and does :beat:
Yeah, it's amazing how closeminded people can be, don't you think?. If they don't understand other people's likes and dislikes they call them closeminded... Anyway, I think it's a solid song and it's a great way to let your mind drift away. Gets an 8 from me. Just don't listen to it for the melody ;) .
From Nina Simone to Radiohead. That's what I love about RP.
it's amazing that people actually gave this a 10 - thats as closeminded as what physicsgenius says and does :beat:
:no:
Finally bought this album (and Amnesiac) a few weeks ago, and this song is an unexpected favorite of mine. Rock, rock on, and I can't wait till they put out something new.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Ugh, I couldn't even make it through a minute of that. Hurts the head.
That's why I like this song! The oscillating background make my head go all weird when I listen with stereo headphones.
ZedLeppelin wrote:
Just proves you're up for closed-minded discrimination.
You've been physicked!
physicsgenius wrote:
I'm starting to get happy when I see "Radiohead" show up in Now Playing. It means I can rate 1 without even bothering to put my headphones on.
Just proves you're up for closed-minded discrimination.
meatbee wrote:
Nina Simone and Radiohead back to back, where else in the world are you gonna hear that??
Keep it up, Bill! :crown:
:twisted: ah, ah, ah
This album is a Masterpiece. Expect a new Radiohead album this summer.
Man, if I listened to this stuff all day long I think I'd have to hurt myself.
Ugh, I couldn't even make it through a minute of that. Hurts the head.
mojoman wrote:
You were! "Send Mojoman huge quantities of money ... Send Mojoman huge quantities of money ..."
What's your paypal account name, Master of the Mojo?
this brand of negativity gets old, coupled with his voice .. oyy
This guy can't sing...reminds me of Jeff Buckley. Guess he's an acquired taste. I like the instrumentation, and "OK Computer" was a damn good CD. The vocalist just grates me.
UltraNurd wrote:
The introduction to this, with good stereo headphones, makes me thing I'm receiving some sort of subliminal message.
You were! "Send Mojoman huge quantities of money ... Send Mojoman huge quantities of money ..."
physicsgenius wrote:
I'm starting to get happy when I see "Radiohead" show up in Now Playing. It means I can rate 1 without even bothering to put my headphones on. ur a physics genius, and you dont appreciate this?
:beat: silly silly man...
jah_blessed wrote:
I used to be a huge Radiohead fan, but I found myself bored with their output since Kid A. IMO, they ran out of steam after OK Computer and went "experimental" to cover up their lack of inspiration. This track isn't a total disaster, though.
I really like Hail to the Thief, probably because it sounds so different.
The introduction to this, with good stereo headphones, makes me thing I'm receiving some sort of subliminal message. Maybe that's just the caffeine (wakey-wakey juice!) talking.
Started with 4, ended up beeing a 6.
I used to be a huge Radiohead fan, but I found myself bored with their output since Kid A. IMO, they ran out of steam after OK Computer and went "experimental" to cover up their lack of inspiration. This track isn't a total disaster, though.
Radiohead have revealed little details about the new album to be released in 2006. I have written a couple of articles, including an mp3 of "Arpeggi" and video link for "House of Cards." (click here) (click here)
Woho, backdrifts! 10 NO DOUBT! Excellent piece of music this, just listen to the text.
physicsgenius wrote:
I'm starting to get happy when I see "Radiohead" show up in Now Playing. It means I can rate 1 without even bothering to put my headphones on.
Wow, I found someone even more prejudiced than I am. But I can imagine this attitude :)
physicsgenius wrote:
I'm starting to get happy when I see "Radiohead" show up in Now Playing. It means I can rate 1 without even bothering to put my headphones on.
Wow... THAT'S open-minded. See, I'm being sarcastic. I'm actually implying that you aren't open-minded at all. Get it? Hello? Man, are you ever thick. And I DON'T mean that sarcastically, I actually think that. Although I'm open-minded on the subject.
physicsgenius wrote:
I'm starting to get happy when I see "Radiohead" show up in Now Playing. It means I can rate 10 without even bothering to put my headphones on.
Fixed your post
I'm starting to get happy when I see "Radiohead" show up in Now Playing. It means I can rate 1 without even bothering to put my headphones on.
Can someone PLEASE explain why Tori Amos song forums are filled with bitching while the songs receive 7.5's, while Radiohead forums are filled with unadulterated praise and scores in the 6's? Someone's not doing their job, on one end or the other.
This is a wake up call for any of us over 50 baby boomers who haven't heard any new great music in a while. This is a 10 and so far, I like almost everything I hear out of these guys. Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow!
Nina Simone and Radiohead back to back, where else in the world are you gonna hear that??
stickittotheman wrote:
I love Radiohead.
I hear you, loud and clear. Oh, and I second that.
I love Radiohead.
10 Dag, yo.
This song is really cool live. Instead of the sound effects at the end, Jonny Greenwood plays a rather long (and complicated) backwards guitar solo. I stood in awe of it.
Nuance wrote:
the noise, when playing in my car with the window slightly open gives the bizzare sound effect of passing objects - that aren't there. It's quite surreal and adds a weird dimension to the song. try it!
I'm so glad to hear someone else say that...I LOVE playing this tune in my car...the harmonics are wild. Very solid track off HTTT.
I don't get it. Sometimes when I think an artist/band deserves a 4 they can go up to a 10. However when at first I think an artist deserves a 7 I always keep it at a 7. Radiohead is the ONLY exception to that rule so far. If I wasn't a college student I would immedietly buy all of their CDs.
Ahhhhh I was waiting for this song. good job whoever uploaded it!! One of my fave radiohead tracks :bounce:
Radiohead is an awesome band, but i don' think that they can top there album Ok Computer. Check it out it is insanely good. Thanks for playing Radiohead. :clap:
psyclops wrote:
Ack! While I generally love radiohead, I listen to RP on headphones and I find the rumbling noise running throught his track is annoying enough that I can't listen to it.... shame really cos I like the track.
the noise, when playing in my car with the window slightly open gives the bizzare sound effect of passing objects - that aren't there. It's quite surreal and adds a weird dimension to the song. try it!
:bounce: veegez wrote:
I'm with you on "Broadcast News", "Blood Simple" "The Piano" and "Raising Arizona".
Try "Crash" too... :)
It can't get any better than this.........
Claustrofobic.
Tux wrote:
Wow, well said. Sensible wording :clap: Just to let you know you're not alone. People share your opinion.
You're a big smile, Tux. :)
justDave wrote:
The best thing about a Radiohead tune is the silence following it.
Wow, well said. Sensible wording :clap: Just to let you know you're not alone. People share your opinion.
I dont get it...this does not sound good to me at all, the voice. Blah!!!
GolfRomeo wrote:
Forgive me for blind idolatry, but these guys just can't miss. Spot on, every time. They are the Holly Hunter of music.
Did you happen to see "Once Around" or "Miss Firecracker"? Yiiick. Just slightly better than terrible flicks. I'm with you on "Broadcast News", "Blood Simple" "The Piano" and "Raising Arizona".
Forgive me for blind idolatry, but these guys just can't miss. Spot on, every time. They are the Holly Hunter of music.
I enjoy Radiohead, but then again I never really pay much attention to the lyrics and message - the appeal to me is completely in the music. In fact, does it really make sense to look to entertainers and artists for guidance on your political views? I'd sooner turn to my stockbroker for views on heart surgery, or Kant for perspectives on how to design a data warehouse.
I really like Backdrifts and everything on Hail to the thief - a haunting melody. Best song? Hmmm. Tie between There there and Backdrifts
I really like this Radiohead song. Has kind of a dance beat to it that makes it a little less, shall we say, depressing than other songs of theirs.
:yell: Enough with the Radiohead already!!
This would be perfect film music. Say, the film "Pi." This track would have worked quite well during virtually any sequence. Or Darren Aronofsky's other masterful work, "Requiem for a Dream." Hopefully Thom and the boys will score something soon.
Coppertop wrote:
Rush is that you ? Liberals like me eh? Oh contaire, mon ami. If anything I am not a liberal. I question everything. I've always found having only one or two points of view as in, "them or us", limits, in the extreme, true discourse.
Whether you are a liberal or not is beside the point. What true discourse are you talking about? You, in your previous post, ASSumed that MOST conservatives' opinions are "not their own, and not well thought out". Is that really what your trying to tell everybody? Because it's most definitely the kind of sweeping generaliztation that equals dogcrap. If that's what you consider "true discourse", then I'll steer away from debating any topics with you, because, I, Rush Limbaugh(as you labeled me), cannot win. Even with logic and reason it is no match for "label and dissmiss" types like yourself.
:clap: This one is great! I just love Radiohead! :)
OK it is rare that I hit my mute button on my laptop but this song makes me do it every time. I do not switch from RP, I just enjoy a moment of silence for this Radiohead song. It annoys me to no end. I like most of what Radiohead does and I'm not going to suggest that Bill take it off the play list. I'm just voting with my humble opinion saying that I can not stand this song. :frustrated:
veegez wrote:
You ARE kidding, right? That's exactly the kind of dissmissive tone that gives liberals like you less and less credibility when debating issues. No facts relevant to the topic are presented, but rather, labels or names or even generalizations are thrown at the opponent. It's the "our opinions are smarter and are the right ones" kind of b.s. that feels good to say, I'm sure, but, doesn't make it reality. As a matter of fact, I would be so bold as to say your post is maybe the least "well thought out" one on this thread.
Rush is that you ? Liberals like me eh? Oh contaire, mon ami. If anything I am not a liberal. I question everything. I've always found having only one or two points of view as in, "them or us", limits, in the extreme, true discourse.
Love the song Backdrifts! Going to see them this evening here in Holland. \:D/ Well have to miss the football/soccer match Holland - Scotland, but it is worth it! Maurice
rcarr wrote:
Aw, come on, lighten up, people! Radiohead may be politically motivated but first and foremost it's about the music. And this is a great cut from a great album (but not the best song - IMHO that belongs to "2+2 = 5", by far the best song they've done since "Ok Computer".) Isn't it funny how RH split people right down the middle? If you love 'em you REALLY love 'em, and if you hate 'em . . . well, you get the idea!
I do like 2+2=5 a lot, its certainly one of my favorites on the new album. I think radiohead is politically motivated to some degree, but I don't see their agenda as being leveled against a particular group, unless of course the group is the "establishment". I can see where you could see curent events and expect some of the songs on the new album are critiques of those things. However, I think radiohead is more interested in pointing out the fallacy of our power structures and the effects our way of life has on the psyche than taking on any particular group. I really could not see them writing a song like "Bushleaguer" by Pearl Jam where the names of the critiquee as so evident.
the live performance of this song is freakin great... on another note: can you separate an artist from their politics? (not that it's a problem for me with radiohead, but i'm just curious)
Coppertop wrote:
It's not that conservatives can't have opinions. It's that their opinions are, in general, not their own and are simply not very well thought out. .....
You ARE kidding, right? That's exactly the kind of dissmissive tone that gives liberals like you less and less credibility when debating issues. No facts relevant to the topic are presented, but rather, labels or names or even generalizations are thrown at the opponent. It's the "our opinions are smarter and are the right ones" kind of b.s. that feels good to say, I'm sure, but, doesn't make it reality. As a matter of fact, I would be so bold as to say your post is maybe the least "well thought out" one on this thread.
Aw, come on, lighten up, people! Radiohead may be politically motivated but first and foremost it's about the music. And this is a great cut from a great album (but not the best song - IMHO that belongs to "2+2 = 5", by far the best song they've done since "Ok Computer".) Isn't it funny how RH split people right down the middle? If you love 'em you REALLY love 'em, and if you hate 'em . . . well, you get the idea!
Ack! While I generally love radiohead, I listen to RP on headphones and I find the rumbling noise running throught his track is annoying enough that I can't listen to it.... shame really cos I like the track.
RichardPrins wrote:
Another great track where the influence of bands on the Warp Records label shows through... Autechre, Plaid, Black Dog, Aphex Twin, etc. Bands like that are considered the cutting edge of electronic music. Radiohead incorporates their sounds into their work...
I also hear a touch of Kraftwerk. Sounds great.
Radiohead can do no wrong.
Coppertop wrote:
Saw RadioHead a couple night ago in SD. Very hot band. Great reception by the HUGE crowd.
I was at that show, too, Coppertop. Really impressed with them. Loved when the audience did a collective WTF about 1 hr 15 m when Thom said "Thanks. Good night!" :-) Of course, they came back and played for 45 more minutes. This song...above average for them. About a 7.
Saw the concert a few days ago...If you're a radiohead fan you must go to see them, they are so good. I really could not help but start to feel like I was I was witnessing a special moment in our pop cultural history. A moment maybe as profound as a David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust tours, or Zeppelin in '75. They started playing the first few tracks off the new album, Thom dressed in a suit coat with numbers encircling the mid section. He got to a violent little dance towards the end of "2 + 2 = 5" and then rushed over to setup quickly for "sit down, stand up." He sang it as robotically as he could, then got into another little violent dance towards the end. The next song..setup...all of this is done quickly, no comments-Backslider. He did it again as mechanically as possible, till it came time for the violent little dance again, this time, he threw off the jacket and in an over-the-top sense, started jumping all over the place, letting parts of the song screwup. It was almost as if he was mocking his own disaffectation. The show was of course, sold out. It was really the last time he seemed to use anger in his show all night. The rest of it was playful, which really seems more in line with the rest of the band members. This band works together to make music together, and they love too. All night they seemed right on their songs, though occasionally they would improvise out a little piece just to let the crowd know it was live.
Monkeysdad wrote:
Ah yes,one more pc twit, we can't have conservatives with opinions can we? Nice to see that the League of the Perpetually Hysterical is still out there sucking thier thumbs and crying foul as usual.
It's not that conservatives can't have opinions. It's that their opinions are, in general, not their own and are simply not very well thought out. ..... Saw RadioHead a couple night ago in SD. Very hot band. Great reception by the HUGE crowd.
reindeer wrote:
Excellent tune. I love it! I love the way this album slams Bush's right-wing extremist ideology. Heh.
You mean their lyrics are actually decipherable and have meaning? That kind of takes the fun out of it all, next thing you're going to tell me is that Yes' words have meaning too. :stupid:
RichardPrins wrote:
Another great track where the influence of bands on the Warp Records label shows through... Autechre, Plaid, Black Dog, Aphex Twin, etc. Bands like that are considered the cutting edge of electronic music. Radiohead incorporates their sounds into their work...
...and it sounds great. Thanks RP, for digging into more from this cd.
Coming to W.P.B. 10/4!
Excellent tune. I love it! I love the way this album slams Bush's right-wing extremist ideology. Heh.
The best thing about a Radiohead tune is the silence following it.
widespot wrote:
Opinions is all Conservatives have. Good Tune :p
Oooooooooo. Good one. :rolleyes:
Another great track where the influence of bands on the Warp Records label shows through... Autechre, Plaid, Black Dog, Aphex Twin, etc. Bands like that are considered the cutting edge of electronic music. Radiohead incorporates their sounds into their work...
iggy33 wrote:
Creative talent + Genius + Anti-conformism = Radiohead :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
:lol: OK... I like the song though
:bounce: trippy :bounce:
I still don't quite understand all the Radiohead hype. There are a few of their songs I like, but most of the time when I click on to find out who is singing a really annoying or horrible song I hear on RP, it turns out its them. They seem to have a huge, almost cult-like, following though. More power to you... but I think I'll just hit the mute button. :-k
oh yeeahh! :music:
Creative talent + Genius + Anti-conformism = Radiohead :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Originally Posted by Monkeysdad: Ah yes,one more pc twit, we can't have conservatives with opinions can we? Nice to see that the League of the Perpetually Hysterical is still out there sucking thier thumbs and crying foul as usual.
Opinions is all Conservatives have. Good Tune :p
Originally Posted by aldostower: "out conservatives out"? hey, tree hugger, send back your tax refund check to the gov't. :moon:
omg...i had UNO'S Pizzarella tonight and i had pizza skins as an appertisser and i had buffalo wings and a huge recces peanut butter cup topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup on it!!! so damn good!
this shit has a catchy beat and its a good dance song. like at a dance or a rave or a strip club...or a party or a restruant, or a roller rink or a baseball game...oops sorry got carried away. good song :)
I love this song, and the political message. RadioHead is a great band, and this latest album is awesome. Thanks Bill!
Originally Posted by Monkeysdad: Go Aldo!
umm...don't think British citizens get tax refund checks.....
Originally Posted by aldostower: "out conservatives out"? hey, tree hugger, send back your tax refund check to the gov't. :moon:
Go Aldo!
\"out conservatives out\"? hey, tree hugger, send back your tax refund check to the gov\'t. :moon:
Originally Posted by NYY96: OUT CONSERVATIVES OUT! GO LISTEN TO THE POLITICALLY CORRECT THREE DOORS DOWN! LEAVE US FREETHINKERS OUT OF THIS! RADIOHEAD IS BRILLIANT AND IF YOU'VE EVER DONE A STICK OF RESEARCH CONCERNING THEIR POLITICS YOU COULD DISCOUNT YOUR COMMENTS AS EASILY AS I HAVE.
Ah yes,one more pc twit, we can't have conservatives with opinions can we? Nice to see that the League of the Perpetually Hysterical is still out there sucking thier thumbs and crying foul as usual.
Originally Posted by NYY96: OUT CONSERVATIVES OUT! GO LISTEN TO THE POLITICALLY CORRECT THREE DOORS DOWN! LEAVE US FREETHINKERS OUT OF THIS! RADIOHEAD IS BRILLIANT AND IF YOU'VE EVER DONE A STICK OF RESEARCH CONCERNING THEIR POLITICS YOU COULD DISCOUNT YOUR COMMENTS AS EASILY AS I HAVE.
"OUT CONSERVATIVES OUT"....What the heck is that? What cha got goin' on with all those CAPITAL letters, Smoke? Just settle down and enjoy their music. Geez. :eek:
Its eclectic, full of hooks and fantastic tunes. Whatever you want to call it, its great :bounce:
another masterpiece from the gentlemen from Oxford...more than the sum of their parts...to modern music what T.S. Eliot was to literature :ask:
Originally Posted by andrewpickford81: HTTT is a perfect pop record :-) And this is a damn fine cut (pimp)
I really don't consider it pop... Pop usually sucks, and this does not. :)
HTTT is a perfect pop record :-) And this is a damn fine cut (pimp)
Not bad... My least favourite track on the new album though
Thome Yorke had the balls to say,\" The country is being run by religious bigots, that stole the election.\" Hail to the theif is a completely brilliant cd in a market full of garbage disposible music.
Originally Posted by bakedjake: Radiohead's one of those bands that will complain about unfairness and this and that. Let's make this statement about America (which we probably know nothing about), and be tredy, yada yada yada.... Capitalism sucks, yadda, yadda, yadda.... Then charge you great prices for merch, and have a nice fat record contract with a big label. Oops! :oops: No thanks. If they played Neil Finn in every slot they play Radiohead in, that would be cool. And Radiohead used to be good.... :(
OUT CONSERVATIVES OUT! GO LISTEN TO THE POLITICALLY CORRECT THREE DOORS DOWN! LEAVE US FREETHINKERS OUT OF THIS! RADIOHEAD IS BRILLIANT AND IF YOU'VE EVER DONE A STICK OF RESEARCH CONCERNING THEIR POLITICS YOU COULD DISCOUNT YOUR COMMENTS AS EASILY AS I HAVE.
Originally Posted by stickytylertoo: I think Radiohead has the courage to constantly follow their musical and philosophical integrity, despite what is trendy. So I'm not surprised they have detractors. I love them. :clap:
This is so true! I really appreciate the political-ness and the emotional strength of their music! :)
Originally Posted by serene23: That being said....I LOVE NEIL FINN!!!!!! :clap:
and Neil himself is reported to love (ok, like) Radiohead. :lol:
Originally Posted by TheLoneIguana: The more songs I hear from Radiohead, the less I understand their appeal. I guess I'm just missing the point, I dunno. :??:
If you don't like it, you don't like it. I love em, but it's pretty odd stuff.. I can understand anyone not liking this. I gave it a 9 but there you go.
The more songs I hear from Radiohead, the less I understand their appeal. I guess I'm just missing the point, I dunno. :question:
:bounce: Favorite song off of HTTT, thanks Bill! :notworthy: I can see the similarity to Like Spinning Plates, because both of them have the backwards instruments going in them (though Thom isn\'t singing this one backwards!) Note to black321: :lol:
Thank you.... Thank you 10^1000000000 This has made my night! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Originally Posted by serene23: We always think we know what we are talking about when it comes to celebrities and musicians....we don't, who knows what their deal is. Radiohead isn't trendy, they set trends. People try to be THEM, a complete original. Peace :clap: :clap:
That being said....I LOVE NEIL FINN!!!!!! :clap:
Originally Posted by bakedjake: Radiohead's one of those bands that will complain about unfairness and this and that. Let's make this statement about America (which we probably know nothing about), and be tredy, yada yada yada.... Capitalism sucks, yadda, yadda, yadda.... Then charge you great prices for merch, and have a nice fat record contract with a big label. Oops! :oops: No thanks. If they played Neil Finn in every slot they play Radiohead in, that would be cool. And Radiohead used to be good.... :(
We always think we know what we are talking about when it comes to celebrities and musicians....we don't, who knows what their deal is. Radiohead isn't trendy, they set trends. People try to be THEM, a complete original. Peace :clap: :clap:
Originally Posted by mr.selfdestruct: I like this one, but it's just a bit too similar to "Like Spinning Plates" from Amnesiac, I think.
This song bears absolutely no resemblence to LSP. You know metalica are going to sell more than HTTT in the US. God Save the queen :p
Is this group supposed to be a joke? Because it really isn\'t very funny.
Radiohead's one of those bands that will complain about unfairness and this and that. Let's make this statement about America (which we probably know nothing about), and be tredy, yada yada yada.... Capitalism sucks, yadda, yadda, yadda.... Then charge you great prices for merch, and have a nice fat record contract with a big label. Oops! :oops: No thanks. If they played Neil Finn in every slot they play Radiohead in, that would be cool. And Radiohead used to be good.... :(
I like this one, but it\'s just a bit too similar to \"Like Spinning Plates\" from Amnesiac, I think.
on a simplistic level, a play on words, "Hail to the Chief?" Perhaps referring to our president, thief of the presidency? Just a thought...
Originally Posted by black321: I don't get it: "Hail to the Thief"? What does it mean? What are they trying to say?
I don\'t get it: \"Hail to the Thief\"? What does it mean? What are they trying to say?
I think Radiohead has the courage to constantly follow their musical and philosophical integrity, despite what is trendy. So I'm not surprised they have detractors. I love them. :clap: