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Radiohead — Lucky
Album: OK Computer
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Released: 1997
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 lake
'Cause I'm your superhero, we are standing on the edge

The head of state has called for me by name
But I don't have time for him
It's gonna be a glorious day
I feel my luck could change

Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the lake
'Cause I'm your superhero, we are standing on the edge
We are standing on the edge
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Not an original style, but still one I enjoy, and they do it well.

8
Lucky... to have a SKIP THIS SHIT button.
Fucking genius!!!!!! 
Reading a lot of Mark Hollis tributes today. Never made the connection of Spirit of Eden as an influence on bands like Radiohead. I absolutely hear it now. Both of these albums are masterpieces. 
Arguably up there among the best albums of all time. 
My favourite Radiohead album, full of great songs like this one. Superb.
Such an amazing song from an equally amazing album. 
Pablo Honey -> OK Computer -> Kid A -> Amnesiac = Meddle -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals
Oh my!!! I just moved it up to a 10.
For me One of the most beautiful song in the world {#Music}
one of the great songs to come out of the 1900s

hmmm...here's another RH song I enjoy....I feel like there's a handful of RH tracks out there with me commenting "hmmm...here's another RH song I enjoy..." - and yet overall I'm not really a fan.  Maybe I am?!  It's the RP influence you see...that's it...it's all BILLG's fault! 

Thanks BillG!

Long Live RP!

I'm bumping this one up one to 8.


I can almost hit those notes when I sing along in my car.
But I make up for my failing with volume.
 MassivRuss wrote:
Lucky...

lucky there's PSD. {#Moon}

 
Radiohead is definitely an acquired taste, much like Joni Mitchell.  Here's hoping you'll get it someday.
SUBLIME
 kcar wrote:
New Yorker cartoon. Mother:

 
#alternativebroccoli
New Yorker cartoon. Mother: "Eat your broccoli, dear." Child: "I say it's spinach—and I say to hell with it."
я вернулся в прошлое на 10 лет...
I'll never forget, having to work late one night, when my coworker came in, pulled out the CD that I was listening to, and dropped in ( the just released) OK Computer  - and she said "listen... THIS is yummy."  Yeah, I was instantly blown away.  Amazing CD.
I'm up to 9 with it {#Good-vibes}
Among the most important albums in my collection, and this song in particular is one of the primary reasons I learned to play guitar. I still enjoy playing it today. Peak Radiohead was quite a thing to behold live.
So bummed I missed them at Lolla on Saturday - heard they played for 2.5 hours! Who went how was it....?
Dark is good. Good and dark!
Still perplexed at the sheer originality & impact of songs like this that Radiohead created as a matter of course. Back when so many figured creativity in music was waning.
 kingart wrote:
I'm not a hater. I listen with interest. This is interesting. But I don't fathom the adulation for this band. 9s? 10s? This band, this dude, seems chronically downbeat. Like he and they are standing on a window ledge and contemplating a leap from it to briefly improve their view. 
Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the lake
Hey, darken those lyrics, they're too cheery for me.

 

 
I tune their lyrics out but yeah, "chronically downbeat" hits the mark. RP plays Radiohead too much. Wish it played more Knopfler, even though he's been overplayed here in the past. 
Sorry, Radiohead fans. RH joins Arcade Fire, Chris Isaak, and a few others, in the dubious pantheon of my auto PSD. I'd stick around If I wanted a dirge, a drone, a whine, a thin off key voice, and a chain of artistic, well-produced but garbled and relentlessly non-rock downbeat ballads. 
SO, so overrated. Their only good song is the creep. Because it's autobiographical, simple and true.
Hello Sarah it's the Radiohead who almost made all public.
Radiohead could produce an album of children's nursery rhymes and it would be a masterpiece.
Transcendent stuff, to be sure... Was just re-acquainting myself with this very album earlier this afternoon... Staggering, monumental...
I'm not a hater. I listen with interest. This is interesting. But I don't fathom the adulation for this band. 9s? 10s? This band, this dude, seems chronically downbeat. Like he and they are standing on a window ledge and contemplating a leap from it to briefly improve their view. 


Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the lake
Hey, darken those lyrics, they're too cheery for me.

 
Interestingly, Amazon's own "product description" for OK Computer puts it quite succinctly, I think:

"Radiohead's third album got compared to Pink Floyd a lot when it came out, and its slow drama and conceptual sweep certainly put it in that category. OK Computer, though, is a complicated and difficult record: an album about the way machines dehumanize people that's almost entirely un-electronic; an album by a British "new wave of new wave" band that rejects speed and hooks in favor of languorous texture and morose details; a sad and humanist record whose central moment is Thom Yorke crooning "We hope that you choke." Sluggish, understated, and hard to get a grip on, OK Computer takes a few listens to appreciate, but its entirety means more than any one song." 
Well 'm just about a moonlight MI-ILE
On DOWN the RO-OO-OAD

Solid NI-I-INE.
it's all in the production.     10.

https://goo.gl/O7PlGy


Sad. Beautiful. Awesome.
The crest of the Radiohead bell-curve.
 
hauntingly beautiful.
They make other bands wonder why they make music at all
 
 valeriogonzalez wrote:
This song's a fucking 10!!!

 

Yes it is
Amazing that fingernails on a blackboard can be tuned to produce such brilliant music.
{#Mad}
It's my birthday, thanks Bill! {#Good-vibes}
pull me outta that car crash.. {#Eh}
T.Y., drone home. 
 
 Rachoh wrote:

It did have a good run the summer of '97 when OK Computer came out. I remember seeing the video on MTV quite often...

 

 
MTV was showing music videos in 1997?  I thought they stopped such unthinkable practices by the mid-1980s.
Lucky...

lucky there's PSD. {#Moon}
 rdo wrote:
Also, i am not sure why you think Paranoid Android is such a hit song.  not in the US it wasnt.   i have never heard that played anywhere. 
 
It did have a good run the summer of '97 when OK Computer came out. I remember seeing the video on MTV quite often, and I heard it on the radio here in Boston a few times too - but we had an AMAZING alt-rock station, so might have been special.

However, the song/vid didn't endure play beyond the summer. 

 
 malvey254 wrote:
Anyone have any theories for why Paranoid Android hasn't made it onto RP yet?  It's the equivalent of "Losing My Religion", "Like A Rolling Stone" or "Alive" not being on this station (all of them are, obviously, and are played semi-regularly).

I'm assume many have tried to LRC it and failed.  What gives?

 
It was added in January 2014 perhaps thanks to your comment.

I have a couple things to address your comment by way of speculation, with the caveat that I really have no idea what in the fuck I am talking about.  K?

I think there might be some sort of business consideration at work where it becomes a matter of what the cost is and what the royalty payments are.  No?

Also, I think there SHOULD be a limit on the number of songs for a CD in the playlist because RP needs to keep in mind that if you play the whole CD on the air then no one will need to purchase it.  I think this must be a consideration because I can't imagine the bands being in favor of the whole CD played on the air -- they want to make money.

Also, i am not sure why you think Paranoid Android is such a hit song ----- not in the US it wasnt.   I have never heard that played anywhere.  Karma Police was the hit single from OKC.
 malvey254 wrote:
Anyone have any theories for why Paranoid Android hasn't made it onto RP yet?  It's the equivalent of "Losing My Religion", "Like A Rolling Stone" or "Alive" not being on this station (all of them are, obviously, and are played semi-regularly).

I'm assume many have tried to LRC it and failed.  What gives?

 
Because this would happen and we'd never be able to return to our working-worlds again. 

 
This song's a fucking 10!!!
Not even the usual clever little hook to start, just right into Yorke's "voice". Eeyuulchh.{#No}
Pretty good - 6 from me.
 btt wrote:

That is precisely why I keep a helmet handy .
It wards off the Yorke worms . 

 
It's not your fault.
 fredriley wrote:
 it was Yorke who made me want to reach for a wet herring and slap him around the chops with it, but I fear that he's wormed himself into my brain and I'm being assimilated. Aaargh! 7 from the reluctant Nottingham jury.


 
That is precisely why I keep a helmet handy .
It wards off the Yorke worms . 
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Always an interesting question when there are those of us to whom this speaks volumes. I don't think you're missing anything from your personal perspective, but I will tell you that many people have agreed that the songs on this recording reveal themselves slowly, and are not immediately accessible. My poor little sampling has also found that this especially appeals to people who are more or less equally right and left brain: Programmers who are also artists, Artists with an interest in math, analysts and theoreticians of many stripes who cook and design. Gardening economists. In a class I attended with Dr. Edward DeBono years ago, he claimed the profession with the most equally active brain hemispheres were symphonic conductors. In the end, what works for you, works. Thanks for bringing up the subject.


 
This has to be one of the most insightful comments that I've ever read.
I was climbing up O'Cebreiro, on the way of St. James, while playing this song. It was cold, windy, rainy and snowy. But it was such a glorious day.
11!!!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Always an interesting question when there are those of us to whom this speaks volumes. I don't think you're missing anything from your personal perspective, but I will tell you that many people have agreed that the songs on this recording reveal themselves slowly, and are not immediately accessible. My poor little sampling has also found that this especially appeals to people who are more or less equally right and left brain: Programmers who are also artists, Artists with an interest in math, analysts and theoreticians of many stripes who cook and design. Gardening economists. In a class I attended with Dr. Edward DeBono years ago, he claimed the profession with the most equally active brain hemispheres were symphonic conductors. In the end, what works for you, works. Thanks for bringing up the subject.



 
Damn, you nailed it.....I am equal brain power, an artist, designer, a landscaper and a cook. NO math thought, well, the average overall  is good for radiohead. I love them.........
 Jmr1371 wrote:

If you don't like this song then you are probably listening to the wrong site. Just Google "Top 40" and i'm sure you will find some music more suited to your taste.

 
RH, or Top 40? That's the A to Z of your music universe? I'll keep that in mind next time I notice some smug hipster griping about too much Pink Floyd, or Jazz, or Classical, or anything else on RP that ISN'T Top 40. "Don't like this one band? Leave RP and find a Top 40 station."

You seem to imply that RH is ALL there is on RP. God forbid. Fortunately, RP is Paradise for real music lovers as well as RH's fans.
 MassivRuss wrote:
God what drugs does it take for this dirge to "soar"?
 
The Essence of Life. Want some?
 MassivRuss wrote:

God what drugs does it take for this dirge to "soar"?

 
If you don't like this song then you are probably listening to the wrong site. Just Google "Top 40" and i'm sure you will find some music more suited to your taste.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
This is my favorite track on this album. Soaring.
 
God what drugs does it take for this dirge to "soar"?
This is my favorite track on this album. Soaring.
 lemmoth wrote:


...this is MAGNIFICENT.  Where's the 11

 
Indeed
 MassivRuss wrote:
Lucky...

Lucky I can hit the Stop or PSD buttons.

Please Great FSM, make RadioHead and Thom Yorke's teeth go away. {#Pray}

 

I'm sorry.  I know everyone has different tastes. But you have to be kidding.  This is MAGNIFICENT.  Where's the 11
Ahhhhh...


NOW HERES some QUALITY MUSIC!

 
Good music, mediocre singing, excellent mumbling.  Almost PSD'd it but I like any moment of the song where Yorke's voice is on hiatus. 
One of the RH crew's finest guitar layer cakes
Played live in small leisure centre.  Greenwood playing guitar and keyboard at the same time.  Mesmerising performance.  Top of my adoration tree.
Lucky...

Lucky I can hit the Stop or PSD buttons.

Please Great FSM, make RadioHead and Thom Yorke's teeth go away. {#Pray}
Anyone have any theories for why Paranoid Android hasn't made it onto RP yet?  It's the equivalent of "Losing My Religion", "Like A Rolling Stone" or "Alive" not being on this station (all of them are, obviously, and are played semi-regularly).

I'm assume many have tried to LRC it and failed.  What gives?
I am not a conventionally religious man. 

Quite frankly I worship at the church or rock and roll.

And this is one of my all time favorite hymns.

10
OK Computer and Automatic for The People.  Lonely Island albums.
Of course 10
 aspicer wrote:
A classic from one of the best albums ever made (and don't take MY for it.....do a little research and you'll see it's well established!).
 
agreed
A classic from one of the best albums ever made (and don't take MY word for it.....do a little research and you'll see it's well established!).
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Always an interesting question when there are those of us to whom this speaks volumes. I don't think you're missing anything from your personal perspective, but I will tell you that many people have agreed that the songs on this recording reveal themselves slowly, and are not immediately accessible. My poor little sampling has also found that this especially appeals to people who are more or less equally right and left brain: Programmers who are also artists, Artists with an interest in math, analysts and theoreticians of many stripes who cook and design. Gardening economists. In a class I attended with Dr. Edward DeBono years ago, he claimed the profession with the most equally active brain hemispheres were symphonic conductors. In the end, what works for you, works. Thanks for bringing up the subject.


  Well, this explains a lot....Thanks! I would say this just may be accurate...in my case, I am an artist with a lust for  science and my husband is an engineer with artistic talents.......needless to say, we love Radiohead!


 fredriley wrote:
Oh, hell, I've just had to up this to a 7. Not so long ago any Radiohead song was an almost auto-mute on account of yer man Thom's warbling, but despite myself I find myself warming to more of his songs. I've always been a fan of the band itself, it was Yorke who made me want to reach for a wet herring and slap him around the chops with it, but I fear that he's wormed himself into my brain and I'm being assimilated. Aaargh! 7 from the reluctant Nottingham jury.

 
I wanted to hate you
That was my first choice
I wanted to hate you
Until I heard your voice
When I heard your voice
I could ignore your face
When I heard your voice
Tom with a "TH"

Let the ass bray
Make the punters pay

Spirits of the west...."Let the ass bray"
 Bosami wrote:
In my opinion, there are nothing but 10's on this record. From start to finish.
 
When I first bought this on CD I gave it a couple listens and decided I didn't care for it.... returned it...

Ended up buying it again a few months later and never regretted it again....

One of the best albums start to finish in the past 20 years.....

 
More Radiohead....

ALL THE TIME!

 
love that greenwood guitar {#Cowboy}

On a road trip, listening to SiriusXM (Spectrum, ch 28), wishing desperately for RP, finally getting Internet radio, and upping this by 1. Life is great!

Oh, hell, I've just had to up this to a 7. Not so long ago any Radiohead song was an almost auto-mute on account of yer man Thom's warbling, but despite myself I find myself warming to more of his songs. I've always been a fan of the band itself, it was Yorke who made me want to reach for a wet herring and slap him around the chops with it, but I fear that he's wormed himself into my brain and I'm being assimilated. Aaargh! 7 from the reluctant Nottingham jury.

straight like this...
9 {#Arrowu} 10.  Wow.
Zaren wrote:
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead...So, what am I missing?
Always an interesting question when there are those of us to whom this speaks volumes. I don't think you're missing anything from your personal perspective, but I will tell you that many people have agreed that the songs on this recording reveal themselves slowly, and are not immediately accessible. My poor little sampling has also found that this especially appeals to people who are more or less equally right and left brain: Programmers who are also artists, Artists with an interest in math, analysts and theoreticians of many stripes who cook and design. Gardening economists. In a class I attended with Dr. Edward DeBono years ago, he claimed the profession with the most equally active brain hemispheres were symphonic conductors. In the end, what works for you, works. Thanks for bringing up the subject.


A straight up 10 - Amazing song from start to finish. Often imitated, never duplicated \Radiohead
 Bosami wrote:
In my opinion, there are nothing but 10's on this record. From start to finish.
 

 Agreed!  {#Yes}


at first I didn't really understand what it meant. then I listened to Radiohead.

Sucko Barfo! 

Thom Yorke by ~manohead

A friend mine is Fan of the Radiohead I decided to make this cartoon tribute to him.




In my opinion, there are nothing but 10's on this record. From start to finish.
On Thom's unusual appearance (from Wikipedia):

At birth, his left eye was fixed shut; the doctors determined that the eye was paralyzed and that the condition was permanent. Yorke's parents took him to an eye specialist, who suggested a muscle graft. Yorke underwent five eye operations before he was six years old. Yorke's father, a chemical equipment salesman, was hired by a firm in Scotland shortly after his son's birth and the family lived there until Yorke was seven. During this time Yorke had to wear a patch over his eye. He has stated that the last surgery was "botched," giving him a drooping eyelid.

 handyrae wrote:

Granted. But very little of it sounds like anything I want to listen to..

 
curious.  what do you want to listen to.  Roots rock.  HIp hop pop. Jazzy pop.  Prog rock? 

Looking at Thom Yorke's face {#Arrowd}  (which appears to have been introduced to the front end of a pickup truck), it's a wonder he can sing at all!  This is not a bad piece at all... 7, maybe soon to be an 8.

 luca77 wrote:

Textures, layers...smooth sounds over jarring sounds...imagery...talent, creativity, complexity. And unlike their imitators - no cheese factor!
 
Granted. But very little of it sounds like anything I want to listen to..

Mesmerizing and chilling guitar work here imo.
One of the, if not the best albums of the 90's.
Yorke's Lament...
Freakyfxxxtastic!
 keller1 wrote:
Pictures deleted.
 
{#Lol} You really hate this group. I like them, but I had to laugh at those photos.

Awesome!!!  A great alternative is the Warren Haines acoustic version.  Either way, great song.
 Zaren wrote:
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead.

I liked "Creep", and I can tolerate "Karma Police", but nothing else I've ever heard from them catches my ear or my attention.

Now, this is the first time I've heard this song, and I may well be missing something, but I don't get any vibe from it, no feeling of a point to it... just random flails on a guitar stacked up under effect pedals.

So, what am I missing?
 
I thought I liked Alien . . . but jeez, the voice is worse than nails on a chalk board



This song is good for the ears...



Sounds like Rufus Wainwright's vocals.
sweeeeeeeeeeeet 10

I'm glad someone else noticed this.  Everytime we watch LOST my wife starts singing the first few lines of 15 Step when Ben comes on screen.

 
appy_monkey wrote:
York looks like "Ben" from Lost

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Just became a member after being recommended by a colleague of mine - loving RP.

MMMMmmmmmm. . . so lucky to hear Lucky. . .

{#Meditate}
 Zaren wrote:
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead.

I liked "Creep", and I can tolerate "Karma Police", but nothing else I've ever heard from them catches my ear or my attention.

Now, this is the first time I've heard this song, and I may well be missing something, but I don't get any vibe from it, no feeling of a point to it... just random flails on a guitar stacked up under effect pedals.

So, what am I missing?
 
Nothing at all.  In fact, your comment is right on the money except that Karma Police, and especially Creep, the whiniest, most self pitying excuse for a song ever written, suck too.

it is not lucky...... -   8  /  9.




one of my favourite tracks ever.....
York looks like "Ben" from Lost ">
Zaren wrote:
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead. I liked "Creep", and I can tolerate "Karma Police", but nothing else I've ever heard from them catches my ear or my attention. Now, this is the first time I've heard this song, and I may well be missing something, but I don't get any vibe from it, no feeling of a point to it... just random flails on a guitar stacked up under effect pedals. So, what am I missing?
Textures, layers...smooth sounds over jarring sounds...imagery...talent, creativity, complexity. And unlike their imitators - no cheese factor!
Now what exactly did these guys (or mr York) do right? Goose bumps all over.
Zaren wrote:
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead. I liked "Creep", and I can tolerate "Karma Police", but nothing else I've ever heard from them catches my ear or my attention. Now, this is the first time I've heard this song, and I may well be missing something, but I don't get any vibe from it, no feeling of a point to it... just random flails on a guitar stacked up under effect pedals. So, what am I missing?
Not sure, but if you listen to album over album they are amazing. Try smoking a joint. Radiohead is way under valued. Like Beck, they have some crazy, unique sounds, you just can't creep out of high school into. I don't know. Try Stereophonics? Maybe more upbeat for you. Great England band.
When you listen to the whole album this really sounds as if it should be the last track - an air of finality about it - then you get another corker!
If you haven't heard it yet, give yourself a treat and check our Radiodread by Easy Star All-Stars. It's a reggae version of this whole album, with different singers guesting on each track. It's got reggae, dub, and trip-hop elements, and it complements the original album beautifully. Guests include Horace Andy, Suagr Minott, and Toots and the Maytalls.
thekarmapolice wrote:
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Whoa there, that's
Maybe it is just foreign to your taste. I loved it at first listen. We are all different-makes life interestingZaren wrote:
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead. I liked "Creep", and I can tolerate "Karma Police", but nothing else I've ever heard from them catches my ear or my attention. Now, this is the first time I've heard this song, and I may well be missing something, but I don't get any vibe from it, no feeling of a point to it... just random flails on a guitar stacked up under effect pedals. So, what am I missing?
Forgive me for saying this, but I really don't get the appeal of Radiohead. I liked "Creep", and I can tolerate "Karma Police", but nothing else I've ever heard from them catches my ear or my attention. Now, this is the first time I've heard this song, and I may well be missing something, but I don't get any vibe from it, no feeling of a point to it... just random flails on a guitar stacked up under effect pedals. So, what am I missing?
xkolibuul wrote:
"Throw me out of the aircraft", and you want a friggin daisy?
it's pull not throw
petercroob wrote:
:good-vibes: :music: :good-vibes:
I reiterate
Bill is on a "roll" today...great sets of music. Its gonna be a glorious day !