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Radiohead — These Are My Twisted Words
Album: These Are My Twisted Words (digital single)
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Released: 2009
Length: 5:22
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These are my twisted words
When I feel you still walking
I know I should not look down
But I'm so sick of just talking

When are you coming back?
I just can't handle it
When are you coming back?
I just can't handle it

When are you coming back?
I just can't stand it
I just can't handle it
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 Hippostar wrote:

This.

Comparisons to Pink Floyd or Steven Wilson are perplexing.  I suppose Radiohead has gotten to a point where they can phone it in and people will just buy it based on the name. 

Radiohead peaked with Pablo Honey. 


 
This.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Continuing on the Pink Floyd vs Porcupine Tree vs Radiohead comparisons... the bass line on this one definitely has a Pink Floyd Saucerful of Secrets vibe.
Good news for me as I love all of the three bands above!
 
. . . set the controls for the heart of the sun . . .
Continuing on the Pink Floyd vs Porcupine Tree vs Radiohead comparisons... the bass line on this one definitely has a Pink Floyd Saucerful of Secrets vibe.

Good news for me as I love all of the three bands above!
 subgyro wrote:

Don't let the door hit ya
Where the good lord split ya!!

 
It's been a year and a half.  I wonder if he ever did spot a fly?
 lemmoth wrote:

Except that The Bends and OK Computer are both better than anything Pink Floyd or any of Steven Wilson's bands have ever put out.

And I really like Floyd and and Porcupine Tree.

But IMHO those two records are among the top 10 or 15 albums ever.  Yes - better than Dark Side of the Moon.

And by my reckoning after those two Radiohead was totally free to experiment anyway they wanted to and for me 85% of those experiments have been really great. 

 
As Trump would say: Wrong!
 kingart wrote:
Now THAT'S some Radiohead I can get behind. For one thing, that's a happening groove. For another, TY's not crooning for half the track. 

 
{#Yes}{#Clap}{#Notworthy}

Exactly. Thank you. 
Now THAT'S some Radiohead I can get behind. For one thing, that's a happening groove. For another, TY's not crooning for half the track. 
 Skydog wrote:
yep, but you gotta add 'Kid A' to the best of Radiohead list
 
Yes, and "Amnesiac".
 lemmoth wrote:

Except that The Bends and OK Computer are both better than anything Pink Floyd or any of Steven Wilson's bands have ever put out.

And I really like Floyd and and Porcupine Tree.

But IMHO those two records are among the top 10 or 15 albums ever.  Yes - better than Dark Side of the Moon.

And by my reckoning after those two Radiohead was totally free to experiment anyway they wanted to and for me 85% of those experiments have been really great. 

 
yep, but you gotta add 'Kid A' to the best of Radiohead list
I too feel like Radiohead built up an enormous amount of credit first with The Bends and then, to a lesser degree, with OK Computer. Then they dedicated the rest of their career to burning through every last cent.
Sounds like something from David Bowie's last album
 MrsTom wrote:
Oh how I loved 'The Bends'.    This is making my ears bleed.   Especially after a horrific Beatles remix.  I'm off to Spotify - see ya
 
Don't let the door hit ya
Where the good lord split ya!!
Radiohead......Radioparadise.....hmmmm. Its ok Bill if people say you play Radiohead all the time{#Music} me likey!
Well, I do love Radiohead and I haven't heard this piece in a while but since these days I'm hearing too many Radiohead songs on RP I'm feeling pretty much like the song that was played before this one.
Yeah...still brilliant. 
Much to my surprise, I quite like this. It might be that track you look for when the sun is right in your eyes on the horizon and you still have 2 hours riding to go. Monkey butt has set in, but you refuse to give in. This might just make it all bearable.
Perhaps that is what the album cover is all about, I just realised. 
Love this
Nice!
I think that this borders on the sublime as far as improv of The Groove goes. It creates a sinuous, circuitous, fabulous, fun soundscape!
 Relayer wrote:
Most of Radiohead's music has gotten ho-hum over the past 8 years (phoning it in).  This is an exception, great song.  I hope they can get out of this funk and back to some great songwriting.
 
I agree but I'd say more like 14 years of ho-hum.
Amnesiac (2001) was their last great album in my ever-so-humble opinion.
Hail to the Thief (2003) was still very good but since then it feels like they're sliding down the wrong side of the bell curve.
Lima beans !!
 Hippostar wrote:

This.

Comparisons to Pink Floyd or Steven Wilson are perplexing.  I suppose Radiohead has gotten to a point where they can phone it in and people will just buy it based on the name. 

Radiohead peaked with Pablo Honey. 



 
Except that The Bends and OK Computer are both better than anything Pink Floyd or any of Steven Wilson's bands have ever put out.

And I really like Floyd and and Porcupine Tree.

But IMHO those two records are among the top 10 or 15 albums ever.  Yes - better than Dark Side of the Moon.

And by my reckoning after those two Radiohead was totally free to experiment anyway they wanted to and for me 85% of those experiments have been really great. 
Great follow to one of the Beatles most experimental tracks.
Most of Radiohead's music has gotten ho-hum over the past 8 years (phoning it in).  This is an exception, great song.  I hope they can get out of this funk and back to some great songwriting.
Oh how I loved 'The Bends'.    This is making my ears bleed.   Especially after a horrific Beatles remix.  I'm off to Spotify - see ya
Love these guys! {#Bounce}
Not Pink Floyd. Different. Beautiful.
 MassivRuss wrote:

Sure, if you substitute aimless melodic noodling, empty ideas, and Yorke's dreadful voice, for Pink Floyd's compositional genius, musical intelligence, and natural vocal talent. Yep, same thing.

 

Because it's lost on you does not mean it is aimless.
 MassivRuss wrote:

Sure, if you substitute aimless melodic noodling, empty ideas, and Yorke's dreadful voice, for Pink Floyd's compositional genius, musical intelligence, and natural vocal talent. Yep, same thing.

 
This.

Comparisons to Pink Floyd or Steven Wilson are perplexing.  I suppose Radiohead has gotten to a point where they can phone it in and people will just buy it based on the name. 

Radiohead peaked with Pablo Honey. 


 mlarimore wrote:
I love this....so old Pink Floyd-ish.

 
Sure, if you substitute aimless melodic noodling, empty ideas, and Yorke's dreadful voice, for Pink Floyd's compositional genius, musical intelligence, and natural vocal talent. Yep, same thing.
{#Heartkiss} ..... truly an "Outstanding" song from an outstanding band.
I keep trying to like Radiohead, but I can't get past the often plodding rhythms and Tom York's nasal whining. 
I love this....so old Pink Floyd-ish.
 hanssachs wrote:
It's kinda cruel to drop the Beatles into a Thom Yorke sequence ...

Atoms For Peace — Before Your Very Eyes...
The Beatles — It's All Too Much (remix)
Radiohead — These Are My Twisted Words

If you try to explain that this one and that one were created decades after the one in the middle ... where is the progress?

 

In the mystery...just enjoy the juxtaposition if nothing else.
Lovin Thom, but Jonny Greenwood is the clever man! 
It's kinda cruel to drop the Beatles into a Thom Yorke sequence ...

Atoms For Peace — Before Your Very Eyes...
The Beatles — It's All Too Much (remix)
Radiohead — These Are My Twisted Words

If you try to explain that this one and that one were created decades after the one in the middle ... where is the progress?
 aspicer wrote:




 
Incredibly beautiful work!
Well Done, Calypsus! 
 grant wrote:
I'm a big fan of RH - but had not heard this.  It's awesome.  Thanks RP!!  Off in search of the digital download . . .

 
Moi Aussie!
It's a challenging listen, but worth the effort - music which grows on you over time. 
This isn't a particularly good song ... but it has some remarkable influences - Astronomy Domine anyone ? (Floyd)
I'm a big fan of RH - but had not heard this.  It's awesome.  Thanks RP!!  Off in search of the digital download . . .
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Mr. Sunshine by ~dmbgal07
Gina  ©2006-2010 ~dmbgal07

Here's the finished drawing of Thom Yorke. I tried to incorporate some of Radiohead's album covers into the piece. I finally fixed my scanner a bit, but it still washed out a lot of the lighter tones on his face. I'll probably tweak a few spots here and there over the week just to add more depth to it, but this is basically the finished product. It's an 11"X14" drawing done with a mechanical pencil and blending stumps on cream colored paper. Approx. 18 hours went into this piece. Thanks for looking!



EXCELLENT work - thanks for sharing!
 


Perhaps the best instrumental rock band ever. Just perhaps.
I hear Sonic Youth influence here.. very clear


 keller1 wrote:
Gotta love the two previous comments, posted literally within two minutes of each other.  The "10s" still outnumber the "mutes", but obviously I'm not the only one who wants to saw their ears off when these guys are played.
 
:)
I am in the lovers part but I don't mind reading the haters comments - most of the time I find them quite appropriate and very funny. I allow myself to have bad taste toward their standards. Which isn't bad taste to me. "Les goûts et les couleurs..."

This one is a 10
Saw these boys live in 1997 when OK Computer came out, in a small venue of only a few hundred people.  Absolutely awesome.  Diana had just been killed in a car crash and the set opened with Airbag....  I was probably in the presence of Small Gods.  Sadly, I just find it too difficult to follow their later stuff and they are drifting away from me.  Music shouldn't be that inaccessible and Yorkie is just too scruffy and mad looking.  Sorry boys.
 kingart wrote:
I became more familiar with Radiohead by tuning to RP frequently. I like 'em! However — I did see part of their recent performance at Austin City Limits on the PBS website the other day. The track was Morning Mr. Magpie. And while their music is fascinating and vibrant — I gotta  ask sardonically, is Thom Yorke supposed to be singing or recovering from uranium scorching of his vocal chords? Sorry, but live performance is not hidden by the arsenal of digital studio voodoo that can turn a screeching train car into an American Idol. And some of you here complain about Neil Young and Dylan? Spare me. 
 



Sadly, but agreed. "There There", however, was nearly perfect, and two new songs are very promising
I became more familiar with Radiohead by tuning to RP frequently. I like 'em! However — I did see part of their recent performance at Austin City Limits on the PBS website the other day. The track was Morning Mr. Magpie. And while their music is fascinating and vibrant — I gotta  ask sardonically, is Thom Yorke supposed to be singing or recovering from uranium scorching of his vocal chords? Sorry, but live performance is not hidden by the arsenal of digital studio voodoo that can turn a screeching train car into an American Idol. And some of you here complain about Neil Young and Dylan? Spare me. 
 Reckoner978 wrote:
It's never too much Radiohead! {#Dance} 
 
"like"
It's never too much Radiohead! {#Dance} 
 keller1 wrote:
Gotta love the two previous comments, posted literally within two minutes of each other.  The "10s" still outnumber the "mutes", but obviously I'm not the only one who wants to saw their ears off when these guys are played.


 


Temporary deafness would be more pleasant
 vivyruest wrote:
Awesome. More of this stuff please.
 
I agree...  love this...

 
Awesome. More of this stuff please.
I keep hearing 'Angel' by Massive Attack running through this
While always an avid fan - this one has really grown on me...... A LOT - a 9!
Thom Yorke and Steven Wilson...

Whatever is going on inside their heads...

I hope it never stops   {#Sunny}
Love this one.  Love virtually everything they do.  And the rest I still really like.
Some fascinating images on the HD channel when this song plays.  

Love this - a 10 from me {#Daisy}
just wait{#Lol}
Gotta love the two previous comments, posted literally within two minutes of each other.  The "10s" still outnumber the "mutes", but obviously I'm not the only one who wants to saw their ears off when these guys are played.


10
mute
 vandal wrote:

Interesting, I've never thought about any kind of relationship between PF and Radiohead. . . thanks to the both of you for stimulating a new chain of Radiohead contemplation for me. . .
 
Yes, I've long viewed Radiohead as the Pink Floyd of today — mainly in the way that both bands are able to be trippy and experimental while writing some really catchy tunes. And oh, yeah ... there are some fantastic lyrics, too. No big surprise to me that the Easy Dub All Stars' two homage albums are Dub Side of the Moon and Radiodread (both really good albums if you enjoy reggae).

Love this band, love how they grow on their own accord, not according to some popular trend, and yet remain enormously popular.  Because they are freaking great at what they do.
 nelsonha wrote:

You're right.  They are one of the best Pink Floyd-influenced bands that don't sound like them.

 
Interesting, I've never thought about any kind of relationship between PF and Radiohead. . . thanks to the both of you for stimulating a new chain of Radiohead contemplation for me. . .


 nelsonha wrote:

You're right.  They are one of the best Pink Floyd-influenced bands that don't sound like them.

 
I think Howard Devoto and "Magazine" also had a big influence on Thom, not to mention Devoto looks as if he could be Thom's Dad

 bobringer wrote:
Radiohead has an incredible ability to make it clear how much they owe Pink Floyd... without actually sounding like Pink Floyd.

Not much these guys do that isn't just great... 
 
You're right.  They are one of the best Pink Floyd-influenced bands that don't sound like them.

Radiohead has an incredible ability to make it clear how much they owe Pink Floyd... without actually sounding like Pink Floyd.

Not much these guys do that isn't just great... 
 ziggytrix wrote:

He's right.  Your taste is shit.  If you can't handle it, go eat a banana.  {#Dancingbanana}

 

Piling on with an inane banana doesn't change the fact that you're in no position to judge anyone else's taste.  Or that Radiohead sucks, for that matter.


 gatorade wrote:
I keep wanting to rate it over and over, but there isn't anything higher than a 10, so 10 again!
One of the best shows I've seen in decades. 
 

Wasn't it you telling me all you've ever seen LIVE was BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE...?

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Here's the finished drawing of Thom Yorke.

 

GREAT SKETCH!  
Wonderful job (except for the lower 20%)!
 sdn wrote:
I love Gracie.
 

Nancy Grace likes Radiohead...?

That's why I have severe problems with band, 
songs and "singer"!

 keller1 wrote:


Check out something called The Tyranny of the Majority and ask yourself if your line of reasoning isn't, well, shit.
 
He's right.  Your taste is shit.  If you can't handle it, go eat a banana.  {#Dancingbanana}

Sufficiently discordant.


OK - I admit:

I DO NOT LIKE THEM!
(and do not understand them, neither!)

EDIT:
Before you call me an opportunist - NO!!! I did not read a single post, before confessing!

 Zigi wrote:

Considering the popularity of Radiohead among music lovers, their critical acclaim and the high average rating here on RP, it may just be your taste that is shit.

 

Check out something called The Tyranny of the Majority and ask yourself if your line of reasoning isn't, well, shit.


 keller1 wrote:


She's right.  It's shit.  If you can't handle it, go read a book.
 
Considering the popularity of Radiohead among music lovers, their critical acclaim and the high average rating here on RP, it may just be your taste that is shit.

 keller1 wrote:


She's right.  It's shit.  If you can't handle it, go read a book.
 
Completely uncalled for.

 satp wrote:

Jeebus, we get it.  You hate radiohead.  Fine.  please, move on.  Your obsession with things that trouble you is tiring at best.

 

She's right.  It's shit.  If you can't handle it, go read a book.
 jools wrote:

No, it is just SHIT
 
Jeebus, we get it.  You hate radiohead.  Fine.  please, move on.  Your obsession with things that trouble you is tiring at best.

I keep wanting to rate it over and over, but there isn't anything higher than a 10, so 10 again!
One of the best shows I've seen in decades. 
 robh wrote:
This tune is shit hot

that's all
 
No, it is just SHIT
OFF OFF OFF
This tune is shit hot

that's all
Hah, I didn't realize I had dreamt about this song last night until I heard it now. In the dream it was just me and my wife sitting listening to it like we used to do once in awhile with music; drink wine, smoke cigarettes, listen to cool music and talk. We will again as soon as the kid or kids grow up (minus the wine and cigs). I'll have to buy this song and play it for her.
the woman in the opium den is a beautiful photo: her face was considered quite the standard for beautiful back then.
the lion outside of his den: my long-haired chihuahua looks a lot like that lion when he lies on his back.


{#Roflol}{#Arrowd}{#Roflol}

 

Ahhh yess


Mr. Sunshine by ~dmbgal07
Gina  ©2006-2010 ~dmbgal07

Here's the finished drawing of Thom Yorke. I tried to incorporate some of Radiohead's album covers into the piece. I finally fixed my scanner a bit, but it still washed out a lot of the lighter tones on his face. I'll probably tweak a few spots here and there over the week just to add more depth to it, but this is basically the finished product. It's an 11"X14" drawing done with a mechanical pencil and blending stumps on cream colored paper. Approx. 18 hours went into this piece. Thanks for looking!



Interesting guitar riffs {#Neutral}
Oh - make me go for the mute button on top of how I feel about our poor country today!!!
 lmic wrote:
Definitely in the RH "plus" column. 8
 
Yeah . . . one of the few songs.
 Nuance wrote:

is that an opium pipe?
 
10 points.

 sonofpick wrote:

 
Chasing the Dragon...........

 sonofpick wrote:
 
This makes me happy. 

So happy, it is now my desktop. 

Arf. 
 sdn wrote:
I love Gracie.
 

I admit a pleasant way to spend the weekend. If one is not married, that is.
I love Gracie.
Gracie is showing her appreciation for this song.
Everybody's a radiohead fan,
not all know about it yet.

 sonofpick wrote:

 
I'm never above a little gratuitous nudity, but I'm not sure how this is relevant to the song.  Now if the song was called Butter Face....  but that's just me being mean.


 jagdriver wrote:
They have obviously heard the F-F-F-Floyd's Astronomy Domine.
 
Actually, now it sounds a tad like Interstellar Overdrive, which a bass line derived from Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun.

This is all fine by me; I just think the similarities are intriguing.

Time to MUTE,
Definitely in the RH "plus" column. 8
WOW, Bill really likes this song!   So do I, keep playing it Bill.    

 sonofpick wrote:
 
is that an opium pipe?

MUTE!!!!!!
One of the few RH songs I like. Intense!
 BowTieDad wrote:
I know the music is great buy this guys voice.... sorry
 
You and I both - Thom's warbling is definitely love it or hate it. Me, I reach for a wet herring to slap around yer man's chops. Great band, though, and I look forward to the day when Radiohead produce an instrumental album.

I know the music is great buy this guys voice.... sorry
OMIGoddess!  A puff of BC Bud, perhaps - allow me!  {#Sunny}

This is just one of those songs that goes perfectly with a puff of 
After tuning out mentally assuming it will end soon, I realize that it just keeps droning on.. and on... and on...{#Headache}
 contractor07 wrote:

Artwork

 

someone put the artwork in!


 
Expresionism... The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ...
Intensely sublime blasterpiece
 kerouvian wrote:
Radiohead have started recording their new album. I do hope they keep going in this direction, finding new guitar landscapes. Definitely a 9.
 
Agreed. So far, so good.

 riverjim wrote:
This is cacophonous music.
 
You say that like it's a bad thing

 themotion wrote:
Silversun Pickups - Growing Old Is Getting Old ••> Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words

{#Clap}   {#Notworthy}
 
Agreed... Rippin'

Silversun Pickups - Growing Old Is Getting Old ••> Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words

{#Clap}   {#Notworthy}
 DaveInVA wrote:
I'm one of those people that just don't get Radiohead and probably never will. However, I do like this and it seems a departure from most of the other Radiohead stuff I've been subjected to.
 
All Radiohead is probably not for all.  I like some of their tunes, and dislike others.  Imagine that!