Thursday, March 19, 2009

Poll Results: OK Computer is your favourite Radiohead Album

OK COMPUTER was your choice as favourite Radiohead album! As I confessed earlier, I had to cop out and vote that I couldn't choose just one album. Can you believe that the album was released in 1997? Can you believe it was only their 3rd album? Can you believe it went triple platinum? Well, you better start because all of that information is true. The album is a true piece of art though, so here are a few facts you might have also been unaware of:

Let Down was recorded at 3:00 am in the ballroom of the old mansion they recorded in.

Fitter Happier was written by Yorke after a period of writer's block and he has described it as the saddest thing he has ever written.

Paranoid Android evolved from a 14 minute version that was actually 3 different songs. Drummer Phil Selway is often credited for bringing the song together.

Below, you will find the video for Karma Police and the lyrics to Fitter Happier...Enjoy, and make some comments on new poll ideas.

Karma Police



Lyrics to Fitter Happier
more productive
comfortable
not drinking too much
regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week)
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
at ease
eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats)
a patient better driver
a safer car (baby smiling in back seat)
sleeping well (no bad dreams)
no paranoia
careful to all animals (never washing spiders down the plughole)
keep in contact with old friends (enjoy a drink now and then)
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in wall)
favours for favours
fond but not in love
charity standing orders
on sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants)
car wash (also on sundays)
no longer afraid of the dark
or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
nothing so childish
at a better pace
slower and more calculated
no chance of escape
now self-employed
concerned (but powerless)
an empowered and informed member of society (pragmatism not idealism)
will not cry in public
less chance of illness
tires that grip in the wet (shot of baby strapped in back seat)
a good memory
still cries at a good film
still kisses with saliva
no longer empty and frantic
like a cat
tied to a stick
that's driven into
frozen winter shit (the ability to laugh at weakness)
calm
fitter, healthier and more productive
a pig
in a cage
on antibiotics

1 comment:

Smeds said...

OK Computer is one of the best albums of all time. Right on for including Radiohead's best video too.