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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #330 on: October 14, 2003, 11:58:51 AM »
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #331 on: October 14, 2003, 01:15:48 PM »
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As for Radiohead and lack of catchy songs, if we only need a single counter-example, then let's just name Karma Police. Here, debate over.


i cant speak for anyone else, but when i mentioned no catchy songs, i was referring to a post-okcomputer radiohead.
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #332 on: October 14, 2003, 02:03:54 PM »
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As for Radiohead and lack of catchy songs, if we only need a single counter-example, then let's just name Karma Police. Here, debate over.


i cant speak for anyone else, but when i mentioned no catchy songs, i was referring to a post-okcomputer radiohead.


well, i've been unable to take out "the gloaming" from my head in the last two weeks... and i mean uneable...


for the whole albums are catchy...although i don¿t think that's what they're aiming at, really...what's so great about having a catchy song??

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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #333 on: October 14, 2003, 02:29:39 PM »
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Yeah... this whole "Radiohead has no catchy songs thing" is BS.

My wife (who is a fan of a lot of pop and shows no favortisms outside of Loretta Lynn) has been caught singing Myxamatosis, Idioteque, and various other post-OKComputer songs, though she has a preference for The Bends.  She is a good example (because as a hardcore Radiohead fan, I am not a good example) of someone who finds thier songs to be "catchy".

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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #334 on: October 14, 2003, 03:25:14 PM »
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Yeah... this whole "Radiohead has no catchy songs thing" is BS.

My wife (who is a fan of a lot of pop and shows no favortisms outside of Loretta Lynn) has been caught singing Myxamatosis, Idioteque, and various other post-OKComputer songs, though she has a preference for The Bends.  She is a good example (because as a hardcore Radiohead fan, I am not a good example) of someone who finds thier songs to be "catchy".


Idioteque is catchy, but I find it to be quite the exception. I'm with Mrs. Karate on The Bends being premium Radiohead.
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #335 on: October 14, 2003, 03:28:37 PM »
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Everything In It's Right Place
Packt Like Sardines...
Optimistic
Morning Bell
There There
A Punchup At A Wedding


all sit in my head for days after listening... I find myself constantly humming and singing them

catchy as hell

but only after listen no. 3....
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #336 on: October 14, 2003, 04:54:40 PM »
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but only after listen no. 3....

this is the reason that so many hate radiohead...alot of people, and im not saying godardian or anyone here, but a lot of people think that any music that takes more than one listen to fully grasp is shit.

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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #337 on: October 14, 2003, 05:30:03 PM »
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Radiohead wants to make pop. They said it them themselves. But they can't. They're too smart, their music and lyrics are too inteligent and filled with substance to be pop. Björk has the same problem, she's too smart for pop.

Pop is stupid and fun, most of the time (boy bands, britney, strokes), and sometimes it's something more crafted (coldplay, metallica, white stripes)...and sometimes is just something too fucking cool to be pop, like radiohead and björk and the flaming lips and air...

or sometimes is something so chamaleonic it's impossible to tell: david bowie...beck...ween

well, i've been unable to take out "the gloaming" from my head in the last two weeks... and i mean uneable...

for the whole albums are catchy...although i don¿t think that's what they're aiming at, really...what's so great about having a catchy song??


why is pop supposed to be stupid?  radiohead are too smart to write a handful of good songs to insert their techno-blips into now?

boy bands, britney and strokes?  yeah okay.  if the boy bands you're reffering to are the beatles, the kinks, the ramones, the smiths, etc. then, maybe i can see where you are coming from.  too cool for pop?  what the hell are you talking about?

the gloaming is everything terrible about the "new" radiohead.  bullshit blip beeps droning staticy non-song.  that fucking studio noise belongs on the cutting room floor, and its the new radiohead that is too smart to see that. and okay, its not so much about being supremely catchy, but how about just a listenable tune?  the gloaming is not exactly hummable.
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #338 on: October 14, 2003, 05:53:16 PM »
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Even I don't like the Gloaming
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #339 on: October 14, 2003, 06:39:05 PM »
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why is pop supposed to be stupid?  radiohead are too smart to write a handful of good songs to insert their techno-blips into now?

boy bands, britney and strokes?  yeah okay.  if the boy bands you're reffering to are the beatles, the kinks, the ramones, the smiths, etc. then, maybe i can see where you are coming from.  too cool for pop?  what the hell are you talking about?

the gloaming is everything terrible about the "new" radiohead.  bullshit blip beeps droning staticy non-song.  that fucking studio noise belongs on the cutting room floor, and its the new radiohead that is too smart to see that. and okay, its not so much about being supremely catchy, but how about just a listenable tune?  the gloaming is not exactly hummable.


I completly agree with that.

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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #340 on: October 14, 2003, 07:28:31 PM »
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #341 on: October 14, 2003, 07:30:36 PM »
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Like all culture, pop and otherwise, it is both prison and liberation.
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #342 on: October 14, 2003, 07:40:43 PM »
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Like all culture, pop and otherwise, it is both prison and liberation.


and in everything listed, there is beauty...including Radiohead songs
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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #343 on: October 14, 2003, 07:49:39 PM »
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Like all culture, pop and otherwise, it is both prison and liberation.


and in everything listed there is beauty...including Radiohead songs


I'm really not sure that follows.

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Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Reply #344 on: October 14, 2003, 08:12:13 PM »
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no, that is a poem of mine, i'm neither Christ nor Cocteau, although the latter seemed quite prolific.....

about my previous post, i put in a comma that may make my point more clear, you will probably disagree just the same
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