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Relaxer

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Re: Top 500 Indie Songs
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2005, 09:07:00 am »
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   The first Radiohead one, is that off the latest or some B side?  
Just? It was a huge hit off The Bends and has a very popular video. [/b]
What makes you think it was a big hit? It barely scraped the UK top 20, and didn't chart in the U.S. at all. The video was somewhat popular (though not nearly as popular as Fake Plastic Trees). I'm very surprised they picked this one for the top Radiohead song over Street Spirit, Paranoid Android or even Creep.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2005, 09:14:00 am »
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 23 Street Spirit - Radiohead
 
 is the one that has me boggled.
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
 
   its the last song on the Bends, the slow one. they have a video for that one too.  where they do the tricky camera work...

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Re: Top 500 Indie Songs
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2005, 09:16:00 am »
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 What makes you think it was a big hit?
Of the Bends songs, it's the one I hear played the most often still, although FPT was probably more popular at the time.

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2005, 09:16:00 am »
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  I'm very surprised they picked this one for the top Radiohead  
Idioteque is clearly thier best song....

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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2005, 10:22:00 am »
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Originally posted by Sir HC:
   
 
 23 Street Spirit - Radiohead
 
 is the one that has me boggled.
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
 
   its the last song on the Bends, the slow one. they have a video for that one too.  where they do the tricky camera work... [/b]
Okay, my problem is that I don't usually have the cases handy when listening so I am horrible with song titles.  Know that song, but I would not put it as better than so many other Radiohead songs.  Funny that 2 from The Bends made it first on the list.  Maybe their later albums are not indie enough or something.  
 
 But then again, VH1(2) and indie are like oil and water.

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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2005, 10:37:00 am »
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Originally posted by sonickteam3:
  Idioteque is clearly thier best song....
i'm partial to "black star", but that's just because i like their geee-tar stuff more than the newer stuff ... "idioteque" is awesome though, great party song ...
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2005, 11:17:00 am »
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  Know that song, but I would not put it as better than so many other Radiohead songs.  
no joke. maybe not even top 10.
 
 I didnt even know Radiohead was indie.

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2005, 11:24:00 am »
Now I know why you like the Music.....
 
 "y the end of October 1991, "On A Friday" were stalked by various record company people. And by the end of the year, they finally had a their record deal. On December 21, they signed an eight album deal with EMI. They also had a new name. See, "On A Friday" just didn't cut it. But what name should they pick? Being a band full of English majors, someone suggested "Jude The Obscure" from the title of a Thomas Hardy novel-but that was too, well, obscure.
 
 Then there was "music". Thom liked that one, but he was shouted down. Someone suggested "Gravitate," but that didn't have the right ring to it. But then someone dug into Thom's DJ collection and pulled out a 1986 album by the talking heads called true stories. And on that album was a song called "Radio Head"."
 
 http://www.edge.ca/ongoinghistory/sp_radiohead1.cfm

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2005, 11:40:00 am »
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Originally posted by Miss MArKiE?:
 Being a band full of English majors, someone suggested "Jude The Obscure" from the title of a Thomas Hardy novel-but that was too, well, obscure.
 
thank god they didn't pick that.  great book, amazing author, horrible band name.
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2005, 01:25:00 pm »
Didn't know that about radiohead. "Jude the Obscure" was too obscure? Maybe it just sucked as a band name.
 There's a band on the Black Cat's schedule called Exit Clov, I think. I thought maybe they ought to go more obscure with their literary references than Beckett. Unless they're, you know, real theatrical or absurd.

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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2005, 02:04:00 pm »
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Originally posted by dfmcpete:
  Didn't know that about radiohead. "Jude the Obscure" was too obscure? Maybe it just sucked as a band name.
 There's a band on the Black Cat's schedule called Exit Clov, I think. I thought maybe they ought to go more obscure with their literary references than Beckett. Unless they're, you know, real theatrical or absurd.
If you are unaware of the humor in your line, congrats, someone associated with Exit Clov hangs here.

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Re: Top 500 Indie Songs
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2005, 02:06:00 pm »
also cue o'mankie
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Re: Top 500 Indie Songs
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2005, 02:08:00 pm »
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  There's a band on the Black Cat's schedule called Exit Clov, I think. I thought maybe they ought to go more obscure with their literary references than Beckett. Unless they're, you know, real theatrical or absurd.
Oooh... my BigYawn sense is tingling...

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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2005, 02:14:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Miss MArKiE?:
  But then someone dug into Thom's DJ collection and pulled out a 1986 album by the talking heads called true stories. And on that album was a song called "Radio Head"."
funny. the first time i ever heard Creep on the radio back in 1991 (or 1992), the DJ played the song "Radio Head" by Talking Heads before it and said, "from a song called Radio Head to a band called Radiohead" and then played "Creep"

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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2005, 03:10:00 pm »
I don't mean to badmouth the band; they could be fantastic. I have no idea.
 
 Also unfamiliar with this BigYawn you speak of. I don't read here enough. Mainly just days before and after shows I attend.
 
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