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Radiohead — No Surprises
Album: OK Computer
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Released: 1997
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 0
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you bruises that won't heal
You look so tired, unhappy bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take a quiet life, a handshake of carbon monoxide

And 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 and such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here), no alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here) please
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Amazing web....well done...👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌
I LOVE this song and album.
 lophrequa wrote:

no, just a great band with a shit singer
 

Easy Tiger. I think Thom actually accentuates.
5 > 3  {#Arghhh}
 phlattop wrote:

Like Scrubbrush said earlier, this is a great album that should be heard as a whole.

 
I always skip track 7. It almost feels like a gimmick/skit track. By that I mean it just doesn't hold up the way the rest of the album does.

(Although when Bill plays Karma Police, I always say "Fitter, happier, more productive" at the end, so what do I know about anything!)
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Imagine what these boys could achieve if they were happy.

 
"Happy" music generally doesn't seem to resonate as much.  Other than The Beach Boys, how many band photos have you seen where the members are smiling?
  DaidyBoy wrote:
Imagine what these boys could achieve if they were happy.

  
Dav3thedog wrote:

It doesn't work like that!

 
 

After 20+ years and 9 albums, yes it most assuredly f#$kin' does.  
20 years ago now this album was released.  Time flies.  Still epic though.
This cut is very reminiscent of early Kinks songs.
dreadful whiney crap.  Jeez.  
 2020sk wrote:

Which one would that be? (I'm genuinely interested, as it wouldn't be unprecedented for Radiohead to "borrow" from a classic.)

 
I'll take a guess. "Wouldn't It be Nice"?
I don't hear any Beach Boys song here though. Like Scrubbrush said earlier, this is a great album that should be heard as a whole.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Imagine what these boys could achieve if they were happy.

 
It doesn't work like that!
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
Brian Wilson called, he wants his song back.

 
Which one would that be? (I'm genuinely interested, as it wouldn't be unprecedented for Radiohead to "borrow" from a classic.)
Like the music, the tuneless singer Mr. TH takes me right out of it. Did someone kick the studio cat? 
 bluejay08003 wrote:
I am not the biggest Radiohead fan, but this tune really grabs my attention.  I'm not sure why I find it to be most excellent.  

 
This whole album is fantastic. I like a few other Radiohead songs from other albums (fewer recently) but THIS album is on par with dark Side of the Moon as far as I'm concerned. The album should be listened to straight through a few times to really appreciate how cohesive it is.
He's still whining, and nicely out of tune this time ...
Imagine what these boys could achieve if they were happy.
What an adequate tune for christmas time {#Whistle}
But seriously: wonderful, charming, outstanding! It's curious, I don't know how to handle Radiohead. Their range goes from genius to garbage, nothing in between.
Unlike the song's title, Radiohead was FULL of surprises when they were killing it.
I am not the biggest Radiohead fan, but this tune really grabs my attention.  I'm not sure why I find it to be most excellent.  
10, next
 westslope wrote:

Hilarious!  If those were wild native rainbow trout, I might object.  But they look like well-fed farmed trout, so...., slap away.

 
Yorke did not need the ole haddock slap when the boys did OKC.... Now it may be in order after a decade and a half of self indulgent intellectual noodling
I always felt like Ok Computer was a breakthrough album in 1997, the rare and unique sound that jumped out and held its ground above everything else being recorded over a period of time.
{#Hug}Love IT. Great album - best song on the album; thanks Bill.
 fredriley wrote:
It's yer man Thom Yorke again. Time to get out the wet fish for a good slap across the chops:

Man being slapped in the face by two wet fish

 
Hilarious!  If those were wild native rainbow trout, I might object.  But they look like well-fed farmed trout, so...., slap away.
more Sucko Barfo from RH. PSD is getting worn out. {#Ass}
I can't believe I didn't have this rated. I don't know that there's a track on this album that would belong below an 8, maybe even 9...
Love the lazy drawl. Love the clever way the melody snakes its way through the verse.

The chorus is just not as strong as it might be, but the backing vocals in the final one make up for it.

Beautifully constructed.
 
Radiohead — No Surprises

Bill, keep throwing those cards!


 Papernapkin wrote:
No surprise here. Sounds like every other Radiohead song.
 
said the musically illiterate.
Brian Wilson called, he wants his song back.
 MojoJojo wrote:

Candidate for totallylookslike.com?    
  
 

 



(some say the "gnome" Yorke looks like Vlad as well)
This song outside of the rest of the album is just "Ok," but in the context of the rest of the album, it is truly "Ok Computer!"
ya, no whinging. love that word. my kids don't get it, so it's even more effective.
But spot on with the take on those anonymous thread haters, luca

 
luca77 wrote:

Nope. I like their easy listening stuff just as much as their more challenging stuff... But hopefully they don't make too much of it - one of the nice bonuses of going to Radiohead gigs is being surrounded by other people who can handle more than a simple melodic tune and not having the punter next to you just calling out "Play Creep!" "Play No Surprises!" "Stop with the noisy guitars and electronic stuff - oh and the wailing, the wailing ...I get it - don't say I don't get it...but I don't like it and it hurts my ears! Sing some words I know so I can bellow along! Give me something I can jump or swagger to! Tell the guy next to me to stop calling me stupid and ignorant! Tell everyone around me to stop glaring at me like they're better than me....I hate Radiohead fans - they're so elitist....bloody music snobs...my taste is just as good as theirs...everybody's different, you know...I'm gonna go whinge on their forums...maybe I'll bait them and they'll argue with me and I'll get my satisfaction...yeah that's it!! I'm gonna become a lousy internet troll and spend my days trying to piss people off..."

Sorry, I'm sure that doesn't sound like anyone around here...
 


I love the PSD function!
I rated it an 8 just because it's not in 13/3 time.

A plain, 4/4 beat is nice sometimes. 
......ahhhhhhh - everything is going to be just FINE now! 
This song always hits the right spot.
 jt1 wrote:

Yes, This is one of the few Radiohead songs I find almost bearable...I wonder if that makes it one of the least favourite (sorry, north american translation: favorite) songs of the fans?

 
Nope. I like their easy listening stuff just as much as their more challenging stuff... But hopefully they don't make too much of it - one of the nice bonuses of going to Radiohead gigs is being surrounded by other people who can handle more than a simple melodic tune and not having the punter next to you just calling out "Play Creep!" "Play No Surprises!" "Stop with the noisy guitars and electronic stuff - oh and the wailing, the wailing ...I get it - don't say I don't get it...but I don't like it and it hurts my ears! Sing some words I know so I can bellow along! Give me something I can jump or swagger to! Tell the guy next to me to stop calling me stupid and ignorant! Tell everyone around me to stop glaring at me like they're better than me....I hate Radiohead fans - they're so elitist....bloody music snobs...my taste is just as good as theirs...everybody's different, you know...I'm gonna go whinge on their forums...maybe I'll bait them and they'll argue with me and I'll get my satisfaction...yeah that's it!! I'm gonna become a lousy internet troll and spend my days trying to piss people off..."

Sorry, I'm sure that doesn't sound like anyone around here...


 sirdroseph wrote:


Now that is just not true. Whether you like Radiohead or not, the diversity of their songs is undeniable.{#Yes}
 
Yes, This is one of the few Radiohead songs I find almost bearable...I wonder if that makes it one of the least favourite (sorry, north american translation: favorite) songs of the fans?

 Papernapkin wrote:
No surprise here. Sounds like every other Radiohead song.

isn't that what its alll about.....fine

 



Da da da.
 Papernapkin wrote:
No surprise here. Sounds like every other Radiohead song.
 

Now that is just not true. Whether you like Radiohead or not, the diversity of their songs is undeniable.{#Yes}
No surprise here. Sounds like every other Radiohead song.
One of my fave Radiohead songs. Love it.
pretty goooooooood{#Meditate}
One of the top 5 albums of all time IMHO {#Mrgreen}
Fantastic piece of music.
 bindi wrote:
I really, really don't understand how anyone could not love this - or at least appreciate the musicianship and raw emotion of the lyrics and vocals. . . .gives me chills.
 
I totally agree bindi... my other favorite is Reckoner.  Sublime and powerful all at the same time.

I really, really don't understand how anyone could not love this - or at least appreciate the musicianship and raw emotion of the lyrics and vocals. . . .gives me chills.

This song sounds too much like a doorbell... still like it



It's yer man Thom Yorke again. Time to get out the wet fish for a good slap across the chops:

Man being slapped in the face by two wet fish
 ziggytrix wrote:

Dido?  What's she got to do with this?

I think ya meant "ditto". {#Wink}
 
smart ass

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
 johnjconn wrote:


dido   - long live Radiohead!
 
Dido?  What's she got to do with this?

I think ya meant "ditto". {#Wink}
 lemmoth wrote:
Genius.

Hope all you haters go away and miss a song you love coming up next,.
 

ditto   - long live Radiohead!

Genius.

Hope all you haters go away and miss a song you love coming up next,.

wonderful!
I'll check back when the funeral durge ends
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Thom Yorke by ~fb42
Francis   ©2006-2010 ~fb42

Thom playing solo at the Mercury Prize 2006.
 
Candidate for totallylookslike.com?    
  
 

Simply beautiful (in a strange way).

Thom Yorke by ~fb42
Francis   ©2006-2010 ~fb42

Thom playing solo at the Mercury Prize 2006.


 robco1 wrote:

Kudos! Couldn't agree more. Common people, if you come here to flame the band, you are picking a fight. Admit it and accept that you will be getting crap for acting like a jerk. People are passionate about music. What you hate others love, and they will defend it just as passionately as you would your favorite music.
If you're upset about being called a di*k when you're posting di*kish things about a song/singer/band on the comments page, here's a novel idea: stop being a di*k.

I think Thom would be delighted that he has pissed off so many knuckleheads on the internet. All trashers: your opinions on this band have been filed in the appropriate place: {#Moon}
Cheers! {#Wave}

(edit: I don't mean to say all comments must be sweetness and light, but if you call the singer's voice sh*t or say everything this or that band does is sh*t, you may just have fallen into di*kishness.)

 

With all due respect, it's one thing to say that this is a dickish comment (which it is), and quite another to call you a dick (which I didn't).

 ndfan75 wrote:
Dude, comparing anyone to Pink Floyd is pointless. I agree. I absolutely love Floyd. Radiohead shouldn't have to be compared to them. They should be compared to the bands of their era the same as Floyd is to theirs..
 
It's not pointless in general, but in the case of Radiohead, it is.

You want to make a relevant point, compare them to Joy Division.  Compare Thom Yorke to Tim Buckley.  Johnny Greenwood to Miles Davis (not as much a stretch as you might think).

But PF and RH are like apples and oranges (and I happen to enjoy both for different reasons).
 luca77 wrote:

Thanks Judge Judy...lets go posting excessive negative crap about about people's favourite band on all of its song forums and then get all precious about being flamed. You guys have a ridiculous sense of reality.

 
Kudos! Couldn't agree more. Common people, if you come here to flame the band, you are picking a fight. Admit it and accept that you will be getting crap for acting like a jerk. People are passionate about music. What you hate others love, and they will defend it just as passionately as you would your favorite music.
If you're upset about being called a di*k when you're posting di*kish things about a song/singer/band on the comments page, here's a novel idea: stop being a di*k.

I think Thom would be delighted that he has pissed off so many knuckleheads on the internet. All trashers: your opinions on this band have been filed in the appropriate place: {#Moon}
Cheers! {#Wave}

(edit: I don't mean to say all comments must be sweetness and light, but if you call the singer's voice sh*t or say everything this or that band does is sh*t, you may just have fallen into di*kishness.)

I'll probably get flamed for this.... but it sounds like David Byrne singing.
Beck.Radiohead. We're into a depression set. I'll go get the razor blades and Jack Daniels. {#Drunk}
 lophrequa wrote:

no, just a great band with a shit singer
 
And that about sums it up. At least as far as I'm concerned.

the dogs are howling again.........
oh no wait, it's just radiohead.
hopefully that gets them out of the way for today.
;-)

yes! you're playing the real version...don't play that poppy, awful re-mix anymore.
 lemmoth wrote:

Rock and Roll is not about pretty singing amigo.

If it were Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young - among others would be struggling to get Linda Rondstadt and the like to sing their masterpieces.

That said — this song to me IS PRETTY SINGING - so buy a clue
 
Yup.... these guys are in their own league.... and keep putting out incredible songs throughout the years
 tony620d wrote:
get over it guys. the saps are 0 compared to PF. they will be forgotten in 10 years, if not sooner.

PF and DSOTM are timeless. these guys...haha.. right.
 

Don't look but its been almost 20 years - and RH are still one of the greatest bands of all time.
 keller1 wrote:

Phenomena like this generically come under the category of The Big Lie.
 
Critically acclaimed, massively influential and hugely popular.

Some of you are clearly missing something.

Listen to the catalogue - the variety, the innovation, the musicianship and the creative use of the vocal as instrument in the mix.

Then read the lyrics and they are pretty great too.

 jools wrote:
Second only to Coldplay in my list of dreadful bands....
 

The gap between the good pop band, Coldplay, and these extraordinary innovators, Radiohead is like the leap between that between the Bay City Rollers and the Beatles.
 Cruzan wrote:
I don't understand how the listeners of RP who are probably some of the most sophisticated out there can rate this so highly when the singer is so dreadful.
But then again Bruce Springtein is popular too........
You can flame me all you want this guy is tone deaf and off key.
I am sorry, I don't don't get it apparantly.
 
Rock and Roll is not about pretty singing amigo.

If it were Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young - among others would be struggling to get Linda Rondstadt and the like to sing their masterpieces.

That said — this song to me IS PRETTY SINGING - so buy a clue

How is a guy supposed to turn his computer off and go home to the wife when you play great songs like this Bill :-)
I don't understand how the listeners of RP who are probably some of the most sophisticated out there can rate this so highly when the singer is so dreadful.
But then again Bruce Springtein is popular too........
You can flame me all you want this guy is tone deaf and off key.
I am sorry, I don't don't get it apparantly.
Second only to Coldplay in my list of dreadful bands....
 KrischanZ wrote:
this is a special one of the outstanding soundtrack " l'auberge espagnol "

https://www.foxsearchlight.com/lauberge/

highly recommended to everyone who dreams about a year abroad...
 

very good movie! Romain Duris....
 Stingray wrote:
What is this...?
Eclectic Rock, I guess!
 
no, just a great band with a shit singer
What is this...?
Eclectic Rock, I guess!
 weez wrote:
I get the huge-ness of radiohead and its fan base, but seems to me this song is getting a bit of an artificial bump. Similar songs from other artists get comments like "boring", "annoying vocal", etc. and get around a 6 rating tops. Don't get me wrong, I like r.head, but this particular tune getting a collective 8?  {#Ask}.
 
Phenomena like this generically come under the category of The Big Lie.


I get the huge-ness of radiohead and its fan base, but seems to me this song is getting a bit of an artificial bump. Similar songs from other artists get comments like "boring", "annoying vocal", etc. and get around a 6 rating tops. Don't get me wrong, I like r.head, but this particular tune getting a collective 8?  {#Ask}.
this is a special one of the outstanding soundtrack " l'auberge espagnol "

https://www.foxsearchlight.com/lauberge/

highly recommended to everyone who dreams about a year abroad...
This song made a great "appearance" on this week's House.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
{#Ask} mmmm I wonder if I should step in and add my 2 cents?.....nah I'll stay here behind the curtain {#Curtain} until everyone leaves, then I'll go out the back way.

 
Smart!

 Sloggydog wrote:
The only thing more boring than this song was looking through the postings for this supposed personal abuse only to be bitterly disappointed with what i found.  So to whoever started that whole thing about moaning about personal abuse in comments i would like to say that i find you a retarded butt-snuffling arsewart of an individual and i find your natural body odour to be very unpleasant indeed.
 
That is so badly written that I have absolutely no idea who is being slagged.

On the upside, the post got the part about the song being boring right. 

Otherwise pretty much a waste of electrons.


The only thing more boring than this song was looking through the postings for this supposed personal abuse only to be bitterly disappointed with what i found.  So to whoever started that whole thing about moaning about personal abuse in comments i would like to say that i find you a retarded butt-snuffling arsewart of an individual and i find your natural body odour to be very unpleasant indeed.
I still think this is the best album they've done.
 luca77 wrote:

Thanks Judge Judy...lets go posting excessive negative crap about about people's favourite band on all of its song forums and then get all precious about being flamed. You guys have a ridiculous sense of reality.

 

Still missing the point.  Flame my favorite band, whoever that is, all you want.  Just leave personal attacks out of it.
 fredriley wrote:

And people with respect for others don't launch into unwarranted personal abuse. The OP didn't insult you, or even Radiohead, so you've no cause to flame him. Get a grip.

Oh, and I still think that Thom Yorke needs slapping across the chops with a wet kipper to shock him out of his narcissistic miserabilism, and maybe improve his voice. Love Radiohead's instrumentals, grate my teeth when yer man's voice kicks in.

 
Thanks Judge Judy...lets go posting excessive negative crap about about people's favourite band on all of its song forums and then get all precious about being flamed. You guys have a ridiculous sense of reality.

9
{#Ask} mmmm I wonder if I should step in and add my 2 cents?.....nah I'll stay here behind the curtain {#Curtain} until everyone leaves, then I'll go out the back way.

 luca77 wrote:

You you're using these innocent forums as a pathetic way to get your revenge on the whole world of Radiohead fans because a few of them called you names. Sookie-la-laaahh. Get a thicker skin, have a whinge on a blog somewhere then get over it. People with dignity comment on a song, have their say then move on - they don't hang around like a bad smell in an elevator.

 
And people with respect for others don't launch into unwarranted personal abuse. The OP didn't insult you, or even Radiohead, so you've no cause to flame him. Get a grip.

Oh, and I still think that Thom Yorke needs slapping across the chops with a wet kipper to shock him out of his narcissistic miserabilism, and maybe improve his voice. Love Radiohead's instrumentals, grate my teeth when yer man's voice kicks in.

Mr. Yorke's voice has limited applicability. Some Radiohead songs are great, many are just annoying.{#Headache}
Working primarily as system administrator this is my life-song
 luca77 wrote:

You you're using these innocent forums as a pathetic way to get your revenge on the whole world of Radiohead fans because a few of them called you names. Sookie-la-laaahh. Get a thicker skin, have a whinge on a blog somewhere then get over it. People with dignity comment on a song, have their say then move on - they don't hang around like a bad smell in an elevator.

 

Actually, only "clueless" was directed at me, but I went after the others too.  I'm on this mission because, of all places, the RP comments pages should be a place where you can say whatever you want, without the risk of personal attacks.

I find your "move on" comment kind of ironic —- you're doing a bit of "hanging around" too, so one could query from whence the odor is actually emanating.

I suppose I could say something like, "Well, really the smell in the elevator comes from the sh*t for brains that some of these pedantic Radiohead fans have, and if I was them I'd be really embarrassed", but that would be stooping to your level.

As you can see, any monkey can hurl insults.  In adult discourse, that doesn't happen.

In the RP context, I would suggest that people with "dignity" could reasonably be expected to restrict their comments to the music and not other listeners.  That has been my point since the very beginning, and something that apparently has been lost on you.

"Sookie-la-laaahh"?  Grow up.



 keller1 wrote:

"Tragic"?  You're kidding, right?

That's the point ... this band is taken so frickin seriously ...

I have seen people who criticize Radiohead on these pages called "clueless", "heathens" and "fucking assholes".  Now that's tragic, and part of the idea is to get some of these namecallers to grow up a bit.

Lighten up.  I think that Radiohead sucks.  It's pretty simple, really.  And you are free to skip any comments that get your shorts in a knot.

 
You you're using these innocent forums as a pathetic way to get your revenge on the whole world of Radiohead fans because a few of them called you names. Sookie-la-laaahh. Get a thicker skin, have a whinge on a blog somewhere then get over it. People with dignity comment on a song, have their say then move on - they don't hang around like a bad smell in an elevator.

 luca77 wrote:

You post more comments in these Radiohead threads than any fan of theirs does......and you talk about them having a complex! You're completely obsessed and clearly have no idea how tragic it appears.

 
"Tragic"?  You're kidding, right?

That's the point ... this band is taken so frickin seriously ...

I have seen people who criticize Radiohead on these pages called "clueless", "heathens" and "fucking assholes".  Now that's tragic, and part of the idea is to get some of these namecallers to grow up a bit.

Lighten up.  I think that Radiohead sucks.  It's pretty simple, really.  And you are free to skip any comments that get your shorts in a knot.

Definitely and old CLASSICAL SONG, what about more recent song of Radiohead ? are they worst now ?
 keller1 wrote:


"Yes, Radiohead fans, we have arrived ...

At Smugfest, where we can high five each other over our superior musical taste."

Spare me.

 
You post more comments in these Radiohead threads than any fan of theirs does......and you talk about them having a complex! You're completely obsessed and clearly have no idea how tragic it appears.

Beautiful!


This song is good for the ears...


The elevator at the Grand Hilton in Taipei ROC played the first 4 notes of this song.  I had it stuck in my head every day for 3 months.  Still love it though.
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads.
 

I have no clue what that actually means but I'm with you in spirit.


Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads.
 robco1 wrote:
Being called "delusional" by an accountant/wannabe rock star who gives Oasis and Snow Patrol a "Godlike"rating. Fellow Radiohead fans, we have arrived! {#Wink}
 

"Yes, Radiohead fans, we have arrived ...

At Smugfest, where we can high five each other over our superior musical taste."

Spare me.

keller1 wrote:


Add "delusions of omniscience" to the list of things that bug me about Radiohead fans.

Being called "delusional" by an accountant/wannabe rock star who gives Oasis and Snow Patrol a "Godlike"rating. Fellow Radiohead fans, we have arrived! {#Wink}
 rdo wrote:
 keller1 wrote:

I don't disagree with your sacred cow comment, although for the most part those tunes are legitimate classics.

Different story on the "greatest band (by far) of all time" thing. 

My personal view, which is that Radiohead sucks, aside, you'll just never get a consensus on that —- for instance, check out the string for Come Together by The Beatles.

For you, Radiohead may be "the greatest band (by far) of all time."  The comments you refer to, the "more negative than positive" ones, just beg to differ.

Me too.

BTW, just saw the Grammy thing —- Radiohead and the USC marching band.  The boys could do worse than to steal some more pages from Lindsay Buckingham's book.

I am with you.  People should not be made to feel abashed to post their true feelings.  There's nothing wrong with some good old back and forth though.  Notice I don't call people "trolls", or other expletives, a practice which I detest.  I have made plenty of negative posts myself.

As for the "best band" of all time comment.  That was a wine-induced late night comment that happens to accurately reflect my true feelings.  Actually, in recent years I have toned my enthusiasm for Radiohead down, if you can believe it.  I used to annoy the hell out of people.  If I were a writer, I would write a 6 volume treatise on OK Computer.  For me, it is that good. 

Do you own it?  If not, I think it's well worth your time to give it a proper listen several times.  If you hate it still, I can understand that perfectly.  I hate a lot of so-called great art.

Oh yeah, almost forgot.  Totalitarian states notwithstanding, there is no such thing as "legitimacy" in art. 

 
Ars gratia artis, huh? {#Cheers}

esence of music, just Radiohead..


 rdo wrote:
 keller1 wrote:

I don't disagree with your sacred cow comment, although for the most part those tunes are legitimate classics.

Different story on the "greatest band (by far) of all time" thing. 

My personal view, which is that Radiohead sucks, aside, you'll just never get a consensus on that —- for instance, check out the string for Come Together by The Beatles.

For you, Radiohead may be "the greatest band (by far) of all time."  The comments you refer to, the "more negative than positive" ones, just beg to differ.

Me too.

BTW, just saw the Grammy thing —- Radiohead and the USC marching band.  The boys could do worse than to steal some more pages from Lindsay Buckingham's book.

I am with you.  People should not be made to feel abashed to post their true feelings.  There's nothing wrong with some good old back and forth though.  Notice I don't call people "trolls", or other expletives, a practice which I detest.  I have made plenty of negative posts myself.

As for the "best band" of all time comment.  That was a wine-induced late night comment that happens to accurately reflect my true feelings.  Actually, in recent years I have toned my enthusiasm for Radiohead down, if you can believe it.  I used to annoy the hell out of people.  If I were a writer, I would write a 6 volume treatise on OK Computer.  For me, it is that good. 

Do you own it?  If not, I think it's well worth your time to give it a proper listen several times.  If you hate it still, I can understand that perfectly.  I hate a lot of so-called great art.

Oh yeah, almost forgot.  Totalitarian states notwithstanding, there is no such thing as "legitimacy" in art. 

 
Fair enough about legitimacy, especially given my comments below re "taste is what you like".  I meant that most of the RP "standards", if you will, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, even the Beatles, have stood the test of time.  And really only time will tell if Radiohead is in the same league.

Questionable musical taste notwithstanding, you seem like an enlightened type.  Pleasure to make your acquaintance.

 keller1 wrote:

I don't disagree with your sacred cow comment, although for the most part those tunes are legitimate classics.

Different story on the "greatest band (by far) of all time" thing. 

My personal view, which is that Radiohead sucks, aside, you'll just never get a consensus on that —- for instance, check out the string for Come Together by The Beatles.

For you, Radiohead may be "the greatest band (by far) of all time."  The comments you refer to, the "more negative than positive" ones, just beg to differ.

Me too.

BTW, just saw the Grammy thing —- Radiohead and the USC marching band.  The boys could do worse than to steal some more pages from Lindsay Buckingham's book.

I am with you.  People should not be made to feel abashed to post their true feelings.  There's nothing wrong with some good old back and forth though.  Notice I don't call people "trolls", or other expletives, a practice which I detest.  I have made plenty of negative posts myself.

As for the "best band" of all time comment.  That was a wine-induced late night comment that happens to accurately reflect my true feelings.  Actually, in recent years I have toned my enthusiasm for Radiohead down, if you can believe it.  I used to annoy the hell out of people.  If I were a writer, I would write a 6 volume treatise on OK Computer.  For me, it is that good. 

Do you own it?  If not, I think it's well worth your time to give it a proper listen several times.  If you hate it still, I can understand that perfectly.  I hate a lot of so-called great art.

Oh yeah, almost forgot.  Totalitarian states notwithstanding, there is no such thing as "legitimacy" in art. 

 rdo wrote:
Radiohead songs are like punching bags at RP, so many frustrations taken out!  More negative comments than positive.  That's fine, as long as Bill keeps them coming.  What I don't get is why every time a sacred cow comes on, Ray Charles for example, no one has anything bad to say.  Why do so many want to rip the greatest band (by far) of all time?

 
I don't disagree with your sacred cow comment, although for the most part those tunes are legitimate classics.

Different story on the "greatest band (by far) of all time" thing. 

My personal view, which is that Radiohead sucks, aside, you'll just never get a consensus on that —- for instance, check out the string for Come Together by The Beatles.

For you, Radiohead may be "the greatest band (by far) of all time."  The comments you refer to, the "more negative than positive" ones, just beg to differ.

Me too.

BTW, just saw the Grammy thing —- Radiohead and the USC marching band.  The boys could do worse than to steal some more pages from Lindsay Buckingham's book.

Radiohead songs are like punching bags at RP, so many frustrations taken out!  More negative comments than positive.  That's fine, as long as Bill keeps them coming.  What I don't get is why every time a sacred cow comes on, Ray Charles for example, no one has anything bad to say.  Why do so many want to rip the greatest band (by far) of all time?


 luca77 wrote:

Your music opinion credibility is zero I'm afraid.

 

What a riot.

"Music opinion credibility" is an oxymoron.  Taste is what you like.

And I won't bother to get into the relative merits of Radiohead and Oasis.  It panders to that whole superiority complex that some Radiohead fans seem to have.

Posts like yours prove the point.


Ahhh...perfect for a Friday afternoon!

{#Meditate}
 keller1 wrote:


Add "delusions of omniscience" to the list of things that bug me about Radiohead fans.

 
Don't bother arguing with this keller1 guy. He gave Oasis a 10. You either get it, or you don't. We've got better things to do than write a list about Oasis fans. And we don't bother peppering their song comments page with endless provocative remarks. Your music opinion credibility is zero I'm afraid.

 wrangler wrote:


you'd be wrong
 

Add "delusions of omniscience" to the list of things that bug me about Radiohead fans.


this is my final fit
my final bellyache
with no alarms and no surprises


 keller1 wrote:


I'll go with nausea.
 

you'd be wrong