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Radiohead, Radiohead, Radiohead

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Jul 3, 2003.


  1. If you want to hear some of the most tasteful, backbone, hold down the groove bass lines ever. Go listen to some Radiohead. There bass player and drummer make me so sick when I hear the clever little pieces they put together. God ol mighty, talk about sticken in your head. He grooves really well too.
     
  2. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I'm a pretty big Radiohead fan and i must agree. The orchestration, in particular, is pretty amazing.
     
  3. I hear that. They have a nac for creating some interesting layers.
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I liked them better when they were called Pink Floyd. :p
     
  5. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Agreed, RH is great. They've been just about my favourate band for years.

    And what really rocks, is my Aug. 16 ticket to their show :D
    They finally came to town again! :D
     
  6. i agree.

    colin may not be the most talented bassist in the world, but yeah, the stuff he lays down is perfect with their music and their last few albums have almost exclusively featured him in several songs.

    good stuff.
     
  7. snailplow

    snailplow Leon Phelps Wanna Be


    Now please don't get ticked off at my opinion mebusdriver (or anyone else),but the only song I've ever been able to swallow by Radiohead is "Creep".
    A friend of mine in Atlanta pleaded with me to buy and listen to "OK Computer".He said it would grow on me,like it did him,and then I'd appreciate their other work as well.
    So I buy it and listened to it on occasion for about 3 months solid(plenty enough time to give it a chance).Even after all that time invested,I still couldn't hear what the big deal is.The more I listened to it,the more annoyed I got with it,until I finally threw it out the window while driving down the road.
    Oh well.I'm sure there's plenty of cds in my collection that others would do the same to.
     
  8. umm...wow. please explore further. creep is actually one of radiohead's self-proclaimed worst songs.

    ok computer is absolutely technically brilliant. as far as bass work on that album it's nothing special but very solid.

    i recommend finding the street you threw it on and trying to find that album. or that's one lucky bastard whoever found it...you threw out an essential rock album, man!
     
  9. dave_clark69

    dave_clark69 Guest

    Jan 17, 2003
    A men bruda.
    you only listened to ok computer and how can RH get annoyin. Me and my mate, pip both agree that they have the best lyrics "i woke up sucking a lemon" how good is that?
     
  10. How can you not like Radiohead?! In a world of sterile corporate rock (Lincoln Park, Limp Biscuit, Manson etc) they shine like a beacon. And as for comparing them to Floyd- that's just silly.

    Ok - Ill go and sit down again now – my coffee is getting cold.
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!

    Don't let your worship blind you to the obvious.
     
  12. I’m a bit old for band worship theses days. I listen to far to big a range of material for that accusation to stick!

    I understand why some people liken Radiohead to Floyd, or say that anything that Blur ever recorded is just a reworking of ‘See Emily Play’ - I really do. But (and please don’t take offence – I’m not trying to score points or be rude) these accusations tend to come from people who don’t really understand how music develops or people who read a comment in the music press and jump on the band wagon because it is well quoted.

    People understand by contextualisation – weather it be art, history or politics. But I think art – music in particular is most subject to this because no other art form dominates our lives so completely (TV jingles are designed to illicit an emotional response just as Stravinsky's Firebird was!). But to contextualise by default or to use the ‘everything sounds like everything else’ approach to musical criticism is not just an insult to musical creativity – it is plain laziness!

    If you say that Radiohead are the first band since Floyd to show the same creative range or degree of experimentalism for a commercially successful band you may have a point. Or if you think that Radiohead construct their music in the same way as Floyd – using layers of sound rather than building on a single musical thread then we would agree. But to come up with something along the lines of Radiohead are Floyd by another name is.. , well, just silly.
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I actually got that feeling after seeing a live performance. It has nothing to do with understanding how music is developed, hell, if they remind some people of Floyd, yourself included, that's just they way it is. Besides, just out of curiosity, how can you say that you understand it and turn around and say it's silly?
    On a side note, some RH fans remind me of PETA members. If they find someone that doesn't like RH, they go into insult mode, my lead singer included. Not you personally, but RH fans in general. Why is that? I was a HUGE Jamiroquai fan, and when I found someone that didn't like them, I just chalked it up to them missing out.
     
  14. snailplow

    snailplow Leon Phelps Wanna Be


    Please read my initial post again.I suffered through listening to that album at least 30 times,in the interest of giving it a fair chance.
    I did so,because doing this in the past with other albums,from other bands,DID make me change my mind about their music.
    In Radiohead's case,this didn't happen.America has been called a "melting pot" for decades,due to the diversity of our citizens,and numerous cultures and tastes.One band is NOT going to appeal to everyone,no matter who they are.Hell,I know a few people who don't like Led Zeppelin.
    If somebody likes Radiohead,loves them,adores them,and even worships them,I say,"more power to 'ya",but their music does nothing for me.And I know I'm not alone in this.
     
  15. I actually got that feeling after seeing a live performance. It has nothing to do with understanding how music is developed, hell, if they remind some people of Floyd, yourself included, that's just they way it is. Besides, just out of curiosity, how can you say that you understand it and turn around and say it's silly?

    Well, its not that I think its silly to say one band reminds you of another band – but what I object to is the kind of throwaway remark you hear from time to time where people say Ahh, Radiohead are rubbish its all been done before by Floyd – and better. Same accusations were made against Oasis a few years ago. People would say Oasis are just poor imitations of the beetles – and they wouldn’t listen to Oasis for this reason alone! Now That’s what I think is silly!

    On a side note, some RH fans remind me of PETA members. If they find someone that doesn't like RH, they go into insult mode, my lead singer included. Not you personally, but RH fans in general. Why is that? I was a HUGE Jamiroquai fan, and when I found someone that didn't like them, I just chalked it up to them missing out.

    I know just what you mean – but fans are very loyal! I’m not sure if it is more the case with RH fans – in fact it seems more prevalent amongst fans of the old school - the Rolling Stones, the Who, Zeppelin as well as those we have already mentioned. I guess we all like to think we are the best arbiters of taste – I personally think anyone that doesn't like Brussels sprouts is mad...
     
  16. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!


    Amen!
     
  17. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    As much as I LOVE OK Computer, The Bends is actually still my favorite by them overall. Obviously, it's a totally different sound and style, but man, that CD is pretty amazing.
     
  18. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Illinoize
    Same here. Great album, I especially like the title track (but not the Anthrax cover of it!).
     
  19. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    I liked Pink Floyd better when they were called Genesis :p
     
  20. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    Phil Collins eh ?