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Radiohead — Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Album: In Rainbows
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 931









Released: 2007
Length: 5:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In the deepest ocean, the bottom of the sea
Your eyes they turn me
Why should I stay here? Why should I stay?
I'd be crazy not to follow, follow where you lead
Your eyes they turn me
Turn me on to phantoms, I follow to the edge
Of the earth and fall off
Yeah, everybody leaves if they get the chance
And this is my chance

I get eaten by the worms and weird fishes
Picked over by the worms and weird fishes
Weird fishes, weird fishes

Yeah, I hit the bottom, hit the bottom and escape, escape
I hit the bottom, hit the bottom and escape, escape
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 Proclivities wrote:

Unfortunately, your prediction did not come to pass - the song still has a 7.4 rating on Feb. 22, 2018.
 
7.5 on 11/12/2020.
 lizardking wrote:


My +1 from 7-8 didn't budge the (still) 7.4 avg rating....maybe as the movement continues my 8 will be a 9 in another year or three....Long Live RP!!
 

so now on Nov. 19th, 2019 it's bumped to a 7.5


 Proclivities wrote:

Unfortunately, your prediction did not come to pass - the song still has a 7.4 rating on Feb. 22, 2018.
 

My +1 from 7-8 didn't budge the (still) 7.4 avg rating....maybe as the movement continues my 8 will be a 9 in another year or three....Long Live RP!!
Great song but, still 7.4 rating on Feb. 18, 2019...
 
Proclivities wrote:

Unfortunately, your prediction did not come to pass - the song still has a 7.4 rating on Feb. 22, 2018.
 

Among many great tracks, this is my favorite RH song. That and Bones. Well chosen!
 idiot_wind wrote:
You know, in a strange way, this reminds me of T. Monk in the sense of having off-kilter rhythms. It's captivating and frustrating at the same time.    

 
Huh....that's a very odd and yet appropriate comparison.  Now...if only Zimmie could have sung a Radio Head song with T. Monk playing the piano parts....yeah....that's just TOO weird sounding.
You know, in a strange way, this reminds me of T. Monk in the sense of having off-kilter rhythms. It's captivating and frustrating at the same time.    
 adroc wrote:
prediction: the collective rating for this track increases over time as the zeitgeist catches up. currently 7.4 on Dec. 17, 2010.
 
Unfortunately, your prediction did not come to pass - the song still has a 7.4 rating on Feb. 22, 2018.
I like this song
love this album.... love this band....
7.4? What a shame. Radiohead are geniuses!

Tomorrow new album :D
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Had a very classic musical education - in fact, he's credited on the '64 recordings of Beethoven's 9th at the Royal Albert Hall.  His family fled Cologne one step ahead of the Nazis.
 
Werner Klemperer was the son of Otto Klemperer, a friend of Gustav Mahler and a noted conductor.

prediction: the collective rating for this track increases over time as the zeitgeist catches up. currently 7.4 on Dec. 17, 2010.
Hmm Radiohead is my favorite band, but I do agree that RP plays them a bit too much. People who hate Radiohead don't want to hear it all the time, and I listen to enough Radiohead from my own music collection.
 fredriley wrote:

Here you go:

Photo of guy being slapped round the chops by wet fish. Doncha wish it was Thom Yorke?
 
Mmm - my favourite - fish that is - not the song!!!

Yukk! 
 jools wrote:

Me too. After you with the fish, Fred....
 
Here you go:

Photo of guy being slapped round the chops by wet fish. Doncha wish it was Thom Yorke?

This song hits me perfectly on this Monday, feeling "picked over by the worms." 9.
 jools wrote:

Me too. After you with the fish, Fred....
 

I'm in.  Herring all around.

 fredriley wrote:
I always think of fishes when I hear Thom Yorke's agonised flat whine, mainly the wet fish I'd like to slap him around the chops with. Pass the herring, mother...
 
Me too. After you with the fish, Fred....
NOOOOOOO! STOP!
I always think of fishes when I hear Thom Yorke's agonised flat whine, mainly the wet fish I'd like to slap him around the chops with. Pass the herring, mother...
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Clink
 
Had a very classic musical education - in fact, he's credited on the '64 recordings of Beethoven's 9th at the Royal Albert Hall.  His family fled Cologne one step ahead of the Nazis.

 
something's happening and you don't know what it is...
 queenjill wrote:
 gutboy wrote:
LOL I just don't "get" Radiohead. They don't speak to me. It all sounds the same to me, I like bands who mix things up a bit.
I feel the opposite.  I think Radiohead's sound has changed tremendously over time.  I love both OK Computer and the Bends.  Their earlier stuff... meh.  Amnesiac - couldn't get it out of the player fast enough.  In Rainbows - I'm not getting it at all; it's not offensive, but it's just sorta bland. 
 
Some of In Rainbows, i.e. Reckoner, Nude, is music that I have never heard, or thought could exist, before. The eclectic sounds next to Thom's voice is incredible. 'Bland' is just moronic. 
 crockydile wrote:
I was relieved when it was over...
 
Clink

CROCKY!!!

I was relieved when it was over...
I'd be crazy not to follow...
 Felix_The_Cat wrote: 
Can this set get better? I might hurt

Love this entire album!
 gutboy wrote:
LOL I just don't "get" Radiohead. They don't speak to me. It all sounds the same to me, I like bands who mix things up a bit.
I feel the opposite.  I think Radiohead's sound has changed tremendously over time.  I love both OK Computer and the Bends.  Their earlier stuff... meh.  Amnesiac - couldn't get it out of the player fast enough.  In Rainbows - I'm not getting it at all; it's not offensive, but it's just sorta bland. 

 keller1 wrote:


It's not. Porcupine Tree doesn't suck.
 



Outstanding song from a most underated band !

Timmy Mack, Brooklyn NY Born and bred
 notremotely wrote:

well, for some reason, I love Radiohead all the way back to The Bends, but I just can't seem to hop on RP's PT fanwagon. I've seen how many PT-lovers are on here, and I keep an open mind every time a PT song comes on, in order to see what all the fuss is about. But then it's just...meh.

so what PT song will knock my socks off and make me a believer? I'm trying to make an educated evaluation here.


 
Try Sound of Muzak, Stars Die, or especially Trains.

And if you can lay your hands on their live DVD it's good pretty much from beginning to end.

Let me know what you think.

keller1 wrote:
It's not. Porcupine Tree doesn't suck.

well, for some reason, I love Radiohead all the way back to The Bends, but I just can't seem to hop on RP's PT fanwagon. I've seen how many PT-lovers are on here, and I keep an open mind every time a PT song comes on, in order to see what all the fuss is about. But then it's just...meh.

so what PT song will knock my socks off and make me a believer? I'm trying to make an educated evaluation here.


westslope wrote:
Radio Head must be one of the most played bands on RP. I haven't dialed in 100% but I do not dislike the music. However, please explain to me how this is similar to Porcupine Tree. I don't get it.
It's not. Porcupine Tree doesn't suck.
westslope wrote:
However, please explain to me how this is similar to Porcupine Tree. I don't get it.
Radiohead is similar to Porcupine Tree only in that it is rooted in prog rock (Yes, Emerson/Lake/Palmer, etc.) It's hard to get to love for most people, complex melodies, smarter than the average listener's stuff. You know...nerd music. Love it.
Radio Head must be one of the most played bands on RP. I haven't dialed in 100% but I do not dislike the music. However, please explain to me how this is similar to Porcupine Tree. I don't get it.
fortyonejb wrote:
bill has been on a radiohead kick lately.
fantastic! keep it up! (please!)
Rockabobbie wrote:
And, as Frank once said, "Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny."
LOL I just don't "get" Radiohead. They don't speak to me. It all sounds the same to me, I like bands who mix things up a bit. Blue Oyster Cult rules. We understand. We understand. Its all right.
albertgf wrote:
What a fantastic 2 hours of concert Yesterday night in Barcelona
Lucky man!!! :wink:
What a fantastic 2 hours of concert Yesterday night in Barcelona
fortyonejb wrote:
bill has been on a radiohead kick ...
... the last six months. Fixed that for you.
fortyonejb wrote:
bill has been on a radiohead kick lately.
I'll say! He played Radiohead three hours ago, and here they are again.
bill has been on a radiohead kick lately.
And, as Frank once said, "Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny." DoctorHooey wrote:
"There are three things that smell of fish... one of them is fish..."
i bought this cd, well i didn't actually the girl friend did. i didn't like too much at first, but it gets better on every listen. knocking this up to 8.
arserocket wrote:
This band wouldn't work without Tom Pork's voice
You misspelled his name. It's Thom ;)
Simply Beautiful. For those on blog complaining please note, just about every band going right now is somehow copying Radiohead's sound. Think about that.... the only band to copy Springsteen was John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.
Oh sorry, the fish. It well, um. . .it disappeared! Seriously. I looked all over for it, under the fake plastic trees (how appropriate), in the gravel, in the pump, everywhere! I kept feeding it just in case it went invisible, but then finally I decided it simply wasn't there anymore, and I cleaned out the tank. I like to think it has gone to a better place, perhaps Heaven or Hawaii.
This band wouldn't work without Tom Pork's voice - it sounds disjointed and thats why Radiohead are so good. They are meant to jarr and sound unmelodic - its meant to grate in your head. I couldn't give a monkeys funk whether he should sing like a chorister - it doesn't matter. Joy Division under Ian Curtis sounded dark and edgy and oh yes, Axl Rose couldn't sing 'The Messiah' soprano part but who wants him to?
But it blows greatly!
lathyris wrote:
My fish is dying :( It was acting really weird this morning -- twirling around and around and around all over the little fishtank on my desk. And now it's just lying on the rocks at the bottom, struggling to breathe. It's breaking my heart. But at least this song is good.
It's been three weeks. The fish? (Oh, the song. I'm okay with it. Not a die-hard fan. But it is RP, remember. I'm open to new music. To a point.)
Greatness !!!
this blows
Jack_Straw wrote:
rickhoran wrote:
i can only answer "yes". Every song from this cd i have heard on RP is irritating. Hopefully soon, RP will stop playing this.
I hope RP doesn't stop playing radiohead. I love hearing it, and I also love readng the anti-radiohead crowd complain and whine and not open their ind for other musical taste.
You need to read and comprehend better.... Notice the words 'this cd'. i like radiohead, just not this cd so far.
fredriley wrote:
Talking about fish, I really do want to slap Thom Yorke around the chops with a wet haddock until he agrees to take singing lessons. As ever, 7 for the excellent instrumental backing, minus 2 for yer man's whining drone, so 5 from the Nottingham jury.
After reading this it seems to me that the Nottingham jury has a lot of verdicts to reconsider.
Alpine wrote:
This is like people whining about Neil Young's or Bob Dylan's voice. It fits the music! This song would be ruined if someone like Sinatra, (RIP), sang it.
Wise words... :clap: :clap:
rickhoran wrote:
i can only answer "yes". Every song from this cd i have heard on RP is irritating. Hopefully soon, RP will stop playing this.
I hope RP doesn't stop playing radiohead. I love hearing it, and I also love readng the anti-radiohead crowd complain and whine and not open their ind for other musical taste.
bokey wrote:
Which is more irritating, the ticky tick drum thing or the whiny vocals? :think:
i can only answer "yes". Every song from this cd i have heard on RP is irritating. Hopefully soon, RP will stop playing this.
Which is more irritating, the ticky tick drum thing or the whiny vocals? :think:
fredriley wrote:
Talking about fish, I really do want to slap Thom Yorke around the chops with a wet haddock until he agrees to take singing lessons. As ever, 7 for the excellent instrumental backing, minus 2 for yer man's whining drone, so 5 from the Nottingham jury.
This is like people whining about Neil Young's or Bob Dylan's voice. It fits the music! This song would be ruined if someone like Sinatra, (RIP), sang it.
Talking about fish, I really do want to slap Thom Yorke around the chops with a wet haddock until he agrees to take singing lessons. As ever, 7 for the excellent instrumental backing, minus 2 for yer man's whining drone, so 5 from the Nottingham jury.
lathyris wrote:
My fish is dying :( It was acting really weird this morning -- twirling around and around and around all over the little fishtank on my desk. And now it's just lying on the rocks at the bottom, struggling to breathe. It's breaking my heart. But at least this song is good.
When was the last time you cleaned the tank? The nitrogen levels might be too high from the fishes feces. It may be drowning in it's own shit.
lathyris wrote:
My fish is dying :( It was acting really weird this morning -- twirling around and around and around all over the little fishtank on my desk. And now it's just lying on the rocks at the bottom, struggling to breathe. It's breaking my heart. But at least this song is good.
My deepest sympathies for your fish.
My fish is dying :( It was acting really weird this morning -- twirling around and around and around all over the little fishtank on my desk. And now it's just lying on the rocks at the bottom, struggling to breathe. It's breaking my heart. But at least this song is good.
wrangler wrote:
ha - yeah. when/who was the last great swedish band?
So you want to know about the last great Swedish band? Take a listen to the 2002 album "Behind The Music" by The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Tell me the sound doesn't make you move......
The vocals have me running for an Advil -
No no no -please stop playing Radiohead so much!
Oh man. I'm sooooooo going fishing.
alluring. . .I'm weightless--human ooze on the ocean bottom. . .benign and breathless bubbles escaping up, up, gazing up at all the weird fishes scatter and dodge. . . :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Cruithne3753 wrote:
"There are three things that smell of fish... one of them is fish..."
I love this CD so much...thanks for playing
a 9. Best RH song I've heard in a long time. And it's groovy!
What part of groovy don't you understand, Oz? Odyzzeuz wrote:
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Drive through please.
:drummer: :ass: :moon: :ass: :drummer:
hurrah wrote:
Inamorato wrote:
"There are three things that smell of fish... one of them is fish..."
What's this, a bulimics anonymous convention? This may not be Radiohead at their best, but there are plenty of acts worth saving the contents of your stomach for. Not that you'd find them on RP.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
How can you not find this painful?
Wouldn't want you to strain your auditory cortex or limbic system there, but keep listening. There may well be an epiphany in your future!
NO - not again! :puke: overplay overplay :puke:
ha - yeah. when/who was the last great swedish band? alisams wrote:
Obviously Swedish people have no music taste.
nalle wrote:
All together we :puke:
Obviously Swedish people have no music taste.
AWESOME SONG. Sends me to the heavens. Turn it up and go with it.
no no no!
OHMish wrote:
Painful, beautiful and groovy as yo mama
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Drive through please.
I brought this CD and was amazed that very tune was so great. Still one of my favorite bands of all time.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
How can you not find this painful?
Painful, beautiful and groovy as yo mama
lemmoth wrote:
Radiohead are the most innovative, groundbreaking, fascinating and amazing band of the last twenty years. And my musical IQ is 50.
Fixed
High-pitched caterwauling with nonsense lyrics. Not my favorite.
nalle wrote:
All together we :puke:
Not me. This makes my lunch go down easier, not come out again.
floaty --- :kiss:
Love it. Up untill now, Radiohead never really struck my heart. Now, they're in.
because it's brilliant. Odyzzeuz wrote:
How can you not find this painful?
How can you not find this painful?
All together we :puke:
You know what the world needs? More songs called "Weird Fishes".
hurrah wrote:
pushkinjim wrote:
Thanks for keeping me company - I'm pukin' with you! :puke: :puke:
I'm glad I'm not the only one. This is pure noise. I as well puke with all of you. :frustrated: :drunk: :puke:
lattalo wrote:
I agree 100%, I think this is one of their best. The more I listen the more I like.
I second...I love every cut the more I listen to it and I do over and over. You hear more the more you listen to it.
1:21 am - Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 1:16 am - Sonic Youth - New Hampshire That is one cool segue! :guitarist: :drummer:
Radiohead are the most innovative, groundbreaking, fascinating and amazing band of the last twenty years. And I am 50.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
whenever i do work work (which is every monday-friday whether it needs it or not) i put on radioparadise, assume it's random, crank up the sound and do the awful deed. when a cut from radiohead come on I have to stop and vomit. :puke:
Thanks for keeping me company - I'm pukin' with you! :puke: :puke:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
whenever i do work work (which is every monday-friday whether it needs it or not) i put on radioparadise, assume it's random, crank up the sound and do the awful deed. when a cut from radiohead come on I have to stop and vomit. :sad:
whenever i do work work (which is every monday-friday whether it needs it or not) i put on radioparadise, assume it's random, crank up the sound and do the awful deed. when a cut from radiohead comes on I have to be cross-eyed and droolin' :drunk:
typecast wrote:
whenever i do house work ( which is at least once a month whether it needs it or not ) i put on itunes, set it to random, crank up the sound and do the awful deed. when a cut from this album comes on I have to stop and listen. :yes:
whenever i do work work (which is every monday-friday whether it needs it or not) i put on radioparadise, assume it's random, crank up the sound and do the awful deed. when a cut from radiohead come on I have to stop and vomit. :puke:
whenever i do house work ( which is at least once a month whether it needs it or not ) i put on itunes, set it to random, crank up the sound and do the awful deed. when a cut from this album comes on I have to stop and listen. :yes:
I've a great deal of respect for Radiohead. They do their own thing and they're wildly talented. They've been able to establish themselves to a point where they can can keep doing their own unique thing. I wish we had more bands in their position, with their kind of talent. The music world would be a much better place. For an old timer like me, they're a modern Roger Waters (he's my weakness :notworthy:). In Rainbows is disappointing. I look forward to their next release. Good friggin band!!!
Arpeggi is the plural of arpeggio which is an apt description of the song. Maybe Radiohead is starting a trend by labeling songs with Italian nomenclature as is done with classical music. :smile:
the discbox has this as a cover, not sure if it will be the same for the cd release in 2008:
Bill: Radio Paradise needs an image file for In Rainbows (even though it's not out yet). I can create a placeholder version from the graphics on the In Rainbows web site if you like, let me know if you want me to do this.
personally i think he was given the best voice.....but to even things out he got given a funny face! (I can't talk mines pretty funny too)
My favourite off of In Rainbows :music:
Radiohead are great, you only need let them grow.
Shin_ITA wrote:
Radiohead = Paranoia Makes me feel sad. Rate 1. Makes me barf.
Tom Yorke is doing fine, you, on the other hand need therapy
"In Rainbows" is certainly mood music. Imagine you're a struggling graduate student, trying desperately to finish your dissertation, juggling girlfriends, watching the snow slide down the windows of your broken down car... it's absofuckinglutely perfect.
BillG wrote:
I'm happy to be one of the hordes responding positively to their new business model. Very much the wave of the future, IMHO.
Very likely the wave of the future. And definitely a step in the right direction IMO. It would be interesting to know how well it worked out for them financially (other motives for adopting this strategy aside).
Shin_ITA wrote:
Radiohead = Paranoia Makes me feel sad. Rate 1. Makes me barf.
:iamwithstupid:
Shin_ITA wrote:
Radiohead = Paranoia Makes me feel sad. Rate 1. Makes me barf.
:beat: :ass: