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Radiohead — Subterranean Homesick Alien (Acoustic)
Album: Towering Above the Rest
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:31
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The breath of the morning, I keep forgetting
The smell of the warm summer air
I live in a town where you can't smell a thing
You watch your feet for cracks in the pavement

Up above, aliens hover making home movies
For the folks back home
Of all these weird creatures who lock up their spirits
Drill holes in themselves and live for their secrets

They're all uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight

I wish that they'd swoop down in a country lane
Late at night when I'm driving
Take me on board their beautiful ship
Show me the world as I'd love to see it

I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me
They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely
I'd show them the stars and the meaning of life
They'd shut me away
But I'd be all right, all right
I'm all right, all right

I'm just uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
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 old_shep wrote:
Sounds like a drunk Bono.

 
{#Smile} Exactly. Drunken Bono doesn't sound bad, though.
10, with or without electrons.
 old_shep wrote:
Sounds like a drunk Bono.

 
........shite then
Sounds like a drunk Bono.
 TheLoneIguana wrote:
I get this image of Belushi as Bluto yanking the guitar from Yorke and smashing it to bits on the wall.

It's a happy thought.
 
+1
Wow. Who'd think you could do this both ways?
 Lazarus wrote:

This version is soooo good for the external acoustic meatus...


 
Cannot follow you Tsar!

This version is soooo good for the external acoustic meatus...

 coding_to_music wrote:
Somehow this is too subdued, needs more urgency, power, drama...
 

Well there is always the original version of the song for that.  This is the subdued acoustic version with less urgency, power and drama.




This version is soooo good for the ears...

 
Hey, even Radiohead does bad covers of Radiohead
 cmplus wrote:
Nice version. My friends wouldn't believe me either.
Thanks Bill.
 
ditto.

Nice version. My friends wouldn't believe me either.
Thanks Bill.
Somehow this is too subdued, needs more urgency, power, drama...
I have never heard this version of my favorite Radiohead song, nice.
reindeer wrote:
Bill, Thanks again for treating us to some truly amazing music. Your ability to find a band's best songs and variations of them is unique. Thanks so much. :biggrin:
I couldn't agree more. Oh by the way Reindeer you couldn't give the bloke with the big white beard a nudge, I wouldn't mind a digital SLR for Christmas this year. Cheers! :cheers:
I get this image of Belushi as Bluto yanking the guitar from Yorke and smashing it to bits on the wall. It's a happy thought.
Man, it's the meandering guitar lines in the original that make it a great song. This is OK, but it just makes me long for the original. And as someone that generally hates Thom's voice, I would have imagined it to be much worse on an acoustic number than it is.
reindeer wrote:
Bill, Thanks again for treating us to some truly amazing music. Your ability to find a band's best songs and variations of them is unique. Thanks so much. :biggrin:
Amen. It's easy to forget that Yorke and Radiohead work out their songs acoustically before they get into the electronica. Some of us prefer the rawer versions.
JohnErle wrote:
Send me some pics and prove me wrong. :wink:
Sign me up for the Pink Floyd / Radiohead House and I'll send you all the pics you want!! :daisy:
:music:
Is a cat in heat? :taped-shut:
QueenLucia wrote:
Hey! Are you saying I'm NOT a hot babe? :grumpy:
Send me some pics and prove me wrong. :wink:
JohnErle wrote:
I, for one, would love to see a reality show where smug Radiohead fanatics are forced to live in a house with arrogant Pink Floyd cultists. Watching the two groups debate over which band is the undisputable Best Band Ever until violence erupts would be a hoot. The only drawback would be the lack of hot babes since I doubt the members of either cult ever get laid.
Hey! Are you saying I'm NOT a hot babe? :grumpy: Sign me up to represent the arrogant Pink Floyd cultists. (Although, I do like Radiohead an awful lot.)
JohnErle wrote:
:lol: Maybe I wrote that because sex is all I ever think about, like most men. Maybe. :wink:
:high-five: agreed!
vandal wrote:
vandal Post Rule #1: Anyone who writes about another person "not getting laid" is actually the one not getting laid. People tend to project their major concerns onto others. Sorry JohnErle, but you know its true. :lol:
:lol: Maybe I wrote that because sex is all I ever think about, like most men. Maybe. :wink:
JohnErle wrote:
"Truth?" . . . I doubt the members of either cult ever get laid.
vandal Post Rule #1: Anyone who writes about another person "not getting laid" is actually the one not getting laid. People tend to project their major concerns onto others. Sorry JohnErle, but you know its true. :lol:
slowhand wrote:
Great song...underrated band in the usa....
WAY under rated...great stuff...
djblitz wrote:
LOL, I'm calling up CBS right now!
No hot babes = CBS wouldn't bite.
Great song...underrated band in the usa....
JohnErle wrote:
I, for one, would love to see a reality show where smug Radiohead fanatics are forced to live in a house with arrogant Pink Floyd cultists. Watching the two groups debate over which band is the undisputable Best Band Ever until violence erupts would be a hoot. The only drawback would be the lack of hot babes since I doubt the members of either cult ever get laid.
LOL, I'm calling up CBS right now!
Darlington wrote:
No its a pretty on point title. Truth hurts sometimes!
"Truth?" You want some truth? Radiohead are just a band, not gods. They have their fans and their detractors, just like anyone else. They've had an admirable run of critical praise combined with commercial success, but so have many, many, many other bands, some of whom have done it a lot longer with far greater reviews and sales. To say that Radiohead tower above the Beatles, for example, is utter folly. The Beatles were bigger than Jesus. Radiohead barely qualifies to lick the soles of Jesus' sandals. I, for one, would love to see a reality show where smug Radiohead fanatics are forced to live in a house with arrogant Pink Floyd cultists. Watching the two groups debate over which band is the undisputable Best Band Ever until violence erupts would be a hoot. The only drawback would be the lack of hot babes since I doubt the members of either cult ever get laid.
Fantastic song. Fantastic version.
Bill, Thanks again for treating us to some truly amazing music. Your ability to find a band's best songs and variations of them is unique. Thanks so much. :biggrin:
I haven't heard this in awhile,I forgot how much I like the lyrics.
Stop whining!
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
:yell: Listen up folks! This is poetry!
Yeah, Vogon poetry.
Xeric wrote:
Oh my goodness was that ever awful.
Good thing I was distracted while this was playing. I like Radiohead but this is just plain awful! I thought it was Jeff Buckley for a moment :puke: :lol:
Where can I download this version? Can anyone send this exact version to me? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
I've never heard this version, but knew what it was instantly. Pretty cool.
Uptight Uptight Uuupptiiighhhht. Best band ever.
JohnErle wrote:
"Towering Above The Rest"? Nice name for a bootleg. I'm starting to think Radiohead fans are even more pretentious than the band.
No its a pretty on point title. Truth hurts sometimes!
What's better than Radiohead? Acoustic Radiohead! :notworthy:
snurfer wrote:
this version has lost the power of album version.
No it hasn't! ED: ... well yeah a little bit. It's just that I love this song.
this version has lost the power of album version.
Intriguing, but not up to the original. Mixed feelings on this one.
"Towering Above The Rest"? Nice name for a bootleg. I'm starting to think Radiohead fans are even more pretentious than the band.
Oh my goodness was that ever awful.
When you figure the original of this song is astonishing this is still pretty damn good.
what... Hogtied?
:cool:
:meditate:
still greatly overrated
Wow wow wow... thought I couldn't love Radiohead enough. LOL at AnnieBear...
Most Excellent! The production of the original tends to consume some of the lyrics. :yell: Listen up folks! This is poetry!
This gets a "no."
The normal version is AWESOME, this is marginal. This whole set is putting me asleep this morning.
WOW!!!! I frelling love this song in the original version, and this is just AMAZING!!!!! Thank you for playing this, please play it again!!!!! "I'd tell all my friends / but they'd never believe me / they'd think that I've finally lost it completely"
Marginally better than usual. That ain't saying much.
Sounds like the lead singer of Stereophonic. (a good thing)
Oooooh! Nice version of one of my favorite songs. Goes to show you that under all the slick techno production there is still a very high quality song underneath. :music:
Nice!
Interesting variation. Me likey.